CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team (10-4) picked up a pair of victories on Saturday (March 7), topping Liberty (7-4) by a 4-3 score and sweeping Virginia Wesleyan (1-5) with a 7-0 final.
In the first match of the day, the Cavaliers captured the doubles point with a 6-4 clinching-victory by freshman RJ Fresen (Short Hills, N.J.) and junior Spencer Bozsik (Charlottesville, Va.) on court three. In singles, Liberty tied the match with a win on court five, but sophomore Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) quickly put the Cavaliers back in the lead with a 6-4, 6-2 win on court one. Junior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) made it 3-1 by picking up a 6-4, 6-4 win over Chase Burton on court three. Liberty picked up a straight-set win on court six to cut the deficit to 3-2, but sophomore William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) rallied after dropping his first set, 6-3, against Goncalo Ferreira, to win his second set 6-1 and dominated his third set, 6-1, to clinch the victory for the Cavaliers.
In the nightcap, the Cavaliers won on all three doubles courts and swept through the six singles courts in straight-set victories. Junior Jerome Romualdez (Manilla, Philippines) clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-4 victory on court five over Henry West.
- The Liberty match was played outdoors at the Snyder Tennis Center while the Virginia Wesleyan match was played indoors at the Boar’s Head Sports Club
- Against Liberty, Ryan Goetz and junior Matthew Lord (Bloomfield, Conn.) won their doubles match on court two, 6-2
- Against Virginia Wesleyan, juniors Ethan Moszkowski (New York, New York) and Spencer Bozsik (Charlottesville, Va.) powered through a 6-0 win on court three doubles
- These were the first two matches of the season for Bozsik. He went 2-0 in doubles and 1-1 in singles, winning 6-4, 6-0 on court four over Andrea Combos of Virginia Wesleyan
- Moszkowski also logged a singles victory against Virginia Wesleyan, topping Anthony Wilson 6-0, 6-3
- Senior Carl Soderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) missed the matches as he was in Stockholm for a Davis Cup tie between Sweden and Chile
ON THE HORIZON
- The Cavaliers host William & Mary (7-2) on Wednesday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at the Snyder Tennis Center before returning to conference play by playing at Virginia Tech on Sunday, March 15 in a Commonwealth Clash match