GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia men’s tennis swept Ohio State, 4-0, to repeat as National Champions, earning its sixth NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship on Sunday afternoon at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida. This is the seventh NCAA championship won by an ACC school in the 2022-23 school year.
The ACC has won seven men’s tennis national championships, including six by Virginia. Wake Forest won in 2018.
Fifth-seeded Virginia clinched the doubles point over third-seeded Ohio State with wins from William Woodall and Inaki Montes on Court 1 (6-3), and Chris Rodesch and Jeffrey von der Schulenburg on Court 2 (6-2).
The Cavaliers won all three singles matches by straight set victories on Courts 1, 2 and 3. Rodesch earned a 6-4, 6-2, over Justin Boulais at the No. 1 slot. von der Schulenburg took a 6-2, 6-1 victory on Court 2 to put Virginia within one point of the championship, 3-0.
Montes clinched the match for the Cavaliers on Court 3 with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Cannon Kingsley to complete the upset and secure a back-to-back Championship.
Virginia and Ohio State played twice during the regular season with the Buckeyes claiming both matches. Ohio State won 4-1 in Charlottesville and swept the Cavaliers 4-0 at the ITA Indoor Championship.
This year ties the record for national championships in ACC-sponsored sports, matching the number won in 2021-22 and 2009-10. This year marks the most championships (14) in a two-year span in league history.
In 2009-10, ACC schools won eight championships, as Boston College also won the men’s hockey championship.
The ACC’s 14 NCAA titles the last two academic years are also the most among all conferences. The ACC has won NCAA championships this academic year in Women’s Cross Country (NC State), Field Hockey (North Carolina), Men’s Soccer (Syracuse), Men’s Tennis (Virginia) Women’s Swimming & Diving (Virginia), Fencing (Notre Dame) and Women’s Tennis (North Carolina). In addition, the Tar Heels also won the 2023 ITA Women’s National Indoor Championship.
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