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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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Men's Basketball 
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3:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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Men's Basketball 
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8:00 PM
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Men's Basketball 
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11:00 AM
Estero, Fla.
 
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Men's Basketball 
at TBA
TBA
Estero, Fla.
 
Wednesday, November 26
Men's Basketball 
at TBA
TBA
Estero, Fla.
 
Monday , December 01
Men's Basketball 
vs. Minnesota-Duluth
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Thursday , December 04
Men's Basketball 
at Georgia State
TBA
Atlanta, Ga.
 
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Men's Basketball 
at Miami
1:00 PM
Coral Gables, Fla.
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Saturday , December 13
Men's Basketball 
vs. Drake
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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Men's Basketball 
vs. Morehead State
7:00 PM
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Men's Basketball 
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1:00 PM
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at Bradley/UC Irvine
TBA
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
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