Prep/Personal: Blair Martin ranked 90th and earned a four-star recruiting level on tennisrecruiting.net. She was honored as the 2011, 2012, and 2013 player of the year by both the Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Times after winning three-conseuctive #1 doubles championships and guiding Plant to three-straight 4A state crowns. Martin, who reached the finals of the singles state championship as a senior, won the state championship at number two singles as a freshman then recorded undefeated regular seasons at number one singles as a sophomore and junior. She was honored at a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game after being named the Brighthouse Sports Network Player of the Week in 2013. Martin is a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Honor Society, and the Anchor Service Club. She played softball until the age of 13, helping her team to a berth in the Little League World Series in Seattle, Wash., where the team placed fifth internationally. Blair Allyson Martin was born on April 10, 1995, in Tampa, Fla., to Charlie and Robyn Martin. Her father was a member of the baseball team at Broward Community College, while her grandfather, Bob Bondi, played baseball at Florida State, and her grandfather, Virgil Martin, captained the baseball team at Florida. She is undecided on her major.
Getting to Know Blair Martin
Favorite Restaurant: Olive Garden
Favorite Band: Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Craziest ambition: Go sky diving
Best non-athletic talent: Ping pong player
First job I ever had: Teaching kids to play tennis at my local country club
Dream job: Working with special needs children
Favorite Pro sports team: Tampa Bay Rays
Something people don’t know about you: When I was 13 my little league softball team made it to the World Series and placed 5th for Team South.
Proudest athletic accomplishment: Placing 5th at the World Series in softball
Most famous person you’ve met: My cousin Pam Bondi, who is the state Attorney General of Florida.
If a movie were made about me, I’d want this actress to play me: Blake Lively
Pro player I’d most like to play against: Novak Djokovic
If you could play mixed doubles with any pro player, who would you choose? Roger Federer
Name one of your athletic role models that isn’t a tennis player and tell why you admire them. I admire Michael Phelps for all the gold medals he has won in the Olympics.
The reality show I’d go on: Pretty Little Liars
If I’m cooking, we’re having: Pasta and salad
If you had one day to live, how would you spend it? Living in the moment, doing the most absurd things I could think of.
If you were not a tennis player, what would you be? Softball player
Most valuable item you own? Phone