Wayne Ferriera enters his ninth season as an assistant coach with the Cal program. Recently retired from professional tennis, Ferriera was a 14-year ATP Tour veteran, where he finished the 1995 and 1996 seasons ranked in the Top 10 in the world.
Ferriera was one of the most successful players on the pro circuit during the 1990's, having won 20 career titles since turning pro in 1989. Ferreira's career prize earnings top $8 million and his highest rankings were No. 6 in singles (1995) and No. 11 in doubles (2000).
In 2004, his final year on the circuit, Ferreira participated in his record-breaking 55th consecutive Grand Slam tournament, the longest streak by any player. Ferreira eclipsed Stefan Edberg's record of 54 when he advanced to the third-round of Wimbledon.
One of his career highlights came in August 2003 when Ferriera saved three match points to defeat Austrailian star Lleyton Hewitt (6-3, 4-6, 7-5) to claim the Mercedes Benz Cup title at the UCLA Tennis Center. Ferriera turned in one of his most consistent performances during the 2002 season, advancing to the fourth round in every Grand Slam event. He finished the year with a No. 38 ranking in singles and No. 52 in doubles.
Wayne and his wife, Liesl, live in Lafayette, Calif. with their sons Marcus and Magnus.