DURHAM, N.C.–  The No. 18 Virginia men’s tennis team (7-5, 1-0 ACC) opened up Atlantic Coast Conference action with a 4-0 win at Duke (7-4, 0-1 ACC) on Friday (March 4) at the Ambler Tennis Center in Durham, N.C.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point and picked up singles victories on courts one, four and five. Sophomore Iñaki Montes won the clinching singles match on the top court.

Grad student Gianni Ross and senior William Woodall got things started with a 6-2 win on the No. 2 doubles court. Montes and sophomore Jeffrey von der Schulenburg clinched the point with a 6-4 win on court three.

In singles, senior Ryan Goetz downed Edu Guell 6-3, 6-1 on court four. Ross followed with a 6-4, 6-2 win on court five. Montes won 6-3, 6-3 against Garrett Johns.

The other three singles matches had split their first sets.


  • Duke is ranked No. 40 in the latest ITA rankings
  • This was Virginia’s second-straight 4-0 victory after closing out ITA Indoors with a 4-0 win against Washington


  • Virginia closes out its current road trip by playing at No. 27 North Carolina (6-4, 1-0 ACC) on Sunday, March 6 at 11 a.m.
  • The match will take place at the Chapel Hill Tennis Club as the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center is under renovation
  • There will be live stats but live video will not be available

#18 Virginia 4, #40 Duke 0
Singles competition

1. #48 Inaki Montes (VA) def. #118 Garrett Johns (DU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Andrew Zhang (DU) vs. #21 Chris Rodesch (VA) 3-6, 6-3, 2-1, unfinished
3. Connor Krug (DU) vs. #61 J vd Schulenburg (VA) 6-7 (8-10), 6-4, unfinished
4. #57 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Edu Guell (DU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Niroop Vallabhaneni (DU) 6-4, 6-2
6. Andrew Dale (DU) vs. Jackson Allen (VA) 6-2, 3-6, 0-1, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Garrett Johns/Sean Sculley (DU) vs. #17 Chris Rodesch/Ryan Goetz (VA) 4-5, unfinished
2. Gianni Ross/William Woodall (VA) def. Connor Krug/Andrew Zhang (DU) 6-2
3. Inaki Montes/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Faris Khan/Niroop Vallabhaneni (DU) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (4,5,1)