Men’s Tennis: No. 8 Cavaliers slip past No. 22 Wolfpack, 4-3

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The No. 8 Virginia men’s tennis team picked up a 4-3 victory against No. 22 NC State on Sunday at the Virginia Tennis Facility at the Boar’s Head Resort.

The Cavaliers (10-4, 2-0 ACC) won the doubles point and picked up victories on singles courts one, five and six. Senior Alexander Kiefer won the clinching point for the Cavaliers.

Freshman Dylan Dietrich and senior Iñaki Montes picked up a 6-3 win on the third doubles court, with seniors Chris Rodesch and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg following with a 6-4 victory on court one to take the doubles point.

In singles, court six was the only court to be decided in straight sets, where sophomore Måns Dahlberg won 6-3, 6-4 to give UVA a 2-0 lead.

Rodesch came back from dropping his first set against Robin Catry to take his second and third 6-3, 6-1 to put UVA ahead 3-0.

NC State (8-4, 1-1) countered with third-set victories on courts two and four to make it 3-2.

Kiefer had won his first set on court five 6-2 against Damien Salvestre, was edged 7-5 in the second set to force a third. He took the third set 6-2 to clinch the victory.

After the match was clinched, Montes retired from his singles match to give NC State its third point.


“Another really competitive match with NC State. They always fight super hard. They have really good doubles teams across the line and really good players down the six single spots. We always have competitive matches with them and the guys were ready and we fought hard. It came down to the end. Great job, Alex Kiefer, for clinching. Thank you to the crowd for coming out and cheering us on.”


  • Virginia’s last ACC loss was on March 17, 2019, against Wake Forest. The team has won 43 consecutive conference matches


The Cavaliers hit the road next weekend, playing at North Carolina on Friday and at No. 11 Duke on Sunday.


1. #10 Chris Rodesch (VA) def. #61 Robin Catry (ST) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
2. #109 Braden Shick (ST) def. #50 Dylan Dietrich (VA) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
3. Luca Staeheli (ST) def. #55 Iñaki Montes (VA) 2-6, 6-4, 3-2, retired
4. Fons Van Sambeek (ST) def. #45 Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (VA) 6-1, 5-7, 6-3
5. Alexander Kiefer (VA) def. Damien Salvestre (ST) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
6. Måns Dahlberg (VA) def. #124 Joseph Wayand (ST) 6-3, 6-4

1. #48 Chris Rodesch/Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (VA) def. #22 Joseph Wayand/Martin Borisiouk (ST) 6-4
2. James Hopper/Edoardo Graziani (VA) vs. Robin Catry/Luca Staeheli (ST) 5-5, unfinished
3. Dylan Dietrich/Iñaki Montes (VA) def. Braden Shick/Damien Salvestre (ST) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (6,1,2,4,5)