CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three members of the Virginia men’s tennis team were competing in ITF World Tennis Tour events this week. Sophomores Chris Rodesch and Iñaki Montes competed at the Dropshot Series Men’s Pro Tennis Open 25K in Austin, Texas. Sophomore Jeffrey von der Schulenburg played in the Capital City Tennis Classic 15K in East Lansing, Mich.
Rodesch began play in qualifying, only dropping three games in his two matches to earn a spot in the main draw. He faced Bruno Kuzuhara in his main draw opener, topping the American 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(3) for his first career ITF World Tennis Tour main draw win. Rodesch then went on to win 6-7(1), 6-4, 6-4 against Juan Carlos Manuel Aguilar to earn a spot in the quarterfinals. He fell 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 against Ameircan Zachary Svajda on Friday in the quarters.
Montes opened the tournament with a 6-7(4), 7-5, 7-5 victory over the Florida Gator’s Duarte Vale. He fell 6-3, 6-4 against Kareem Allaf in the Round of 16.
Von der Schulenburg played in the singles and doubles main draws in Michigan. He dropped his singles opener against Gabriel Diallo but advanced to the doubles quarterfinals with a 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 win against Andres Andrade and Johannes Ingildsen. He and partner Sebastian Gima fell 6-3, 6-2 in the quarters.