Bulldogs Fall 7-0 to Samford on the Road
Birmingham, Ala. – The tandem of David Orces and Peter Bleach earned a doubles victory as The Citadel tennis team fell to Samford 7-0 Saturday afternoon at the Samford Tennis Center.
With Saturday's loss The Citadel (7-13, 0-10 SoCon) received a No. 11 seed in the Southern Conference tournament set to commence Apr. 18. Samford (12-9, 7-3 SoCon) concluded its 2013 campaign with an 8-2 record at home, earned a No. 2 seed and first round bye in the SoCon tournament.
Although The Citadel did not win the doubles point, the duo of Orces and Bleach paired up for the first time this spring and defeated Samford's Zac Dunkle and Garrison Laduca, 8-4.
The Citadel netters have concluded regular-season SoCon play but will compete in one last non-conference bout on Monday in a makeup match against Spartanburg Methodist at 1 p.m.
1. Zac Dunkle (SAM-MT) def. David Orces (CIT) 6-4, 6-3
2. Elliot Barnwell (SAM-MT) def. Dillon Berkabile (CIT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Fares Kilani (SAM-MT) def. Peter Bleach (CIT) 6-2, 6-4
4. Alex Sajonz (SAM-MT) def. James Atkinson (CIT) 6-2, 6-3
5. Austin Akers (SAM-MT) def. Elliott Sperr (CIT) 6-1, 6-4
6. Garrison Laduca (SAM-MT) def. Matthew McGill (CIT) 6-2, 6-2
1. David Orces/Peter Bleach (CIT) def. Zac Dunkle/Garrison Laduca (SAM-MT) 8-4
2. Austin Akers/Elliot Barnwell (SAM-MT) def. James Atkinson/Dillon Berkabile (CIT) 8-3
3. Alex Sajonz/Fares Kilani (SAM-MT) def. Matthew McGill/Elliott Sperr (CIT) 8-1