Tennis Garners Three MEAC Awards
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Three Bethune-Cookman tennis players received Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tennis player of the week awards, it was announced Wednesday, February 6.
Gilbert Kibet and Shereen Peterson-Paul were named Men's and Women's Player Of The Week while Maria Dimitrova garnered Women's Rookie of The Week for the efforts over the weekend. The Lady Wildcats (3-2) went 3-0 with victories over Palm Beach Atlantic, Coastal Georgia and Florida College-Jacksonville while the Wildcat men (2-4) recovered from two one-point losses for victories for a .500 weekend.
Kibet, a sophomore from Kenya, compiled a 5-2 mark against Florida Southern, Palm Beach Atlantic, and The Citadel. Kibet won in straight sets in singles play against Florida Southern and Palm Beach Atlantic and came back to win the third set and match against the Citadel's Elliott Sperr.
Peterson-Paul, a senior from Toronto, Canaga, was 3-0 in singles action and 2-0 in doubles play to guide the Lady Wildcats to a 3-0 mark last week. Against Jacksonville, she posted a two-set victory and teamed with Victoria Galyaeva to capture the doubles point, 8-3.
Dimitrova,a freshman from Sofia, Bulgaria, aided the Lady Wildcats to a 3-0 record against Palm Beach Atlantic,Coastal Georgia and Jacksonville. For the week, Dimitrova was 5-1 over, including a 3-0 record in singles play.
B-CU returns to action on Feb. 15 with the women hosting Florida Atlantic and on Feb. 16 with both teams hosting Webber International and Hampton.