September 3, 2009
Somdev Devvarman saw his first grand slam appearance come to an end on Thursday night. The former Cavalier fell to Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber in four sets, ending his U.S. Open hopes.
Kohlschreiber earned the victory with scores of 6-3, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2. Devvarman battled back with a dominating performance in the third set, but fell for good in the fourth. Kohlschreiber is the 23rd seed in this year's U.S. Open.
Devvarman can say that he won a match at the U.S. Open. He won his first round match against Frederico Gil of Portugal in straight sets. He entered the event with a world ranking of 161.
In addition to Devvarman, a current Cavalier also took part in the Open. Junior Michael Shabaz teamed up with Wayne Odesnik in doubles action, but fell in his first round match on Wednesday.