February 20th, 2020

American Ritschard Wins $25K Palm Coast Tennis Title

USTA Pro Circuit

American Alexander Ritschard won his first title of 2020 in early February and the fifth of his career at the Palm Coast Tennis Open, a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ITF World Tour event in Palm Coast, Fla.

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The No. 6-seeded Ritschard in the final defeated unseeded Martins Podzus of Latvia 7-6(7), 6-4.

The 25-year-old graduated from the University of Virginia in 2017 and is on the verge of cracking the Top 300 on the ATP rankings. Ritschard in the semifinals had to work to overcome Brazil’s Daniel Dutra da Silva 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, while Podzus defeated American Alex Rybakov 6-4, 6-3.

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The Switzerland-born American’s strong serving performance in the final featured 10 aces.

Americans Justin Butsch and Rybarikov won the doubles title, in the final defeating the Swedish-Spanish pair of Simon Freund and Jaume Pla Malfeito 2-6, 7-5, 12-10.

The ITF World Tennis Tour serves as the entry-level for professional tennis and sits between the ITF Junior World Tennis Tour and the elite levels of professional tennis. The results of ITF tournaments are incorporated into the ATP and WTA rankings.

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