CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team (16-2, 10-0 ACC) plays its final two matches of the 2021 regular season on the road this weekend at Notre Dame (12-8, 5-4 ACC) on Friday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. and Louisville (9-9, 3-6 ACC) on Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m.

SCHEDULING NOTE: The Notre Dame match has been changed to a 3:30 start time from what was published on the original schedule


  • Live scoring will be available for both matches
  • There will not be live video for the matches


  • Despite having a bye-week, Virginia fell one spot in this week’s ITA computerized rankings to No. 5. UVA began the season ranked No. 22
  • Virginia is on a 10-match win streak and heads into the final weekend of conference play in first place in the ACC with a 10-0 conference record. Wake Forest is in second at 10-1. North Carolina and NC State are tied for third at 7-2
  • Grad student Carl Söderlund (Stockholm, Sweden) remains at No. 6 in the singles rankings
  • Söderlund and junior William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) remain in the top-10 in doubles at No. 9
  • Freshman Iñaki Montes (Pamplona, Spain) has the longest active singles win streak at seven matches. He is a perfect 7-0 in ACC play
  • Montes is No. 49 in the updated singles rankings
  • Senior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) is also perfect in ACC singles at 4-0
  • Freshmen Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (Zurich, Switzerland) and Chris Rodesch (Angelsburg, Luxembourg) have each tallied 14 singles victories this season with von der Schulenburg going 14-2 and Rodesch 14-4
  • Montes and von der Schulenburg are 8-0 in doubles in the ACC and have won their last 10 completed matches
  • Montes was last week’s ACC Singles Player of the Week while Montes and von der Schulenburg were named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week
  • Montes was the fourth different Cavalier to be named the ACC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week. It was Montes and von der Schulenburg’s second ACC doubles accolade and the fifth time this season that a doubles team has earned the honor


  • Notre Dame is ranked No. 35 in this week’s ITA computerized team rankings
  • The Irish bring a four-match win streak into the match including 4-2 road wins last week at Georgia Tech and Clemson
  • Axel Nefve is the reigning ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week and paired up with teammate Tristan McCormick for the Doubles Team of the Week. Nefve recorded two singles wins against ranked opponents, defeating both in straight sets.: No. 20-ranked Marcus McDaniel of Georgia Tech and Clemson’s No. 103-ranked Carlos Kelaidis
  • Nefve is ranked No. 35 in singles with a 15-3 record. Richard Ciamarra is No. 74 with a 12-6 record
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 16-2
  • UVA won last year’s match 4-3, but the Fighting Irish picked up a 4-3 win in 2019 in South Bend


  • Louisville is ranked No. 50 in this week’s ITA computerized team rankings
  • Last weekend, No. 50 Louisville defeated Clemson 4-2 and dropped a close match to No. 32 Georgia Tech 5-2
  • No. 71 Sergio Hernandez leads Louisville in singles with a 11-4 overall record in dual match play. No. 57 Fabien Salle follows with a 10-2 overall singles record
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 9-2
  • Louisville upset then-No. 10 Virginia 4-3 last year in Kentucky. The two teams played the match on January 18, the week before ITA Kickoff Weekend


  • The ACC Men’s Tennis Championships will be held April 21-25 at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, Ga.
  • As one of the top four seeds, Virginia will have a double-bye into the quarterfinals and will not begin play at the tournament until Friday, April 23
  • The full bracket will be announced Sunday evening