Devvarman, Boland Named VaSID State Player, Coach of the Year

Somdev Devvarman

July 30, 2007

CHARLOTTESVILLE - Virginia's Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India) and Brian Boland took top honors as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) announced the 2007 All-State Men's Tennis Team Monday. Devvarman was named VaSID State Player of the Year for the second consecutive year, while Boland repeated as State Coach of the Year.

In addition, Devvarman was named to the all-state singles first team, as was Treat Huey (Alexandria, Va.). Dominic Inglot (London, England) was named to the second team. In doubles, the team of Devvarman and Huey were named to the first team, while Inglot and Houston Barrick (Brentwood, Tenn.) were named to the second team.

Devvarman won the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship, becoming the first ACC men's tennis player to win a national title. He finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally and was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Player of the Year. Devvarman finished the year with a 44-5 singles record, setting a new school record for singles wins in a season.

Boland led the Cavaliers to a 30-4 record, setting a school record for wins in a season. Virginia became the first ACC team to reach the NCAA Tournament semifinals and ended the season ranked No. 2 nationally. The Cavaliers went undefeated in ACC play, capturing their fourth consecutive ACC regular season title and their third ACC Tournament crown in four seasons.