Following up on my post from Tuesday, Wahoo alumnus Somdev Devvarman will be making his second-ever appearance at Wimbledon this year, this time with partner and Wahoo alum Treat Huey, who is making his grand slam debut. Another Cavalier joining them in the doubles tennis tournament is Dominic Inglot, also marking his grand slam debut.
Devvarman cruised through the first round of the singles qualifying tournament, but lost in three sets in the second round of the qualifying tournament, to American Ryler Deheart.
All three Cavaliers are playing the best tennis of their lives right now and have been ranked the highest they’ve ever been in their career this month. Huey is currently ranked 130 in doubles, Inglot is 204 and Devvarman 224.
Unseeded Devvarman and Huey teamed up to defeat 7th-seeded Yves Allegro (SUI) and Prakash Amritaj (IND), 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. The Cavalier combo then shocked the top-seeded Polish pair, Tomasz Bednarek and Mateusz Kowalczyk, 7-6, 7-5.
The two have a lot of work in front of them, as they will take on Rohan Bopanna (IND) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) in the first round of the main draw. Bopanna is currently ranked 51 in doubles, while Qureshi is ranked 42nd.
Inglot has teamed up with fellow Englishman Chris Eaton, as they eked their way into the main draw by securing a wild card. They will be facing Fabio Fognini (ITA) and Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) in the first round. Fognini is currently ranked 150 in doubles, while Ullyet is ranked 77. If they survive the first round, they could be facing the top-seeded duo of the tournament, Daniel Nestor (CAN) and Nenad Zimonjic (SRB), in the second round.
Wimbledon action starts up this Monday, so cheer your Hoos on!