CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 3 Virginia men’s tennis team (19-4, 11-0 ACC) picked up a 5-2 victory at Clemson (12-13, 3-8 ACC) on Thursday (April 11) at the Duckworth Family Tennis Facility in Clemson, S.C.

The Cavaliers won the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. The Tigers tied the match at 1-1, but Virginia won five straight singles matches to take a 5-1 lead. Senior Alexander Kiefer won the clinching point.

Kiefer and freshman Dylan Dietrich opened the match with a 6-1 victory at No. 3 doubles. Senior Iñaki Montes and grad student Edoardo Graziani clinched the point with a 7-5 victory at two.

Clemson tied the match with a win at the No. 4 singles court. Minutes later, senior Jeffrey von der Schulenburg put UVA back in the lead with a 6-1, 6-4 victory on court two. Senior Chris Rodesch followed with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 win on the top court. Kiefer clinched the victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Matt Pitts on court five. Dietrich added a fifth point with a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 3. Clemson closed out the match with a win on court six.

Clemson is ranked No. 56 in the latest ITA team rankings.


  • Virginia closes out the regular season on Saturday, playing at Georgia Tech at 12 p.m.
  • The postseason kicks off with the ACC Championships, being held April 17-21 at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C.
  • Seeding and brackets for the championship will be announced on Sunday, April 14

#3 Virginia 5, #56 Clemson 2
Singles competition

  1. #7 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #104 Ryuhei Azuma (CU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
  2. #53 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. #95 Wissam Abderrahman (CU) 6-1, 6-4
  3. #48 Dylan Dietrich (VA) def. Noa Vukadin (CU) 7-5, 6-3
  4. Marko Mesarovic (CU) def. Mans Dahlberg (VA) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Alexander Kiefer (VA) def. Matt Pitts (CU) 6-3, 6-3
  6. Max Smith (CU) def. James Hopper (VA) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. #89 Noa Vukadin/Max Smith (CU) vs. #30 Chris Rodesch/J vd Schulenburg (VA) 5-6, unfinished
  2. Inaki Montes/Edoardo Graziani (VA) def. Wissam Abderrahman/Max Damm (CU) 7-5
  3. Alexander Kiefer/Dylan Dietrich (VA) def. Marko Mesarovic/Matt Pitts (CU) 5-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,2,1,5,3,6)