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NEW CITY, N.Y. Former Cavalier tennis player Somdev Devvarman won his third consecutive singles title since turning pro last month, winning the Kennedy Funding Invitational, a charity tournament at the Dellwood Country Club that features top professional players and raises money for breast cancer research.

Devvarman, who reached the final while playing as an amateur last year, won this year’s title by winning four matches last week, three against players ranked in the top 125 in the world. After defeating Jhonson Garcia 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round, he topped Robert Kendrick, ranked No. 120 in the world, 7-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Devvarman defeated the highest ranked player of his career, downing No. 44 ranked Sam Querrey 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, Earlier this year, Querrey reached the third round of the Australian Open and the quarterfinals of the Masters Series event in Monte Carlo. In the final, Devvarman downed Dudi Sela, ranked No. 76 in the world, 6-2, 6-4 to win the championship.

Combined with his two wins on the USTA Futures Tour last month, Devvarman has posted a 14-0 singles record as a professional. He is currently ranked a career-high No. 565 in singles and No. 787 in doubles.

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