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Abby Martinez
Player Profile:
Abby Martinez 1731094
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winter Haven, Fla.
High School: Winter Haven
Other College: State College of Florida
Major: Mass Communications
Experience: 2 Letters

Two-time letterwinner who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Delaware in May 2015 • joined the Blue Hens after a successful career at State College of Florida • completed career with records of 15-19 (singles) and 21-15 (doubles).

2014-15 SEASON
Returned to the court following ACL surgery to go 8-9 in singles action and 15-8 in doubles play • paired with Nataliya Naumova to clinch the Saint Joseph’s Tournament Flight 2 Doubles title • the duo finished the year with a 5-1 mark while going 5-0 in the second flight • also teamed with Denny LaMachia for a 2-0 No. 3 doubles record and Aamanda Studnicki to go 4-3 overall • registered a 4-2 No. 4 singles mark.

2013-14 SEASON
Missed majority of the spring season after tearing her ACL in January • compiled records of 7-10 (singles) and 6-7 (doubles) • tallied a season-best four-match winning streak • defeated IUP’s Rachel Wood, 6-4, 6-2, on Sept. 6 for the first win of her career in a Delaware uniform • paired with senior Dorothy Safron for a 1-0 doubles record • bulk of doubles action came alongside Christina Harrington • duo compiled a mark of 5-5 • voted as UD Team Sportsmanship Award selection.

Completed SCF career undefeated in conference play and earned state titles in both 2012 (#5 singles; #3 doubles) and 2013 (#3 singles; #1 doubles) • led team to a second place finish at the Junior College National Tournament in 2012 • qualified for the national tournament in 2013 • two-time NJCAA Athlete of Distinction for exemplary academic achievement • honored with the NJCAA National Tennis Tournament Jovana Vasic Spirit of Competition award, which is selected by coaches and officials and recognizes an individual who is evaluated in the areas of fair play, sportsmanship and competitive spirit.

Graduated from Winter Haven High School in 2011 • Polk County Girl’s Tennis Player of the Year • The Ledger’s Tennis Player of the Year (2010) • News Chief’s Tennis Player of the Year • awarded by the WHHS principal as the Student of the Month for academics and athletics • two-time captain under head coach Jane Tyl • also was a member of the swim and dive team for head coach Lori Edwards • member of the National Honors Society, Yearbook Committee and Interact Club • President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Abigail Rebeca Martinez • born November 21, 1992 in Winter Haven, Fla. • daughter of Jim and Martha Martinez • father is a registered nurse while mother is a teacher • has two older siblings, Anna and Alex • uncle played tennis at Valparaiso University • majoring in communications at Delaware • plays the piano and guitar • loves to sing • also enjoys running • serves on the executive board for Tennis for Tumors, a charity that is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumors • helped refurbish homes through a mission trip to Sommerville, Tenn. • favorite sports teams include the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

 Year  Singles  Doubles
 2013-14  7-10  6-7
 2014-15  8-9  15-8
 Totals  15-19  21-15
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