Men’s Tennis: No. 5 Cavaliers host top-ranked Ohio State Saturday

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The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team hosts No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday at 12 p.m. at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.


  • Live streaming and live scoring will be available for the matches. Links are posted on
  • Admission is free


  • Virginia (7-1) dipped to No. 5 in the latest ITA Team Rankings after being edged 4-3 by then-No. 5 Kentucky last Friday. Ohio State moved up from No. 2 to No. 1 in this week’s poll. Kentucky is now ranked No. 2
  • Chris Rodesch missed the Kentucky match to compete in a Davis Cup tie. He helped lead Luxembourg to a 4-1 victory against South Africa, including winning a singles match on the first day of play to give his nation a then 2-0 lead
  • In the first updated singles rankings since the start of dual match season, Rodesch is No. 29 and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg is No. 30. Iñaki Montes is No. 70
  • Rodesch is ranked No. 20 in doubles when partnering with Ryan Goetz and No. 42 alongside Bar Botzer
  • Von der Schulenburg has won his last seven singles matches, going 7-0 in duals. He is 12-3 overall this season
  • Rodesch has won five straight and is 5-0 in duals with an 11-3 overall record
  • Montes is also perfect in duals with a 5-0 record and a 10-3 overall mark


  • This is the first time the Buckeyes (10-0) have been ranked No. 1 since spending 13 weeks ranked No. 1 at the end of the 2019 season
  • Five Buckeyes are ranked in the singles and doubles rankings. JJ Tracy leads the way as he is ranked No. 9 in singles and No. 1 in doubles with Andrew Lutschaunig
  • Ohio State is coming off a 4-3 win on Thursday night at No. 9 Wake Forest
  • Virginia leads the all-time series 9-6. The teams have split the last eight meetings dating back to 2012. The Buckeyes swept Virginia 4-0 last season in Columbus.


This is the final match for the Cavaliers before heading to Chicago next week to compete at the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championships, being held Feb. 17-20 at the XS Tennis Village.