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Somdev Devvarman
Somdev  Devvarman

Chennai, India

High School:
National Open School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150


Third Year


Virginia Alum Somdev Devvarman Leads India to Second-Round Davis Cup Win over New Zealand

Treat Huey also competed for the Philippines, earning a doubles win for his home nation

2006 NCAA Runner-Up
2006 All-American
2005, 2006 All-ACC

AT VIRGINIA: 2005-06: Posted a 31-13 singles record, including a 6-3 record in the ACC ... became just the second Cavalier to reach the finals of the NCAA Singles Championship (Brian Vahaly, 2001) ... defeated Matko Maravic of Michigan, Martin Sayer of Radford, Ludovic Walter of Duke, Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame, and KC Corkery of Stanford before falling Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA ... 2006 All-American ... ended the season ranked No. 8 nationally ... named the 2006 ITA Mideast Region Player to Watch ... had 20 wins over ranked players ... 2006 All-ACC ... won the UVa Fall Invitational for second consecutive year ... reached the semifinal of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... received a wild card into the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. last summer... named VaSID State Player of the Year ... had a 26-11 doubles record, including a 22-9 mark with Treat Huey ... Devvarman and Huey were ranked as high as No. 11 nationally during the season.

2004-05-- Posted a 39-8 singles record, including a 21-3 dual match record ... 39 wins is the most by a UVa freshman and the second most in school history, just one shy of Brian Vahaly's school record of 40 ... finished the season ranked No. 29 nationally and was ranked as high as No. 13 during the season ... defeated 11 players ranked in the final top 125, including All-Americans Jerry Makowski of Texas A&M and Arnaud Lecloerec of VCU ... 2005 All-ACC ... 2005 ACC Freshman of the Year ... 2005 ITA Mideast Region Rookie of the Year, becoming the third consecutive Cavalier to win the honor (Stewart, Miklo) ... participated in the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship, defeating Robert Searle of Rice in the first round before falling to eventual finalist Pierrick Ysern of San Diego in the second round ... clinched the 2005 ACC Tournament final against Florida State ... champion of the UVa Fall Invitational ... reached the backdraw final of the ITA All-American Championships ... won the backdraw at the National Collegate Tennis Classic ... went 8-1 in the ACC in both singles and doubles ... had a 25-9 record in doubles, including a 22-7 record with Treat Huey ... with Huey, was ranked No. 34 nationally at the end of the season and were ranked as high as No. 23 during the year ...duo won the championship of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, defeating two top 20 ranked teams in the process ... duo went 18-6 in dual matches, playing at the No. 2 position.

PREP & PERSONAL: Ranked No. 1 in India in junior singles and doubles ... reached a No. 40 singles and No. 5 doubles ITF ranking ... won five singles and six doubles titles on the ITF circuit ... particpated in all four junior grand slam events ... reached the singles quarterfinals and doubles finals of the 2003 Men's All-India Championships ... has an older sister Paulami and an older brother Aratrik ... born February 13, 1985 ... son of Ransana and Pravanjan Devvarman.

Year Overall Pct. ACC Pct. Overall Pct. ACC Pct.
2004-05 39-8 .830 8-1 .889 25-9 .735 8-1 .889
2005-06 31-13 .769 6-3 .667 26-11 .703 7-2 .778
Career 70-21 .769 14-4 .778 51-20 .718 15-3 .833

Videos of Devvarman:
Cavalier Close Up - Junior Somdev Devvarman on being named ACC player of the week January 29, 2007.


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