Bulldogs Blanked by James Madison
Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel tennis team came up short today against James Madison, as the Bulldogs were downed by the Dukes 7-0. The Dogs fell to 4-5 on the season while JMU improved to 4-4.
Freshman Peter Bleach battled against Ryan Pool in the No. 2 singles slot that went to three sets. Bleach went up early taking the first set 7-6, but Pool fought back to even the match winning 6-2 in the second and 1-0 in the third. The freshman has dropped his last four matches bring his record to 1-7 on the season.
Senior Josh Cook competed in No. 1 singles for the first time this season and fell to Greg Vladimirsky in two straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
The Citadel's singles leader, Elliott Sperr fell in the No. 5 position to Hugo Ramadier 6-4, 6-2. The sophomore's record has dropped to 6-3 on the season.
JMU claimed the doubles point by sweeping the Bulldogs in in all three positions. David Orces and Bleach fell to Vladimirsky and in the No. 1 slot 8-4, dropping The Citadel duo to a 4-3 record. In the No. 2 position, Dillon Berkabile and James Atkinson fell to Pool and Florent Sentenac 8-4, positioning the Bulldogs pair to 2-3 on the season. In the No. 3 spot, Sperr and Alex Howle were defeated by Jovan Milic and Bastien Russo 8-4 dropping The Citadel tandem to 4-5.
The Bulldogs will return to action at the Earle Tennis Center on Thursday at 1 p.m. against UNC Greensboro, as they seek their first Southern Conference win.
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