May 18, 2012

Orces Honored with Marion S. Lewis Tennis Award

Charleston, S.C.David Orces was bestowed with the 2012 Marion S. Lewis Tennis Award an annual award presented to the member of the team who has made the greatest contribution to The Citadel tennis program as determined by team and coaches. The award has been honored to one player every season since 1953.

Lewis is a 1983 honorary inductee to The Citadel Hall of Fame. The Citadel's tennis coach for 17 years before retiring in 1962, Lewis was the first business administration department head and remained in that positions for 31 years.

Orces earned tremendous accomplishments this year to merit this accolade. The Bulldog junior posted a team high 13-7 singles record while netting a 6-4 SoCon record in the No. 1 position. He went on an eight-match winning streak mid-season that included a victory over Samford foe Zac Dunkle, a two-time 2012 SoCon Tennis Player of the Week. Additionally the Guayaquil, Ecuador native was named first team all-conference in singles by the Southern Conference head coaches and was awarded the MVP of the tennis team at The Citadel Athletics Award Banquet.

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