The University of Virginia beats Ohio State to win the NCAA Championship title!

This is Virginia's second consecutive NCAA championship and sixth overall

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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The University of Virginia beats Ohio State to win the NCAA Championship title!

The University of Virginia men's tennis team defeated Ohio State 4-0, Sunday, May 21, 2023, to win the 2023 NCAA Men's Tennis Team Championship, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. This is Virginia's second consecutive NCAA championship and sixth overall.

Virginia finishes the season with a 22-game hitting streak and hasn't lost an outdoor game this season. This is the second NCAA title won by a Virginia team this year after the women's swimming title in March and the 33rd overall.

The men's tennis team won its first title in 2013, added three in a row from 2015-17, and won back-to-back titles in 2022-23.

This is the second championship with Pedroso as head coach. He was the associate head coach for the 2013 NCAA champion team. Virginia won the doubles point and won three singles matches in straight sets. Junior Iñaki Montes grabbed the win with a two-court win.

In doubles, the Cavaliers slipped into an opening hole with Buckeyes Cannon Kingsley and JJ Tracy winning 6-3 on course three, but Chris Rodesch and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg tied it up with a 6-2 win on course two. Von der Schulenburg was serving 5-2 and took an even point to win that game.

On the deciding pitch, Montes and William Woodall were serving 5-3 and also won an even run to secure the win and score the run for the Cavaliers.

Von der Schulenburg won 6-2, 6-1 against No.

22 JJ Tracy on court three to put the Cavaliers up 2-0 before court six finished the first set. Rodesch struggled in his first set against No. 24 Justin Boulais on top court, knocking him out for a 6-4 win, and then took the second set 6-2 to put the Cavaliers ahead 3-0.

Montes also had a tight first set against No. 11 Cannon Kingsley on court two, making it 6-4. Montes led 5-2 in the second set and served to win the match, firing off an ace to seal the championship. Rodesch was named tournament MVP.

He was one of four singles players to earn All-Tournament Team honors. Virginia also had two of the three All-Tournament doubles teams, including Rodesch and von der Schulenburg at No. 2.

Men's singles

#9 Chris Rodesch (VA) def.

#24 Justin Boulais (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
#26 Inaki Montes (VA) def. #11 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) 6-4, 6-2
#49 J vd Schulenburg (VA) def. #22 JJ Tracy (OSU) 6-2, 6-1
#87 Ryan Goetz (VA) vs. #34 James Trotter (OSU) 6-4, 3-6, unfinished
Alexander Kiefer (VA) vs.

#41 Alexander Bernard (OSU) 2-6, 6-3, 2-0, unfinished
Mans Dahlberg (VA) vs. Jack Anthrop (OSU) 6-7 (7), 0-1, unfinished

Men's doubles

#58 Inaki Montes/William Woodall (VA) def. #21 Robert Cash/Justin Boulais (OSU) 6-3
Chris Rodesch/J vd Schulenburg (VA) def.

#16 Andrew Lutschaunig/James Trotter (OSU) 6-2
Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Ryan Goetz/Alexander Kiefer (VA) 6-3

About the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public research university located in Charlottesville, Virginia and was founded by Thomas Jefferson.

Conceived in 1800, and opened in 1819, it is important in the history of the United States for being the first to offer studies on subjects that are now common, such as architecture, astronomy and philosophy, as well as the first to divide school and church.

Its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was the first engineering school in the United States associated with a university. Grape. it was officially included in The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia. The University, along with Jefferson's Monticello House, was named a World Heritage Site, one of three modern American places to have been honored.

It was the first campus in the world to be included by UNESCO in this list. The University of Virginia sports program is a Division I-A member and, since 1953, has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Photo Credits: UVA website

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