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Alexander Ritschard
Alexander  Ritschard


Zurich, Switzerland

High School:
University of Miami Online

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 181


Virginia Men's Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

Cavaliers win their third-straight title and fourth in five years


Cavaliers Earn Six ITA All-Region Honors

Two coaches and three players earn six Atlantic region honors


Five Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Men’s Tennis Honors

Kwiatkowski earns his fourth all-conference honor of his career


Five Cavaliers Named to ITA Indoors All-Tournament Team

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


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


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, 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

2013-14 SEASON
• 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


Singles Doubles
Year - Overall Dual ACC - Overall Dual ACC
2013-14 Did not compete
2014-15 11-4 11-4 3-2 2-0 2-0 0-0
2015-16 12-0 4-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2016-17 22-7 22-7 9-2 25-1 25-1 8-1
Career 44-11 26-11 12-4 27-1 27-1 9-1


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