Virginia's Devvarman wins back-to-back NCAA tennis titles

Updated: May 26, 2008, 9:19 PM ET
Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- Virginia's Somdev Devvarman became only the fourth player in the last 50 years to win back-to-back NCAA men's singles championships Monday by beating Tennessee freshman J.P. Smith 6-3, 6-2.

Devvarman took just 61 minutes to join Georgia's Matias Boeker (2001-02), Mikael Pernfors (1984-85) and Southern California's Dennis Ralston (1963-64) with the rare repeat title in the past half-century. Nine others won consecutive titles between the sport's start in 1883 and Ralston's ...

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