Honors / Awards
2011-12 Radford University Male Athlete of the Year
2012 Big South Player of the Year
2012 Big South All-Conference Singles
2012 Big South All-Conference Doubles
2012 Big South Singles Flight Champion
Four-Time Big South Player of the Week (2012)
2011 Big South Freshman of the Year
2011 Big South All-Conference Singles
Four-Time Big South Freshman of the Week (2011)
No. 74 in preseason ITA Division I singles rankings (Sept. 7)
2012 Big South Player of the Year... Named all-conference in singles and doubles... Automatic qualifier for the 2012 NCAA Singles Championships... Radford’s Male Athlete of the Year… Member of Hong Kong’s Davis Cup team... Climbed as high as 62nd in the ITA Singles Rankings... Led the team and Big South with a 29-11 singles record, including a 16-5 mark at the No. 1 singles position... Posted a 5-6 record against nationally-ranked opponents, including an upset of then-No. 9 Jose Hernandez of North Carolina during the fall... Recorded 13 straight singles triumphs at one point... Teamed with Thomas Dehaen to 17-10 in doubles, including a 6-1 record in Big South play... Advanced to the finals of the UVA Ranked Plus One during fall play... Won both a singles and doubles flight at the UVA Fall Classic.
Member of Hong Kong’s Davis Cup team… Second on the club with 30 singles victories… Posted an 18-3 spring record, including a 15-3 mark at the No. 2 singles position… Dropped just one conference match… Won his first nine matches of the spring… Concluded the season on an eight-match winning streak… Recorded singles wins over nationally-ranked Cornell, Maryland and North Florida… Was up a set on national runner-up and then-No. 3 ranked Rhyne Williams when the Highlanders NCAA match with No. 3 Tennessee was decided… Went 17-7 in doubles with three different partners.
Climbed as high as No. 3 in the United Kingdom U18 Rankings.
Younger brother of former RU men’s tennis standout and assistant coach, Martin Sayer… Son of Paul and Jenny Sayer… Has three siblings, Martin (24), Matt (22) and Natalie (15)… Majoring in finance.