UVa's Brian Vahaly Falls in Title Match at 2001 NCAA Men's Tennis Championships
May 28, 2001
ATHENS, Ga. – Fourth-year University of Virginia men’s tennis player Brian Vahaly (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) lost in the finals of the 2001 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships, 6-2, 6-4, to Georgia’s Matias Boeker, the tournament’s No. 3 seed. Vahaly, who made his run to the finals despite being unseeded, ends his Virginia career with a 2001 overall record of 40-6.
Vahaly was the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2001 and was the ACC flight champion at #1 singles. He advanced further than any player in UVa history and also won more matches (40) in one season than any Cavalier.
Vahaly also advanced to the semifinals of the doubles draw at the 2001 NCAA Championships with fellow UVa fourth-year Huntley Montgomery (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill). The duo lost in the semifinals to Southern Methodist’s Johan Brunstrom and Jon Wallmark.
First Round: Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Nathan Overholser (Florida), 6-2, 6-1.Second Round: Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Jean Simon (Texas), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Third Round: Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Matt Hanlin (Washington), 6-1, 6-1.Quarterfinals: Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Phil King (Duke), 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.
Semifinals: Brian Vahaly (UVa) def. Al Garland (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-0.Finals: Matias Boeker (UGA) def. Brian Vahaly (UVa), 6-2, 6-4.