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May 23, 2001

ATHENS, GA. – Fourth-year University of Virginia men’s tennis players Brian Vahaly (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) and Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) were chosen as the No. 1 overall seed in the doubles draw of the 2001 NCAA Championships, which will take place May 24-28 in Athens, Ga. Meanwhile, Vahaly will play a first round match in the singles draw tomorrow (Thursday, May 24).

Vahaly and Montgomery spent the majority of the 2001 season atop the Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The duo posted a 31-7 overall record and finished 7-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Vahaly and Montgomery lost in the first round of the 2000 NCAA Individual Championships to Stanford’s second-seeded pair of Alex Kim and Geoff Abrams. The pair is slated to play Dumitru Caradima and Shuon Madden from Texas A&M on Friday (May 25), with a possible second round matchup against Stanford’s K.J. Hippensteel and Alex Kim on Friday (May 25).

In singles, Vahaly is currently 35-5 overall and one win shy of eclipsing his own UVa single season singles victory mark of 35, which he set last season. Vahaly lost to Stanford’s Kim in the quarterfinals of the 2000 NCAA Individual Championships singles draw. Vahaly will play Florida’s Nathan Overholser in a first round match Thursday (May 24) at 11:00 a.m.

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