Martin Sayer

  • Martin
  • Sayer

  • Assistant Men's Tennis Coach

Martin Sayer was named men’s tennis assistant coach in January 2016.

Sayer most recently served as the women’s head coach at Radford and was previously an assistant for the Virginia Tech Women’s team. He began his coaching career at Radford, serving as an assistant coach with the men’s team while working toward his MBA. During his stint, the Highlanders claimed the 2010 Big South regular season title and the 2011 Big South Tournament title. In addition, he was a key part of the development of Ivan Salec who earned bids to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Singles Championships. 

Sayer posted an impressive career, tallying a 114-25 overall record while going an impressive 24-1 in the Big South while competing for nearby Radford University. He made four straight NCAA Singles Championships and is the all-time winningest men’s tennis player in Radford history.

As a four-time Big South Player of the Year, Sayer achieved success and accolades never before reached by a Radford student-athlete. Not only did he make it to the NCAA Singles Championship where he advanced to round of 32 as a freshman and sophomore. Sayer also partnered with Zack Watson to earn the Highlanders their first-ever at-large doubles appearance in the NCAA Championships.

In addition to his collegiate career, Sayer was a member of the Hong Kong Davis Cup team. He paired with Brian Hung to tally a 4-1 record in the Davis Cup.

Sayer, a four-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll selection, graduated from Radford in 2009 and earned the Big South’s Christenberry Award presented annually to the top male and female senior student-athletes in the league.