A familiar face to TCU tennis joins Dave Borelli and the women's program this season with the addition of Jacob Martin as undergraduate assistant coach. Martin was a four-year starter for the TCU men's tennis team from 2001 to 2005.
"I'm very excited Jacob is part of our program this year," head coach Dave Borelli said. "Jacob brings an extensive amount of experience to us as a former Horned Frog. He will be heavily involved with our practices and make our team better."
Over his career, Martin compiled a record of 63-51 in singles and was 57-58 in doubles for a combined mark of 120-109. In dual singles matches, he played to the tune of a 41-31 slate and was 19-8 over his career at the No. 6 position.
Martin enjoyed his greatest successes during his junior season in 2003-04 when he went 19-13 in singles and 21-11 in doubles. He and partner Alex Menichini were 18-6 in dual doubles matches at the No. 3 slot. At the 2004 Conference USA Championship, Martin and Menichini earned Doubles Team of the Championship honors after posting a 3-0 record.
Perhaps the most memorable match for Martin came in Lexington, Ky., on May 16, 2004. After helping the Horned Frogs win the doubles point against Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Regionals, Martin won the deciding match at six singles by scores of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. The victory put TCU in the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2001.
The Barcelona, Spain, native was named the team's Most Improved Player in 2004 and 2005. He also garnered C-USA Player of the Week once during his junior season.
Martin is studying for a degree in advertising/public relations with a minor in business. He will graduate from TCU in December 2005.