Shabaz and Courtney to Play Bryan Brothers at Legg Mason
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cavalier doubles team of Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) received a wild card into the doubles draw of next week’s Legg Mason Tennis Classic, a 500 level tournament on the ATP Tour. The 2010 NCAA Doubles Champions will meet the world’s No. 2 ranked doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan, in the first round.
Courtney and Shabaz will be making their first appearance as a team in a professional tournament. Their opponents are arguably the greatest doubles team of all-time. The Bryan brothers have set records with 61 ATP Tour titles and over 600 ATP Tour wins. They have won eight Grand Slam titles, the last coming earlier this year at the Australian Open. The Bryans, the 1998 NCAA Doubles Champions at Stanford, will be playing a fellow NCAA Championship doubles team for the first time in their professional career when they meet Shabaz and Courtney.
In singles qualifying on Saturday, Shabaz fell in the first round to Donald Young, the world No. 99, 6-4, 6-2. Also in qualifying on Saturday, former Cavalier Somdev Devvarman topped Denis Kudla 6-1, 6-1 in the first round. He will meet Kevin Kim in the second round on Sunday for a place in the 48-player singles main draw. Devvarman made the quarterfinals of Legg Mason in 2008 and the round of 16 in 2009.
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