Martim Prata Season 2023-24
Martim Prata, native of Lisbon, Portugal, has been named the graduate assistant of LSU men’s tennis, head coach Danny Bryan announced on May 31, 2023.
In his time at Tennessee, Prata earned a career record of 70-51 in singles play and 55-32 in doubles. He picked up one ranked singles win and three ranked doubles wins throughout his college career.
While in Knoxville, Prata was a key member of the team. In his Junior season, he led the Volunteers to victory in the SEC Championship, where he was named SEC Tournament MVP and to the SEC All-Tournament Team. Prata also earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Tournament, where he exited in the second round. As a Volunteer, he made it to two final four’s. Prata also had a singles ITA ranking of 28. In 2022, he was a finalist at the ITA National Indoor tournament, played by the best sixteen teams in the country. While at Tennessee, the men’s tennis team was ranked number one in the country.
Prata picked up the honors in the classroom as well. He was a three time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and an ITA Scholar Athlete.
Outside of his collegiate career, Prata has seen success on the court. He was a Two-time 18U Portugal Singles National Champion. Additionally, he qualified for the main draw of the Portugal F21 Futures tournament in Sao Bras de Alportel. During the tournament, he advanced to his first professional singles quarterfinal with two victories in the main draw. He has a career high doubles ranking of 33. Prata has also been a Five-time doubles semi finalist at the ITF Futures level. In 2022, Prata competed in two professional tournaments: Portugal 25k and Idanha-a-Nova. He secured a doubles title at Portugal 25k.