Menís tennis closes season
That message not only rang true for Goldwein, but the entire Mule team as well. While the senior regrouped to win his singles match in straight sets, Muhlenberg swept all six singles matches to cruise to an 8-1 win over Arcadia in the season finale.
"I just feel relieved more than anything," Goldwein said. "Obviously I want to win every match, but this one felt even bigger because I didn't want to end my career with a loss.
"I probably would have flipped out if I hadn't won, but luckily I was able to play well when I needed to and leave a good taste in my mouth."
He wasn't the only Mule that left the Kern Field Courts satisfied, and not just because of the celebratory tennis ball cupcakes either.
Senior Wayne Mitchel and junior Jordan Rutt each won both their singles and doubles matches. Mitchel's singles win was his first of the season and helped him pass the 40-win plateau for his career, while Rutt only dropped two games combined between singles and doubles.
Freshman Ben Berkowitz did not drop at game as he picked up his team-high eighth win of the season at No. 4 singles, while junior Ben Cohen and freshman Jason Teitelbaum dropped a combined three games in their straight-set wins.
Both Goldwein (right) and Mitchel picked up the 20th singles victories of their careers to help give Muhlenberg a two-match winning streak. And the sound of those words, "winning streak," was music to Goldwein's ears.
"That has a pretty good ring to it," he said with a smile. "Unfortunately this is the last match for some of us, but hopefully it will give the younger guys something to build upon next year.
"The season obviously didn't go quite the way we had hoped, but I'm really glad that Wayne and I were able to end our careers on a winning note."
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