CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s tennis team was atop the final ITA Atlantic Region rankings as announced Wednesday (June 9) by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
The Cavaliers were the top-ranked team among the 11 in the region as well as having the top-three singles players and the top doubles team. Since 2003, Virginia has been the top-ranked team in the final regional rankings in all but one season.
The Cavaliers finished at No. 7 in the final national rankings, the 15th time in the last 17 years they have closed out the year in the top-10.
ACC Player of the Year Carl Söderlund topped both the singles and doubles regional rankings. The singles All-American finished the year ranked No. 13 in the national rankings. Freshmen Jefffrey von der Schulenburg and Iñaki Montes finished their rookie seasons as the No. 2 and 3 players in the Atlantic Region with No. 51 and No. 67 national rankings. Junior Ryan Goetz was ranked No. 7 in the region, giving the Cavaliers four players in the top 10. The 2019 ITA Atlantic Regional singles champion finished the year ranked No. 112 nationally.
In doubles, Söderlund and William Woodall finished the year as the top-ranked doubles team in the region with a No. 15 national ranking. The tandem was ranked as high as No. 4 nationally during the season. Goetz and freshman Chris Rodesch also finished among the top doubles teams in the Atlantic Region, ranking fifth.
ATLANTIC REGION SINGLES
- Carl Soderlund, Virginia
- Jeffrey Von Der Schulenberg, Virginia
- Inaki Montes, Virginia
- Lleyton Cronje, VCU
- Nicaise Muamba, Liberty
- Alex Ribeiro, Virginia Tech
- Ryan Goetz, Virginia
- Mitch Harper, Virginia Tech
- Matthis Ross, Virginia Tech
- Christian Lakoseljac, Penn State
ATLANTIC REGION DOUBLES
- Soderlund, Woodall, Virginia
- Chrysostom, Fishback, Virginia Tech
- Maldoner, Vidal, Old Dominion
- Torre Martin, Stable, VCU
- Goetz, Rodesch, Virginia
- Worst, Thomas-Smith, Liberty
- Lakoseljac, Antonopoulus, Penn State
- Cireny, Cronje, VCU
- Volk, Davis, William & Mary
- Severin, Sirous, Radford
FINAL ITA NATIONAL TEAM RANKINGS
- North Carolina
- Texas A&M
- Southern California