Ben Wagland
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
Knox Grammar School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

FALL 2013 (SOPHOMORE)

Went 10-4 in singles and 8-3 in doubles ... Ranked No. 2 in doubles with Hernus Pieters in the fall ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall semester ... ranked No. 48 in singles and No. 12 in doubles (with Pieters) to start the spring.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)

Final singles record of 26-8, including 18-4 in dual matches, 6-2 in the SEC and a combined 12-4 at Nos. 2-3 singles before moving into the No. 1 spot for the NCAA Championships; logged seven ranked wins and tied for team-high with seven clinches .. .Played in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships; earned doubles All-America honors with Hernus Pieters by virtue of being a No. 5-8 seed for the tournament, reaching the quarterfinals, and ending ranked inside the top-10 ... Ended the year ranked No. 5 in doubles with Pieters and No. 34 in singles; No. 1-ranked player in the Southeast Region in singles and doubles at end of the year ... Named first team All-SEC and All-Freshman ... SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player and All-Tournament Team ... ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year ... Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week ...Reached doubles finals of the USTA/ITA National Indoors with Pieters ... Won the doubles consolation draw with Pieters at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa to secure the bid to Indoors ... Posted a 6-3 singles record in his first fall in Athens, including a 1-1 record against ranked opponents ... Finished the fall 11-2 with Pieters in doubles, amassing five ranked wins, and ending with an 8-2 record in their last 10 matches ... Won two singles matches in the Audi Napa Valley Classic ... SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.

PREP

Broke into the top 50 of the Junior ITF world rankings in 2010 ... Was ranked as high as No. 10 in January 2011 ... Represented Australia in 14/u World team Championships which Australia won for the first time ever ... Scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2011 ... Reached the singles quarterfinals of the Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships in 2011 ... Final of Asia/Oceania Closed Singles Championship & Winner of doubles ... Runner-up in the doubles of the Australian Open Junior Championships in 2011.

PERSONAL

Born March 16, 1993 ... Son of Greg and Sue-Ellen Wagland; has a brother, Scott, and a sister, Danielle ... Major: Pre-Business.

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