Radford's Nick Sayer To Play For Hong Kong In Davis Cup

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Coming off one of the most successful freshman seasons in school history, Nick Sayer of the Radford men's tennis team has been selected to play for Hong Kong in its upcoming Davis Cup match against Syria July 8-10, 2011.

The Asia / Oceania Zone Group II match will take place at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

"This is great exposure for Nick and will make him an even better player for us next year," said Radford head coach Mike Anderson.  "He is rapidly improving and will be a force to be reckoned with in the Big South and NCAA in years to come."

In his first year of collegiate tennis, Sayer went 30-6 while earning Big South Freshman of the Year.  In addition to his 18-3 record in dual matches during the spring, he was named the League's Freshman of the Week four times.

In Radford's NCAA Regional match against No. 3 Tennessee, Sayer was up a set on No. 3 and eventual national singles runner-up, Rhyne Williams, when the match was decided.

Nick is the younger brother of four-time Big South Player of the Year and former Highlander assistant coach Martin Sayer.  Martin, the school's all-time winningest player, also competed for his native country's team from 2005-2011, recording a career mark of 15-5 (8-3 singles).