India Tennis

Somdev Devvarman


Somdev Devvarman (also known as Somdev Dev Varman) is the current (2007) NCAA Men's Singles Champion. He is an amateur tennis player from India. He is best known for having captured the 2007 NCAA Singles Championship, defeating Georgia Bulldogs senior John Isner in the final at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. In one of the most dramatic finals in the 123-year history of the tournament, Devvarman scored a 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (2) win over the tournament's No. 1 seed. After falling to UCLA's Benjamin Kohlloeffel in 2006 final, Devvarman became the first player to reach the final in consecutive years since Georgia's Matias Boeker won the 2001 and 2002 singles titles. In the fall of 2007, he will be entering his senior year with the University of Virgina Cavaliers.

Amateur Results
Somdev finished 2007 as the top-ranked player in college tennis. His victory over then-no.1 John Isner was his second consecutive victory against the Bulldogs senior. Isner had emerged the victor in their first two meetings.

Professional Results
In order to preserve his amateur status, Devvarman has yet to profit from any tournament he has entered. However, Devvarman made the final in the Kennedy Funding Invitational in New York in July of 2007. In a clay-court non-tour event which featured several players ranked within the ATP top-150, Devvarman defeated Ricardo Mello, Robert Kendrick and Justin Gimelstob (ranked 154, 99 and 178 respectively) before losing a tight three-set match to no. 69 Michael Russell in the final. In the 2007 Washington ATP event, Devvarman beat Kamil Capkovic and Andre Sa en route to a main draw appearance. In the first round, he fell in straight sets to Paul Goldstein.

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