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Chris Rodesch

6'6''
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Angelsberg, Luxembourg
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Chris Rodesch - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • Three-time ITA Singles All-American (2022-24)
  • 2023 Singles Semifinalist
  • 2023 ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2022, 2023 & 2024 All-ACC First Team
  • 2024 All-ACC Doubles Third Team
  • 2023 ACC Championship MVP
  • 2023 NCAA Tournament MVP

2023-24
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  • All-ACC First Team in singles, his third straight year on the first team
  • All-ACC Third Team in doubles
  • Invited to compete as the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, earning his third-straight All-America honor in singles
  • Moved back into the top-10 of the singles rankings on Feb. 20 where he has remained since, rising to as high as a No. 3 ranking (5/2)
  • Went 11-1 in ACC singles and 16-2 in dual matches during the regular season
  • Ranked No. 2 in the ITA Preseason Singles Rankings, the highest ranking of his career
  • Defeated No. 1 Eliot Spizzirri of Texas 6-3, 6-3 for the highest-ranked win of his career (1/18). Spizzirri was also the 2023 ITA National Player of the Year
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week and the ACC Doubles Team of the Week after the victory against Texas (1/23)
  • Picked up a victory against No. 9 Johannus Monday in the ITA Indoors quarterfinals to clinch the match and advance the Cavaliers to the semifinals. It was his second top-10 win in the month of February (2/17)
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week after ITA Indoors, his second time this season and eighth overall time earning the honor (2/20)
  • Moved back into the top-10 of the singles rankings, moving up to No. 10 (2/20) where he has remained since, rising to as high as a No. 6 ranking
  • Topped No. 11 Andres Martin of Georgia Tech in straight sets (4/13)
  • Ranked No. 21 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings (with Edoardo Graziani)
  • Advanced to the quarterfinals in singles at the ITA All-American (10/6)
  • Helped lead the Luxembourg Davis Cup team to a 3-2 victory against Slovenia and a spot in the World Group I playoffs, clinching the win with his singles victory (9/16)
  • CSC Academic All-Region

2022-23 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • MVP of the 2023 NCAA Championship, helping to lead his team to its second straight and sixth overall NCAA title
  • MVP of the 2023 ACC Championship, helping to lead his team to its third straight conference title
  • ITA Singles All-American, his second time earning the honor
  • All-ACC First Team, his second time earning the honor
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Doubles
  • NCAA Singles Semifinalist
  • 9-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, his second time earning an invitation to the championship
  • Ranked No. 7 in the preseason singles rankings, ended the season ranked No. 5
  • Ranked No. 9  in doubles in the preseason rankings with Bar Botzer; finished the year ranked No. 44 with Jeffrey von der Schulenburg and No. 48 with Ryan Goetz
  • Went 31-7 in singles including going 21-3 in dual matches and 18-1 at No. 1. Picked up 21 wins against ranked opponents
  • Went 22-9 in doubles
  • Had a 17-match win streak in singles snapped in the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. He did not lose a singles match from March 13- May 25
  • Named both the ACC Player of the Week and ACC Doubles Team of the Week (with Bar Botzer) after picking up two singles wins against Baylor and Liberty as well as downing the third-ranked doubles team of Finn Bass and Juan Pablo Grassi Mazzuchi in a tiebreaker, 8-6, to clinch the doubles point against the Bears (1/24)
  • Defeated No. 2 Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc of Florida State in straight sets, the highest-ranked player Rodesch has defeated in his career (3/5)
  • Named the ACC Singles Player of the Week for the second time this season and fourth overall after the win against Cornut-Chauvinc as well as a straight-set victory against No. 28 Dan Martin of Miami (3/7)
  • Picked up back-to-back top-25 wins against No. 22 Ryan Seggerman of North Carolina (3/17) and No. 12 Garrett Johns of Duke (3/19)
  • Picked up a third top-25 win in a two-week span by topping No. 20 Henry von der Schulenburg of Harvard in straight sets (3/26)
  • Picked up his second top-five win of the season, winning 6-2, 6-3 against No. 5 Melios Efstathiou at Wake Forest (4/7)
  • Earned his third ACC Player of the Week honor of the season (fifth overall) with his win against Efstathiou and NC State’s Luca Staeheli (4/11)
  • Picked up his third top 10 singles win of the year with a 6-4, 6-7 (4), 10-4 victory against No. 9 Andres Martin of Georgia Tech (4/16)
  • Was named the ACC Player of the Week for the fourth time this season (sixth overall) after the win against Andres Martin (4/18)
  • Went 9-1 in ACC singles matches, his only loss coming against Sebastian Dominko of Notre Dame
  • Tallied his fourth top 10 win of the season with a 6-1, 6-4 victory against No. 6 Antoine Cornut-Chauvinc in the semifinals of the ACC Championship (4/22)
  • CSC Academic All-District for tennis
  • VaSID State Player of the Year
  • VaSID All-State first team in singles and doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • All-ACC Academic Team

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

  • Foreign Affairs 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
2022-23 31-7 21-3 9-1 22-9 19-6 6-2
Career 72-23 51-16 23-5 59-26 46-21 15-6