TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  The No. 8 Virginia men’s tennis team (16-5, 9-0 ACC) opened the weekend with a 4-2 victory at No. 33 Florida State (13-8, 9-4 ACC) on Friday, April 8 at the Scott Speicher Memorial Tennis Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

The Cavaliers dropped the doubles point but picked up four singles victories to win the match. Sophomore Chris Rodesch clinched the victory with a three-set victory on court two.

Florida State dominated the doubles point winning 6-2 on court two and 6-0 on court three to take a 1-0 lead.

The Cavaliers rebounded in singles with seniors Gianni Ross and Ryan Goetz picking up quick straight-set victories on courts six and four to put UVA ahead 2-1. The Seminoles tied the match with a straight-set win on court five. Sophomore Iñaki Montes gave Virginia a 3-2 edge with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on the top court. Rodesch closed things out with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 win against Andreja Petrovic.


  • Virginia has won its last 11 matches 


  • The Cavaliers close out the road trip on Sunday, playing at Miami at 1 p.m.

#8 Virginia 4, #33 Florida State University 2

Singles competition

  1. #35 Inaki Montes (UVA) def. #55 Loris Pourroy (FSU_M) 6-4, 6-2
  2. #19 Chris Rodesch (UVA) def. Andreja Petrovic (FSU_M) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
  3. Richard Thongoana (FSU_M) vs. #28 J vd Schulenburg (UVA) 2-6, 6-4, 6-5, unfinished
  4. #70 Ryan Goetz (UVA) def. Josh Karpenschif (FSU_M) 6-3, 6-2
  5. Youcef Rihane (FSU_M) def. Bar Botzer (UVA) 6-3, 6-4
  6. Gianni Ross (UVA) def. John Bernard (FSU_M) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Josh Karpenschif/Maks Silagy (FSU_M) def. #59 Ryan Goetz/Inaki Montes (UVA) 6-2
  2. Loris Pourroy/Andreja Petrovic (FSU_M) vs. #49 Chris Rodesch/Bar Botzer (UVA) 3-5, unfinished
  3. Alex Bulte/Youcef Rihane (FSU_M) def. Gianni Ross/J vd Schulenburg (UVA) 6-0

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,4,5,1,2)