CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four members of the Virginia men’s tennis team have earned invitations to compete in the NCAA Individuals Championships, being held May 22-27 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, after the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 18-20. This year’s event will be conducted jointly with the NCAA Divisions II and III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships and hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.
Junior Chris Rodesch (Angelsberg, Luxembourg) will be a 9-16 seed in the singles championship. Juniors Iñaki Montes (Pamplona, Spain) and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (Zurich, Switzerland) also earned at-large bids into the singles championship.
Montes and grad student Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) earned the Atlantic Coast Conference’s automatic qualification into the doubles championship as the top-ranked team in the ACC. They will be a 5-8 seed in the championship.
The NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Subcommittee selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams that will compete in the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championships.
This will be the third time von der Schulenburg has competed in the NCAA Singles Championship. It is the second invitation to the NCAA Singles Championship for Montes and Rodesch. This is Goetz’s second invitation to compete in the doubles championship and the first for Montes.
Match-ups and the complete singles and doubles brackets will be announced the day before the start of the tournament.
All matches shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches. In doubles, a 10-point match tiebreaker will be played in lieu of a third set.
Automatic qualification into the Division I singles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible singles players ranked in the ITA Top 125 for eligible/entered singles players. For conferences with more than one singles player within the ITA Top 125 eligible/entered singles players, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which student-athlete is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All singles players must have a minimum of 13 started singles matches, with six matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.
Automatic qualification into the Division I doubles championship is awarded to any conference with one or more eligible doubles teams ranked in the ITA Top 60 for eligible/entered doubles teams. For conferences with more than one doubles team within the ITA Top 60 eligible/entered doubles teams, the subcommittee applies the NCAA selection criteria to determine which doubles team is the automatic qualifier from those conferences. All doubles teams must have started a minimum of 10 doubles matches, with a minimum of four matches in the spring, in order to be selected as an automatic qualifier or an at-large selection.