Riffice wins NCAA Singles National Championship


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ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida’s Sam Riffice received the 2021 NCAA Singles Nationwide Championship on Friday on the USTA Nationwide Campus.

No. 6-seeded Riffice defeated No. 2-seeded Daniel Rodrigues of South Carolina by a rating of 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to earn the third singles title in program historical past. Beforehand, Mark Merklein (1994) and Jeff Morrison (1999) earned the singles trophy for the Gators.

The junior is the eighth participant within the twenty first century to earn a group and singles nationwide championship in the identical season, as UF defeated Baylor final Saturday for the group title.

Riffice completes his season with a 32-7 total file in singles and in addition downed the No. 1 and No. 2-seeded gamers in consecutive days for the title.

Riffice’s 2021 NCAA Singles Match Outcomes

R64: 1-6, 7-5, 6-2

R32: 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

R16: 6-2, 6-0

QF: 6-3, 6-0

SF: 7-6 (5), 2-6, 6-1

F: 3-6, 6-1, 6-4


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