NOTRE DAME, Ind. –  The No.13 Virginia men’s tennis team (12-4, 4-0 ACC) closed out the weekend with a 5-2 win at Notre Dame (10-7, 1-3 ACC) on Sunday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point and rattled off three-straight singles victories to take a 4-0 lead. Ryan Goetz won the deciding match for the Hoos.

Iñaki Montes and Goetz got things started with a 6-2 win on doubles court two. After Notre Dame took court one, 6-3, the point came down to a tiebreaker on court three. Alex Kiefer and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg won the breaker 7-2 to clinch the point.

In singles, Montes won his match on court two against Jean-Marc Malkowski before Chris Rodesch had completed his first set on the top court. Kiefer followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win on six to give UVA a 3-0 lead.

Goetz, who was playing up a court on three, closed out the victory with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Connor Fu.

Notre Dame picked up wins on courts one and four.

Freshman Måns Dahlberg rebounded from a 6-1 loss in his first set on court five against Yu Zhang to win the second 6-2. They initially started a full third set and were tied two games apiece when it was decided for them to play a super breaker instead, which Dahlberg won 10-4 to close out the match and give UVA its fifth point.


  • Notre Dame is No. 47 in this week’s ITA team rankings
  • Virginia is 19-2 all-time against the Irish
  • Virginia has won 30 straight matches in ACC play and 37 straight matches against ACC opponents. 


  • Virginia is back home next weekend, hosting No. 9 North Carolina on Friday, March 17 at 12:30 p.m. and No. 12 Duke on Sunday, March 19 at 2:30 p.m.

#13 Virginia 5, #47 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2
Singles competition
1.. #43 Sebastian Dominko (ND-M) def. #25 Chris Rodesch (VA) 7-6(5), 6-1
2. #37 Inaki Montes (VA) def. Jean-Marc Malkowski (ND-M) 6-3, 6-0
3. #111 Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Connor Fu (ND-M) 6-3, 6-4
4. Aditya Vashistha (ND-M) def. #32 J vd Schulenburg (VA) 6-3, 6-4
5. Mans Dahlberg (VA) def. Yu Zhang (ND-M) vs.1-6, 6-2, 10-4
6. Alexander Kiefer (VA) def. Noah Becker (ND-M) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

  1. #40 Sebastian Dominko/Connor Fu (ND-M) def. Chris Rodesch/William Woodall (VA) 6-3
  2. Inaki Montes/Ryan Goetz (VA) def. Matthew Che/Jean-Marc Malkowski (ND-M) 6-2
  3. Alexander Kiefer/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Evan Lee/Yu Zhang (ND-M) 7-6

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