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
Coach Heinchon on Mario Martinez: "Mario will look to finish his senior year on a high note. He is a very talented a ball striker as anyone, and when you combine that with his speed, he has a shot to win against anyone."
Fall 2013: Compiled a 5-3 singles record and 0-4 doubles mark ... Posted a 3-1 record in UNCW Invitational ... Won both of his matches at the ECU Fall Shootout.
As A Junior (2012-13): Recorded a 13-15 overall singles record, including a 6-6 dual match ledger ... Played eight of his 12 dual matches at the No. 5 position, compiling a 6-6 record ... Posted a 1-1 mark at the No. 4 and 6 slots ... Went 3-3 in doubles matches with John Schmitt during the spring season ... Won the Flight B consolation title at the Elon Invitational ... Posted a 2-1 record at the "Big Jim" Russell Invitational in Chapel Hill ... Compiled a 5-8 doubles record ... Teamed with Ross Nigro to win the Flight B2 doubles consolation at the Elon Invitational.
As A Sophomore (2011-12): Posted an 8-5 record in the spring and compiled a 2-3 singles record in the fall ... Registered an 8-4 mark at No.6 singles ... Paired with John Schmitt and Nicolas Soriano for a 4-4 dual match doubles record in the spring ... Teamed with three different partners for a 6-2 fall 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.
As A Freshman (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 ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll status as a sophomore and junior ... Hobbies include ultimate [frisbee], swimming and garage work.