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Rylan Rizza
Rylan  Rizza

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

High School:
Peninsula, H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165


Fourth Year

AT VIRGINIA: 2004-05-- Posted a 33-9 singles record, including an 18-3 dual match record ... 2005 All-ACC ... ranked as high as No. 33 nationally and ended the season ranked No. 39 nationally ... competed in the 2005 NCAA Singles Championship, defeating Ken Skupski of LSU in the first round before falling to Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA in the second round ... had a 11 match winning streak from March to May ... his 33 singles wins is the fifth-most total of wins in a season by a Cavalier ... clinched the Cavaliers' 4-3 win over Notre Dame ... had 11 wins over players that were ranked in the final 2005 top 125 ... reached the finals of the UVa Fall Invitational ... reached the semifinals of the ITA East Regional ... reached the quarterfinals of the back draw of the ITA All-American Championships ... reached the quarterfinals of the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... ended the season with 93 career singles wins, third most in school history ... ended the season with 157 career singles and doubles wins, fourth most in school history ... had a 24-16 doubles record, including a 23-15 record with Nick Meythaler ... Rizza and Meythaler were ranked as high as No. 6 nationally and ended the season ranked No. 26 ... with Meythaler, selected to the NCAA Doubles Championship for second consecutive year ... teamed with Meythaler to reach the semifinals of the ITA Regional in October .. duo ended the season ranked No. 1 in the region. 2003-04-- Posted a 25-10 singles ranking including a 20-7 dual match record ... 2004 All-ACC ... had a perfect 8-0 ACC singles record, capped by his upset of No. 16 ranked Ludovic Walter in the Cavaliers' 4-3 win over Duke ... ACC Player of the Week on April 12 ... reached the quarterfinals of the UVa Invitational ... teamed with Nick Meythaler for a 20-11 doubles record, including a 16-8 dual match record at No. 1 Doubles ... duo competed in the 2004 NCAA Doubles Championship ... finished the season ranked No. 24 in doubles ... team reached the semifinals of the UVa Inviational and the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional. 2002-03: Finished the season with a 35-13 singles record, including a 19-6 dual match mark ... his 35 wins set a UVa record for wins by a first-year, which is also the second-highest total of wins in a season by a Cavalier ... played at No. 2 and No. 3 in the lineup ... went 4-4 in the ACC ... was named ACC Player of the Week on March 17 after upsetting No. 69 Scott Schnugg of Georgia Tech in the Cavaliers' 5-2 win over the Yellow Jackets ... Tied a school record by winning 20 consecutive singles matches from January 18 to March 28 ... reached the A-Flight final of the ODU Invitational ... went 21-15 in doubles ... primarily played doubles with Nick Meythaler as the duo posted a 10-7 record, including a 6-2 ACC mark ... during the summer, won a doubles title at the Sunset Moulding Men's Pro Tennis Tournament on the USTA Futures Tour.

Prep & Personal: Four-year letterwinner at Peninsula High School for coach Fox ... ranked No. 2 in Southern California and No. 18 nationally ... winner of the 2000 Easter Bowl ... doubles champion in the 2000 USTA National Clay Courts ... quarterfinalist in 2000 Orange Bowl ... two-time All-American selection ... Bay League MVP ... 2002 World Youth Cup selection ... father Dennis played tennis at Arkansas ... has a younger sister, Brittany ... born April 24, 1984 in San Pedro, Calif. ... son of Keryn and Dennis Rizza.

Rizza's Statistics

Year Overall Pct. ACC Pct. Overall Pct. ACC Pct.
2002-03 35-13 .729 4-4 .500 21-15 .583 6-2 .750
2003-04 25-10 .714 8-0 1.000 21-15 .583 5-3 .625
2004-05 33-9 .786 8-1 .889 24-16 .600 7-1 .875
Career 93-32 .744 20-5 .800 66-46 .589 18-6 .750


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