— Virginia Men's Tennis (@UVAMensTennis) April 14, 2023
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 7 Virginia men’s tennis team (20-4, 11-0 ACC) opened its weekend homestand with a 4-1 victory against Clemson (10-12, 1-9 ACC) on Friday (April 14) at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.
The Cavaliers dropped the doubles point but won four singles matches in straight sets to pick up their 12th straight win.
After the Cavaliers and Tigers split decisions on doubles courts one and two, court three was decided in a tiebreaker, with Tim Pitts and Nini Dica winning the breaker 7-4 to take the point.
Freshman Måns Dahlberg had a dominant 6-0, 6-0 victory on singles court six to tie the match at 1-1. Jeffrey von der Schulenburg added a 6-3, 6-2 victory on court three to put UVA ahead 2-1. Alex Kiefer won 6-2, 6-1 on five before Chris Rodesch clinched the victory with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win on the top court.
The Cavaliers close out the regular season on Sunday when they host Georgia Tech (12-12, 3-7 ACC) at 12 p.m. Fifth years Ryan Goetz and William Woodall will be honored in the Senior Day ceremony that will take place at 11:50 a.m.
- Virginia has won 37 straight matches in ACC play and 44 straight matches against ACC opponents
- The 10th anniversary of UVA’s 2013 NCAA championship was celebrated during the match with members of the squad being honored in an on-court ceremony
#7 Virginia 4, Clemson 1
- #10 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. Ryuhei Azuma (MCLEM) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
- #23 Inaki Montes (VA) vs. Jorge Plans Gonzalez (MCLEM) 6-1, 5-5, unfinished
- #37 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Matt Pitts (MCLEM) 6-3, 6-2
- #101 Ryan Goetz (VA) vs. Trey Stinchcomb (MCLEM) 6-1, 6-5, unfinished
- Alexander Kiefer (VA) def. Nini Dica (MCLEM) 6-2, 6-1
- Mans Dahlberg (VA) def. Tim Pitts (MCLEM) 6-0, 6-0
- Ryuhei Azuma/Jorge Plans Gonzalez (MCLEM) def. Inaki Montes/William Woodall (VA) 6-3
- Chris Rodesch/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. Matt Pitts/Trey Stinchcomb (MCLEM) 6-3
- Tim Pitts/Nini Dica (MCLEM) def. Ryan Goetz/Alexander Kiefer (VA) 7-6 (4)
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (6,3,5,1)