Chris Rodesch clinched the win with his victory on singles court three
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 6 Virginia men’s tennis team (14-2, 8-0 ACC) picked up a 4-0 victory against Duke (7-6, 3-2 ACC) on Friday (March 26) at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.
Virginia won the doubles point and picked up singles victories on courts three, five and six to win the match and improve to 8-0 in conference play. It was also the eighth-straight victory for the team. Freshman Chris Rodesch clinched the match with his victory on court three as well as clinching the doubles point.
In doubles, freshmen Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (Zurich, Switzerland) and Iñaki Montes (Pamplona, Spain) picked up a 6-3 win on court three. Rodesch and junior Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) clinched the point with a 6-4 win on court two.
In singles, junior William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) gave UVA a 2-0 lead with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Andrew Dale on court six. Goetz followed with a 6-1, 6-4 win against Luca Keist on court five. Rodesch clinched the team victory when he won a deuce point to break Edu Guell’s serve to finish off a 6-4, 6-4 win on court three,
- Duke is ranked No. 36 in this week’s ITA team rankings
- Iñaki Montes and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg are 11-2 in doubles and have won their last eight completed matches
- Junior Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) is a perfect 7-0 in singles in ACC play
- This was William Woodall’s first singles win of the year. He’s only played one other singles match against FSU which was abandoned
FROM ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH SCOTT BROWN
“It was a good battle. It’s always a tough match against Duke. Since I’ve been part of the program, it’s always one of those ACC rivalries that no matter what the level, it’s going to be a battle. And the conditions were tough today, the crosswind today, and it was tough on both ends, but I thought our guys overall handled it well with maturity and handled the elements and competed well. We knew it was going be a tough test but we’re pleased with how the team showed up coming off the off week. We still have work to do but for this time of year, the guys are competing well. Now we’ve got a tough battle against UNC on Sunday. Focusing on that is what’s really important.”
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia closes out the weekend by hosting No. 1 North Carolina (13-0, 5-0 ACC) on Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m.
#6 Virginia 4, #36 Duke 0
- #6 Carl Soderlund (VA) vs. #92 Garrett Johns (DU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
- #21 J vd Schulenburg (VA) vs. Sean Sculley (DU) 4-6, 5-2, unfinished
- Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #94 Edu Guell (DU) 6-4, 6-4
- #98 Inaki Montes (VA) vs. #101 Andrew Zhang (DU) 6-1, 3-6, unfinished
- Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Luca Keist (DU) 6-1, 6-4
- William Woodall (VA) def. Andrew Dale (DU) 6-2, 6-3
- #10 Carl Soderlund/William Woodall (VA) vs. #12 Sean Sculley/Garrett Johns (DU) 4-4, unfinished
- Ryan Goetz/Chris Rodesch (VA) def. Luca Keist/Edu Guell (DU) 6-4
- J vd Schulenburg/Inaki Montes (VA) def. Andrew Dale/Faris Khan (DU) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,5,3)