UVA tennis ace wins back-to-back singles championships


While most folks were getting drunk in front of a grill, UVA’s Somdev Devvarman was kicking tennis tail, becoming only the fourth player in the last 50 years to win back-to-back NCAA men’s singles championships yesterday. Playing in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Devvarman took only 61 minutes to beat Tennessee freshman J.P. Smith (6-3, 6-2) in his third straight title trip. The senior lost as a sophomore. "It’s definitely a great feeling," he told the AP. Devvarman has been ranked No. 1 all season. "This is the way pretty much anyone would like to end their college career."

UVA’s Somdev Devvarman crushed his competition. He is the first college player to lose only one match in a single season since Jimmy Connors went undefeated in 1971.