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FMU’s Sharifi named PBC tennis Player of the Week

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University junior Dilshod Sharifi has been selected as the Peach Belt Conference men’s tennis “Player of the Week” for the week of March 1-7.

Sharifi, a native of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, posted a 3-0 mark in singles and a 2-1 doubles record during that period.

Playing in the No. 1 singles position, he beat the eighth-ranked singles player in the country, from fourth-ranked Lynn University, while also earning victories over the top players from nationally ranked Georgia College & State University and Tusculum College.

Sharifi and Oshada Wijemanne teamed in doubles to beat a Top 20 doubles team from GCSU. Sharifi and Mickey Poirier teamed to beat the top squad from Tusculum, while he and Wijemanne dropped a close 8-6 decision to the No. 1 doubles duo from Lynn.

For the season, Sharifi owns a 7-0 record in singles and is ranked 17th in NCAA Division II. He also possesses a 7-1 doubles mark and he and Wijemanne are ranked No. 2 nationally.

He has helped lead Francis Marion to a 6-2 record and a No.15 national ranking.

Both the FMU men’s and women’s tennis teams will host a pair of Peach Belt Conference matches this weekend. The Patriots will entertain Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Columbus State University on Sunday at 11 a.m.


Last Published: April 12, 2010 3:15 PM
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