Hometown: Morganville, N.J.
Has really improved his game ... Has become an overall court player ... Knows what it takes to win a championship ... Has a lot of fighting spirit ... Consistently rallies the team ... Should play in the top four in singles ... Will see time in doubles as well.
SENIOR (2009-10):Did not participate in the fall … Finished his final season with a 17-5 singles record and a 21-5 doubles record … Led the squad in doubles wins … Posted wins against #4 Valdosta State, #13 Florida Southern, #9 Concordia, #19, #5 Hawaii-Pacific, #19 St. Edwards, #7 Florida Southern, #3 Lynn, #3 Ouachita Baptist, #17 Drury, #2 Armstrong Atlantic, and #1 Valdosta State … Named SSC Men's Tennis Player of the Week in March … Ranked 5th in school history for singles wins in his career with 61 and in the top-15 in school record books for winning percentage (.792) … Tallied 75 doubles wins over his career to place him second in school history … Collected a .765 all time winning percentage to rank him sixth in the Barry record books … Assembled a 15-3 singles post season record throughout his career … Earned SSC singles honorable mention honors and second-team doubles honors … Clinched the National Championship match by winning a third-set tiebreaker against Konstantine Kutschenko 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) after falling behind 4-1 in the third set.
JUNIOR (2008-09): In the fall went 6-2 in singles and 7-3 in doubles with partner Emanual Fraitzl … Advanced to the quarterfinal of the ITA South Regional … Advanced to the quarterfinal of the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational ... Played in the doubles final of the C.L. Varner Memorial Invitational with partner Fraitzl … In the spring posted a 15-2 singles record a 25-2 doubles record … Beat nationally ranked opponents #18 UC San Diego, #17 Florida Southern, #6 Hawaii Pacific, #5 Armstrong Atlantic, and #2 Lynn … Ended the spring as the #46th ranked player in the nation … Earned First-Team All-Sunshine State Conference in singles.
SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Advanced to the semifinal round of the ITA Regional tournament in both singles and doubles with partner Manuel Lauter ... Entered the spring season ranked 43rd as an individual and 23rd in doubles with Lauter ... Played mainly out of the four position posting a 7-1 record ... Went 17-3 overall including two wins in the number one spot and one win in the number two spot ... Beat opponents from Francis Marion and Drury in rounds two and three of the NCAA Division II National Championship ... Went 15-9 in doubles with three different partners.
FRESHMAN (2007-08): Posted a 12-6 singles record primarily at the third position ... Went 8-1 in doubles with partner Lauter in the third slot and 6-6 with teammate Roman Werschel at the number one position ... Closed out the season ranked 18th with partner Werschel ... Only player on the squad to compete in all 22 matches.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Marlboro High under Dave Kretzmer ... Posted a 28-0 singles record as a senior ... Won the New Jersey state singles title in 2005 ... Earned First-Team All-State as a senior ... Three-time Second-Team All-State selection ... Four-time First-Team All-Shore Conference selection ... 2005 New Jersey Player of the Year ... Earned N.J. Player of the Month distinction as a freshman and sophomore ... Earned Principal’s Award ... Had over 100 career singles wins.
PERSONAL: Son of Al and Mariya Sharnov ... Has one brother, Anthony ... Has not declared a major.