Pac-10 Q&A: Jay Goldman, Arizona Tennis

May 15, 2009

What has been the best part of the 2009 tennis season?
The best part of the 2009 season has been playing well individually, but also coming together and winning as a team. Being a part of this team has been one of the most rewarding feelings I have experienced. Winning is also pretty fun.

On my iPod is...
On my iPod, I have a huge mix of music. I have some hard rock, alternative, some dance, pop and a little rap or hip hop.

I would love to trade places for a day with...
I would like to trade places for a day with Roger Federer because I would want to experience the life of one of the world's greatest tennis player.

My favorite team to watch as a kid was...
My favorite team to watch growing up was the Boston Celtics because Larry Bird was one of my favorite players. Besides the Celtics, I enjoyed watching the professional tennis.

My favorite athlete to watch is...
My favorite athlete is watch is Roger Federer because his skills on the tennis court our unbelievable. He is so smooth and confident when he is on the court.

The talent I'd most like to have is...
The talent I would most like to have is a 140 mph serve. It would make tennis a lot easier.

My favorite memory as a Wildcat is...
My favorite memory would have to be this season when we came back from being down 3-0 to Fresno State. With the tough condition of being on the road and being behind in almost every single's match, we were able to rally back as a team and win the match 4-3.

The attribute I most like about myself is...
The attribute I like most about myself is my ability to fight. Even when I am down in a match, I fight and battle back which is one of my best qualities.

My plans after college are...
My plan after college is to continue playing tennis. I would also like to do some traveling. Then eventually settle down with a good job.

The best thing about the University of Arizona is...
The best thing about the University of Arizona is the weather. I also love the sports program, the coaches and my teammates.

My funnies teammate is...
My funniest teammate is Jason Zafiros because you can hear him a mile away when he is competing. He's a real character who always has something funny to say, but he is also one of the biggest fighters on the team.

The sport I'm the worst at is...
The sport that I am worst at is basketball because I don't shoot well and I can't jump very high.

Something about me that others would be surprised to hear is...
Something about me that others would be surprised to hear is I am really a very outgoing person. When people first meet me they think I am shy and reserved, but I enjoy meeting new people.

The best advice I've received was...
The best advice I have received is from my parents who told me, 'Always do your best and forget the rest'.

My biggest pet peeve is...
My biggest pet peeve is being late. Being on time is extremely important to me and I hate it when people are late and I hate being late.

What do you miss most about your hometown and why?
The thing I miss the most about my hometown is my family. I also miss the relaxing lifestyle Worcester, Mass., provides.

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