Wesley Cash


Wesley Cash

Class of 2007

Baylor School Athletics Hall of Fame, 2005

Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame, 2003 (Tennis) and 2014 (Male Athlete)

  Wesley Cash is a lifelong resident of Chattanooga with a remarkable record of high level competitive play. During his four years at the Baylor School, Cash was undefeated and won 120 matches. He was the TSSAA singles champion in 1975 and the doubles champion in 1973, 1974, and 1975. He was the USTA National Interscholastic doubles champion in 1974 and the Baylor team was the TSSAA champion in 1973, 1974, and 1975. His junior career included #1 Singles Ranking in USTA Southern and Southern Closed Singles Champion and Boys Doubles finalist for 1973, and 1974 Southern Closed Boys 18 finalist in 1974. Cash played on the Southern Junior Davis Cup in 1973, 1974, and 1975 and helped the Tennessee Team win the 1975 Southern 18s Junior Davis Cup. When Cash played on the University of Georgia team during the years 1976 through 1979, the Bulldogs won the Southeastern Conference championship in 1977, 1978, and 1979. Cash’s collegiate career highlights included being named All-SEC in 1977, 1978, and 1979; SEC #1 Doubles Champion and #2 Singles Champion in 1977; 1977 NCAA #7 Mens Doubles Seed; and 1978 ITCA National Indoor Doubles Seminfinalist. He was named Most Valuable Player for Georgia in 1977 and team captain in 1979. After graduating from UGA, Cash joined the professional tour and rose to an ATP career high ranking of 300 in 1983. He won the Charleston, South Carolina doubles event in 1981, the Augusta, Georgia doubles event in 1982, and the Lagos, Nigeria event in 1983. Cash then resumed play in the USTA system, playing in Southern and National events. Cash has won twenty Category I national championships and received three Gold Slams including the 2002 Mens 45 Doubles, the Mens 55 Doubles in 2012, and the Mens Doubles in 2013. Cash excelled on different surfaces and has won national championships on clay (2007, 2008, and 2013), grass (2017), and hard surfaces (2018). His league teams won the 1992 and 2000 Mens Open Division championships. Cash’s record in the International Tennis Federation is similarly distinctive, with numerous individual and team championships. He was the 2013 ITF doubles champion in the Mens 55 age division, and a doubles finalist in the Mens 45, 55, and 60 age divisions. He played on the United States teams in 2003 (Dubler Cup), 2008 (Fred Perry Cup), 2013 and 2014 (Austria Cup), and 2017 and 2018 (Von Cramm Cup). The United States Team won the 2018 Von Cramm Cup in the Mens 60 age division. Cash is a tennis teaching professional at the Manker Patten Tennis Club in Chattanooga.