CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team (8-4, 2-1 ACC) picked up a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame (6-6, 2-1 ACC) on Sunday (March 1) at the Snyder Tennis Center.
The Irish won the doubles point and built up a 3-1 lead after adding wins on singles courts three and six, but the Cavaliers fought back. Sophomore William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) picked up a straight-set victory on court five to make it 3-2. Sophomore Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) won a second-set tiebreaker, 7-3, over No. 98 Tristan McCormick to close out his straight-set win on court two. Junior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) prevailed 6-4 in his third set against Guillermo Cabrera to clinch the victory for the Cavaliers.
- Senior Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) had a dominating 6-1, 6-0 win over No. 10 Richard Ciamarra for the Cavaliers’ first point of the match
- Goetz and Ross partnered at No. 3 doubles for a 6-1 victory. Notre Dame picked up wins on courts one and two, earning the point by winning a tiebreaker, 7-5, on court two
- This was the Cavaliers first time playing outdoors at the Snyder Tennis Center this season
ON THE HORIZON
- The Cavaliers close out their current homestand with a doubleheader on Saturday, March 7, taking on Liberty at 11 a.m. and Virginia Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Both matches are scheduled to take place at the Snyder Tennis Center