Phoenix Wins Horizon League Title Outright Against Detroit

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Release: April 21, 2013
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Seniors Craig Cox (right) and Erik Finkenbrink secured the doubles point on Sunday with a win at No. 1.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

VALPARAISO, Ind. GreenBayPhoenix.com) –
The Green Bay men’s tennis team (16-6, 6-0 HL) capped off its perfect Horizon League season on Sunday afternoon, defeating Detroit 6-1 in its regular season finale in a neutral-site contest at the Valpo Tennis Complex. The win ensured the Phoenix sole possession of its first regular season conference title.

Green Bay will be the No. 1 seed in next weekend’s Horizon League Championship in Indianapolis and will face the winner of fourth-seeded Wright State and fifth-seeded UIC on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. CT.

The Phoenix clinched the match’s opening point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) and Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Wis.) first defeated Detroit’s Mike Basha and Michael Cheung 8-2 at No. 3, and seniors Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) and Craig Cox (Surrey, England) battled past Alex Latosinsky and Cesar Serrano 8-6 at No. 1.

Green Bay won all but one singles contest, including four of them in straight sets. Tenzer rolled past Basha 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1, Finkenbrink defeated Serrano 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 and Cox came from behind to defeat Latosinsky 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 in the No. 3 spot.

A pair of freshmen also earned singles wins on Sunday, as Howard Scott (Exeter, England) won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5 and Rowan Isaaks (London, England) cruised 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6.

Green Bay will look to repeat as Horizon League tournament champions next weekend in Indianapolis, as the Phoenix claimed its first league title and first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2012.

Green Bay 6, Detroit 1
Singles
No. 1 – Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Mike Basha (DET) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 – Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Cesar Serrano (DET) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 – Craig Cox (GB) def. Alex Latosinsky (DET) 3-6, 6-3, 10-6
No. 4 – Pablo Nunez (DET) def. Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) 6-4, 6-7, 10-2
No. 5 – Howard Scott (GB) def. Rafael Orantes (DET) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 – Rowan Isaaks (GB) def. Chris Cheung (DET) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
No. 1 – Erik Finkenbrink/Craig Cox (GB) def. Alex Latosinsky/Cesar Serrano (DET) 8-6
No. 2 – Pablo Nunez/Jay Joshi (DET) def. Michael Tebon/Howard Scott (GB) 8-5
No. 3 – Michael Tenzer/Joey Leto (GB) def. Mike Basha/Michael Cheung (DET) 8-2

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Friday , September 19
Men's Tennis 
at Purdue Invitational
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Thursday , September 25
Men's Tennis 
at ITA All-American Championships
TBA
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa)
 
Friday , September 26
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan Invitational
TBA
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Thursday , October 16
Men's Tennis 
at ITA Midwest Regionals
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan)
 
Friday , January 23
Men's Tennis 
at Illinois
9:00 AM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Men's Tennis 
at Ball State
3:00 PM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Friday , January 30
Men's Tennis 
at Minnesota
11:00 AM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Sunday , February 01
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , February 06
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan
7:00 PM
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Saturday , February 07
Men's Tennis 
at IPFW
10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Western Michigan)
 
Sunday , February 08
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , February 13
Men's Tennis 
vs. Toldeo
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 15
Men's Tennis 
vs. DePaul
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 22
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
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