Rylan Rizza is in his first season as an assistant coach for LMU men's tennis in 2013-14. As a professional, Rizza won 10 futures tournaments in doubles. He was ranked as high as 871 in singles and 217 in doubles.
Prior to playing professionally, Rizza played collegiate tennis at the University of Virginia. He was All-ACC for all four years of college, competed in the NCAA tournament for singles and doubles in 2005 and 2006, and helped his team to conference titles in 2004 and 2005. In college, he was ranked as high as 16 in singles and as high as six in doubles, earning All-American honors in doubles play.
Rizza grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., where tennis was in his blood. Rylan is the son of Kevyn Rizza and Dennis Rizza, who has been the director of the Jack Kramer Tennis Club for the past two decades. He attended Peninsula High School, where he was a four year letter winner. A prep star, Rizza was the winner of the boys 16 Easter Bowl in 2000 before being named 2000 USTA Doubles Champion on the clay courts.