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No. 5 Virginia wins 4-2 at Notre Dame

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

men's tennisThe No. 5 Virginia men’s tennis team logged a 4-2 victory at Notre Dame on Friday in the penultimate match of the regular season.

Virginia (17-2, 11-0 ACC) won the doubles point in a tiebreaker ahead of tight singles matches in which four of the six went to a third set. Junior William Woodall (Washington, D.C.) clinched the victory for the Cavaliers.

In doubles, Notre Dame (12-9, 5-5 ACC) held the early advantage after winning 6-2 on court three. The freshmen tandem of Iñaki Montes (Pamplona, Spain) and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (Zurich, Switzerland) evened things up with a 6-4 win on court two. Woodall and freshman Chris Rodesch (Angelsberg, Luxembourg), playing together for the first time this season, clinched the point by winning a tiebreaker to decide their match on the top court.

Senior Gianni Ross (Chicago, Ill.) gave UVA a 2-0 lead with a straight-set win on singles court four. Notre Dame got on the board with a straight-set win on court one, making it 2-1.

The other four courts all split sets. Montes, playing on court two, had won his first set 6-2, but dropped his second 6-3. He picked up a late break to win the decider 7-5 and put the Cavaliers ahead 3-1. Notre Dame won on court six to make it 3-2. Woodall rebounded from a 7-5 setback in his second set to down Connor Fu 6-2 in the third set to seal the victory for the Cavaliers.

Virginia 4, Notre Dame 2

Singles competition

  1. #35 Axel Nefve (NDMTEN) def. #24 J vd Schulenburg (VA) 6-3, 7-6
  2. #49 Inaki Montes (VA) def. Richard Ciamarra (NDMTEN) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
  3. Tristan McCormick (NDMTEN) vs. Ryan Goetz (VA) 2-6, 7-6, 3-2, unfinished
  4. Gianni Ross (VA) def. Matthew Che (NDMTEN) 6-2, 6-2
  5. William Woodall (VA) def. Connor Fu (NDMTEN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
  6. William Howells (NDMTEN) def. Alexander Kiefer (VA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. William Woodall/Chris Rodesch (VA) def. Axel Nefve/Tristan McCormick (NDMTEN) 7-6
  2. J vd Schulenburg/Inaki Montes (VA) def. William Howells/Brandon Ancona (NDMTEN) 6-4
  3. Matthew Che/Richard Ciamarra (NDMTEN) def. Ryan Goetz/Matthew Lord (VA) 6-2

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,2,6,5)

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