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TENNIS: Jefferson's Martin signs to play at Grand View University

Thomas Jefferson senior Zachary Martin has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, in the fall.  - File photo
Thomas Jefferson senior Zachary Martin has signed a letter of intent to play tennis at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, in the fall.
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Thomas Jefferson senior Zachary Martin will continue his tennis career at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, in the fall.

Martin inked his National Letter of Intent Monday, according to Grand View head coach Bob Peterson.

"We are very excited to have Zachary come to Grand View University," Peterson said. "He has shown that he is a tireless worker on the tennis court and in the classroom. He will be a great addition next year."

This season, Martin was an All-South Puget Sound League Central Division first-team selection. He finished 14-3 overall during his senior season and set a school record for the highest winning percentage during his career at 89 percent.

In the postseason, Martin teamed with Vivek Ramanujan to finish in fifth place at the West Central District Tournament to earn an automatic berth to the state tournament, which will be played in May.

Last season, Martin teamed with his younger brother, Cameron, to finish in fourth place at the State Tennis Tournament.

Martin is a three-year letter winner for Jefferson and has helped the Raiders win three-straight SPSL Central Division championships. Jefferson has won 55-straight SPSL matches. The program's last league loss came in 2008. The Raiders had their highest-ever state finish last year, when they ended up in third place as a team.

Martin and Jefferson also added another title last year when they won the Class 4A State Academic championship with a grade-point average of over 3.8. In the classroom, Martin was also nominated in the top-five for boys in his class and has also been awarded the Student of the Month in history and science.

Martin is the son of Melissa Brock and plans to study Business Administration at Grand View.

 

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