For the 15th time in program history, Virginia men’s tennis won the ACC regular season championship. The Cavaliers swept Boston College 7-0 on Sunday at Boar’s Head in the regular season finale to lock up the conference regular season title for the second season in a row.
Bar Botzer and Alexander Kiefer opened doubles play with a 6-1 victory over Bennett Turner and Matt Campbell, but Boston College evened the doubles score as Mason Fung and Jake Vassel took down Gianni Ross and William Woodall 6-3. UVA clinched the doubles point as Inaki Montes and Ryan Goetz outlasted Juan Jose Bianchi and Max Motlagh 6-4.
Two Cavaliers managed to win their singles matches in near-perfect fashion, dropping just one game. Ryan Goetz defeated Oliver Worth 6-1, 6-0 and Gianni Ross downed Matt Campbell 6-0, 6-1 to make it 3-0 in favor of UVA.
On his senior day, Jackson Allen had the honor of clinching the winning point for Virginia with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Will Kasten.
Bar Botzer defeated Max Motlagh 6-4, 6-2 and another senior, Jefferson Dockter, defeated Shreekar Eedara 6-2, 6-3. Alexander Kiefer wrapped up the match with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Jake Vassel.
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With the win, Virginia completes the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record against ACC opponents. UVA went 19-5 overall this season and enters postseason play on a 14-match winning streak.
Up next will be the ACC Men’s Tennis Championships beginning Wednesday, April 20th in Rome, Georgia. UVA is the No. 1 seed in the tournament and receives a double-bye into the quarterfinals on Friday. The Cavaliers will face the winner of No. 8 Florida State and No. 9 Notre Dame. Virginia will be aiming for the program’s 14th ACC Tournament title and enters the tournament as the reigning champion.
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