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Feb. 15, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE – First-year member of the Virginia men’s tennis team Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) was ranked No. 1 in the final 2004 USTA Boys 18s national rankings. With the ranking, Huey concludes his junior tennis career as the top junior player in the nation.

“Treat had a great year in junior tennis last year and he has continued his fine play into this season,” said Virginia assistant coach Tony Bresky. “We expect great things from him in the future and we are very fortunate that he is a Cavalier.”

The ranking places Huey in elite company. In recent years, other players to finish the year ranked No. 1 in USTA Boys 18s rankings include Andy Roddick (1999) and James Blake (1997).

This season, Huey has made an immediate impact for the Cavaliers. He has posted a 12-6 singles record, including a 5-0 dual match record, and currently holds a No. 104 ITA singles ranking. In doubles, Huey has an 11-3 record and last month teamed with fellow first-year Somdev Devvarman to capture the doubles title at the prestigious National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.

Huey and the No. 9 Cavaliers (5-0) will next be in action this week as they travel to Chicago for the 2005 USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships at the Mid-Town Tennis Club. Virginia opens play on Thursday with a first-round match with No. 7 Stanford at noon (CT).

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