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Iñaki Montes de la Torre

5'9''
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Senior
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Pamplona, Spain
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Iñaki Montes de la Torre - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023-24
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  • ITA Doubles All-American his second All-America honor in doubles and third overall All-America honor in his career
  • All-ACC First Team in singles, his fourth All-ACC singles (or combined) honor and second time on the first team
  • All-ACC Third Team in doubles, his second doubles honor (first awarded in 2023)
  • Invited to compete in the NCAA Singles Championship and was a 5-8 seed seed in the Doubles Championship, but withdrew from the fields of both tournaments prior to the start of the competition
  • Ranked No. 8 in the Preseason ITA Singles Rankings, ranked as high as No. 27 during the season. Finished the year ranked No. 33
  • Ranked No. 31 in the Preseason ITA Doubles Rankings (with James Hopper), rising to a No. 5 ranking (5/2) and finishing the year ranked No. 11
  • 15-7 in singles and 18-5 in doubles
  • Picked up a top-25 win against No. 25 Filippo Moroni of Wake Forest, downing him in straight sets (3/1)
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career after helping lead UVA to wins against No. 3 Wake Forest and No. 22 NC State (3/5)
  • Earned his second ACC Player of the Week honor of the season (fifth of his career) after picking up straight-set wins against No. 33 Etienne Donnet of Louisville and No. 34 Sebastian Dominko of Notre Dame (3/19)
  • Also named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week (with James Hopper) after going 2-0 including topping the No. 11 team of Dominko and Malkowski of Notre Dame
  • Moved up to a No. 11 doubles ITA Doubles ranking (with James Hopper) after wins against Louisville and Notre Dame (3/19)
  • Advanced to the semifinals in doubles (with James Hopper) and the quarterfinals in singles at the ITA All-American (10/7)
  • Picked up two top-10 victories in doubles at the ITA All-American, downing No. 2 Sheldon Baris of Michigan State and No. 10 Zhang Heller of Duke (10/7)
  • Finished his career 73-25 in singles and 80-26 in doubles
  • 12-1 record in NCAA Team Championship singles matches and 12-2 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
  • All-ACC Academic Team

2022-23 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • 2023 WINA UVA Male Athlete of the Year. He is the fifth men’s tennis player to earn the athletic department’s top honor, joining Brian Vahaly (2001), Somdev Devvarman (2008), Jarmere Jenkins (2013) and Carol Söderlund (2021)
  • Won the clinching point in the NCAA Final against Ohio State, winning 6-4, 6-2 against No. 11 Cannon Kingsley
  • CSC Academic All-America Second Team, the third player in program history to be named an academic All-American, joining Carl Söderlund (2019-20) and Scott Lebovitz (1997)
  • ITA Doubles All-American
  • All-NCAA Tournament Team at No. 2 Singles and No. 1 Doubles
  • All-ACC Second Team
  • All-ACC Doubles First Team (with Ryan Goetz)
  • NCAA Doubles Championship selection as a 5-8 seed with Ryan Goetz. The duo earned the ACC’s automatic qualification into the championship as the top-ranked duo in the conference, earning All-America honors with the seeding
  • NCAA Singles Championship selection, his second time earning an at-large bid into the field
  • Finished the year 18-9 in singles and 20-9 in doubles
  • Ranked a career-best No. 4 in the preseason singles rankings; finished the year ranked No. 23
  • Ranking No. 28 in the preseason doubles rankings partnered with Ryan Goetz; ranked as high as No. 8 with Goetz, finishing the year ranked N0. 15
  • Opened the fall season by picking up a victory against No. 1 Stefan Dostanic of USC,  3-6, 7-5, 3-0 (ret.), his second time picking up a victory against the top-ranked singles player in the nation
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week after picking up straight-set victories on the top court against Virginia Tech and Boston College and then winning the clinching match at No. 13 Harvard against No. 30 Harris Walker (3/28). It is the third ACC Player of the Week honor of his career and his fifth overall weekly conference accolade
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week with William Woodall after clinching the doubles point at NC State with a 6-3 victory against No. 15 Robin Catry and Staeheli  and winning 6-2 against Wake Forest’s top doubles team (4/11)
  • CSC Academic All-District for tennis
  • VaSID All-State first team in doubles and singles
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Summer 2022

  • Reached a career-best ATP doubles ranking of 396 (8/1/22) and 507 in singles (11/21/22)
  • 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
2022-23 18-9 13-5 6-1 20-9 18-7 9-1
2023-24 15-7 10-4 5-2 18-5 14-4 8-2
Career 73-25 54-16 25-3 80-26 70-23 35-6