|High School:||OPET - Bom Retiro|
In his last season as a Tiger, Fernando compiled a final career record of 39-20 in singles and 29-21 in doubles. Ristow's spring record was 17-5 in singles and 12-12 in doubles. Some of Ristow's notable victories include his win against No. 40 Cal Poly's Brian McPhee 6-3, 6-1, and at the Big West Championships against Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-3. At the conclusion of the season, Fernando was selected to be on the Second All Conference Team for singles.
In the fall, Fernando compiled a fall tournament record of 7-3 in singles and 3-0 in doubles with partner Ivan Castro. Some notable victories Ristow earned in the fall included his three set win against Saint Mary's College product Joakim Norstrom 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and his victory against No. 10 California's Jonathan Dahan 6-1, 6-1. This year, Fernando was also selected to be the team captain to lead the Tigers and serve as a model of good sportsmanship and promote team unity.
Fernando ended the season with a record of 10-9 in the Spring and compiled an overall record of 14-12. Ristow was also chosen for 2nd Team All-Conference. On March 1st Fernando defeated Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Ristow was also victorious against No. 51 Shimpei Suzuki of UC Irvine on April 17th with the score 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (4). Ristow competed early in the doubles season with Vegerd Veskimagi and compiled a record of 2-3 and was later paired with Renan Delsin compiling a record of 11-6. Fernando ended the season with an overall record of 14-10 and was also chosen to be on the 2nd Team All- Conference team with partner Delsin.
Ristow joined the Tigers in the fall of 2009 and finished with a 4-3 singles record, second best on the team. Despite starting the season 1-3, Ristow rebounded at the UNLV Rebel Classic to sweep through the consolation rounds. After defeating Northern Arizona's David Flodberg 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinal's, Ristow faced Stanislav Glukhov of Idaho in the consolation finals. He dropped the first set 6-2 but rallied to win set two 6-2 and force a final tie-break set. Outlasting Glukhov, Ristow earned the win 10-6 to close his fall competitions. Partnered with Artem Gramma and Vegerd Veskimagi, Ristow saw the most success in the latter pairing. The duo finished with a team best 2-1 record with all of their opponents coming from ranked teams. Their biggest upset came over No. 43 Dmitry Lebedev and Matt Walters of No. 55. Arkansas (8-4) at the UNLV Rebel Classic on Oct. 30 in the round of 64. They also defeated No. 24 Arizona's Geoff Embry and Pat Metham in the quarterfinals of the Rebel Classic 8-4 on Oct. 31, but would fall to host No. 73 UNLV's Luca Barlocchi and Mehdi Bouras in the semifinals 8-4 later that day.
While attending Bethel College, Ristow posted a 33-3 record in two seasons of play and was named team most valuable player both seasons. In 2008-09, he was ranked as high as No. 4 before ending the season at No. 13 of all NAIA athletes. Ristow went undefeated in TranSouth Athletic Conference contests.
Ristow graduated in 2005 from OPET - Bom Retiro in Curitiba, Parana', Brazil where he was ranked No. 1 in the state two years in-a-row (2005-2006). In 2006, he was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in juniors.
Fernando Ristow was born in Curitiba, Parana', Brazil. He is the son of Mr. Irineu and Mrs. Ivete and has one brother, Renan Augusto Ristow. Fernando intends to major in business and economics. His hobbies include playing tennis and soccer and watching movies.