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
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Saturday , February 28
Men's Tennis 
at No. 38 Louisville
11:00 AM
Louisville, Ky.
 
Sunday , March 01
Men's Tennis 
at Butler
10:00 AM
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , March 07
Men's Tennis 
at Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
Tuesday , March 17
Men's Tennis 
at Fresno State
1:00 PM
Fresno, Calif.
 
Saturday , March 21
Men's Tennis 
at No. 60 University of California-Irvine
1:00 PM
Irvine, Calif.
 
Friday , March 27
Men's Tennis 
at No. 29 Drake
4:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Saturday , March 28
Men's Tennis 
at Georgia State
10:00 AM
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake)
 
Friday , April 03
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
3:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 04
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
2:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 11
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , April 12
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , April 19
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , April 24
Men's Tennis 
at Horizon League Championship
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue)
 
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