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Sept. 13, 2005

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Virginia men’s tennis player Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) continued his strong play at the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center USTA Pro Classic on the Futures Tour. On Tuesday, Devvarman won his first round match in the main draw, defeating Holden Seguso 7-5, 6-0.

Devvarman, who enters the fall ranked No. 12 in the ITA collegiate rankings, won four matches over the weekend in the qualifying draw to reach the main draw. Devvarman will return to action on Thursday when he will play a round of 16 match against the winner of Wednesday’s first round match between David Martin and Daniel Wendler.

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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