SOUTHAVEN, Ms. – Virginia men’s tennis senior Chris Rodesch (Angelsburg, Luxembourg) won the singles title at the ITF World Tennis Tour 25K tournament in Southaven, Miss. on Sunday (Aug. 13).
Rodesch faced top-seed Aidan McHough in the quarterfinals, topping the Brit, who is ranked No. 388, 6-3, 6-3. Rodesch won 7-5, 6-2 against the 3-seed Andy Andrade in the semis before downing 2-seed Martin Damm 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-3 in the final.
This is Rodesch’s second career ITF WTT singles title, having won the 15K in Vejle, Denmark last year. This is his first time winning the singles title at a 25K-level tournament.
Rodesch made two 25K semifinals earlier this summer, advancing to the final four in back-to-back tournaments being held in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Rodesch and partner Alex Knaff won the doubles title at the first of those tournaments.
Rodesch is 16-5 in singles this summer in ITF WTT tournaments.