Inducted in 2010
Brian Mavor
Born on June 10, 1964 in Newport, Rhode Island
Education:
Cape Elizabeth High School,1982
Daytona Beach Community College (FL), 1983
North Carolina State University, 1987

"Tennis, anyone?" is a familiar question posed by players searching for opponents at playing facilities throughout the world. Those individuals who have accepted Brian Mavor's challenge have learned first-hand what it is like to face one of the greatest racquet players ever to grace the tennis courts of the state of Maine.

From 1979 through 1982, Mavor was the anchorman of Andy Strout's Cape Elizabeth Caper tennis squad that won three state team titles in that span. As a sophomore he combined with teammate Bert Cole to win the state doubles championship. In singles competition in 1982, Mavor entered the state individual tournament as an unseeded player and rallied from behind to defeat both the fourth and fifth seeds in three sets to earn a berth in the semifinals. After winning the third place match, he returned to the state singles tournament as a senior and claimed the prize as Maine's top schoolboy player.

After attending Daytona Beach Community College for one year and playing first singles, Mavor transferred to North Carolina State University in 1983. A four-year varsity starter for Coach Crawford Henry, the 6'3" Business Administration Major earned a starting berth in his first year on the Raleigh campus. As a sophomore he finished as a runner-up at third singles in the Big 4 Tournament and also teamed with Scott Stanford at second doubles for the Wolfpack. In 1985 he was singles champion at the Don Skakle Tournament at Duke University.

After working on Wall Street for three years, Mavor returned to Maine to work for a financial consultant. For the past quarter of a century he has dominated the Maine tennis scene and has been the top ranked player in the state on sixteen occasions. Noted for his hard serve, strong overhand, and trademark intensity, he has claimed 29 major Maine outdoor singles titles, including the A & J Open (fourteen times) and the Blakeman Memorial (six times). In addition, he has claimed the Maine Tennis Association championship eight times - most recently in 2005.

Mavor has also emerged as a strong doubles player and has qualified for national championship play. Along with doubles partner Brian Powell, a former ACC standout at Wake Forest, he was part of the first Maine Men's Open team to play in a national championship tournament. He also competed in the national 5.0 United States Tennis Association championships in 2002 and 2007.

Over the years Mavor has been a major contributor to the sport at which he has excelled. From 1995-2000 he was president of the Maine Senior Games and has served as the competition's tennis organizer each year since 1990. He has worked with the United States Tennis Association for two decades and has been a volunteer coach with the University of Southern Maine tennis program.

Today Mavor lives in Yarmouth with his wife Lesya, herself a top Maine female singles tennis player, and three children - Natalia, Lana, and Sofia. In addition to his tennis play, he is active in other athletic pursuits. He is a triathlete and a regular competitor at the Beach to Beacon road race.

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