By Riley Vance—
The Cards (9-11, 3-8 ACC) hosted No. 5 Virginia (18-2, 12-0 ACC) for their last match of the regular season before heading off to the ACC tournament. Louisville fell 4-1 to the Cavaliers at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center this Sunday afternoon.
The match started off with a tribute to senior Clement Filho, who has been with the team for five years.
In doubles, Virginia took over courts two and three.
Junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang fell 6-0 to Virginia’s Ryan Goetz and Gianni Ross.
Louisville evened the score as No. 63 junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung defeated Jeffrey von der Schulenburg and Inaki Montes (UV) 6-2.
Virginia clinched the doubles point on court two as No. 89 junior Sergio Hernandez and senior Tin Chen fell short (7-5) against William Woodall and Matthew Lord (UV).
In singles, Virginia secured wins on courts one, three, and four.
Junior Josh Howard-Tripp fell 6-2, 6-3 to No. 96 Goetz (UV).
Bringing the overall score to 3-0, Hernandez suffered a 7-6, 6-1 loss to Montes (UV).
Louisville fought back on court two as No. 57 Salle prevailed over Virginia’s Rodesch in a third set (4-6, 6-3 and 6-4).
The match was clinched on court one as Chen fell 7-6, 7-5 in a close matchup with No. 24 Schulenburg (UV).
Matches on courts five and six were left unfinished.
Fung split sets with Ross (UV) and was tied 1-1 in the third (4-6, 7-6 and 1-1), and junior David Mizrahi split sets with Virginia’s Woodall (7-5, 6-7).
Men’s tennis travels to Rome, Georgia on Wednesday, April 21 to compete in the ACC tournament.
- #24 Jeffrey von der Schulenburg (UV) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 7-6, 7-5
- #57 Fabien Salle (LOU) def. Chris Rodesch (UV) 4-6, 6-3 and 6-4
- #49 Inaki Montes (UV) def. Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-6, 6-1
- #96 Ryan Goetz (UV) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-2, 6-3
- Matthew Fung (LOU) vs. Gianni Ross (UV) unfinished, 4-6, 7-6 and 1-1
- David Mizrahi (LOU) vs. William Woodall (UV) unfinished, 7-5, 6-7
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 2, 1
- #63 Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung def. Jeffrey von der Schulenburg/Inaki Montes (UV) 6-2
- William Woodall/Matthew Lord (UV) def. #89 Tin Chen/Sergio Hernandez (LOU) 7-5
- Ryan Goetz/Gianni Ross (UV) def. Kyle Tang/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-0
Order of Finish: 3, 1 and 2
Photo Courtesy of Riley Vance