UVa Men's Tennis Players Brian Vahaly and Huntley Montgomery Named ACC Flight Champions
April 19, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C – Two members of the University of Virginia men’s tennis team were named Atlantic Coast Conference flight champions. Fourth-year Brian Vahaly (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) won the award at #1 singles and fourth-year Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) captured the honor at #2 singles. Vahaly and Montgomery also captured runner-up honors at #1 doubles.
Vahaly won each of his eight ACC singles matches for the second consecutive year. He has won 33 of the 38 matches he has played this season and is a remarkable 18-1 in dual match play. Vahaly is on the verge of breaking his own school record for total singles victories in a season — the current record, which he set last year, is 35 wins. Montgomery finished his ACC season with a 7-1 overall record. He is 25-8 overall and 16-2 in dual matches. Montgomery is within two victories of his own personal best for singles victories in a season. He set the record during his freshman year when he won 27 matches.
As a doubles team, Vahaly and Montgomery are ranked #2 in the country in the WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The duo is 29-6 overall and 17-2 in dual match play. Vahaly and Montgomery finished the ACC season with a 7-1 record.
The UVa men’s tennis team is in action in the ACC Tournament tomorrow against Georgia Tech tomorrow (April 20) at the Lake Cane – Marsha Park & Tennis Center in Orlando, Fla. The quarterfinal match between the Cavaliers and the Yellow Jackets is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.