COLUMBIA, S.C. –  Six members of the Virginia men’s tennis team competed as individuals at the Gamecock Ranked +1 tournament Sept. 15-17 in Columbia, S.C.

In the first tournament of fall competition, Jeffrey von der Schulenburg advanced to the finals of the A singles bracket, but was edged 6-4, 6-4 by Filippo Moroni of Wake Forest in the final. Von der Schulenburg went 3-1 in singles over the weekend.

Alexander Kiefer and Edoardo Graziani both played in the B singles bracket with Douglas Yaffa, James Hopper and Stafan Regalia playing in the C draw, which was round-robin play instead of a traditional bracket.

Hopper and Graziani went 2-1 as a doubles team in the B bracket. Kiefer and von der Schulenburg partnered in A doubles.

The tournament featured players from Arizona, Auburn, Columbia, Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest.

The Cavaliers will have players competing on both coasts next week as some will head to California to compete in the Battle in the Bay Classic, hosted by the University of San Francisco, while others will play in the Orange and Blue Classic, UVA’s lone home tournament in the fall.

Singles Competition

a #13 J vd Schulenburg (Virginia) def. Benjamin Kittay (North Carolina) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
a #13 J vd Schulenburg (Virginia) def. Inaki Cabrera-Bello (Arizona) 6-2, 6-3
a sf #13 J vd Schulenburg (Virginia) def. #100 Robin Catry (NC State) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
a final #96 Filippo Moroni (Wake Forest) def. #13 J vd Schulenburg (Virginia) 6-4, 6-4

b Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) def. #65 Alejandro Moreno (Auburn) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
b #93 Karl Poling (North Carolina) def. Edoardo Graziani (Virginia) 6-2, 7-5
b #15 Michael Zheng (Columbia) def. Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) 6-3, 6-2
x #101 Edoardo Graziani (Virginia) def. Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
x #64 Andrew Zhang (Duke) def. #101 Edoardo Graziani (Virginia) 7-5, 6-2
x #106 Anuj Watane (North Carolina) def. Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
x Theo Winegar (Columbia) def. Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) 6-3, 6-3
x #48 Luca Staeheli (NC State) def. 101 Edoardo Graziani (Virginia) 7-5, 6-3

c Douglas Yaffa (Virginia) def. Carter Morgan (South Carolina) 6-4, 6-0
c Douglas Yaffa (Virginia) def. Jayden Templeman (Columbia) 6-4, 6-1
c James Hopper (Virginia) def. Jayden Templeman (Columbia) 6-3, 7-6
c James Hopper (Virginia) def. Carter Morgan (South Carolina) 6-3, 6-4
c Lucas da Silva (South Carolina) def. Stefan Regalia (Virginia) 6-2, 6-1
c Theo Winegar (Columbia) def. Stefan Regalia (Virginia) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
c Luca Pow (Wake Forest) def. Douglas Yaffa (Virginia) 6-1, 6-4
c Theo Winegar (Columbia) def. James Hopper (Virginia) 7-5, 7-6
x Billy Blaydes (Auburn) def. Douglas Yaffa (Virginia) 6-2, 6-1
x Matthew Thomson (Wake Forest) def. James Hopper (Virginia) 7-6, 6-1

Doubles competition

a Jay Friend/Nick Lagaev (Arizona) def. #47 J vd Schulenburg/Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) 8-5
a #47 J vd Schulenburg/Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) def. Andrew Dale/Andrew Zhang (Duke) 8-7
a Benjamin Kittay/Karl Poling (North Carolina) def. J vd Schulenburg/Alexander Kiefer (Virginia) 6-1

b Edoardo Graziani/James Hopper (Virginia) def. Martin Borisiouk/Luca Staeheli (NC State) 8-1
b Connor Krug/Jake Krug (Duke) def. Edoardo Graziani/James Hopper (Virginia) 8-6
b Edoardo Graziani/James Hopper (Virginia) def. Casey Hoole/Jelani Sarr (South Carolina) 6-0