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Chris Rodesch

6'6''
Height
Junior
Class
Angelsberg, Luxembourg
Hometown
Chris Rodesch - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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2021 Davis Cup Recap

  • 2022 ITA Singles All-American
  • 2022 All-ACC First Team

2022-23

  • Ranked No. 7 in the preseason singles rankings
  • Ranked No. 9  in doubles in the preseason rankings with Bar Botzer

Summer of 2022

  • Played in his third-straight Davis Cup tie as a member of Team Luxembourg, competing in singles and doubles in Europe Group III
  • Went 3-0 in doubles, helping clinch each of Luxembourg’s three victories in pool play and helping the team earn a promotion to World Group II playoffs
  • Won his first professional title by taking the doubles crown at the ITF World Tennis Tour 15K in Duffel, Belgium. He partnered with his Davis Cup teammate, Florida State alum Alex Knaff. The duo picked up wins against the Nos. 1, 2, and 3 seeds to win the title (6/13)
  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw in Duuefl and then made his first-ever ITF WTT final (6/13)
  • Won his second ITF WTT 15K doubles title with Knaff in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg (6/17)
  • Won his first ITF WTT singles title at the 15K in Velje, Denmark. He topped his doubles partner, Mick Veldheer, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the final after edging August Holmgren 7-5, 6-4 in the semifinals. Holmgren, a USD alum, was the 2022 NCAA Singles runner-up and the 2021 ITA Fall Nationals singles champion

2021-22 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • ITA All-American in singles
  • All-ACC First Team
  • Named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team at No. 1 Doubles
  • Earned the ACC’s automatic qualification in the NCAA Singles Championship as the conference’s highest-ranked player in the conference at the time of selections (No. 30)
  • Earned the ACC’s automatic qualification into the NCAA Doubles Championship, partnering with Ryan Goetz (No. 12)
  • VaSID State Player of the Year
  • Ranked No. 115 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, moving up to No. 13 in the final rankings of the fall (12/8). Finished the season ranked No. 20
  • Reached a career-high No. 4 in doubles with Ryan Goetz (4/13). Finished the season ranked No. 27 with Bar Botzer and No. 31 with Goetz
  • 26-9 record in singles and 26-10 in doubles
  • Consolation doubles champion at the ITA All-American, partnering with Ryan Goetz (10/9)
  • Runner-up in singles at the ITA All-American consolation singles bracket (10/9)
  • Opened the fall portion of the season with three wins in singles and three in doubles at the Orange & Blue Classic (9/27)
  • Extended his season-opening win streak to six in both singles and doubles by going 3-0 in both in the ITA All-American qualifying tournament (10/01)
  • Advanced through doubles qualifying into the main draw at the ITA All-American, partnering with Ryan Goetz (10/5). After falling into the consolation draw, picked up wins against the No. 3 team from UCF and the No. 9 team from Duke (10/9)
  • Picked up his highest-ranked singles win of his career in the consolation bracket, topping No. 14 Andy Andrade of Florida in straight sets (10/7)
  • Partnered with William Woodall for another win against a No. 3-ranked doubles team in Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel of Georgia Tech during ITA Kickoff Weekend (1/30), his third doubles win against a top-10 opponent this season
  • Named the C0-ACC Doubles Team of the Week along with Ryan Goetz after topping the No. 4 team of Brian Cernoch and Mac Kiger at UNC (3/8). It was the second time the duo had earned the accolade in their careers
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week the next week after picking up wins against ranked opponents from Notre Dame and Louisville on the No. 1 court (3/15)
  • Won his second ACC Player of the Week honor of the year after winning a pair of matches in straight-sets on the top court against NC State’s Robin Catry and Wake Forest’s Eduardo Nava (3/29)
  • In the NCAA Championship, played the players ranked No. 1-4 in the ITA Singles Rankings in order in four-straight matches, facing No. 1 Daniel Rodrigues of South Carolina (6-7, 5-2), No. 2 Ben Shelton of Florida (6-7, 7-5), No. 3 Adam Walton of Tennessee (7-5, 2-6, 2-0) and No. 4 Liam Draxl of Kentucky (2-6, 7-5). He split sets in three of the matches and was about to split in the other when play was abandoned
  • VaSID All-State First Team in singles and doubles, earning two spots on the doubles team with different partners
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2021

  • Went 4-0 in singles in Davis Cup Europe Group III ties,  including winning in straight-sets against Iceland’s Anton Magnusson in the relegation playoff in Larnaca, Cyprus (6/19). This was his second time representing Luxembourg in Davis Cup, also doing so in 2019
  • Won the national club championship as part of Team Spora at the SEAT League Championships in Luxembourg (7/5)

2020-21

  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Finished his rookie campaign with a 15-7 record in singles (playing mainly courts 3-5, ending the season at 3) and 11-7 in doubles, going 8-3 in the ACC
  • Clinched the Cavaliers 4-2 victory against Stanford in the NCAA Championship second round by  coming back after trailing 5-1 in the third set against Tristan Boyer, winning it in a tiebreaker (5/9)
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week (Jan. 27) after he and partner Ryan Goetz clinched both doubles points at the ITA Kickoff Weekend matches
  • Named the ACC Singles Co-Player of the Week (Mar. 30) after clinching UVA’s wins against Duke and No. 1 North Carolina, winning both of his matches on Court 3 in straight sets while taking on ranked opponents
  • Earned his first ITA singles ranking in the second update of the season, coming in at No. 118 (3/30)
  • Ranked No. 5 in the final ITA Atlantic Region doubles rankings
  • Defeated the No. 37-ranked duo of Justin Trotter and Jason Boulais in doubles en route to UVA’s 4-2 victory over No. 3 Ohio State at ITA Kickoff Weekend (1/23)
  • VaSID All-State First Team in doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background

  • Member of the Luxembourg Davis Cup team, playing in 2019 in Group III ties against Greece, Monaco, Poland and Montenegro. Picked up a three-set win over Wake Forest’s Rrezart Cungu in the Davis Cup tie against Montenegro
  • Also competed in Europe Group III ties in 2021, going 4-0 in singles in his matches
  • Career-high ITF junior world singles ranking of No. 57
  • Competed all over Europe on the ITF World Junior Tour, winning three international singles titles at the ALK Open in Finland, Justin Henin Junior Cup in Belgium and Talkea Open in Luxembourg, as well as three singles finalist appearances

Personal

  • Computer Science major
  • Recipient of the Jonathan W. Old, Jr. Endowed Men’s Tennis Scholarship

VIRGINIA CAREER STATS

SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2020-21 15-7 15-7 8-3 11-7 11-7 6-2
2021-22 26-9 15-6 6-1 26-10 16-8 3-2
Career 41-16 30-13 14-4 37-17 27-15 9-4