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Ryan Goetz

Greenlawn, N.Y.
Laurel Springs
High School
Ryan Goetz - Men's Tennis - Virginia Cavaliers

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  • 2023 ITA Doubles All-American 
  • 2023 ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year
  • 2022 All-ACC Second Team; 2023 All-ACC Doubles First Team
  • 2022 ACC Championship MVP

2022-23 – NCAA Champions

  • ITA Doubles All-American
  • All-ACC Doubles First Team with Iñaki Montes
  • All-NCAA Tournament Team for No. 4 Singles
  • 2023 ITA Atlantic Region Senior Player of the Year
  • 2022-23 Norton Pritchett Memorial Award (men’s tennis coach’s award of excellence)
  • NCAA Doubles Championship selection as a 5-8 seed with Iñaki Montes. The duo earned the ACC’s automatic qualification into the championship as the top-ranked duo in the conference, earning All-America honors with the seeding
  • 27-5 in singles (19-2 at the No. 4 court) and 24-10 in doubles
  • Picked up his 100th career singles victory at Boston College (3/24)
  • Won nine straight completed singles matches, not dropping a decision between Feb. 12 and April 8
  • Partnered with Iñaki Montes for a win against Texas’ Eliot Spizzirri and Cleve Harper in the fall. Spizzirri and Harper were ranked No. 16 at the time, but would rise to a No. 2 national ranking in the spring (9/18)
  • Ranked No. 63 in the preseason singles rankings; finished the year ranked 78
  • Ranked No. 28 in the preseason doubles rankings partnered with Iñaki Montes; finished the year ranked No. 15 after being ranked as high as No. 8 with Montes and No. 8 with Chris Rodesch
  • Opened dual match play by winning six of his first seven matches
  • Picked up a top-10 doubles win with Chris Rodesch, downing No. 7 Johannus Monday and Pat Harper of Tennessee (2/17)
  • Went 8-1 in singles and 9-1 in doubles in ACC play
  • Won the clinching matches at the ACC Championship in UVA’s semifinal win against FSU and the championship match against Duke (4/23)
  • Closed out his collegiate career on a seven match win streak in singles
  • Finished his career with a 109-39 record in singles and 86-40 in doubles
  • VaSID All-State First Team in singles and doubles
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Second Team
  • Named the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player (4/24)
  • Named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at No. 2 Doubles
  • Clinched all three doubles points at the NCAA Finals site with partner Iñaki Montes
  • Earned the ACC’s automatic qualification into the NCAA Doubles Championship, partnering with Chris Rodesch
  • Finished the year with a 25-7 record in singles and 32-9 in doubles
  • Took an 11-match win streak in singles into the NCAA Quarterfinals
  • Career-best No. 4 doubles ranking with partner Chris Rodesch (4/13)
  • Ranked No. 77 in the preseason ITA singles rankings, moving up to a career-best No. 27 ranking (12/8). Finished the year ranked No. 99
  • Finished the year ranked No. 31 in doubles with Chris Rodesch
  • Named the ACC Player of the Week (2/1) after a pair of dominant singles victories at ITA Kickoff Weekend, including winning the clinching match against Georgia Tech. It was his first career ACC Player of the Week honor after being named ACC Doubles Team of the Week last season
  • Named the C0-ACC Doubles Team of the Week along with Chris Rodesch after topping the No. 4 team of Brian Cernoch and Mac Kiger at UNC (3/8). It was the second time the duo had earned the accolade in their careers
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the week, partnering with Iñaki Montes, after topping a pair of ranked doubles teams, No. 19 Luca Staeheli and Catry of NC State and No. 74 Eduardo Nava and Matthew Thomson of Wake Forest (3/19)
  • Won the Consolation Doubles title at the ITA All-American, partnering with Chris Rodesch (10/9)
  • Earned a spot in the singles main draw of the ITA All-American
  • Picked up his first win over a top-20-ranked opponent in the first round of the All-American, topping No. 20 Matej Vocel of Ohio State (10/6)
  • Advanced through doubles qualifying into the main draw at the ITA All-American, partnering with Chris Rodesch (10/5). After falling into the consolation draw, picked up wins against the No. 3 team from UCF and the No. 9 team from Duke (10/9)
  • VaSID All-State First Team in singles and earned spots on both the first and second teams in doubles with different partners
  • Will return in 2022-23 for a fifth year


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Finished the year with a 17-6 record in singles and 11-9 in doubles
  • Began ACC play with an 8-0 record in singles, finishing at 9-1
  • Ranked No. 83 in singles (3/30), finishing the year ranked No. 112 nationally and No. 7 in the Atlantic Region
  • Defeated the No. 37-ranked duo of Justin Trotter and Jason Boulais in doubles en route to UVA’s 4-2 victory over No. 3 Ohio State at ITA Kickoff Weekend (1/23)
  • Named the ACC Doubles Team of the Week (Jan. 27) after he and partner Chris Rodesch clinched both doubles points at the ITA Kickoff Weekend matches
  • Ranked No. 5 in the final ITA Atlantic Region doubles rankings
  • VaSID All-State First Team in doubles and Second Team in singles


  • 2020 ITA Atlantic Region Player to Watch
  • ITA Atlantic Regional Champion, downing ODU’s Luca Maldoner in three sets in the final to advance to the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships (10/21)
  • VaSID State Player of the year and a member of the singles first team
  • Despite playing a shortened season, still managed to tally 20 wins in singles for the second-straight year, finishing with a 20-7 record and a 9-3 record in dual matches
  • Went 3-0 at the No. 1 singles court in the spring
  • Was 12-6 in doubles including an 8-3 record in dual matches, winning five of his last six
  • Ranked as high as No. 81 in singles (2/3)
  • Made his ATP Challenger debut at the Charlottesville Challenger, playing in the doubles main draw, partnering with Matt Lord. The duo were edged in the first round 7-6 (6), 7-5, by former Cavalier JC Aragone (10/31)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Runner-up in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional (Oct. 23)
  • Advanced to the second round of singles at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships (Nov. 8)
  • Was sidelined after ITA Indoors with an injury, returning to the lineup in the final series of the regular-season
  • Finished his rookie year with a 20-14 record in singles
  • Went 2-2 in the NCAA Championship, including picking up a 6-0, 6-2 win over Udayan Bhakar of St. John’s at No. 5 singles and a 6-2, 6-3 win over Wake Forest’s Rrezart Cungu at No. 4
  • Won three singles matches to advance out of prequalifying and earn a spot in the qualifying singles tournament of the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American (Oct. 3). Won one match in qualifying before falling.
  • Downed Columbia’s Jason Lui, 6-3, 6-2, in his collegiate debut at the UVA Masters (Sept. 21)
  • Finished the fall with an 11-6 record in singles
  • Finished the fall ranked No. 54 in singles; ranked as high as No. 72 in singles in the spring
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Ranked as high as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Tennis The five-star and blue chip recruit is the top-ranked player from the state of New York and the Middle Atlantic
  • Runner-up at 2017 Clay Court Nationals and semifinalist at the USTA 18s Hard Court Nationals
  • Competed in the 2017 US Open Junior Championships in both singles and doubles, advancing to the Round of 16 in doubles
  • In 2015 was the Boys 16s singles winner of the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships
  • Trained at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy
  • Played in six Futures tournaments in 2018, with his best result coming at the Rochester Futures where he reached the Round of 16 in singles and making three doubles quarterfinals (Rochester, Buffalo, Calabasas)
  • Partnered with Gianni Ross at a pair of Futures tournaments in the summer of 2018, reaching the quarterfinals in Rochester


  • His father, Matthew Goetz, played tennis at JMU and his mother, Christina Goetz, played tennis at Penn State
  • Has two younger sisters, Alexa and Taylor
  • Earned a B.A. in History in May 2022
  • Earned his M.S. in Commerce in May 2023
  • Recipient of the Harold M. Burrows, Jr. Endowed Tennis Scholarship


Singles Doubles
Year Overall Dual ACC Overall Dual ACC
 2018-19  20-14   9-8  2-2  7-6  2-3  1-1
 2019-20  20-7   9-3  2-1  12-6  8-3  1-0
2020-21 17-6 17-6 9-1 11-9 11-9 6-3
2021-22 25-7 20-5 11-1 32-9 20-6 7-2
2022-23 27-5 23-3 8-1 24-10 20-8 9-1
 Career  109-39  78-25  32-6 86-40 61-29  24-7