December 13th, 2019
4 Florida College Players at 2nd Annual USTA Winter Wild Card Playoff
Floridians Sam Riffice (Orlando, sophomore, University of Florida), Alexandre Rotsaert (Boca Raton, sophomore, Stanford), Mia Horvit (Palm City, senior, South Carolina), and Adriana Reami (Miami, senior, N.C. State) are among college players that will compete on Dec. 17-21, 2019 at the second annual USTA Winter Wild Card Playoff hosted at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
They are among 16 collegiate tennis players who will compete for a total of nine wild cards into 2020 USTA Pro Circuit tournaments.
Also in the men’s field are William Blumberg (senior, North Carolina); Trent Bryde (sophomore, Georgia); Brandon Holt (senior, USC); Cannon Kingsley (freshman, Ohio State); Govind Nanda (sophomore, UCLA); and Riley Smith (senior, USC).
The men’s wild card winner will receive a main draw wild card into the Dallas ATP Challenger 110 (week of Feb. 3) or the Cleveland ATP Challenger 80 (week of Feb. 10) and a main draw wild card into one of the summer challengers (Little Rock, Binghamton or Lexington). The men’s finalist will receive a challenger main draw wild card and a qualifying wild card, both to be used during the summer. The third-place finisher will receive a M25-level main draw wild card to be used before the 2020 US Open.
Also in the women’s field are Chloe Beck (freshman, Duke); Sara Daavetilla (senior, North Carolina); Abigail Forbes (freshman, UCLA); Alexa Graham (senior, North Carolina); Christina Rosca (senior, Vanderbilt); and Natasha Subhash (freshman, Virginia).
The women’s wild cards, all to be used prior to the 2020 US Open, will be two main draw wild cards into W25-level events for the winner, one main draw wild card into a W25-level event for the finalist, and one main draw wild card into a W15-level event for the third-place finisher.
The USTA first hosted the USTA Winter Wild Card Playoff last year, when Michaela Gordon (Stanford) and Alex Rybakov (TCU) were the winners.
For more info go to www.usta.com/news.