ECU finishes the season with an overall record of 16-6
Pirates advance to face top-seeded Tulsa Friday in the quarterfinals
ECU knocks off two ranked opponents in 5-2 loss
Joran Vliegen lost in singles for the first time this season after winning 17 straight
Damien Brenard wins final match to clinch 4-3 victory
Fall 2011: Compiled a 2-3 singles record and teamed with three different partners for a 6-2 doubles record ... Teamed with John Schmitt to win Flight C of the ECU Fall Shootout as well as the A2 Consolation Doubles Championship of the Elon Invitational. 2010-11: Named Second-Team All-Conference USA ... Posted an overall record of 10-3, including a 6-1 mark in dual match play ... Won his final three matches of the season ... Compiled a 4-2 record during singles competition and a 4-2 mark in doubles play with David Masciorini during the fall season ... Reached the semifinals of the UNCW Invitational ... Teamed with Masciorini to win the consolation round of Doubles Flight B. High School/Junior Tennis: Played key role in Central's four-year state (7A) championship runs in 2007, `08, `09 and `10 ... Served as team captain. Personal: Full name is Mario Martinez ... Born July 28, 1992 at Del Rio, Texas ... Son of Orlando and Mary Martinez ... Intended major is health ... Hobbies include ultimate [frisbee], swimming and garage work.
Coach Heinchon on Mario Martinez: "Mario has worked very hard this fall at becoming a more aggressive and dominate player with his forehand and backhand. When he is on he is very tough to beat. I'm looking for Mario to play in the lineup and be someone we can rely upon."