Cavaliers win their third-straight title and fourth in five years
Two coaches and three players earn six Atlantic region honors
Kwiatkowski earns his fourth all-conference honor of his career
Cavaliers have four singles players and two doubles teams earn the accolade
Alexander Ritschard and Carl Söderlund both competed in the main draw of the Canadian Futures event
Men's Tennis vs. George Washington (by Matt Riley)
2016-17 SEASON - ITA National Team Indoor Champions, NCAA Team Champions
• ITA Atlantic Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner
• ITA Atlantic Region Most Improved Senior award
• All-ACC Second Team
• NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Doubles
• Went 25-1 in doubles with partner Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
• Set the UVA program record for doubles winning percentage in a single season at .961 (25-1), breaking the mark set by Treat Huey in 2008 (.891, 41-5)
• Moved up to playing No. 1 singles against BC (Apr. 15)
• 22-7 record in singles
• Preseason ITA singles ranking of No. 53
• ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team (No. 5 Singles and No. 2 Doubles)
• Advanced through qualifying into the main draw of the Donalda $25K Futures tournament in Toronto, making it into the semifinals of the main draw (09/10)
• Also competed in the main draw at the Charlottesville Challenger and in qualifying for the Knoxville Challenger and Sunrise Futures
2015-16 SEASON - NCAA Team Champions
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (No. 4 Singles)
• Finished the fall with an 8-0 singles record in collegiate matches but was sidelined for the spring with a shoulder injury
• Was cleared to play for the NCAA Tournament, going 4-0 in singles during the Cavaliers’ championship run
• Preseason singles ranking of No. 115; started the spring ranked No. 72 and was ranked No. 84 in the final poll
• Won the Orange Singles Draw at the UVA Ranked 1+1 fall tournament (Sept. 20)
• Won the A2 Singles bracket at the WFU Fall Invitational (Nov. 8)
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the main draw of the Texas Tamale Company Houston Cup Futures Tournament (Oct. 13)
• Advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of the $25,000 Sherbrooke Futures Tournament (March 10)
2014-15 SEASON - NCAA Team Champions
• Posted an 11-4 singles record and a 2-0 doubles record
• Clinched the 4-2 victory over Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament final
• Did not compete in collegiate events during the fall
• Ranked No. 4 in ITA Preseason Freshman/Newcomer Rankings
• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Joined the program in January, but did not compete
• Career-high ATP ranking of 648
• Career-high of No. 65 junior ranking
• Two-time Swiss junior champion in both singles and doubles
• Won junior G4 singles title in Luxembourg
• Reached a Futures singles final in Germany in 2013
• Son of Hans and Heidi Ritschard
• Father played professional tennis and had a career-high ATP ranking of 390
• Major: Studio Arts
|2013-14||Did not compete|
Spring Football NotebookFootball4/20/18As part of the inaugural Wahoowa Weekend, spring football concludes for the Cavaliers with an open practice April 28 at Scott Stadium.Thompson Ready To Lead From FrontWomen's Basketball4/18/18The mood was celebratory Wednesday afternoon at John Paul Jones Arena, where Tina Thompson was introduced as UVA's women's basketball coach.Walsh Ready to Lead 'Hoos in PostseasonMen's Golf4/18/18Healthy again after battling back problems for much of 2017, Thomas Walsh enters this weekend's ACC tournament in good form.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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