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I was just expressing my opinion, but take a look at last year's stats for

Ross and Goetz. After reading the below info, I strongly believe that only a very few teams (maybe none) will have players at #3 and #4 with the tennis credentials and proven ability of Ross and Goetz. In fact, I am doubling down on what I said in my original post, because I think their stats support my optimism for both players and also for the team in the 2020 season, I believe that both players are very likely much improved over 2019 when they were both still young and inexperienced in the pressure of college tennis as shown by their outstanding fall records. I found the below info on the UVA tennis website, which I have copied below.

Ross info-
Playing mostly at #4 in 2019, Ross Clinched the victory for the Cavaliers in both their first and second round NCAA matches
Had a team-best 21 singles victories, posting a 21-11 record, including a 14-7 mark in dual matches. Went 7-1 in conference play
Also tallies 20 wins in doubles, going 20-10 with a 14-9 record in dual matches
Was ranked No. 111 in singles in the preseason rankings, finishing the fall ranked No. 38; was ranked as high as No. 68 in the spring.
Ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the 2017 class and reached a career-high junior world ranking of 13 in March,2019. Ross played at the 2017 Junior French Open, Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open, advancing to the quarterfinals in singles and semifinals in doubles at Roland Garros.He competed at the US Open Junior Championships in 2014-16 and played doubles in the finals of the 2014 Junior Davis Cup for Team USA in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Ross advanced through qualifying to earn a spot in the singles main draw of five Futures tournaments, including advancing to the semifinals at the Eagle Landing Tennis Classic Futures tournament in Orange Park, Fla.

Goetz info-
Runner-up in singles at the ITA Atlantic Regional (Oct. 23,2019).
He advanced to the second round of singles at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships (Nov. 8,2019). He was sidelined after ITA team indoors with an injury, returning to the lineup in only for the final series of the regular-season. Playing mostly at #5 in 2019, Goetz finished his 2019 rookie/freshman year with a 20-14 record in singles. He 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 in the SF's. He Won three singles matches to advance out of pre qualifying and earn a spot in the qualifying singles tournament of the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American (Oct. 3). He won one match in qualifying before falling.
He downed Columbia's Jason Lui, 6-3, 6-2, in his collegiate debut at the UVA Masters (Sept. 21, 2019). He 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. He was ranked as high as the No. 5 recruit in the country by Tennis The blue chip recruit was the top-ranked player from the state of New York and the Middle Atlantic
He was the Runner-up at 2017 Clay Court Nationals and semifinalist at the USTA 18s Hard Court Nationals. Goetz, competed in the 2017 US Open Junior Championships in both singles and doubles, advancing to the Round of 16 in doubles. In 2015 he was the Boys 16s singles winner of the prestigious Eddie Herr International Championships. He 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.

(In response to this post by joeystevenshoo)

Posted: 11/20/2019 at 4:14PM


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