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Green Bay looks for its second straight Horizon League title in 2014
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Green Bay Men's Tennis Picked to Repeat as Horizon League Champion

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: January 14, 2014
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By: Ryan Hartwig (@GBHartwig)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)
– Coming off its first Horizon League regular season title in 2013, the Green Bay men’s tennis team was picked to repeat as champion in 2014, receiving five of the seven first-place votes in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

“It is an honor to be chosen as preseason No. 1 by your peers,” Phoenix head coach Mark Thomas said. “This year is the strongest the Horizon League has been from top to bottom in my six years in the conference. We are looking forward to each match being extremely competitive.”

Thomas’ squad posted a 17-7 overall record in 2013 and went a perfect 6-0 in Horizon League play to capture the school’s first conference crown. Green Bay dropped a dramatic Horizon League Championship match to Cleveland 4-3, denying the Phoenix a return trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Green Bay welcomes back the 2013 Horizon League Player of the Year in junior Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany). Tenzer went 16-4 in singles matches as a sophomore – 14-4 at No. 1 – and went unbeaten (6-0) during the Horizon League regular season.

Sophomore Howard Scott (Exeter, England) led the Phoenix in a strong fall season, earning MVP honors at the Western Michigan Invite and Horizon League Player of the Week honors following a standout performance at the 20-team Purdue Fall Invite. Green Bay also played well at the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional Championships at Ohio State, knocking off a pair of Big Ten doubles teams.

2014 Horizon League Men’s Tennis Preseason Poll
Rank      School (1st)                         Points
1             Green Bay (5)                       35
2             Cleveland State (2)               32
3             Wright State                          23
4             Youngstown State                 22
5             Valparaiso                             16
6             UIC                                        12
7             Detroit                                    7

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Sunday , December 21
Men's Basketball 
at UALR
1:00 PM
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Monday , December 22
Men's Basketball 
at Bradley/UC Irvine
TBA
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
Saturday , December 27
Men's Basketball 
vs. Georgia State (Cellcom Winter Hat Giveaway)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, December 31
Men's Basketball 
vs. Chicago State (Wells Fargo New Year's Eve Party)
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Monday , January 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Fox Communities Credit Union Sunglasses Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 09
Men's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
8:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
ESPNU  
Sunday , January 11
Men's Basketball 
vs. Youngstown State (Festival Foods Family Game)
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Thursday , January 15
Men's Basketball 
at Oakland
TBA
Rochester, Mich.
 
Saturday , January 17
Men's Basketball 
at Detroit
12:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Tuesday , January 20
Men's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Prevea Blackout Youth Jersey Giveaway)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Friday , January 23
Men's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso (Bud Light Night)
8:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
ESPNU or ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , January 31
Men's Basketball 
at Cleveland State
1:00 PM
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Monday , February 02
Men's Basketball 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Thursday , February 05
Men's Basketball 
vs. Milwaukee (Prevea Student-Athlete Achievement Night)
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 | Tickets  
Wednesday, February 11
Men's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
6:45 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
 
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