CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  – The No. 6 Virginia men’s tennis team (6-3) picked up a 4-0 victory against No. 24 Georgia (4-2) on Friday (Feb. 9) at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Grad students James Hopper and Edoardo Graziani opened the match with a 6-1 win on the top doubles court. Freshman Dylan Dietrich and senior Alex Kiefer clinched the point with a 6-3 win on court three.

In singles, senior Chris Rodesch picked up a 6-4, 6-3 win on court one that was quickly followed by a 6-2, 6-2 victory by Dietrich on court two. Hopper clinched the victory with a 6-4, 6-2 win on court six.


  • The Cavaliers head to New York to compete in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships, being held Feb. 16-19 at Columbia University and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center


#6 Virginia 4, #24 University of Georgia 0
Singles competition

  1. #19 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #68 Thomas Paulsell (UGA) 6-4, 6-3
  2. Dylan Dietrich (VA) def. #44 Ryan Colby (UGA) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Edoardo Graziani (VA) vs. #51 Miguel Perez Peña (UGA) 3-6, 6-4, unfinished
  4. Alexander Kiefer (VA) vs. Niels Ratiu (UGA) 6-3, 5-6, unfinished
  5. #104 Mans Dahlberg (VA) vs. Freddy Blaydes (UGA) 1-6, 4-5, unfinished
  6. James Hopper (VA) def. Cyrus Mahjoob (UGA) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. James Hopper/Edoardo Graziani (VA) def. Thomas Paulsell/Ryan Colby (UGA) 6-1
  2. Douglas Yaffa/Chris Rodesch (VA) vs. Niels Ratiu/Freddy Blaydes (UGA) 4-3, unfinished
  3. Dylan Dietrich/Alexander Kiefer (VA) def. Miguel Perez Peña/Filipe Costa (UGA) 6-3

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,2,6)
T-2:00 A-427