UCLA Men's Tennis BIO
Jeff Gast
Player Profile:
Jeff Gast 1266674
Other Position: Graduated
Height: 6'3"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
High School: Saratoga
Did not compete in any matches.

Reached the round of 16 in doubles (w/Maxime Tabatruong) at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals at UC Irvine ... Also teamed with Tabatruong to qualify for the main draw at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Ended the season with a 2-4 singles record and a 3-4 mark in doubles play ... Played in one tournament during the spring season, defeating 61st-ranked Alex Clayton of Stanford, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8) in a consolation match at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup.

Advanced to the round of 16 in singles in the Invitational Draw at the Pac-10 Championships in Ojai, Calif. ... Defeated Oregon's Doug Mayeda, 6-1, 6-3 in the first round before falling to USC's J.T. Sundling ... Also teamed with Evan Lee in doubles, reaching the quarterfinals ... Won two singles matches to qualify for the main draw at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Defeated LMU's Aris Andresian and UC Riverside's Quoc Doan ... Lost in the first round to Pepperdine's Daniel Moss ... Teamed with Evan Lee in doubles at both the ITA Southwest Regional Championships and the Southern California Intercollegiates.

Saw action only in fall play ... Participated in just one tournament, going 1-1 at the ITA West-South Regional Championships at Pepperdine ... Defeated UC Riverside's Yi Chai, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round ... Also teamed with Ahmed Ismail at the Regionals, falling in the first round.

Redshirted the season.

High School / Juniors
Four-year letterwinner at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, Calif. ... Played No. 1 singles as a junior and senior ... Three-year team captain and team MVP ... San Jose Mercury News Central Coast Section (CCS) First-Team selection ... Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL) Todd Hoo Memorial Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Helped Saratoga to four straight SCVAL league championships, including a second place showing at the CIF Team Championships ... Ranked as high as No. 17 nationally in the USTA Boys' 16s division ... Also ranked No. 7 in the USTA Boys' 14s ... Received the USTA NorCal Sportsmanship Award in 2002 and 2005 ... Received a wild card to play in the qualifying of the ATP Tour's SAP Open in San Jose, Calif., falling to James Auckland of Great Britain, 6-3, 6-1.

Full name is Jeffrey Martin Gast ... Born March 11, 1989 in West Hills, Calif. ... Parents are Jim and Pat Gast ... Brother's name is Eric ... Sister is Julia ... Mother attended graduate school at UCLA ... Enjoys playing basketball, football, and reading in his spare time ... Also likes to juggle ... Attended his first Grand Slam tournament at three-months old (Roland Garros) ... Admires Pete Sampras ... Majoring in Applied Mathematics.

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