First Team All-SEC … final ranking of No. 37 ... 28-12 singles record … earned at-large bid to NCAA Singles Championship ... second on the team with 14 wins against ranked opponents … 16-5 in dual matches … 5-2 in the SEC …won 10 consecutive completed matches earlier in the season … played three matches at No. 1, two matches at No. 2 and 24 matches at No. 3 … 21-16 doubles record … played 22 matches at No. 2 and seven matches at No. 3 … 49-28 combined singles and doubles record … 17 singles and doubles wins against ranked opponents, which was third most on the team … finished career with 223 combined singles and doubles wins, which is seventh most in UGA history since 1986 … ranked seventh on the all-time career doubles wins list at UGA with 101 ... UGA Athletic Association Sportsmanship-Ethics Award ... team co-captain … Fall Highlights: 10-5 singles record and 7-4 in doubles ... member of UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... reached quarterfinals of ITA All-American Championships, earning spot in National Indoors ... ITA Southeast Regional singles finalist.
Ended with a record of 28-14 in singles, tied for the second-most wins on the team, including a 9-9 record in dual matches with 10 ranked wins ... finished ranked No. 30 in singles ... captured first All-America honors of career by advancing to the NCAA singles round of 16 in May in Athens ... went 16-8 in doubles with Garrett Brasseaux, including 14-5 in dual matches, 7-2 in the SEC, and 2-0 in ranked matches ... named first team All-SEC again ... named to the SEC Community Service Team ... went 14-4 in the fall with wins at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and the ITA Southeast Regional Championships ... elected co-president of the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... one of 11 UGA student-athletes inducted into the UGA Student-Athlete Leadership Academy (L.E.A.D.) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.
Led the team in singles victories, posting a record of 32-15 including 15-10 in dual matches after making the jump from Nos. 5-6 as a freshman to No. 1-2-3 as a sophomore; 8-2 in SEC play in singles; six wins over ranked opponents ... Ended the season ranked No. 17 in doubles and No. 51 in singles ... Clinched three matches, including over Kentucky in the SEC Tournament ... Went 14-6 at No. 2 doubles with Garrett Brasseaux; the duo ended with a No. 17 national ranking ... Played in the NCAA Singles & Doubles Championships ... Named first team All-SEC and to the SEC Championships All-Tournament Team ... Southeast Region's Player To Watch ...Compiled a singles record of 15-3 in the fall, most on the team - including four ranked wins ... Highlight came as he won three qualifying matches to reach the main draw of the All-American Championships in Tulsa, where he then won a main draw match over Ole Miss' Jonas Lutjen ... Reached the singles quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiates in Athens ... Claimed the title at the Audi Napa Valley Classic in September, earning him a wildcard into a USTA-sponsored pro circuit event to be determined ... Reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional ... Won the Bulldog Scramble, the only player in the event to go undefeated on the weekend ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.
Finished his standout rookie season with a record of 34-8 including 23-2 in dual matches ... Was off the court first in singles seven times in 2012 ... 14-1 at No. 6 singles for Georgia ... Three ranked wins ... Won 10 matches in a row during the season ... Started off his Georgia career with two singles and one doubles win in the season-opening Kickoff Classic vs. Boise State in his hometown of Atlanta ... Reached the doubles quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regional ... Won a total of five matches at the Bulldog Scramble to close the fall ... Four-time SEC Freshman of the Week ... ITA Southeast Region Rookie of the Year ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... Named to All-Tournament Team of ITA National Indoors ... Final ITA doubles ranking of No. 48 in doubles.
Five-star prospect from Atlanta, ranked No. 1 in the state of Georgia in his class, No. 2 in the Southeast and No. 5 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net ... Competed in the men's doubles draw of the 2010 US Open ... Doubles champion of the 2010 USTA Boys 18s National Hardcourt Championships in Kalamzoo, Mich. ... Won numerous national opens including USTA Boys 14s National Winter Championship.
Born July 15, 1992 ... Son of Delmarie Payton; has a sister, Natasha ... Major: Communication studies.