March 10, 2013

Orces Earns Sixth Dual Win in 5-2 Loss Against Jacksonville State


Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel team tennis falls to Jacksonville State in a 5-2 decision at the Earle Tennis Center on Sunday afternoon.

The Bulldogs commanded the early lead by winning the doubles point with victories in the No. 1 and 3 slots. David Orces and Oliver Dedding matched up for the eighth time this season and earned their fifth win defeating Axel Sundberg and Nenad Marcec, 8-6. Odyssey Charter teammates Dillon Berkabile and JC Pauli teamed up for the first time this spring and netted in a victory over Felipe Diaz and Felipe Watanabe, 8-2.

Unable to continue the momentum from doubles, Orces was the lone Bulldog to win in singles play. The Guayaquil, Ecuador native took down Igor Santos 7-5, 6-3. Orces extended his winning streak to two matches and claimed his sixth dual victory.

The Bulldogs slip to 5-5 on the season while Jacksonville State improves to 3-9.

The Citadel will be back in action next weekend as it hosts Appalachian State on Friday at 1 p.m., and Georgia Southern on Saturday at 1 p.m., at the Earle Tennis Center.

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