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Alexander Ritschard

6'2''
Height
Freshman
Class
Zurich, Switzerland
Hometown
University of Miami Online
Previous School

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

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: Studio Arts

CAREER STATS

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