CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 11 Virginia men’s tennis team (13-5, 7-0 ACC) opened the weekend with a 4-0 victory against NC State (12-6, 1-4 ACC) on Friday (Mar. 25) at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.
The Cavaliers won the doubles point and picked up victories on singles courts one, three and five. Sophomore Jeffrey von der Schulenburg won the clinching match for the Cavaliers.
Sophomore Iñaki Montes and senior Ryan Goetz opened the match with a 6-3 victory at the No. 1 doubles court. The Wolfpack won 6-3 on court two to even things. Fifth-year Gianni Ross and von der Schulenburg clinched the point with a 6-4 victory on court three.
In singles, sophomore Chris Rodesch topped Robin Catry 6-2, 6-4 on the top court. Goetz followed with a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Braden Shick on five before von der Schulenburg closed out a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Martins Rocens on court three.
- NC State is No. 34 in the latest ITA team rankings
- This was the third match against a top-20 opponent this week for the Wolfpack. They had defeated No. 20 Northwestern by a 4-2 score on Monday and topped No. 6 South Carolina 4-1 on Wednesday
- Iñaki Montes was up 6-2, 5-3 when his match was abandoned on court two
- Jeffrey von der Schulenburg has won his last nine completed singles matches
- Gianni Ross and von der Schulenburg are 3-0 as a doubles team
- Ryan Goetz and Montes improved to 8-1 as a doubles team
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia hosts No. 8 Wake Forest (22-4, 5-0 ACC) on Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
#11 Virginia 4, #34 NC State 0
- #16 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #108 Robin Catry (ST) 6-2, 6-4
- #29 Inaki Montes (VA) vs. Luca Staeheli (ST) 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
- #59 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Martins Rocens (ST) 6-4, 6-3
- Bar Botzer (VA) vs. Damien Salvestre (ST) 6-7 (1-7), 1-2, unfinished
- #75 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Braden Shick (ST) 7-5, 6-2
- Gianni Ross (VA) vs. Fons Van Sambeek (ST) 6-7 (4-7), 1-1, unfinished
- Inaki Montes/Ryan Goetz (VA) def. #19 Luca Staeheli/Robin Catry (ST) 6-3
- Martins Rocens/Fons Van Sambeek (ST) def. Chris Rodesch/Bar Botzer (VA) 6-3
- Gianni Ross/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Collin Shick/Yannai Barkai (ST) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (1,5,3)