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Fresno State notebook: Tennis player, golfer earn MW weekly awards

For the second week in a row, Fresno State sophomore Mayar Sherif Ahmed is the Mountain West Conference women’s tennis player of the week.

Sherif Ahmed, of Cairo, Egypt, announced as the honoree Wednesday, was undefeated in singles and doubles going 4-0 while helping the Bulldogs beat over Cal State Northridge 6-1 and Hawaii 4-1.

It is the third time in Sherif Ahmed’s career she has won the weekly award.

Fresno State is on the road for a Saturday doubleheader in Sacramento, where it will face San Francisco at 10 a.m. and Sacramento State at 3 p.m.

Women’s golf – Fresno State junior Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir was named Mountain West women’s golfer of the week after a stellar performance at the Fresno State Classic. Bjorgvinsdottir shot 5-under 139 for the lowest 36-hole tournament score in Bulldogs history. She opened with a career-low round at 4-under 68 and followed with a 71.

Bjorgvinsdottir, of Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, tied for second on the individual leaderboard while helping the Bulldogs win their own tournament for the third straight year.

Next up is the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, hosted by Hawaii, on March 22-23.

Soccer – Fresno State will host Sacramento State in a spring scrimmage at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The match will be played on the football practice field and is free to the public.

The Bulldogs finished last season at 5-12-1 overall and 4-6-1 and in ninth place in the Mountain West. The Hornets were 8-12 overall and 5-5 in the Big Sky. It is the only scrimmage this month for Fresno State, with more to be announced in April and May, according to the university.

Diving – Junior Shelbie Holden wrapped up competion at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships, finishing 24th on the platform at the Northern Arizona University Aquatic and Tennis Complex in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Holden had finished 55th on the 1-meter and 46th on the 3-meter springboard during the first two days of the event that drew 99 divers – men’s and women’s – representing 25 universities.