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Jeffrey von der Schulenburg

6'1''
Height
Sophomore
Class
Zurich, Switzerland
Hometown
Laurel Springs
High School
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Jeffrey von der Schulenburg - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023-24
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  • CSC Academic All-America Second Team
  • Gus Tebell Memorial Award as UVA’s fourth-year male student-athlete with the highest scholastic average through his four years
  • Winner of the Elite 90 Award at the NCAA Championships, the first player in program history to earn the prestigious honor. It is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships
  • All-ACC Third Team in both singles and doubles. Named to an All-ACC team in each of his four years
  • Was the first alternate for the NCAA Singles Championship, moving into the field via withdrawls but chose not to compete in the championship
  • ITA All-American Consolation Singles Finalist (10/8)
  • Ranked No. 13 in the ITA Preseason Singles Rankings, the highest ranking of his career. He finished the season ranked No. 61
  • Ranked No. 47 in the ITA Preseason Doubles Rankings (with Alex Kiefer)
  • Led the team in singles victories at 26-14 and tied for team lead in doubles wins at 22-12
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week (with Chris Rodesch) after picking up doubles wins at No. 2 in the Texas and South Carolina matches (1/23)
  • Picked up a win against No. 11 doubles team of Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang of Duke at ITA Indoors (2/16)
  • Picked up a win against the No. 22 doubles team of Wayand and Borisiouk of NC State to clinch the doubles point against the Wolfpack (3/3)
  • Ended the regular season on a nine-match wine streak in singles
  • Topped No. 10 Alexander Bernard of Ohio State at the ITA All-American, the third top-10 victory of his career (10/6)
  • Advanced to the semifinals of both singles and doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional, falling in singles and withdrawing from doubles (10/15)
  • Recipient of the Norton Pritchett Memorial Award (Coach’s Award of Excellence) at the Hoos Choice Awards
  • CSC Academic All-Region
  • 97-34 career mark in singles and 78-35 in doubles
  • Part of a four-year class that won four regular-season ACC titles, going 48-0 in regular-season matches, collecting three ACC tournament championships. Those teams won 62 consecutive matches against ACC opponents, including post-season, ITA Kickoff Weekend, ITA Indoors and non-conference meetings

SUMMER 2023

  • Competed at the 2021 FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China, winning a bronze in doubles and a silver in the team category
  • Represented Switzerland in the international competition featuring university-aged athletes competing in 18 different disciplines
  • He is the second player in program history to medal at the World University Games. Dominic Inglot won silver in doubles in 2009 while representing the United Kingdom
  • Chengdu was set to host the event in 2021, but it has twice been rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is still referred to as the 2021 FISU World University Games even though the competition is taking place in 2023

2022-23 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • All-ACC Third Team
  • NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Doubles
  • Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, his third straight year earning a spot in the championship
  • Tied for the team lead with 31 singles victories and a team-best 25 dual match singles wins, going 31-7 and 25-5 respectively
  • 24-9 in doubles
  • Ranked No. 21 in the preseason singles rankings; finished the year ranked No. 33
  • Finished the year ranked No. 44 in doubles, partnering with Chris Rodesch (10-1 record together)
  • Downed No. 6 Nikola Slavic of Ole Miss in straight sets, the highest-ranked win of his career (10/01)
  • Went 8-0 in his first nine singles matches during dual season with one abandonment
  • Picked up a top-15 win with a straight-set victory against No. 14 Joshua Lapadat of Kentucky (2/3)
  • CSC Academic All-District for tennis
  • VaSID All-State first team in doubles and singles
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer of 2022

  • Won the doubles title at the ITF World Tennis Tour 15K in Bern, Switzerland, his first career ITF WTT title, partnering with TCU/Texas A&M alum Juan Carlos Aguilar
  • Also competed in three other ITF World Tennis tour events
  • Was edged in the qualifying final of the ATP Challenger in Zug, Switzerland

2021-22 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • All-ACC Second Team, his second time earning All-Conference honors
  • Named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team at No. 3 Singles and No. 3 Doubles
  • Clinched the match against No. 2 Florida in the NCAA Quarterfinals, downing Duarte Vale 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3
  • Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship, his second-straight invitation to the tournament
  • Opened the singles tournament with a straight-set victory against 9-16 Seed Clement Chidekh of Washington (5/24)
  • Had a 15-match win streak snapped in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship when he lost to Brian Cernoch of UNC
  • Finished the year with a 24-5 record in singles and 15-9 in doubles
  • Ranked No. 34 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, moving up to a season-best No. 24 (4/13). Finished the year ranked No. 38
  • Named the ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the week after topping No. 9 Gabriel Diallo of Kentucky in three sets, the highest-ranked opponent he has played in his career. It was also Diallo’s first loss in a spring dual match after starting 10-0 (4/5)
  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of the ITF World Tennis Tour 15k in Fayetteville, going on to the tournament quarterfinals (9/22)
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • VaSID All-State First Team in Singles
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2021

  • Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of the World Tennis Tour 15K in Genova, Italy edging Gabriele Pitaino of Italy 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the qualifying final. Also advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles main draw, playing with Raphael Baltensperger (6/14)
  • Earned a wildcard into the main draw of singles and doubles of the World Tennis Tour 25K in Klosters, Switzerland (6/14)
  • Also played in ITF World Tennis Tour 15ks in Slovakia, Italy and Luxembourg

2021

  • All-ACC First Team
  • ITA Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Singles Championship
  • No. 3 on the ITA’s preseason national  Top-10 Newcomers list
  • Was ranked No. 106 in the preseason ITA singles rankings before ever playing a collegiate match. Moved up to No. 21 in the rankings after the first update of the season (3/23), rising to a season-high No. 14 in the second (3/30). Finished the year ranked No. 51
  • No. 2 in the Atlantic Region final singles rankings
  • ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team at No. 3 Doubles
  • Began his collegiate career by winning his first seven singles matches, including three wins against ranked opponents
  • Had a streak of 11-straight doubles wins (with Iñaki Montes) in completed matches from Feb. 13- Apr. 18
  • First ACC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week  of 2021 after picking up two singles wins at ITA Kickoff weekend, including topping No. 80 James Trotter of Ohio State in straight sets
  • ACC Doubles Team of the Week with Iñaki Montes 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)
  • Earned his second ACC Doubles Team of the Week honor after he and Iñaki Montes had a dominant 6-2 victory against the Hokies (4/6)
  • Clinched the victory in the Cavaliers’ ACC Quarterfinal 4-3 victory over Georgia Tech (4/23)
  • Enrolled at the University and joined the team in January 2021
  • VaSID State Rookie of the Year, First Team All-State in singles and Second Team in doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background

  • Reached a career-high No. 7 junior ranking in January of 2020
  • Played in the Junior French Open and Junior Australian Open last year
  • Has won four juniors singles titles, including a pair of victories in Cairo in 2019, and three doubles championships
  • Advanced to the semifinals in singles at the 2019 Orange Bowl
  • Played in five ITF World Tennis Tour pro events in 2020, advancing to the second round in back-to-back tournaments in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, in November
  • Older brother, Henry, plays tennis at Harvard
  • Recipient of the Thomas Family Endowed Scholarship and the Men’s Tennis Bicentennial Scholarship
  • Global Studies major, Entrepreneurship minor – will graduate in December 2024

VIRGINIA CAREER STATS

SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2020-21 16-6 16-6 8-2 17-5 17-5 10-1
2021-22 24-5 19-1 5-0 15-9 13-8 6-1
2022-23 31-9 25-5 9-2 24-9 20-6 7-2
2023-24 26-14 15-8 9-3 22-12 16-8 5-3
Career 97-34 75-20 31-7 78-35 50-31 28-7