LAS VEGAS – The University of Arizona men’s tennis player Jay Goldman fell short in the finals of Flight One of singles competition today to conclude competition at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.
“It was a tough match today,” said assistant coach Tom Lloyd. “Jay hung in there and had his chances, just wasn’t able to capitalize. It’s good to end the fall season with a solid showing in the finals.”
Goldman took to the courts after doubles competition and faced Alex Stamchev of Auburn. The senior was edged 6-4 in the first set and dropped the second set 6-3.
Goldman finished with a 2-1 singles record over the weekend while David Humphreys finished 0-2 and Borja Malo finished 1-1. The Wildcat doubles duo of Humphreys and Malo finished with a 2-1 record with their only loss coming in the semifinals.
Goldman began his solid run Friday with a win in the quarterfinals after he received a first round bye. The Worcester, Mass. native downed Hugo Ramadier of NAU in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals. On Saturday, Goldman fell in a close 6-7 first set, battled back in the second set to win 6-3 and then cruised to a 6-3 third set victory to advance to the finals.
The Wildcats close out their fall season Nov. 12-14 when they travel to Sarasota, Fla. to compete in the Lakewood Ranch Collegiate Invitational.
Larry Easley Memorial Classic Results:
Flight One Singles
Alex Stamchev (AUB) def. Jay Goldman (UA) 6-4, 6-3