Green Bay Men's Tennis Splits Weekend Matches

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Release: January 30, 2011
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Erik Finkenbrink won both of his No. 1 singles matches over the weekend.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team opened its spring season over the weekend by splitting a pair of matches away from home. The Phoenix defeated IUPUI 7-0 on Sunday in Milwaukee after falling to Dartmouth 6-1 on Saturday in Chicago.

Sophomore Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) had a strong weekend for Green Bay, picking up a pair of wins at No. 1 singles. Finkenbrink defeated Dartmouth's Michael Laser 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday for Green Bay's lone singles win, and then beat IUPUI's Nick Volz 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday.

"Erik Finkenbrink was tremendous on Saturday against Dartmouth," Phoenix head coach Mark Thomas said. "We played a very good team and lost the momentum after having chances to secure the doubles point, which led to several poor first sets in the singles matches."

Sophomore Craig Cox (Surrey, England) and senior Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) earned a win in No. 2 doubles against Dartmouth, defeating Laser and Xander Centenari 8-4.

In Sunday's 7-0 sweep of IUPUI, Cox and Gogolin paired up to win the No. 1 doubles match, beating Joe Hammond and Bren Vasalakis 8-2. Cox also won his No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-2, while Gogolin won at No. 5 singles 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Junior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) picked up a victory at No. 2 singles, defeating Ivan Mojsejev 6-1, 6-2.

"The guys competed well and played great on Sunday," Thomas said. "Cox and Gogolin played great doubles all weekend and set the tone for the team to secure the doubles point. The guys continued the momentum into singles, and Paul Swanson picked up his level a notch which was great to see. IUPUI fought hard, and this was a good win for our program."

Green Bay is next in action on Saturday, Feb. 12 when it travels to DeKalb, Ill., to take on Western Illinois.
INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Friday , February 24
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , February 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
TBA
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 22
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Friday , April 28
Men's Tennis 
at TBD
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue University)
 
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