— Virginia Men's Tennis (@UVAMensTennis) June 5, 2023
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced today (June 5) the Division I Men’s student-athletes who earned All-American Honors in 2023. The honorific All-American title is given to student-athletes that earn a top 16 seed in the NCAA singles championship, advance to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA singles rankings.
Junior Chris Rodesch (Angelsburg, Luxembourg) is among the 27 student-athletes to be named ITA All-Americans in singles this season. Junior Iñaki Montes de la Torre (Pamplona, Spain) and grad student Ryan Goetz (Greenlawn, N.Y.) are among the 15 doubles teams earning All-America status.
Rodesch was a 9-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, riding a 17-match win streak in singles to the semifinals before falling in three sets to Peter Makk of USC. It was the 10th time in program history that a Cavalier made it to the final four of the championship. Rodesch was the MVP of both the NCAA team championship and the ACC Championship, compiling a 31-6 record in singles, including a 21-3 mark in the spring. This is his second straight year earning All-America honors in singles.
Montes and Goetz earned the ACC’s automatic qualification into the NCAA Doubles Championship as a 5-8 seed. The duo went 11-2 in dual matches this season including a 7-0 mark in conference play. Ranked as high as No. 8 in the nation, they were named to the All-ACC First Team in doubles.
This is Goetz’s first All-America honor. This is Montes’ first ITA Doubles All-America honor after being named a singles All-American last year.
With this year’s designations, 22 different Cavaliers have combined to earn 57 singles and doubles All-America honors in the program’s history.