CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  The No. 11 Virginia men’s tennis team (14-5, 8-0 ACC) closed out the weekend with a 4-1 victory against No. 8 Wake Forest (22-5, 5-1 ACC) on the indoor courts at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point and picked up singles victories on courts one, two and four to take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings.

Sophomore Iñaki Montes and senior Ryan Goetz opened the match with a 6-4 victory on the top doubles court. Sophomore Jeffrey von der Schulenburg and fifth-year senior Gianni Ross won 6-4 on court three to clinch the point.

Wake Forest tied the match with a quick 6-1, 6-2 victory on court six. Goetz countered with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Taha Baadi on court four. Sophomore Chris Rodesch put the Cavaliers ahead 3-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against No. 34 Eduardo Nava on court one. Montes clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win on court two against Rrezart Cungu.


“I thought it was a great doubles point from our guys. Everyone played a complete match and I thought we had great energy. As you know, Wake Forest is a good team. We always get up for matches like this. So thank you to the crowd. Incredible support from Wahoo Nation, so we appreciate that. And I am proud of our guys.”


  • Gianni Ross and von der Schulenburg are 4-0 as a doubles team
  • Ryan Goetz and Montes improved to 9-1 as a doubles team
  • Chris Rodesch and Bar Botzer led 5-3 on court two when doubles play was abandoned
  • Botzer, who played three years at Wake Forest, had dropped his singles first set 6-4, but rallied for a 6-4 win in the second set to force a third. It had just begin when play was abandoned 


  • Virginia has a bye week from ACC play but will travel to play a postponed match at No. 12 Kentucky on Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m.

#11 Virginia 4, #8 Wake Forest 1

Singles competition

  1. #16 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #34 Eduardo Nava (WF) 6-4, 6-4
  2. #29 Inaki Montes (VA) def. Rrezart Cungu (WF) 6-3, 6-3
  3. #59 J vd Schulenburg (VA) vs. Melios Efstathiou (WF) 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
  4. #75 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Taha Baadi (WF) 6-4, 6-3
  5. Bar Botzer (VA) vs. Siddhant Banthia (WF) 4-6, 6-4, unfinished
  6. Jakob Schnaitter (WF) def. Gianni Ross (VA) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Inaki Montes/Ryan Goetz (VA) def. #74 Eduardo Nava/Matthew Thomson (WF) 6-4
  2. #51 Chris Rodesch/Bar Botzer (VA) vs. #14 Siddhant Banthia/Jakob Schnaitter (WF) 5-3, unfinished
  3. Gianni Ross/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Ben Draper/Robert Maciag (WF) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,4,1,2)
T-2:16 A-356

Highlights vs Wake Forest