20070423 Men?s Tennis Signs 5-Star Recruit to National Letter of Intent - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site
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20070423 Men?s Tennis Signs 5-Star Recruit to National Letter of Intent
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/23/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">TUCSON</B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></B> ? Less than a week after announcing the acquisition of ATP professional Taylor Dent to their staff, the University of Arizona men&rsquo;s tennis coaches made another big announcement. Jay Goldman, a 5-star star recruit, has signed his national letter of intent and will be joining the team in the fall.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>Goldman, a native of <st1:City w:st="on">Worcester</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Mass.</st1:State>, is among the nation&rsquo;s top junior players, and is the highest rated recruit in the recent history of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> men&rsquo;s tennis. &ldquo;This is the first big recruit for Tad (Berkowitz, head coach) and I,&rdquo; said assistant coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=43630">Tom Lloyd</A></A>. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to have him, and we&rsquo;re planning on him being a major contributor next season.&rdquo;</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2>According to TennisRecruiting.net, Goldman was a perfect 27-0 during his 2006 junior campaign, the only top prospect to accomplish such a feat. He finished that season as No. 19 on the national recruiting list, but was No. 4 among rankings based on </FONT><A href="http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/about/RPI.asp"><FONT color=#800080 size=2>TennisRPI</FONT></A><FONT size=2>. Recently, Goldman defeated former <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Illinois</st1:place></st1:State> player and college tennis No.1 Ryler Deheart in the second round of qualifying for the USA F5 Futures tournament.</FONT></P>
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