Ben Wagland
Ben  Wagland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
Knox Grammar School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

05/16/2015

Bulldogs Fall In NCAA Quarterfinal Match To No. 1 Oklahoma, 4-2

Bulldogs Fall In NCAA Quarterfinal Match To No. 1 Oklahoma, 4-2

05/09/2015

Georgia Blanks Florida State, Advances To NCAA Round Of 16

Georgia Blanks Florida State, Advances To NCAA Round Of 16

05/06/2015

NCAA Tennis Action Begins Friday In Athens

NCAA Tennis Action Begins Friday In Athens

04/18/2015

Men's Tennis Advances To SEC Tournament Final

Men's Tennis Advances To SEC Tournament Final

04/15/2015

Bulldogs Head To SEC Tournament As No. 1 Seed

Bulldogs Head To SEC Tournament As No. 1 Seed



2014-15 (JUNIOR)
First Team All-SEC ... SEC All-Tournament Team ... final doubles ranking of No. 2 with Austin Smith and No. 44 with Paul Oosterbaan ... earned automatic bid to NCAA Doubles Championship as the No. 1 seed with Austin Smith ... 20-15 singles record ... 10-7 in dual matches ... 4-2 in the SEC ... entered NCAA Tournament on a seven-match winning streak ... clinched three matches: vs. Furman, at Kentucky and vs. South Carolina ... played 20 matches at No. 4 and nine matches at No. 5 ... 29-14 in doubles and was ranked No. 1 in the country with Austin Smith for six consecutive editions of the rankings ... 18-4 in doubles with Smith, including a 16-3 mark against ranked opponents ... became first Bulldog to be ranked No. 1 in doubles since John Isner and Luis Flores in 2007 ... had wins against doubles teams ranked Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 11 (twice),12, and 16 ... played all 29 matches at No. 1 doubles -- the first five with Paul Oosterbaan and the last 24 with Smith ... led team with 29 doubles wins and 19 against ranked opponents ... 49-29 combined singles and doubles record ... 27 combined singles and doubles dual match wins. UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll ... ITA Scholar-Athlete.Fall Highlights: 8-7 singles record; 8-4 in doubles ... won three qualifying doubles matches in ITA All-American Championships, then reached quarterfinals of main draw ... won four matches at the Bulldog Scramble.

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
Overall record of 16-12 with six dual match wins ... 2-2 in the SEC with several matches going unfinished ... two ranked wins ... ended ranked No. 79 in singles and reached as high as No. 48 ... ranked No. 2 in doubles with Hernus Pieters to start the spring, and No. 9 at the conclusion of the spring ... ended 21-11 in doubles with Pieters, including 11-5 in dual matches and 7-2 in SEC with 12 ranked wins ... earned All-America status in doubles two ways - by being a No. 5-8 seed for the NCAA Tournament as well as finishing in the ITA Top-10 ...went 10-4 in singles and 8-3 in doubles in the fall ... reached the final of the Southern Collegiates in the fall at UGA ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the fall semester... SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.

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.

Ben Wagland Year-By-Year

Singles
Year Overall Dual SEC 1 2 3 4 5 6 Vs. Rank
2012-13 26-8 18-4 6-2 4-0 7-3 5-1 2-0 -- -- 7-5
2013-14 18-12 6-7 2-2 -- 0-2 4-4 2-1 -- -- 2-5
2014-15 20-15 10-7 4-2 -- -- -- 9-5 1-2 -- 4-5
Overall 64-35 34-18 12-6 -- 7-5 9-5 13-5 1-2 -- 13-15

Doubles
Year Overall Dual SEC 1 2 3 Vs. Rank
2012-13 37-12 17-5 7-2 15-5 1-0 1-0 15-9
2013-14 21-11 11-5 7-2 11-5 -- -- 12-5
2014-15 29-14 17-7 7-2 17-7 -- -- 19-8
Overall 87-37 45-17 21-6 43-17 1-0 1-0 46-22

Combined
Year Overall Dual SEC Vs. Rank
2012-13 63-20 35-9 13-4 22-14
2013-14 39-23 17-12 9-4 14-10
2014-15 49-29 27-14 11-4 23-13
Overall 151-72 79-35 33-12 59-37
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