ROCKFORD, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Despite dropping the doubles point to start, the Green Bay men's tennis team rallied for a 4-1 road victory over Northern Illinois (7-3) Saturday afternoon at Boylan Tennis Center to improve to 7-1 on the year.
After the Huskies took the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles contests to secure the match's opening point, the Phoenix stormed back to get wins at the No. 2 through No. 5 singles contests. Senior Craig Cox (Surrey, England) came from behind to defeat NIU's Frederic Cadieux 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3, while freshmen Leopold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany) and Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) grabbed straight-set victories at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
It was senior Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) who earned the match-clinching point at No. 2 singles, winning a hard-fought 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 battle with NIU's Axel Lagerlof.
The Phoenix is back in action tomorrow in Milwaukee, facing Toledo at noon CT.
No. 1 - Michael Tenzer (GB) vs. Dor Amir (NIU) 6-7, 6-3 (unfinished)
No. 2 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Axrl Lagerlof (NIU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
No. 3 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Simon Formont (NIU) 7-6, 6-2
No. 5 - Joey Leto (GB) def. Maksym Lagutin (NIU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 - Howard Scott (GB) vs. Jovan Zeljkovic (NIU) 5-7, 6-5 (unfinished)
No. 1 - Amir/Lagerlof (NIU) vs. Finkenbrink/Cox (GB) 7-5
No. 2 - Lagutin/Formont (NIU) vs. Tenzer/Isaaks (GB) 8-4
No. 3 - Cadieux/Zeljkovic (NIU) def. Tebon/Scott (GB) 8-6
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