Georgia Bulldog tennis freshman Wayne Montgomery sweeps through Cajun Classic


Ho hum. Another weekend another tournament rout by Georgia Bulldog tennis freshman Wayne Montgomery,

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Montgomery defeated Oklahoma State’s 82 ranked Arjun Kudhe, 6-0, 6-1, in the Cajun Classic finals on Sunday. Through the five round tournament, the freshman ace gave up only 8 points and never lost a set.

Last Monday, Montgomery won the Southern Intercollegiate Championship in Athens.

In June, Montgomery had barely stepped off the bus from his Johannesburg, South Africa, home before winning the Tennis Valley Open Championship. He dropped only two sets in the seven round USTA event.

Ho hum – win, win, win.

Head Bulldog tennis coach Manuel Diaz spoke to

"Wayne again played a very good match today. We’re just really excited with his play so far. Without a doubt, he is going to be a special player. The way he’s handing himself and focusing on his match and goes about his business on court is impressive. He shows a lot of maturity, and that is unusual for a freshmen. Today was no exception.The thing that is really so impressive is that he keeps his errors – even when he’s forced and stressed by his opponent – to an absolute minimum. He has taken advantage of every opportunity so far that has been presented to him. It’s exciting to work with him, and he enjoys being out there and competing, and I think he is making a big difference on our squad with the other guys who are watching him play. He is certainly going to continue to improve because he’s working hard and being very diligent. Wayne is 10-0 as a freshman, and I don’t know that that has been done before."

Montgomery’s success is stunning, but not a surpsrise. The young Bulldog has won multiple South African and African Junior titles in singles and doubles, and has represented South Africa internationally in numerous team and individual events during his career.

The undefeated Montgomery has wins over collegiate players ranked 3, 19, 49, 56, 82 and 89

He has been a member of the ITF junior touring teams each year since the age of 13, and participated at the Junior Davis Cup in Mexico in 2010 and 2011.

Reaching a career high ITF U-18 world ranking of No. 7 in 2013, Montgomery has won ITF junior circuit tournaments in Gaborone, Port Elizabeth, East London, Montreal (doubles), Potchefstroom (singles and doubles), Traralgon (doubles), and Maryland (singles and doubles). He has reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open as well as the doubles semifinals at Wimbledon.

Since arriving in Athens, the undefeated Montgomery has wins over collegiate players ranked 3, 19, 49, 56, 82 and 89.