TULSA, Okla. A pair of Cavaliers advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals of 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 one singles and two doubles matches on Friday as main draw play continued.
Devvarman, the reigning NCAA Champion, is the No. 1 seed in the tournament won his match Friday to reach the quarterfinals of the event for the second consecutive year. In the round of 16, he downed No. 17 ranked Mohamed Abid of UCLA 7-5, 4-6, 6-4. Devvarman will play No. 68 Jack Baker of South Alabama in the quarterfinals Saturday.
Huey, ranked No. 13 nationally, is a 9-16 seed in the tournament. He topped No. 7 ranked Erling Tveit of Mississippi 4-6, 6-3, 3-0 ret. in the round of 16. Huey will play No. 125 Robert Farah of USC in the quarterfinals.
Devvarman and Huey are the No. 1 seed in the doubles draw. The duo won a pair of matches Friday to reach the semifinals, to join Brian Vahaly and Huntley Montgomery (2000) as the only Cavalier doubles to team to reach the semifinals of the prestigious tournament. In the round of 16, Huey and Devvarman blanked No. 56 Baker and Marek Sramek of South Alabama. Later in the afternoon, the team topped No. 22 Cosmin Cotet and Kriegler Brink of TCU 8-2 in the quarterfinals. On Saturday, they will play No. 40 Ross Cunningham and Andy Connelly of Tulsa in the semifinals.
Also in doubles play Friday, the No. 24 ranked team of Dominic Inglot (London, England) and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) competed in the consolation doubles draw. In the first round, they topped No. 15 Federico Chavarria and Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma 8-2, but lost in the second round to Jason Jung and Matko Maravic of Michigan 8-5.
Play continues in Tulsa on Saturday and the tournament concludes on Sunday.