Treat Huey, a 2004 St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes graduate, helped top-seeded Virginia’s men’s tennis team advance to the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year, defeating Penn State 4-0 Sunday.
Teaming with Somdev Devvarman (Chennai, India), Huey clinched the opening point with an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles over Michael James and Brendan Lynch.
“I thought that was as good as we have played all year in doubles,” said head coach Brian Boland. “That gave us a lot of confidence and a lot of momentum that carried over into singles.”
Huey is making his second NCAA singles appearance, as Virginia ties its 2005 school with three players in the singles draw. Huey is 32-5 in singles and is ranked No. 28 in the ITA rankings.
In doubles, Devvarman and Huey, ranked No. 1 in every week of the year in the ITA rankings, are the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Doubles Championship. Last year, the duo was the No. 2 seed and fell in the semifinals.
This season, Huey and Devvarman won both the ITA All-America Championships and the ITA National Indoor Championships in the fall, and are looking to be just the second team to win all three major tournaments in the same season, joining California’s Doug Eisenman and Matt Lucena who won all three during the 1989-90 season.
Huey is already Virginia’s all-time career doubles win leader, a mark he set as a junior. The Cavaliers are 30-0 and have been ranked No. 1 in the ITA rankings every week of the season. They recently won their fourth ACC championship in five years.
As a Saint, he was a three-time All-Met Player of the Week, and was ranked No. 1 in the USTA boys’ 18s singles rankings during his senior year.
Virginia will travel to the NCAA Championships, held at the University of Tulsa. The Cavaliers will meet No. 16 seed Michigan on Friday.