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Dec. 4, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Cavalier junior Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) captured two titles at the latest Virginia Men’s Open, held last weekend at the Boyd Tinsley Courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club. Devvarman won the singles title at the event, along with the double title with Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.).

Devvarman, the No. 2 seed in the singles draw, reached the finals without dropping a set, including a win over former Cavalier All-American Rylan Rizza in the semifinals. In the final, he rallied from dropping the first set to defeat Alex Cojanu of William & Mary in three sets.

In doubles, the team of Devvarman and Huey were seeded No. 2. In the finals, the team defeated the No. 1 seeded duo of Rizza and former North Carolina player Brad Pomeroy.

“I am extremely proud of Somdev for his great effort over the weekend,” said Virginia head coach Brian Boland. “He has been battling minor injuries throughout the semester and is slowly getting back to playing better again. One thing that Somdev possesses is an incredible ability to compete even when he is not playing his best tennis. He is one of the toughest competitors I have ever seen and I am proud of his efforts in both singles and doubles. I am pleased with the effort of both Treat Huey and Somdev in doubles as well. I look for them to have a great year, as they continue to get better and better as they play more competitive matches. I am really pleased with their progress as a doubles team and I look for them to do some great things in the upcoming spring.”

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