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Oct. 5, 2006

TULSA, Okla. – Two members of the Virginia men’s tennis team began play at the ITA All-American Championships on Thursday as main draw play began at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) both won a pair of matches to advance to the round of 16 of singles. The duo also teamed to reach the round of 16 in doubles.

Devvarman, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, won a pair of matches in straight sets to reach the round of 16. In the first round, he downed Dominik Mueller of Baylor 6-3, 7-6 (3). In the second round, he defeated David North of Georgia Tech 6-3, 6-2. He will play Greg Ouellette of Florida in Friday’s third round.

Huey opened play by upsetting Jerry Makowski of Texas A&M, the tournament’s No. 7 seed, 6-4, 6-0, in the first round. The win over Makowski, ranked No. 9 nationally, marked the highest ranked opponent that Huey has ever defeated. In the second round, Huey defeated Eric Molnar of Georgia Tech, 6-2, 7-6 (2). It marks the second consecutive year that Huey advanced to the round of 16 at the event, reaching the quarterfinals last year after coming out of the qualifying draw. He will play Luis Flores of Georgia in Friday’s third round.

In doubles, Devvarman and Huey defeated Chris Klingemann and Devin Mullings of Ohio State 9-7 in a first round match. The team will play Nick Brunner and Joshua Raff of Cornell in the second round Friday.

The tournament will run through Sunday on the campus of Tulsa.

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