Hometown: Offenau, Germany
Has had an outstanding two years ... Most likely will challenge for the top flight in singles and doubles ... Very capable of leading the team ... Has an all-around aggressive game ... Passionate to win and succeed ... Very tough competitor.
JUNIOR (FALL): Ranked 12th in the country as a single ... Reached the quarterfinals in both the Wilson/ITA Southeast Championships and CL Varner tournament in singles and doubles ... Ranked 23rd in the country with doubles partner Dirk Benninghaus
SOPHOMORE (2006): Earned All-American and Scholar All-American honors ... Earned All-SSC second team in singles after posting a 19-4 singles record ... Earned All-SSC first team in doubles with partner Thomas Hipp, posting a 22-1 record ... Finished spring season ranked 17th in the country.
FRESHMAN (2005): Earned All-American honors after posting a perfect 12-0 record with partner Thomas Hipp in number one doubles. The duo finished the season ranked first in the country by the ITA ... Named the ITA South Region Player to Watch ... Tabbed the SSC Freshman of the Year ... Earned First-Team All-SSC honors in doubles, and second-team accolades in singles ... Went 19-1 in singles, placing him in a tie for ninth on Barry’s single-season wins list, and tied for fifth in season winning percentage (.950) ... Finished the spring season ranked 34th in the country by ITA in singles ... Posted a 21-2 overall record in doubles with two different partners ... Named to the SSC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and the Dean’s List.
HIGH SCHOOL & CLUB: In his native Germany, he finished in third place at the German National Championships in the Under-16 singles and won the national championship in Under-16 doubles ... He also posted a third-place finish in the German National Championships in the Under-17 bracket the following year.
PERSONAL: Son of Volker and Ingrid Rittenauer ... Majoring in history.