CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s tennis seniors William Woodall and Gianni Ross were named the ACC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week while sophomore Chris Rodesch was named the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week in honors announced Tuesday (March 15) by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Rodesch returned to the top spot in the singles lineup and picked up a pair of straight-set victories against ranked opponents. He downed No. 44 Axel Nefve of Notre Dame, and then followed that with a victory over No. 92 Etienne Donnett of Louisville. Playing at the top doubles spot, he teamed with Ryan Goetz to clinch the doubles point against the Cardinals.
Ross and Woodall posted two wins this week, helping UVA win the doubles point in both matches. The duo won the clincher against Notre Dame.
This is Rodesch’s second conference honor of the season after being named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week last week (March 8). He is the second Cavalier to be named the ACC Player of the Week as his doubles partner, Ryan Goetz, earned the accolade on Feb. 1. Iñaki Montes was the Player of the Week on Jan. 25.
This is Woodall’s third career ACC Doubles Team of the Week honor after earning it twice last season with Carl Söderlund.
This is Ross’ first conference weekly honor since being named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week his freshman season (2018) while partnering with Aswin Lizen.