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Iñaki Montes de la Torre

5'9''
Height
Freshman
Class
Pamplona, Spain
Hometown
Iñaki Montes de la Torre - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

Inaki Montes pronunciation

2022-23

  • Ranked a career-best No. 4 in the preseason singles rankings
  • Ranking No. 28 in the preseason doubles rankings partnered with Ryan Goetz
  • Opened the fall season by picking up a victory against No. 1 Stefan Dostanic of USC,  3-6, 7-5, 3-0 (ret.)

Summer 2022

  • Played in four ITF World Tennis Tournament 25K tournaments and two ATP Challengers
  • Won the singles and doubles titles at the WTT 25K in Mungia, Spain, his first career singles title and his second doubles title (6/20)
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinals in doubles at the WTT 25k in Getxo, Spain (6/27)
  • Won two matches in qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw at the Pozoblanco Open, his second time qualifying for a Challenger main draw
  • Won the doubles title at the Open Catilla y Leon ATP CHallenger in Segovia, Spain, partnering with Nicolas Alvarez Varona, his first career Challenger-level title. They defeated defeated Florida State alum Benjamin Lock and his brother, Courtney, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the final

2021-22 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • ACC Player of the Year
  • ITA Singles All-American
  • All-ACC First Team, his second All-ACC honor, but his first time being named to the first team
  • Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles
  • Finished the year with a then-career-best No. 12 singles ranking
  • Defeated 2021 NCAA Singles Champion Sam Riffice 7-5, 6-4 in the NCAA Quarterfinal match against Florida (5/19)
  • Earned his first career win against a top-10 opponent with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory against No. 10 Johannus Monday of Tennessee in the NCAA Championship Semifinals (5/21)
  • Defeated Monday for the second time in four days in the Second Round of the NCAA Singles Championship, advancing to the Round of 16 with a 6-2, 6-1 win
  • Defeated No. 1 Daniel Rodrigues of South Carolina 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the NCAA Singles Round of 16. Rodrigues was the 2-seed in the tournament but was No. 1 in the ITA rankings (5/25)
  • Fell in the  NCAA Singles quarterfinals in a rematch against Riffice
  • Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, his first time playing in the individual championships
  • 22-5 in singles and 26-8 in doubles
  • Named the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week (1/25) after picking up a straight-set victory against No. 17 Henry von der Schulenburg of Harvard, the then highest-ranked victory of his career. It was his second ACC POW honor of his career and fourth overall weekly conference award
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the week, partnering with Ryan Goetz, after topping a pair of ranked doubles teams, No. 19 Luca Staeheli and Catry of NC State and No. 74 Eduardo Nava and Matthew Thomson of Wake Forest (3/19)
  • Won the clinching point in the ACC Championship final for the second-straight year, topping Benjamin Sigouin 7-3 in a tiebreaker to decide the third set (4/24)
  • Moved up to a then career-best No. 29 in the ITA Singles rankings (3/23). Ranked No. 45 in the ITA preseason singles rankings
  • Finished the year ranked No. 61 in doubles with Ryan Goetz
  • Runner-up in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional. Also doubles runner-up with Ryan Goetz
  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of the ITF World Tennis Tour 15k in Fayetteville, advancing to the Round of 16 before being eliminated by teammate Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (9/27)
  • VaSID All-State First Team in singles and Second Team in doubles
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2021

  • Won the doubles title at the World Tennis Tour 25K in Bakio, Spain his first ITF World Tennis Tour title, partnering with fellow Spaniard Antonio Prat to defeat the top-seeded duo in the championship match (6/28)
  • Made his first career appearance in a Futures final, finishing as the runner-up in singles, falling in three sets at the World Tennis Tour 15K in Xativa, Spain. He also advanced to the semifinals in doubles (8/1)
  • Won three matches in qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of the World Tennis Tour 15K in Denia, Spain. Was edged 7-5, 7-6 (5), in his first-round match while facing the tournament’s No. 5 seed (7/27)

2020-21

  • All-ACC Second Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team at No. 3 Doubles
  • Ranked No. 98 in singles in the first update of individual rankings by the ITA (3/23), rising to a season-best No. 42 in the second (3/30). Finished the year ranked No. 67
  • No. 3 in the Atlantic Region final singles rankings
  • Finished conference play with a perfect 9-0 singles record
  • Went 3-0 in singles in the NCAA Championship
  • Finished the season winning 14 of his last 15 completed singles matches, posting an 18-4 overall record
  • Had a streak of 11-straight doubles wins (with Jeffrey von der Schulenburg) in completed matches from Feb. 13- Apr. 18
  • Went 16-5 in doubles, including a 9-1 mark in conference play
  • Named the ACC Co-Singles Player of the Week after a dominant 6-1, 6-2 victory against Virginia Tech’s Hugo Maia (4/6)
  • ACC Doubles Team of the Week with Jeffrey von der Schulenburg after winning road matches at No. 3 against No. 16 NC State and No. 13 Wake Forest, extending their win streak to five-straight matches (3/2)
  • Was also named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week after a dominant 6-2 win in doubles in the Virginia Tech match (4/6)
  • Clinched the Cavaliers’ victory in both the ACC semifinals and finals. He secured UVA’s 4-3 win against UNC in the finals by wrapping up a 6-2, 6-4 win against Simon Soendergaard on court four
  • VaSID All-State Second Team in singles and doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background

  • 2019 Spanish Junior National Champion
  • Ranked No. 60 in the Spanish Men’s National Rankings
  • Ranked as high as No. 85 in the junior rankings
  • 28-4 mark in singles in juniors matches in 2019
  • Three international junior singles titles, hoisting the trophy at the Sanchez-Casal Junior Cup, the XXV International Junior de Leiria in Portugal and the ITF Junior Tennis Club de Kelibia in Tunisia, as well as two other semifinal finishes; and two doubles titles

Personal

  • Economics major
  • Recipient of the E. Massie Valentine Men’s Tennis Scholarship and the John H. Mulholland Men’s Tennis Scholarship

VIRGINIA CAREER STATS

SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2020-21 18-4 18-4 9-0 16-5 16-5 9-1
2021-22 22-5 13-3 5-1 26-8 22-7 9-2
Career 40-9 31-7 14-1 42-13 38-12 18-3