CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 14 Virginia men’s tennis team (10-5, 4-0 ACC) closed out the weekend with a 6-1 victory against Louisville (11-5, 3-1 ACC) on Sunday (March 13) at the indoor courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Seniors Gianni Ross and William Woodall opened the match with a 6-4 win on doubles court two. Sophomore Chris Rodesch and senior Ryan Goetz clinched the point with a 6-4 win on the top court.

In singles, Rodesch battled out a 6-3, 6-4 win against Etienne Donnet on the top court to put the Cavaliers ahead 2-0. Goetz followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win on court three. Ross clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court four.

The other three courts were three-set marathons.

Woodall had won his first set 6-1, but dropped his second against David Mizrahi 6-2 to force a third set on court five. The second set ended shortly after Rodesch’s win but before Goetz and Ross finished, so they played a full third set. Woodall won the third in a tiebreaker, 7-4.

On court two, sophomore Jeffrey von der Schulenburg was edged 6-4 in his first set against Josh Howard. Von der Schulenburg won a tiebreaker, 7-5, to decide the second set and force a third-set super-tiebreaker. The two battled past the 10-point mark with von der Schulenburg finally pulling out a 14-12 win to take the point.

Sophomore Alexander Kiefer won his first set on court six in a tiebreaker, 7-4, but dropped his second set 6-1 against Matthew Fung. Fung won the super tiebreaker 10-6 to pick up the Cardinals’ lone point.


  • Louisville is No. 36 in the ITA team rankings
  • The loss snapped the Cardinals’ eight-match win streak
  • Iñaki Montes and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg were up 5-3 and serving for the win on doubles court three when the point was clinched 


  • The Cavaliers are on the road next weekend, playing at Georgia Tech on Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m. and at Clemson on Sunday, March 20 at 11 a.m.
  • Virginia returns home to host NC State on Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m. 

#14 Virginia 6, #36 Louisville Men’s Tennis 1

Singles competition

  1. #15 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #92 Etienne Donnet (LOU-MT) 6-3, 6-4
  2. #58 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU-MT) 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 14-12
  3. Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Tin Chen (LOU-MT) 6-2, 6-2
  4. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Natan Rodrigues (LOU-MT) 6-3, 6-3
  5. William Woodall (VA) def. David Mizrahi (LOU-MT) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
  6. Matthew Fung (LOU-MT) def. Alexander Kiefer (VA) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 10-6

Doubles competition

  1. #11 Chris Rodesch/Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Natan Rodrigues/Matthew Fung (LOU-MT) 6-4
  2. Gianni Ross/William Woodall (VA) def. Alex Wesbrooks/Etienne Donnet (LOU-MT) 6-4
  3. Inaki Montes/J vd Schulenburg (VA) vs. David Mizrahi/Tin Chen (LOU-MT) 5-3, unfinished

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (1,3,4,6,2,5)
T-3:06 A-219