Rawl  Martin

Rawl Martin


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Briarcrest Christian

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 186


Watch 2003 Highlight

2005 - Opened his junior year with a win at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships ... Won at No. 6 singles against The Citadel ... Finished the season with a 4-6 overall singles mark.

2004-- Jump-started his sophomore season by winning his first six matches of the fall before losing in the round of 16 at the adidas Invitational ... Reached the round of 64 at the ITA Southeast Regional Indoor Championships before losing to No. 9-seeded Chris Gostek of Alabama ... Didn't lose a single game as he defeated UT-Martin's Daniel McGuire at the No. 6 singles position ... Posted singles wins in both spring dual matches in which he competed ... Ended the season with an overall singles record of 9-3.

2003 -- Martin was relied upon heavily during his freshman campaign to add depth to a thin roster ... Lost his first three collegiate contests, but made dramatic improvements to his game in a short period of time to finish the fall season with an 8-6 singles record ... Won the "B-2' singles flight championship at the South Carolina Fall Invitational in October; it was only his fourth collegiate event ... Played the entire spring season at the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles positions ... Tasted victory in both singles and doubles in his home debut against Tennessee Tech Jan. 25, and went on to go undefeated in his first six dual matches as a Vol ... His first conference singles dual-match win came at home March 16, against Arkansas, where he defeated Hunter Benson in three sets to clinch Tennessee's first SEC win of the season ... In doubles play, teamed with fellow freshman Vincent Perna for the first half of the season before joining forces with junior Simon Rea to close out the year at the No. 3 spot ... Ended his first season on Rocky Top with 15 singles wins to go along with 11 doubles victories.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE: Spent three years training at Palmer Tennis Academy in Tampa, Fl. ... Won one STA Super Circuit Championship (Mobile, Ala.) ... Finished third at the 2002 18+U National Open Clay Courts ... Won back-to-back TSSAA state tournament titles in 2001 and 2002 ... Also won back-to-back Tennessee West Regional high school singles titles in 2001 and 2002 ... Finished in the top 16 in doubles at the 2001 Kalamazoo (Mich.) National Hardcourts ... Compiled a 32-0 singles record in two years of high school... Attended Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis ... Parents: R. Brad and Jean ... Full name: Rawleigh Benjamin Martin ... Born May 2, 1983 in Memphis, Tenn.

PERSONAL-- Plays with a Babolat Pure Drive racquet ... Academic major: Business ... Parents: Brad and Jean Martin ... Full name: Rawleigh Benjamin Martin ... Born May 2, 1983, in Memphis, Tenn.



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