Virginia males’s tennis senior Chris Rodesch performed an important function in main Luxembourg to victory towards Slovenia in a Davis Cup World Group II tie. The match passed off on the Tenis Heart Tivoli in Ljubljana, Slovenia. After Rodesch misplaced a singles match on Friday and his teammate, Florida State alum Alex Knaff, secured a win, the 2 nations entered Saturday’s play tied at 1-1.
Within the doubles match on Saturday, Rodesch and Knaff emerged victorious with a 7-5, 6-4 win, giving their nation a 2-1 lead. Nevertheless, Knaff was narrowly defeated within the singles match, equalizing the rating at 2-2. To determine the tie, Rodesch took on Bor Artnak within the ultimate singles match and emerged triumphant with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory. This secured a 3-2 win for Luxembourg.
Because of their victory, Luxembourg, together with 11 different nations who gained their World Group II ties, will compete within the World Group I Play-offs in 2024. That is Rodesch’s fourth time representing Luxembourg in Davis Cup ties, with an general singles report of 7-6 and a doubles report of 5-3.
In different Davis Cup motion, UVA alum Alexander Ritschard is a part of the Swiss Crew competing within the Finals Group Stage. Switzerland is grouped with France, Nice Britain, and Australia in Group B.