FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. — Former Cavalier Somdev Devvarman fell in the first round of the 2010 US Open, losing Monday to former Illinois All-American Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. It was the first matchup between the two players as professionals, after meeting twice in college.
Anderson jumped out to an early lead, breaking Devvarman in the second game for the only break of the first set. Devvarman fell behind two breaks, 4-1, in the second set, but could only get one of them back. Anderson closed out the match with a pair of breaks in the final set.
“Kevin played great today – He just served unbelievable, a lot went wrong for me today,” said Devvarman. “I just need to improve my game overall. I had a bad day and played a horrible match. I just want to put it behind me as quickly as I can.”
On day two of the US Open on Tuesday, the Virginia doubles team of senior Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) and junior Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) will play their first round match. The reigning NCAA doubles champions meet No. 10 seed Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman. That match will be the fourth of the day on court 12.