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Date of Birth:

20 June 1987

Birth Place:

Hong Kong

Residence:

Virginia, USA

Height:

6'1" (1.85m)

Weight:

185 lbs (81kg)

Plays:

Right (double-handed backhand)

Career-High ATP Ranking (Singles):

No. 1303 (4 Oct 2004)

Career-High ATP Ranking (Doubles):

No. 1336 (22 Aug 2006)

Career-High NCAA Ranking (Singles):

No. 17 (10 Jan 2006)

Davis Cup Debut:

2005

Singles (W-L):

8-3

Doubles (W-L):

7-2

Last Status:

Davis Cup by BNP Paribas
A/O Zone Group II First Round
HKG v PAK (Mar 4-6, 2011)

Martin Sayer


» Won both singles and the doubles rubber to lead Hong Kong to a 3-2 victory over Sri Lanka in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group II Relegation Playoff in Colombo (Jul 2010).

» Won US$12,000 Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament (CVITT) and US$12,000 Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament (RVITT) on clay in successive weeks (Jun 2010).

» Together with Jack Hui, Brian Hung, and Yu Hiu Tung were members of the HK contingent that placed 8th overall (out of 25) in the men's team event at the 11th All China Games (Jul 2009).

» Beat top seed and defending champion Treat Huey (PHI) to win men's singles title at the US$10,000 Virginia State Open Clay Court Championships. Made quarterfinals of the US$12,000 49th Annual CVITT Men's Open. Won Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament (Jun 2009).

» NCAA 2008-09 Season: Reached 100 wins in singles with his victory over Aleksandr Seleznev (Old Dominion) on February 8, 2009. In his final dual match as a collegian, defeated Roy Sichel (Winthrop), 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles to help Radford University capture the Big South Conference Championship for the third straight season. Recipient of the Big South Conference Player of the Year Award for the fourth straight season (Apr 2009). As the Conference's highest-ranked player, earned fourth successive automatic maindraw selection for NCAA Men's D1 Singles Championship. Also earned doubles berth (w/ Zack Watson) at NCAAs for the first time. Finished amongst top-10 of Big South Conference "Best of the Best" voting (May 2009).

» Won US$12,000 Genworth Financial CVITT(2), 87th Bournemouth Open, ITA Summer Circuit '08, and Roanoke Valley Invitational Mixed Doubles titles (Summer 2008).  Selected to the Big South Conference's 25th Anniversary Top-25 "Best of the Best" (Dec 2008).

» NCAA 2007-08 Pre-season Ranking No. 26. Won Flight A Singles, UNC Fall Invitational; Runner-up, Yellow Flight Singles, UVA Fall Invitational (Sep 2007). Semifinals, Wilson/ITA Mideast Regional Championships (Nov 2007). Division I Men Mideast Regional Ranking: No. 5 (7 Dec 2007). Voted NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year for the third straight year.  Went 14-0 at number one singles during dual match season and led Radford to second successive Big South Conference Championship.

» NCAA 2006-07 Pre-season Ranking No. 22.  Voted NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year for the second year running. Amassed another 30+ wins in singles and led Radford to its first Big South Conference title. Reached men's singles round of 32 at NCAA Div I Championships.  Division I Men Mideast Regional Year-End Ranking No. 6 (1 Jun 2007); Finished season ranked No. 48.

» NCAA 2005-06 Pre-season Ranking No. 113. Started at the number one singles spot as a freshman and held career-high NCAA Singles Ranking of No. 17 (10 Jan 2006). Co-Champion, 2005 Wilson/ITA Mideast Regionals (defeated NCAA No. 2 Ludovic Walter in quarterfinals and No. 16 Rylan Rizza in semis); Qualified for ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships 2005. Finished first season at Radford with 36-8 singles record; Voted NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year and ITA Rookie of the Year (Mideast Region). Selected to compete at 2006 NCAA Men's Championships (lost in R32 to eventual finalist Somdev Dev Varman); Finished 2005-2006 season ranked No. 31. Came in second behind Stanford's Matt Bruch in the overall ballot for ITA National Rookie Player of the Year Award.

» Accepted to Radford University, Virginia, on full tennis scholarship (Fall 2005).

» Career-high ATP Singles Ranking No. 1303 (4 Oct 2004) and Doubles No. 1336 (22 Aug 2005); Career-high Combined ITF Junior World Ranking No. 25 (4 Apr 2005).

» Anchored the Hong Kong Boys' 14U team to a 3rd place finish at the 2001 World Junior Tennis Asia/Oceania Qualifying in Sri Lanka. Went undefeated in singles play to spearhead Hong Kong to victories over seeded opponents New Zealand, Australia and China, to qualify for the World Finals in the Czech Republic for only the second time ever in Hong Kong junior tennis history; Member of 2002 Hong Kong Junior Davis Cup Team.

 

Overseas titles

          Men's Singles(7):
          2010     US$12,000 Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament (CVITT)
                      US$12,000 Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament (RVITT)
          2009     US$10,000 Virginia State Open Clay Court Championships, Virginia, USA.
          2008     US$12,000 Genworth Financial CVITT(2), Virginia, USA.
                      87th Bournemouth Open, England.
                      ITA Summer Circuit '08, Chapel Hill, USA.
          2005     Co-Champion, Wilson/ITA Mideast Regional Championships, Chapel Hill, USA.

          Men's Doubles(2):
          2010     US$12,000 Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament (CVITT)
                      US$12,000 Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament (RVITT)

          Mixed Doubles(1):
          2008     Roanoke Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament (RVITT), Virginia, USA.



ITF World Junior Circuit titles

          Singles(4):
          2004     ITF Vietnam International Jr Championships (G4)
                      Futures Foundation International Jr Tennis Championships (G4)
                      Hirudoid Hong Kong ITF Jr Tournament (G5)
          2003     Hatyai International Jr Tennis Championships (G5)

          Doubles(7):
          2004     ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships, Sarawak (G3)
                      ITF Vietnam International Junior Championships (G4)
                      Futures Foundation International Juniors Tennis Championships (G4)
          2003     ITF Vietnam International Junior Championships (G4)
                      Bangkok International Junior Tennis Championships (G5)
                      Hatyai International Junior Tennis Championships (G5)
          2001     ITF East Asian 14U Junior Championships



Local Majors

          Men's Singles(1):
          2005     Hong Kong National Tennis Championships

          Men's Doubles(1):
          2005     Hong Kong National Tennis Championships



Local Junior Titles

          Boys' Singles:
          2003     LIONS Hong Kong National Jr Tennis Championships (18U & 16U)
          2002     CRC Open School Boys' Singles Championship (18U)
                      LIONS Hong Kong National Jr Tennis Championships (16U)
         
2001     Hong Kong National Jr Tennis Championships (14U)
          2000     Hong Kong National Jr Tennis Championships (14U)
          1999     Hong Kong National Jr Tennis Championships (12U)


Notable overseas results

          Men's Singles:
          2009     Quarterfinals, US$12,000 49th Annual CVITT Men's Open, Virginia, USA.
          2007     Semifinals, Wilson/ITA Mideast Regional Championships
         
2006     Runner-up, UVA Fall Invitational, USA
                      R16, Thailand F3 Futures
          2004     R16, India F4 Futures
                      R16, Sri Lanka F1 Futures

          Men's Doubles:
          2005     Quarterfinals (w/ James Lloyd), Great Britain 3 Satellite Week 1
                      Quarterfinals (w/ James Lloyd), Great Britain 3 Satellite Week 2


Hong Kong Representative

          2009     11th All China Games, Shandong
          2006     Asian Championships, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
          2005     Davis Cup debut
          2003     Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Qualifying, Jakarta, Indonesia
          2002     Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Qualifying, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
          2001     World Junior Tennis Asia/Oceania Qualifying, Sri Lanka
                      World Junior Tennis World Finals, Czech Republic


Other notable junior results

          Singles:
          2005     R64, US Open Junior Championships, New York (GA)
                      R64, The Junior Championships, Wimbledon (GA)
                      R32, French Open Junior Championships, Paris (GA)
                      Quarterfinals, Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships, Korea (GB1)
                      Runner-up, Thailand International Junior Tennis Championships, Pattaya City (G1)
                      Runner-up, 16th Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships, Manila (G1)
                      R64, Australian Open Junior Championships, Melbourne (GA)
          2004     Semifinals, Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships, Chinese Taipei (GB2)
                      R16, Osaka Mayor's Cup, Japan (GA)
                      Runner-up, ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships, Sarawak (G3)
                      Semifinals, Ranhill ITF Malaysia International Junior Championships, Kuala Lumpur (G3)
          2003     Runner-up, Bangkok International Junior Tennis Championships, Thailand (G5)
                      Semifinals, ITF Vietnam International Junior Championships, Hanoi (G4) 
                      R16, Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships, New Dehli (GB2)
                      Quarterfinals, ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships, Kuching (G5)
                      R32, The Scottish Junior International Championships, Edinburgh (G5)

          Doubles:
          2005     R32 (w/ Bryan Koniecko), The Junior Championships, Wimbledon (GA)
                      R32 (w/ Vivek Shokeen), French Open Junior Championships, Paris (GA)
                      R16 (w/ Michael Lai), Asian Closed Junior Championships, Korea (GB1)
                      Quarterfinals (w/ M. Lai), Thailand International Jr Championships, Pattaya City (G1)
          2004     Runner-up (w/ M. Lai), Indian ITF Junior Tournament - Kolkata, India (G3)
                      Runner-up (w/ Ryan Cheung), Hong Kong ITF Junior Tournament (G5)                      
          2003     Semifinals (w/ Jack Hui), Asian Closed Junior Tennis Championships, New Dehli (GB2)
                      Runner-up (w/ M. Lai), Hyogo International Junior Tournament, Japan (G5)
                      Semifinals (w/ M. Lai), Brunei ITF Junior Circuit, Brunei (G2)
          2002     Quarterfinals (w/ M. Lai), ITF Malaysian International Junior Championships, Kuching (G5)
          2001     R16 (w/ M. Lai), Hong Kong Open Junior Championships (G2)
          2000     Semifinals (13 & Under), British National Junior Championships



Major Awards

          2009     NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year Award
          2008     Big South Conference 25th Anniversary Top-25 "Best of the Best"
                      NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year Award
          2007     NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year Award
          2006     NCAA Men's Division I Big South Conference Player of the Year Award
                      ITA Rookie Player of the Year (Mideast Region) Award
          2004     SF&OC/Bank of China Hong Kong Potential Sports Stars Award
          2003     A.S. Watson/HKSDB Outstanding Junior Athlete Award
                      KGV Sports Person of the Year Award


Related Info:

Martin earns spot at next month's ITA Intercollegiate Nat'l Indoor Championships (28 Oct 2005)




Check out Martin Sayer's activities and results on the ITF Men's Circuit and his Davis Cup record in detail.


  

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