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Devvarman wins singles and doubles at the Buffalo Bills Futures Tennis Tournament, a pro tennis event

July 8, 2008 10:06 PM
Somdev DevvarmanSomdev Devvarman enjoyed his time in Rochester. He is the big winner at the Buffalo Bills Futures Tournament. Devvarman won both the singles and doubles draws at the 2008 Buffalo Bills Futures that concluded on Sunday, June 29 at Tennis Club of Rochester.

The 23-year old Devvarman defeated American teenager Alexander Domijan 6-2, 6-2 in the singles final. He then teamed with Treat Huey, his former doubles partner at the University of Virginia, to defeat Ohio State teammates Bryan Koniecko and Justin Kronauge, 6-2, 4-6, 12-10 later in the day.

Devvarman is a two-time winner of the NCAA Championship and is ranked #795 in the world. He beat Artem Sitak in straight sets in the quarterfinals. Sitak is ranked #321 in the world and has already won two Futures events in 2008. Devvarman then went on to defeat Koniecko 7-5, 6-3 in Saturday's singles semifinals.

The $10,000 Buffalo Bills Futures is the first of three consecutive USTA Pro Circuit events held on clay. Many of the players will now travel to Pittsburgh and then Peoria, IL in search of more ranking points. Devvarman earned 12 points at the Futures, enough to raise his world ranking by nearly 100 spots. He is one of four men to win back-to-back NCAA titles during the last 50 years.

This is the second year that Tennis Club of Rochester has been the site of the Buffalo Bills Futures, and it once again garnered rave reviews from players, spectators, and tournament officials.