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Alexander Kiefer

5'9''
Height
Junior
Class
The Woodlands, Tx.
Hometown
Laurel Springs
High School
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Alexander Kiefer - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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2023-24
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  • ITA Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership & Sportsmanship Award National winner, the first player in program history to earn the prestigious honor that recognizes a student-athlete who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership, as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements in ways that embody the legacy of tennis icon and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr.
  • 23-11 in singles and 18-10 in doubles. Second straight season with 20 or more singles victories
  • Went 3-0 at No. 5 singles in the ACC tournament
  • Went 10-1 in singles in ACC play, with a combined record of 20-1 in his junior and seniors seasons
  • Went 10-0 in doubles in dual matches during the regular season
  • Had a 14-match win streak in singles snapped in the NCAA Quarterfinals, suffering his first loss since March 1
  • Won the clinching match in Virginia’s 4-3 road win at No. 3 Texas while also clinching the doubles point (1/18)
  • His win against No. 101 Siem Woldeab of Texas was his second career win against a ranked opponent (1/18)
  • Won the clinching match in UVA’s 4-3 win against No. 22 NC State, defeating Damien Salvestre in three sets (3/3)
  • Advanced to the semifinals in doubles at the ITA Atlantic Regional and the quarterfinals of singles before withdrawing from both (10/15)
  • Ranked No. 47 in the Preseason ITA Doubles Rankings (with Jeffrey von der Schulenburg)
  • Part of a four-year class that won four regular-season ACC titles, going 48-0 in regular-season matches, collecting three ACC tournament championships. Those teams won 62 consecutive matches against ACC opponents, including post-season, ITA Kickoff Weekend, ITA Indoors and non-conference meetings

2022-23 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • All-NCAA Tournament Team at No. 5 Singles
  • Won the clinching point in the NCAA Semifinals against No. 1 Texas, winning a third-set tiebreaker 7-5 against Cleeve Harper to get the Cavaliers to the final
  • Presented the “Teammate of the Year” award for men’s tennis at the 2023 Hoos Choice Awards
  • Team Captain (with Ryan Goetz)
  • Picked up his first win against a ranked opponent, topping #110 Ryan Colby of USC 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 at the Southern Intercollegiate (9/16)
  • Won eight straight singles matches from March 3-24
  • Went 10-0 in singles in ACC play
  • Closed the season on a seven-match win streak in singles (in completed matches)
  • Went 4-0 at No. 5 singles in the NCAA tournament
  • VaSID First Team All-State in singles
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2021-22 – NCAA CHAMPIONS

  • Competed in doubles in the ACC Championship, partnering with Gianni Ross on Court 3
  • Went 14-5 in singles including a 3-2 record in the ACC, and 8-6 in doubles
  • Went 9-0 in singles to start the fall season, going 10-2 in tournaments
  • Opened the fall portion of the season with three wins at the Orange & Blue Classic
  • Won three matches at the ITA Atlantic Regional in singles to advance to the Super Regional (10/16)
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

2020-21

  • Appeared in eight matches, going 4-4 in singles and 1-0 in doubles
  • ITA Scholar-Athlete
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background

  • Blue Chip recruit ranked as high as the No. 10 in the class by TennisRecruiting.net
  • Reached the semifinals of the 2018 Boys 16s National Hard Court Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Followed-up a semifinal showing at the 2019 U18 Canada World Ranking tournament in Montreal by winning the international singles title the next week at the Cancún Junior Cup
  • Also made the semifinals of the SEB Outdoor Open in Varnamo, Sweden this past summer
  • Picked up 87 career singles victories in ITF World Tour junior matches

Personal

  • His sister, Nicole, plays for the Virginia women’s tennis team
  • Commerce major
  • Recipient of the Downing Family Endowed Tennis and Leadership Scholarship

VIRGINIA CAREER STATS

SINGLES DOUBLES
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
2020-21 4-4 4-4 3-4 1-0 1-0 1-0
2021-22 14-5 4-3 3-2 8-6 5-3 4-2
2022-23 20-7 18-4 10-0 22-12 18-9 6-3
2023-24 23-11 17-6 10-1 18-10 12-4 4-0
Career 61-27 43-17 26-7 49-28 36-16 15-5