The Dawgs beat Ole Miss yesterday in impressive 4-0 fashion. Today they face the No. 1 team in the land, UVa. The Hoos have held that ranking all year. They look a lot like Georgia did last year, with the #1 singles player, #1 doubles team, and two other guys in the singles top 20. (That #1 singles player is Somdev Devvarman, who battled John Isner all last year for the #1 spot.) And like Georgia of last year, Virginia comes in undefeated.
Isner and the Dawgs beat UVa in the semis last year and the two teams are in the same position again. Here's Devvarman's quote about UGA after UVa's match yesterday:
"I'm not really trying to think about what we did last year or what they did. I am more focused on how we are going to beat them tomorrow and what we are going to come out with. I think all our guys are fired up, obviously going into the National Championships as favorites. With that being said Georgia is a very good team, they are obviously playing very well right now. I have full confidence in all our guys, regardless of rankings or who's favored or not. I think all our guys are going to come really fired up. I am really looking forward to a good match tomorrow."