Men’s Tennis: Ohio State shuts out Cavaliers in ITA consolation match

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The No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss against No. 1 Ohio State in a consolation match at the 2023 ITA National Team Indoor Championships on Sunday at the XS Tennis Village in Chicago.

Ohio State (13-1) took a 6-0 decision on doubles court two to start the match. Juniors Alex Kiefer and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg won 6-4 on court three to even play. The battle of a pair of top-25 doubles teams at court one would prove to be the decider, with the match going to a tiebreaker. Ohio State’s Andrew Lutschaunig and James Trotter pulled out the 7-3 victory to clinch the double point for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State picked up straight-set victories on courts two, three and five to win the match.

The Cavaliers (8-4) advanced to the ITA Indoors quarterfinals with a 4-3 victory against No. 12 Tennessee before falling 4-0 against No. 4 Michigan on Saturday.

This was the second meeting between UVA and Ohio State in eight days. The Buckeyes won the Feb. 11 meeting in Charlottesville by a 4-1 final.


1. Justin Boulais (OSU) vs. #70 Iñaki Montes (VA) 7-6 (7-5), 2-2, unfinished
2. Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. #29 Chris Rodesch (VA) 6-3, 6-2
3. #9 JJ Tracy (OSU) def. #30 Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (VA) 6-4, 6-4
4. #28 James Trotter (OSU) vs. Ryan Goetz (VA) 6-1, 4-6, 0-1, unfinished
5. #75 Robert Cash (OSU) def. Alexander Kiefer (VA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Jack Anthrop (OSU) vs. Mans Dahlberg (VA) 0-6, 6-3, 1-2, unfinished

1. #25 Andrew Lutschaunig/James Trotter (OSU) def. #20 Ryan Goetz/Chris Rodesch (VA) 7-6 (7-3)
2. Justin Boulais/Robert Cash (OSU) def. Mans Dahlberg/Iñaki Montes (VA) 6-0
3. Alexander Kiefer/Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (VA) def. JJ Tracy/Cannon Kingsley (OSU) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,5,3)