Josh Finkelstein
Josh Finkelstein
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Hong Kong International
UC Santa Barbara
2008-09:One of two Gauchos to make it to the Round of 32 at the 2008 ITA Regionals... Was undefeated in the 2008 UCSB Classic... Selected as one of the Big West Men's Tennis Tri-Athletes of the Week in February of 2009... One of fifteen UC Santa Barbara student-athletes selected to the spring season Big West All-Academic Team... Led the team in doubles wins with partner Alex Konigsfeldt... Led the team in overall singles wins (18). 2007-08: As team captain, Josh Finkelstein received Big West First Team honors alongside teammate Alexander Konigsfeldt...The duo came up with two pivotal wins in the Big West Championship tournament to finish their season with a 14-8 mark...Alone, Finkelstein posted a 10-9 overall record while playing most of his matches at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions...Expected to be named co-team captain this year with Philip Therp. 2006-07: Finkelstein was selected UCSB's Most Improved Player, posting an overall record of 14-10 in doubles competition...Also received All-Big West Second Team honors in doubles and honorable mention in singles...Was 4-5 at the No. 2 spot and 8-3 at the No. 3 spot while teaming with Nigel Barton. 2005-06: Josh Finkelstein redshirted the 2005-06 season at UCSB. High School
Attended Hong Kong International in Hong Kong and Nordhoff High School in Ojai, Calif....Coached by Suzanne Stege and Phil Keoster in high school...He was the team captain for Hong Kong International as a sophomore and junior...Helped lead his squad to the China Cup Championship during his junior season. Juniors
Ranked third nationally in 18 and under singles in Hong Kong...Ranked second nationally in both 14 and 16 and under singles in Hong Kong...In the United States, he was ranked among the top-ten nationally in 18 and under doubles...Ranked in the top-15 in the Hong Kong men's rankings...Ranked in the top-700 by the ITF...He advanced to the semifinals of the ITF Grade 5 Singles in 2004...A two-time semifinalist in ITF doubles...A two-time U.S. National Open Champion in 18 and under doubles. Personal
Born May 30, 1987 in Hong Kong...Son of Mitchell and Hui-Ling Finkelstein...Attended the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, Calif....His personal coaches in Hong Kong were Andrew Ilie, Asif Ismail and Rob Smith...Personal coach in the United States was Ashley Hobson...Favorite athletes are Pete Sampras and Raphael Nadal...His favorite movies are "The Notebook" and "Wedding Crashers"...Enjoys reading the "Harry Potter" novels...Roots for the New York Yankees...Speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin...Hopes to major in business economics.