Green Bay Falls 4-1 at #39 Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay men’s tennis team (3-1) was dealt its first loss of the 2014 season on Friday, falling 4-1 at No. 39 Minnesota (3-2) at the Baseline Tennis Center. The Phoenix got off to a strong start, claiming the doubles point, but the Golden Gophers won four straight singles matches to secure the victory.
Green Bay grabbed the 1-0 lead thanks to doubles wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. Sophomore Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) and junior Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) got things started with a dominant 6-1 victory at No. 2 over Eric Frueh and Ruben Weber, and sophomore Howard Scott (Exeter, England) and junior Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) clinched the match’s opening point with a 6-3 win over Leandro Toledo and Franz Sydow at No. 1.
Singles play as a different story, however, as the nationally-ranked Golden Gophers took four contests in straight sets to end the match at 4-1.
Toledo evened the score at 1-1 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Scott at the top spot, while Minnesota’s Mathieu Froment (No. 3), Jeremy Lynn (No. 4) and Sydow (No. 6) also earned wins.
Tenzer won his first game 6-0 against Weber at No. 2 singles, and Leto won 6-3 in the opener against Frueh at No. 5, but both matches went unfinished.
The Phoenix returns to action in Minneapolis on Saturday, taking on No. 63 Arkansas at noon.
#39 Minnesota 4, Green Bay 1
No. 1 – Howard Scott/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Leandro Toledo/Franz Sydow (MINN) 6-3
No. 2 – Joey Leto/Michael Tebon (GB) def. Eric Frueh/Ruben Weber (MINN) 6-1
No. 3 – Rowan Isaaks/Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) vs. Mathieu Froment/Jeremy Lynn (MINN) 5-3 (unfinished)
No. 1 – Leandro Toledo (MINN) def. Howard Scott (GB) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 – Ruben Weber (MINN) vs. Michael Tenzer (GB) 0-6, 6-3, 2-1 (unfinished)
No. 3 – Mathieu Froment (MINN) def. Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 – Jeremy Lynn (MINN) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 – Eric Frueh (MINN) vs. Joey Leto (GB) 3-6, 6-4, 2-0 (unfinished)
No. 6 – Franz Sydow (MINN) def. Jorge Gonzalez Soler (GB) 6-2, 6-5 (5)
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