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Jenkins, Devvarman Advance at US Open

Former Virginia tennis stars Jarmere Jenkins and Somdev Devvarman are moving on at the US Open.

On Wednesday, Jenkins advanced to the third round of qualifying by defeating Germany's Julian Reister, 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.

"Closer to my dream," Jenkins wrote on Twitter Thursday night.

Jenkins ended his senior season at UVa ranked No. 1 in the ITA singles rankings, and finished as the NCAA singles runner-up. He and Mac Styslinger teamed up to win the doubles national championship, and Jenkins was also a member of UVa's first-ever NCAA title-winning team.

Last month, Jenkins was named the 2013 ACC male athlete of the year, becoming just the fifth UVa athlete all-time to earn that award.

Fellow UVa alum Somdev Devvarman also advanced Thursday. He downed American Robbie Ginepri, 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.


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