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Alexander Ritschard
Alexander  Ritschard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Zurich, Switzerland

High School:
University of Miami Online

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 181

05/15/2017

Cavaliers Earn Six ITA All-Region Honors

Two coaches and three players earn six Atlantic region honors

05/04/2017

Five Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Men’s Tennis Honors

Kwiatkowski earns his fourth all-conference honor of his career

02/23/2017

Five Cavaliers Named to ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team

Cavaliers have four singles players and two doubles teams earn the accolade

09/04/2016

Alexander Ritschard Advances to the Semis at Donalda 25K Futures

Alexander Ritschard and Carl Söderlund both competed in the main draw of the Canadian Futures event

05/25/2016

Virginia Wins NCAA Tennis Championship

Cavaliers down Oklahoma 4-1 to win second-straight NCAA Championship

01/23/2015

Men's Tennis vs. George Washington (by Matt Riley)

Men's Tennis vs. George Washington (by Matt Riley)

2016-17 SEASON - ITA National Team Indoor Champions
• ITA Atlantic Region Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winner
• ITA Most Improved Senior award
• All-ACC Second Team
• Moved up to playing No. 1 singles against BC (Apr. 15)
• 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

BACKGROUND
• 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

PERSONAL
• Son of Hans and Heidi Ritschard
• Father played professional tennis and had a career-high ATP ranking of 390
• Major: Arts & Sciences Undeclared

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