Brian Vahaly
Brian Vahaly

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
The Lovett School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Position:
All-American, All-ACC



Virginia's first All-American tennis player who will lead the Cavaliers again this season at No. 1 singles and doubles ä currently ranked 13th in the WingspanBank.com singles rankings and first in the doubles rankings (w/ Montgomery) ... this summer he won both the singles and doubles championships at the 2000 ITA National Summer Championships, earning an automatic bid to the 2000 U.S. Open qualifying tournament ä lost in the 1st round of the U.S. Open qualifier in both singles and doubles ä advanced to the quarterfinals of the Kansas City pro satellite.

Fall 2000: Entered fall as No. 3 singles player and member of No. 11 doubles team ... advanced to quarterfinals of the ITA All-American in singles and to the finals of the All-American in doubles with partner Huntley Montgomery ... lost in the singles finals of the T. Rowe Price National Clay Court Championships ... also lost in the doubles final with Montgomery.

1999-2000: Won the most singles matches ever (35) for a Virginia men's tennis player en route to garnering All-America honors for the 2nd consecutive year ä advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2000 NCAA Individual Championships ä farthest a Cavalier player has advanced in NCAA Individual Championships since the current format was adopted in 1977 ä lost in the 1st round of the 2000 NCAA individual doubles championships with Montgomery ä named ACC Player of the Year after compiling a 23-1 overall record and going a perfect 8-0 in ACC Play ä also was ACC flight champion at No. 1 singles ... last May was tabbed the ITA Player to Watch in Region II and later that month was selected as one of six members of the 2000 USA Tennis Collegiate Team as chosen by the ITA and USTA ä finished last spring ranked fourth in singles and 26th in doubles with Montgomery ... ranked ninth in singles in the 1999 fall ITA preseason rankings ... third in final 1999 fall rankings ... sixth in 1999 fall preseason doubles rankings with Huntley Montgomery ... ranked 23rd in final 1999 fall doubles ITA rankings ... posted a record of 7-2 in singles play ... 5-2 in doubles play ... participated in two tournaments ... advanced to the third round of the T. Rowe Price National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships in September ... lost in the finals of the Reebok/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Singles Championship to Stanford's K.J. Hippensteel (6-1, 6-3) ... first ACC player to reach the All-American final ... in doubles play, advanced to the quarterfinals of the T. Rowe Price National Intercollegiate Clay Court Championships with Montgomery ... he and Montgomery advanced to the quarterfinals of the Reebok/Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championship ... chosen team's MVP and doubles team of the year with Montgomery

1998-99: Finished the 1998 fall season ranked second nationally, the highest ranking ever for a UVa tennis player ... 15th in preseason rankings ä received an automatic bid into the main singles and doubles draw at National Clay Courts ä qualified for the national indoors in February 1999, winning three of four matches in straight sets at the South Atlantic Region Championships ... first UVa player to earn All-America honors and be invited to two consecutive NCAA singles championships ... won first round match, but lost in the second round ... lost in first round of 1999 NCAA Doubles Championship with Montgomery ... they are believed to be the first UVa doubles team invited to the NCAA Doubles Tournament ... garnered All-ACC honors for second consecutive year ... 14-8 vs. ranked opponents ... equalled Justin Smith's school record for singles wins with 29 (29-9) ... 18-11 in doubles action ... named to ACC Academic Honor Roll ... 1997-98: Lived up to his billing as the nation's top recruit, ACC Rookie of the Year, All-ACC, ACC champion at #2 doubles with Montgomery, posted a 21-10 singles record and 27-12 doubles mark, despite seeing limited action in the fall due to an elbow injury, led the team with eight three-set wins, began the spring season at #4, but moved quickly to #2, then to #1, 11-6 record vs. ranked opponents during the season, including a 9-4 record against higher ranked players, defeated five straight ranked opponents early in the spring, ranked 31st in the final national rankings, fourth among freshmen, became the first player in school history invited to the individual NCAA Championships since Geoff MacDonald in 1981, had a 3-3 record in the fall, ranked 60th in the preseason rankings before ever playing a collegiate match, received an automatic bid to the main draw at the National Clay Courts in his first collegiate competition ä named to the ACC Honor Roll.

Prep & Personal: Lettered four times, team captain for two years, played at #1 for three seasons, three-time state champion, in singles, made it to round of 16 of Junior Italian Open, singles semifinalist at Astrid Bowl in Brussels, Belgium ... singles quarterfinalist at Junior Wimbledon, Easter Bowl singles champion, in singles, made it to round of 16 of Junior U.S. Open, named to U.S. National Team, third place in doubles at U.S. Nationals, quarterfinalist in doubles at Junior U.S. Open, Honor Roll student all four years in high school, son of Barry and Karen Vahaly born July 19, 1979 in Camden, N.J. ... majoring in commerce.