Green Bay Edges Western Michigan in Spring Opener

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Release: January 26, 2013
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Michael Tenzer won at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles on Friday.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (1-0) opened its spring schedule Friday evening with a hard-fought victory over Western Michigan (3-2) at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Phoenix swept the doubles point before splitting the six singles contests en route to a 4-3 win.

The senior duo of Craig Cox (Surrey, England) and Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) got things started with an 8-3 victory at the No. 1 doubles spot, defeating WMU's Nadin Indre and Ruben Greiner. The Phoenix then secured the doubles point by winning a pair of close ones, as Rowan Isaaks (London, England) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) won 8-7 (7-5) at No. 2 and Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) and Howard Scott (Exeter, England) took an 8-7 (7-2) decision at No. 3.

In singles action, the Phoenix got wins from Tenzer, Cox and Islinger to close out the 4-3 victory. Tenzer earned a come-from-behind win over WMU's Ross VanderPloeg at No. 2 (3-6, 6-2, 6-2), while Cox and Islinger grabbed straight-set victories at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.

The Phoenix is back in action in Kalamazoo on Saturday, taking on IPFW, before heading to Milwaukee to take on IUPUI on Sunday at noon.

Singles
No. 1 - Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 6 - Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Howard Scott (GB) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles
No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) 8-3
No. 2 - Rowan Isaaks/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Ross VanderPloeg/Andrew Cahn (WMU) 8-7 (7-5)
No. 3 - Michael Tebon/Howard Scott (GB) def. Stephen Payne/Marc Shideler (WMU) 8-7 (7-2)

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
9:00 AM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
2:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 22
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Friday , April 28
Men's Tennis 
at TBD
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue University)
 
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