CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia men’s tennis team (17-5, 10-0 ACC) takes on Virginia Tech (6-15, 2-8 ACC) in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash on Wednesday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg, Va.
- Live streaming and live scoring will be available for the matches with links posted on VirginiaSports.com
NOTING THE CAVALIERS
- The Cavaliers have won their last 12 matches
- Chris Rodesch has won his last seven singles matches, improving to 21-7 this season
- Ryan Goetz has won his last six singles matches, improving to 20-6 on the year. This is the third time he has tallied a 20-win season in his career. Goetz is 9-1 in ACC singles matches
- Jeffrey von der Schulenburg has won his last 11 completed matches and has not registered a loss since Feb. 6 when he lost against James Trotter of Ohio State. Von der Schulenburg is 16-1 in dual matches this spring
NOTING VIRGINIA TECH
- Virginia Tech pulled off a 4-3 upset at No. 28 Miami last Friday. Its other conference win was a 4-3 victory at Clemson
- Ryan Fishback is ranked No. 78 in singles. He is 10-7 at No. 1 but has lost his last three completed matches
- The Hokies are 4-17 at the No. 2 court
- Virginia leads the all-time series 59-9. Virginia Tech’s last win came in 2018
SMITHFIELD COMMONWEALTH CLASH
- The Smithfield Commonwealth Clash, originally called the Commonwealth Challenge (2005-2007), has been a part of the UVA-Virginia Tech rivalry since 2014. It is an all-sports points-based program with the Commonwealth Clash trophy presented to the winning school each year for its dominance in head-to-head competitions.
- This match is worth 1.0 points. The Hokies currently lead 9.5-3.5
ON THE HORIZON
- Virginia closes out the regular season by taking on Boston College on Sunday, Apr. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Sports Club
- Sunday’s match is the Cavaliers’ Senior Day with fifth-years Jackson Allen, Jefferson Dockter and Gianni Ross being honored in a pregame ceremony at 12:50 p.m.