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May 13, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 8 seeded Virginia men’s tennis team opened play in the 2006 NCAA Tournament with a 4-0 win over Army Saturday morning at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Cavaliers needed just under two hours to record their 22nd win of the season and advance to the round of 32 for the third consecutive season.

The Cavaliers (22-8) took a 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) got the Cavaliers started with an 8-2 win over Michael Good and Eddie Kang at No. 2 doubles. The team of Darrin Cohen (Lafayette, Calif.) and Doug Stewart (Malibu, Calif.) clinched the opening point for the Cavaliers with an 8-1 win over Kevin Harris and Sean Harris at the No. 3 position. The win was historic for Cohen on two fronts. It was his 102nd career doubles win, which ties the Virginia school record set by Huntley Montgomery (98-01). Cohen also tied the school record of 34 doubles wins in a season, set by Montgomery and Brian Vahaly, each in 2001.

In singles, the Cavalier advantage increased to 2-0 as Rylan Rizza (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) topped John Houghton 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 2 position. Stewart increased the advantage to 3-0 with his 6-2, 6-2 win over Phil Muhawi at No. 3 singles. Huey clinched the win for Virginia at No. 4 singles, where he downed Good 6-0, 6-4. The win was Huey’s 30th of the season, which ties the school record for wins in a season by a second-year, set by Chris Gonyer in 2003.

“I thought we did a good job of coming out ready to play today,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “I want to thank all of the fans who came out this morning. Hopefully we can get an even bigger crowd tomorrow for our final home match of the season.”

The Cavaliers will play Wake Forest in Sunday’s second round match. The Demon Deacons scored a 4-0 win over Kentucky in Saturday’s other first round match. The winner of the second round match will advance to the NCAA round of 16 next weekend at the Taube Tennis Center on the campus of Stanford University.

Sunday’s match is slated for the noon at the Snyder Tennis Center. Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the time and location of the match could be changed. Log on to for the latest information.

Virginia 4, Army 0

1) #7 Rizza/Meythaler (UVa) led Fisher/J.Houghton (Army) 5-3 DNF
2) Huey/Devvarman (UVa) def. Good/Kang (Army) 8-2
3. Cohen/Stewart (UVa) def. K.Harris/S.Harris (Army) 8-1

1. #14 Somdev Devvarman (UVa) led Carl Fisher (Army) 6-0, 4-3 DNF
2. #54 Rylan Rizza (UVa) def. John Houghton (Army) 6-4, 6-0
3. #95 Doug Stewart (UVa) def. Phil Muhawi (Army) 6-2, 6-2
4. #63 Treat Huey (UVa) def. Michael Good (Army) 6-0, 6-4
5. Marko Miklo (UVa) led Eddie Kang (Army) 6-0, 3-1 DNF
6. Darrin Cohen (UVa) led Kevin Harris (Army) 7-6 (5), 0-0 DNF

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