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Freshman Jorge Gonzalez Soler earned win in decisive singles match
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Green Bay Rallies Past Cleveland State for 4-3 Road Win

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Release: April 12, 2014
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By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Playing on the road on Saturday afternoon, the Green Bay men’s tennis team found itself trailing Cleveland State 3-1. Staying unbeaten in Horizon League play, Green Bay (13-7, 3-0 HL) rallied to take the final three singles matches and post a 4-3 road victory over the host Vikings.

“I’m really proud of the way our guys fought until the last point today,” said head coach Mark Thomas. “We didn’t play well in the doubles, but we were able to refocus and pull out the four singles victories. I’m especially proud of freshman Jorge Gonzalez Soler to clinch a 4-3 match on the road against our big rival. It was an exciting day for Green Bay men’s tennis.”

After earning the doubles point with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, Cleveland State (12-7, 3-1 HL) won two of the first three singles matches to move just one point from victory. Sophomore Leopold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany) had earned Green Bay’s first point with a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles.

Sophomore Howard Scott (Exeter, England) started Green Bay’s comeback, winning 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles. Reigning Horizon League Player of the Week Michael Tenzer then evened the match at 3-3 with a 7-5, 7-5 win at No. 1 singles.

The deciding match at No. 6 singles was left in the hands of Gonzalez Soler, who had missed Green Bay’s last match due to injury. The Phoenix freshman took the opening set before his opponent Nolan Marks grabbed set two 6-2. In the final set, Gonzalez Soler won the final two games for a 7-5 win that secured the Phoenix victory.

Green Bay will be back in action on Sunday morning, playing at Youngstown State at 9 a.m.  

Green Bay 4, Cleveland State 3
Doubles
No. 1 – Michael Tenzer/Howard Scott (GB) vs. Ali Shabib/Joe VanMeter (CSU) unfinished
No. 2 – Matt Kuelker/Nolan Marks (CSU) def. Michael Tebon/Joey Leto (GB) 8-4\
No. 3 – Jorg van der Vloet/Manuel Bellutti (CSU) def. Rowan Isaaks/Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) 8-2

Singles
No. 1 – Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Matt Kuelker (CSU) 7-5, 7-5
No. 2 – Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Ali Shabib (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – Howard Scott (GB) def. Jorg van der Vloet (CSU) 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 – Joe VanMeter (CSU) def. Joey Leto (GB) 7-5, 6-1
No. 5 – Manuel Bellutti (CSU) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 – Jorge Gonzalez Soler (GB) def. Nolan Marks (CSU) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

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