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Sept. 11, 2005

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Virginia men’s tennis player Somdev Devvarman (Chennia, India) advanced to the final round of qualifying of the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center USTA Pro Classic.

Devvarman, who enters the fall ranked No. 12 in the ITA collegiate rankings, defeated Dane Chuntraruk 6-2, 6-0 in the third round of qualifying on Sunday. Devvarman will play Antonio Ruiz in the final round of qualifying on Monday. The winner will advance to the main draw of the tournament.

Ruiz, a senior at Georgia who ended last season ranked No. 59 in the ITA rankings, advanced with a third round win over Cavalier Marko Miklo (Bratislava, Slovakia), 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday.

The USTA Futures Tour is a professional tour designed for players building their professional careers. Current college players are allowed to play on the tour to gain experience and improve their ranking, while not accepting prize money.

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