Bulldog Tennis Heads to USC Upstate for Fall Classic
Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel men's tennis team will take the courts this weekend as it travels to Spartanburg, S.C., to compete in the USC Upstate Fall Classic.
The tournament will include a field of competitors from USC Upstate and Wofford. Head Coach Kemper Baker has selected eight players to represent The Citadel.
David Orces, ranked No. 1 in this weekend's classic, will receive a bye in the first round of the tournament this afternoon. Orces reached the Division II flight singles in the 2012 Southern Intercollegiate Championships last weekend in Athens, Ga.
Peter Bleach, ranked No. 7 in the classic, will face off against P.H. Broyhill in the first round of singles play. Bleach also competed in the Southern Intercollegiates last weekend.
Freshmen Oliver Dedding, Jackson Pride and Matthew McGill will make their first appearances as Citadel Bulldogs. Dedding will battle Walker Heffron from Wofford in the opening round, while Pride will go head-to-head against Wofford's Graham Duncan. McGill is scheduled to square-off against Jacob Darling from USC Upstate Friday afternoon.
Team captains Elliott Sperr, Justin Wycoff and junior John Armstrong will also make their first showings in fall play. Sperr is matched up against Danny Bruce in the first round, while Wycoff will battle No. 8-ranked Jamie Yates of USC Upstate. Armstrong is slated to take on Wofford's Rob Galloway.
The Bulldog tandem of Orces and Bleach will pair up for the second time in fall play. The duo will receive a bye in the first round.
Sperr and McGill will open up their weekend against Steven Weaver and Broyhill while the freshman pair of Dedding and Pride take on Gonzalo Asis and Bruce. Wycoff and Armstrong will match up against Wofford's Jackson Keith and Galloway.
Results and a recap will be available following the conclusion of the tournament. For more information on Bulldog tennis, find us on Twitter @CitadelSports and Facebook or visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics, www.CitadelSports.com.