TULSA, Okla. A pair of Cavaliers advanced to the round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the ITA All-American Championships at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center of the campus of the University of Tulsa. Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.) each won two singles and one doubles match on Thursday as main draw play began.
Devvarman, the reigning NCAA Champion, is the No. 1 seed in the tournament won his two matches Thursday in straight sets. In the round of 64, he topped No. 33 ranked Zach Ganger of Utah 6-2, 6-2, before scoring a 6-4, 6-0 win over No. 21 Matko Maravic of Michigan in the round of 32. The wins extended his winning streak to 22 consecutive matches, dating back to last year. That mark is a new Virginia school record, breaking the old record of 20 straight wins set by Brian Vahaly in 2001 and matched by Rylan Rizza in 2003. Devvarman will play No. 17 Haythen Abid of UCLA in the round of 16 Friday.
Huey, ranked No. 13 nationally, is a 9-16 seed in the tournament. He opened play with a 7-6, 6-3 win over No. 36 Matt Bruch of Stanford in the round of 64. He followed that win with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over No. 73 Olivier Sajous of Florida Atlantic in the round of 32. Huey will play No. 7 Erling Tveit of Mississippi in the round of 16.
Devvarman and Huey are the No. 1 seed in the doubles draw. The duo opened the tournament with a 8-6 win over No. 23 Adam Holmstrom and Niklas Persson of Denver in the round of 32. They will play No. 56 Marek Sramek and Jack Baker of South Alabama in the round of 16. Also in doubles play Thursday, the No. 24 ranked team of Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) lost 8-6 to No. 10 Bojan Szumanski and Christian Rojmar of Texas Tech in the round of 32.
Play continues in Tulsa on Friday and the tournament runs through Sunday.