BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The Virginia men’s tennis team swept the singles and doubles titles at the 2008 ITA National Summer Championships, held this week at Indiana University. Sanam Singh (Chandigarh, India) won the singles title and teamed with Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) to win the doubles title.
Singh, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, downed third-seeded Jason Jung of Michigan in the final 6-2, 6-1. In his six victories in the tournament, Singh did not lose a set. He becomes the third Cavalier to win the event, which is the pinnacle of the ITA Summer Circuit. Huntley Montgomery won the title in 1999 and Brian Vahaly was the 2000 champion.
Barrick and Singh, the No. 1 seed in doubles, won the title with a 9-7 victory in the final over David Rosenfeld and Daniel Vallverdu of Miami. They become the first Cavalier team to win the doubles title. Vahaly won the 2000 doubles title, teaming with Ed Carter of Arizona State.
With the championships, Singh receives a wild card into this fall’s ITA All-America Championships singles main draw and Singh and Barrick receive a wild card into the All-American doubles main draw.