CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Members of the Virginia men’s tennis team will be competing at the 75K Jonathan Fried Pro Challenger being held at the indoor courts of the Boar’s Head Sports Club Oct. 29- Nov. 5.
Iñaki Montes, Douglas Yaffa, James Hopper and Dylan Dietrich will begin play in qualifying matches on Sunday. Chris Rodesch will play in the main draw. Virginia alums Alexander Ritschard and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski will also be competing in the main draw in singles and doubles.
Both Montes and Dietrich won their qualifying openers with Montes earning a spot in the main draw with a 7-5, 6-2 win against No. 386 Christian Langmo.
Dietrich and James Hopper will play in the doubles main draw.
Admission is free for matches through Thursday.
This is the 14th year of the event that benefits Special Olympics.
Thursday, Nov. 2
- Alexander Ritschard will face top-seeded Michael Mmoh at noon in the first match on the Brenda Myers Court
- Iñaki Montes takes on No. 245 Beibit Zhukayev as the second match on the Brenda Myers Court
- Dylan Dietrich and James Hopper face top-seeded Smith & Verbeek as the last match on Court 9
Main Draw First Round
- Iñaki Montes topped 6-seed, No. 174 Adam Walton 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to advance to the Round of 16 of the main draw
- Alexander Ritschard topped No. 328 Aidan McHugh 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the Round of 16
- Chris Rodesch fell 7-6 (5), 6-1 against 7-seed No. 180 Denis Kudla
- Dylan Dietrich and James Hopper advanced to the quarterfinals when Sebastian Fanselow and Lucas Gerch retired with an injury
- Thai-Son Kwiatkowski was edged 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) by No. 245 Beibit Zhukayev of Kazakhstan
- Kwiatkowski and Kudla won 6-3, 7-6 (4) against Harrison and Libietis to advance to the doubles quarterfinals
Monday, Oct. 30 – Qualifying Finals
- Iñaki Montes downed No. 386 Christian Langmo 7-5, 6-2 to advance through qualifying into the main draw
- Dylan Dietrich fell 7-6 (1), 6-3 against No. 461 Ethan Quinn, the 2023 NCAA Singles Champion
- Thai-Son Kwiatkowski will play his main draw first round match against No. 245 Beibit Zhukayev of Kazakhstan at approximately 5 p.m. on the Brenda Myers court