Green Bay Rolls Past Bradley, Falls Narrowly at Wisconsin

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Release: March 11, 2013
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Michael Tenzer went 4-0 in his singles and doubles matches over the weekend.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

PEORIA, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team split a pair of road matches over the weekend, first rolling past Bradley (6-6) 4-0 on Friday, and then dropping a tough 4-3 decision at No. 70 Wisconsin (8-2) on Saturday. The Phoenix record moves to 8-5 on the year with the split.

Sophomore Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) went 2-0 at the top singles spot for Green Bay, beating Bradley's Hamish Weerasinghe 6-1, 6-1 before downing Wisconsin's Billy Bertha 6-3, 6-1 the following day. Tenzer also teamed up with freshman Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) for a pair of doubles wins. The duo earned an exciting 9-8 (10) victory at No. 3 to secure the doubles point against Bradley, and then grabbed an 8-5 win on Saturday against the Badgers' tandem of Jakhongir Jalalov and Oskar Wikberg.

Also earning singles wins in the sweep of Bradley were Craig Cox (Surrey, England) at No. 3 and Rowan Isaaks (London, England) at No. 6. Cox and Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) added singles victories against Wisconsin, but the Badgers took three singles matches of their own and grabbed the doubles point for the 4-3 win.

Green Bay next heads south for a trio of spring break matches in Florida. The Phoenix first faces Kennesaw State in DeLand, Fla., on Sunday, March 17, then heads to Boca Raton for a meeting with Florida Atlantic the following day. Green Bay finally wraps up the trip on March 20 against No. 72 Stetson back in DeLand.

Green Bay 4, Bradley 0
Singles

1.  Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) 6-1, 6-1
2.  Juan Diego Cuadrado (BU) vs. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) unfinished
3.  Craig Cox (GB) def. Arthur Romanet (BU) 6-1, 7-6 (4)
4.  Ahmed Albitar (BU) vs. Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) unfinished
5.  Ashton Kalhorn (BU) vs. Howard Scott (GB) unfinished
6.  Rowan Isaaks (GB) def. Justin Abrams (BU) 6-4, 6-3

Doubles
1.  Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Ahmed Albitar/Ashton Kalhorn (BU) 8-4
2.  Juan Diego Cuadrado/Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) def. Howard Scott/Michael Tebon (GB) 8-5
3.  Joey Leto/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Justin Abrams/Arthur Romanet (BU) 9-8 (10)

#70 Wisconsin 4, Green Bay 3

Singles

1. Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-3, 6-1
2. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8)
3. Craig Cox (GB) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Leo Gomez Islinger (GB) 6-1, 6-1
5. Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS) def. Howard Scott (GB) 6-4, 6-2
6. Alexander Kokorev (WIS) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Doubles
1. Billy Bertha/Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 8-6
2. Alexander Kokorev/Petr Satral (WIS) def. Howard Scott/Michael Tebon (GB) 8-4
3. Joey Leto/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Jakhongir Jalalov/Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 8-5

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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Friday , February 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , March 05
Men's Tennis 
at No. 74 Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
Friday , March 11
Men's Tennis 
at Sacramento State Invite
TBA
Sacramento, Calif.
 
Tuesday , March 15
Men's Tennis 
at No. 75 Fresno State
12:00 PM
Fresno, Calif.
 
Wednesday, March 16
Men's Tennis 
at Nevada
1:00 PM
Reno, Nev.
 
Sunday , March 27
Men's Tennis 
vs. Detroit
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 09
Men's Tennis 
vs. Valparaiso
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , April 10
Men's Tennis 
vs. UIC
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 16
Men's Tennis 
at Youngstown State
TBA
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 17
Men's Tennis 
at Cleveland State
TBA
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Saturday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
at Wright State
3:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 24
Men's Tennis 
at Northern Kentucky
TBA
Covington, Ky.
 
Friday , April 29
Men's Tennis 
at HL Championships
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich.
 
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