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April 11, 2001

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Fourth-year men’s tennis player Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) was chosen the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for his performance in three dual matches during the past week (April 3-9). It is his first-ever ACC Player of the Week selection.

Montgomery won three consecutive dual matches during the week. He posted his first win on Wednesday, April 4, when he upset No. 83 Frank Moser from Virginia Commonwealth. The win helped secure a 5-2 Virginia victory. The unranked Montgomery turned in his second upset of the week when he defeated No. 16 Ramsey Smith from Duke, 6-4, 6-4, on Saturday, April 7.

Montgomery closed out the week with a 6-3, 6-2 win over N.C. State’s Matt Lucas on Sunday (April 8). Yesterday (April 10) he posted a victory over Maryland’s Jon Neeter, 6-1, 6-1, to run his current winning streak to a career-best 11 matches.

Montgomery is currently 22-7 overall and finished the ACC season with a 7-1 record. His only ACC loss came at the hands of Florida State’s Xavier Luscan. Montgomery is closing in on his personal season-high for wins. He won 27 matches during his freshman season (1998). With three dual matches and the ACC Championships remaining, Montgomery could very well best his 27-win plateau.

Virginia returns to action tomorrow (April 12) when it travels to Lynchburg, Va. to face in-state rival Liberty. The Cavaliers (11-5 overall, 4-4 in the ACC) won the teams’ only other meeting.

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