CLEMSON, S.C. –  The No. 11 Virginia men’s tennis team (12-5, 6-0 ACC) closed out its weekend with a 4-0 road win at Clemson (8-7, 0-4 ACC) on Sunday (March 20) at the Duckworth Family Tennis Center in Clemson, S.C.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point and picked up victories on singles courts three through five to clinch the victory.

The Cavaliers opened the match with 6-2 victories on doubles courts two and three to clinch the point. UVA was leading 5-2 on the top court when it was abandoned.

In singles, grad student Bar Botzer returned to the singles lineup and posted a dominant 6-0, 6-2 victory against Spencer Whitaker on court three to give UVA a 2-0 lead. Fifth-year senior Gianni Ross followed with a 6-2, 6-2 win on court five. Senior Ryan Goetz clinched the victory with a 6-2, 6-3 victory on court four.


  • Clemson is No. 63 in the latest ITA team rankings
  • Gianni Ross has won his last seven completed matches
  • Jeffrey von der Schulenburg had dropped his first set on court two, but won his second to force a third set. In the other two unfinished matches, Inaki Montes and Alex Kiefer were both up a set and on-serve in the second
  • This was Virginia’s 19th consecutive victory against Clemson


  • Virginia returns home to host NC State on Friday, March 25 at 3 p.m. at the Virginia Tennis Facility. They will close out the weekend hosting No. 5 Wake Forest on Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.

#11 Virginia 4, #63 Clemson 0

Singles competition

  1. #125 Teodor Giusca (CLE) vs. #46 Inaki Montes (VA) 3-6, 2-2, unfinished
  2. Ryuhei Azuma (CLE) vs. #58 J vd Schulenburg (VA) 6-3, 3-6, unfinished
  3. Bar Botzer (VA) def. Spencer Whitaker (CLE) 6-0, 6-2
  4. #54 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Jorge Plans Gonzalez (CLE) 6-2, 6-3
  5. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Matt Pitts (CLE) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Maxwell Smith (CLE) vs. Alexander Kiefer (VA) 4-6, 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition

  1. Ryuhei Azuma/Teodor Giusca (CLE) vs. Bar Botzer/Ryan Goetz (VA) 2-5, unfinished
  2. J vd Schulenburg/Gianni Ross (VA) def. Trey Stinchcomb/Matt Pitts (CLE) 6-2
  3. Alexander Kiefer/Inaki Montes (VA) def. Jorge Plans Gonzalez/Maxwell Smith (CLE) 6-2

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