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Ryan Goetz

6'0''
Height
Junior
Class
Greenlawn, N.Y.
Hometown
Laurel Springs
High School

2019-20

  • 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

2018-19

  • 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

BACKGROUND

  • Ranked as high as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Tennis Recruiting.net. 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

PERSONAL

  • 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

CAREER STATISTICS

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
 Career  40-21  18-11   4-3  19-12  10-6   2-1