Coker’s Marrafao Named Tennis Player of the Week

Coker’s Marrafao Named Tennis Player of the Week

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College's William Marrafao has been named the Conference Carolinas Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Marrafao had a perfect week on the courts, posting a 6-0 combined record between singles and doubles as Coker defeated Barton College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Pfeiffer University. He went 36-5 in three singles matches and 24-11 in three doubles matches with partner Tom Sizeland.

For the season, Marrafao is 8-2 in singles play and has won eight straight matches. On the doubles side, Marrafao and Sizeland are 7-3 as a team.

Marrafao is a freshman computer science major from Jundiai, Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the son of Claudinei and Marlene Marrafao.

The Coker men's tennis team has won six straight matches and is 8-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. The Cobras return to the court Saturday at Presbyterian College.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.