Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2008-09 (Senior): 2009 All-ACC selection ... All-ACC Academic Team ... ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District first team ... ACC Honor Roll choice ... ranked as high as No. 45 in singles and No. 38 in doubles in the ITA rankings ... lost to the No. 1 seed, Tulsa’s Arnua Brugues, in the first round of the NCAA Singles Championships ... led the team with 26 singles wins, posting a 26-14 overall record, including a 14-5 mark at the No. 2 spot in the lineup ... recorded a 7-3 record during ACC play with a 7-1 mark at the No. 2 position ... notched 12 singles victories over ranked opponents, including two over players ranked in the top 30 ... won seven of eight singles contests to start the spring season ... went 17-20 in doubles with a 10-12 overall record and 5-4 ledger at the top spot with Alain Michel ... recorded four wins over ranked teams with the top win coming over No. 6 Houston Barrick/Sanam Singh of Virginia, 9-8 (9-7) ... clinched Duke’s NCAA Tournament first round win over Radford ... ended the fall with a 9-4 singles record and 5-5 mark in doubles ... earned four victories over ranked opponents in singles, including a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 26 Austen Childs of Louisville in the UVA Ranked Plus One Invitational ... went on to win the consolation finals at the UVA tournament ... advanced to the round of 16 in the Wilson/ITA Mideast Regional with a pair of wins ... teamed with Alain Michel for three wins to reach the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships ... ranked No. 103 in the ITA preseason singles rankings.
2007-08 (Junior): Finished the season with a 16-17 singles record and 14-15 mark in doubles … ranked in singles for two weeks with his highest ranking of No. 57 coming in the preseason … posted an 8-12 singles record in dual matches while playing in the top three spots in the order … recorded a 5-6 record in ACC contests … got off to a strong start in the spring with five straight wins, including three in the Duke Invitational … two of his three victories in the Duke Invitational came over ranked opponents to garner him ACC Player of the Week honors on Jan. 22 … he defeated No. 72 Damon Gooch of Elon 6-4, 7-6 (3) and No. 55 Jason Jung of Michigan 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 on back-to-back days … the next week he claimed his third win over a ranked opponent when he again downed Elon’s Gooch with a 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 win in the first dual match of the season … earned three match-clinching victories on the season … defeated Jason Sechrist 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Duke’s first round 4-0 victory over Boston College in the ACC Tournament … also clinched matches against Boston College and Georgia Tech in the regular season … won five of his last seven ACC contests with the only two losses coming to ranked players … started the year at the No. 1 position and went 2-4 but missed three matches due to an illness … settled in at the No. 3 spot on March 28 and went 6-3 to close out the year … teamed with Reid Carleton at the No. 2 position in doubles for a 9-10 record and 5-6 ACC ledger … the duo clinched the doubles point four times and won the first doubles match three times … won his last three doubles contests before the NCAA Tournament, including an 8-5 win over Erik Kreutzer and Jason Sechrist of Boston College in the first round of the ACC Tournament … posted a 5-5 singles record and was 3-4 in doubles during the fall season … tallied two singles victories in the UVA Fall Invitational and the Southern Intercollegiate Championships … named to the ACC All-Academic team, ACC Honor Roll and was an ITA Scholar Athlete.
2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to the All-ACC squad after posting a 7-4 singles record and 10-1 doubles mark in conference matches ... after playing only three doubles matches as a freshman, he put together a 25-10 sophomore season in doubles, including a 13-1 record with Peter Rodrigues ... the duo cruised through the ACC with a 10-1 record to earn all-conference ... they won their first 10 matches together with the only loss coming to No. 2 Virginia ... the pair won both contests in the NCAA Tournament ... six of Duke’s doubles point wins were clinched by Dimitrov and Rodrigues ... followed a successful fall with a 16-10 singles record during the spring ... tallied four victories over ranked opponents, including wins over two different ranked Texas players and No. 63 Benjamin Carlotti of North Carolina ... won six of his seven decisions in March ... clinched two of Duke’s ACC victories in a span of three days against N.C. State and Florida State ... went 8-6 in fall singles play with two wins over ranked opponents … reached the semifinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships … reached the round 16 of ITA Regional action, falling to teammate Joey Atas in three sets … went 2-1 in doubles with Ned Samuelson to reach the round of 16 of ITA Regional action … was 2-0 when teaming with Aaron Carpenter at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships … won the consolation draw championships at the UVA Invitational, going 3-1 overall.
2005-06 (Freshman): Joined the Duke program in January of 2006 and compiled a singles record of 17-9, including a 15-8 mark in dual matches … played three doubles matches, earning one victory with Ned Samuelson … competed in the four, five and six slots for Duke … played 16 matches at the fifth position with a 9-7 record … went 2-0 at No. 4 and 4-1 at No. 6 … posted a record of 7-3 in ACC play … recorded his first career victory over a ranked opponent on Feb. 17 in the first round of the USTA-ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championships, when he clinched Duke’s 4-3 win over No. 8 Baylor with a come-from-behind three set win against No. 94 Vladimir Portnov … a clutch performer with five match-clinching victories … clinched back-to-back matches at the team indoor championships against Baylor on Feb. 17 and No. 1 Florida on Feb. 18 … also clinched a 4-3 win at No. 13 Miami on March 31 … defeated Chris Westerhof of No. 19 Florida State to send the Blue Devils to the ACC Championship match against Virginia … sealed a 4-2 victory against No. 26 Boise State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, rallying for a three-set win … ranked as high as No. 98 in singles on March 7 and was also ranked on April 4 in the 111th spot … All-ACC Academic team pick.
Prep: Attended the First Private English Language School in Sofia, Bulgaria … semifinalist in the Orange Bowl 16 & under … semifinalist in the Serbia and Monte Negro futures F6 … two-time quarterfinalist in the Bulgarian satellite tournament … nine-time singles champion in the Bulgarian juniors competition … recorded 10 doubles championships in the Bulgarian juniors competition … ranked No. 3 in the Bulgaria men’s national rankings … achieved six ATP points … finalist of the European masters 14 & under … winner of the Young Champions Cup in Belgium 14 & under.
Personal: Born Kiril Penchev Dimitrov on August 13, 1987, in Sofia, Bulgaria ... son of Pencho Dimitrov and Mariana Kirilova ... has one brother, Dimitar, who played tennis at Appalachian State.