Sam Riffice
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Sam Riffice
Sam Riffice
Full nameSam Riffice
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida
Born (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 23)
Sacramento, California
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Florida
CoachTanner Stump
Prize money$42,189
Singles
Career record0-1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 496 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 539 (23 August 2021)
Grand Slam singles results
US Open1R (2021)
Last updated on: 26 August 2021.

Sam Riffice (born 1 March 1999) is an American tennis player.[1][2]

Early life and career

His mother, Lori Riffice, is a national coach with USTA Player Development.[3] The family relocated to Central Florida to be a part of the USTA National Campus staff when it first opened in January 2017.[4]

Whilst studying at the University of Florida Riffice won the 2021 SEC championship. Riffice then won the 2021 NCAA Singles Tournament at the USTA National Campus where as the No. 6-seed Riffice defeated No. 2-seeded Daniel Rodrigues of South Carolina by a score of 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the final.[5] He was also captain of the Florida Gators as they won the 2021 NCAA team title.

Career

Riffice was given his ATP tour debut as a wildcard at the 2021 US Open,[6] where he lost in the first round to 15th seed Grigor Dimitrov.[7]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 5 (1-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-0)
ITF Futures (1-4)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-2)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2017 USA F15, Vero Beach Futures Clay France Calvin Hemery 3-6, 1-6
Loss 0-2 May 2017 Romania F1, Bucharest Futures Clay Romania Nicolae Frunz? 3-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Jun 2018 USA F17, Tulsa Futures Hard Switzerland Marc-Andrea Hüsler 4-6, 2-6
Win 1-3 Jun 2019 M25 Wichita, USA World Tennis Tour Hard United States Brandon Holt 6-1, 6-4
Loss 1-4 Jun 2019 M25 Tulsa, USA World Tennis Tour Hard United States Maxime Cressy 3-6, 1-6

References

  1. ^ "Sam Riffice | Overview | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  2. ^ "Sam Riffice". Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Q&A: Sam & Lori Riffice on player development and the American Development Model".
  4. ^ "College MatchDay Profile: Sam Riffice, Florida". www.ustanationalcampus.com.
  5. ^ "Sam Riffice - Men's Tennis". Florida Gators.
  6. ^ "Jenson Brooksby & Brandon Nakashima Headline US Open Wild Cards | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  7. ^ "Grigor Dimitrov defeats NCAA Champion Sam Riffice at the 2021 US Open | US Open | Tennis".



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