Bulldogs Edged in Close Match Against Chicago
Charleston, S.C. – David Orces, Josh Cook and Peter Bleach earned victories for The Citadel, but Chicago narrowly edged the Bulldogs 4-3 in a non-conference tennis match on Friday. The Citadel dropped to 4-12 while the Maroons improved their record to 8-6.
Orces continued his winning streak as he defeated Troy Brinker 6-2, 6-1 in the No. 1 singles position. The Bulldog junior has won six consecutive matches in the No. 1 slot for the Dogs and is 9-4 in dual matches.
In the No. 2 position, Cook earned his third singles victory of the season and his first home win to improve his record to 3-12. The Bulldog senior defeated Jan Stefanski in straight sets 7-6, 6-3.
Bleach, in the No. 5 spot, also earned his first singles home victory of the season as he took down Zsolt Szabo 6-3, 6-0. The Bulldog freshman is now 2-12 on the season.
The duo of Bleach and Dillon Berkabile competed together for the first time this season and earned a win in the No. 2 doubles spot. The Dogs were not able to take the doubles point, but it came down to the wire in doubles No. 3 as the Bulldog tandem of Sperr and Alex Howle could not hold off their Maroons foe.
The Bulldogs don't have much time off as they return to the courts tomorrow at a new scheduled time of 12 p.m., against Chattanooga at the Earle Tennis Center.
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