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Iñaki Montes de la Torre

Pamplona, Spain
Iñaki Montes de la Torre - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship
  • 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 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 career-best No. 29 in the ITA Singles rankings (3/23). Ranked No. 45 in the ITA preseason singles rankings
  • 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)

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)


  • 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


  • 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


  • Economics major
  • Recipient of the 2021-2022 E. Massie Valentine Men’s Tennis Scholarship


Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2020-21 18-4 18-4 9-0 16-5 16-5 9-1
Career 18-4 18-4 9-0 16-5 16-5 9-1