March 7, 2013

Bulldogs Host Conference Foe Davidson at Earle Tennis Center

Charleston, S.C. – Coming off a 0-2 weekend to open its Southern Conference schedule, The Citadel tennis returns to action Friday to host Davidson at 1 p.m., at the Earle Tennis Center in its first of a five-match home stand.

After starting out the season 5-1, the Bulldogs have struggled in conference play as they have only earned a total of one point in their last two matches.

Junior James Atkinson made his season debut for the Bulldogs this past weekend and earned a 1-1 record and recorded the only individual win for The Citadel. Senior David Orces and sophomore Peter Bleach both remain above the .500 mark in singles with a 4-3 and 5-3 record, respectively.


Davidson (7-3, 1-0) is led by sophomore Nicky Kunz and senior Joe Schafer in singles with a mark of 6-3. Roger Berlanga remains hot for the Wildcat netters, as the sophomore is undefeated and has won his last three matches.

In its conference opener against Chattanooga on Wednesday, Da­vidson won in a 5-2 decision.

Davidson has yet to be victorious on the road winning six-straight matches at home earlier this season.
Dating back to 1957 the Wildcats hold a 38-12-1 advantage over The Citadel. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first win over their conference foe since 2006.
A recap and results will be available following the match on Friday.

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