Phoenix Men's Tennis Splits Road Matches

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Release: February 23, 2011
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Paul Swanson won both of his singles matches over the weekend.

MUNICE, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team split a pair of road matches over the weekend, picking up a 7-0 victory over Dayton on Saturday before dropping a 4-3 decision at Ball State on Sunday afternoon. The Phoenix moves to 4-2 on the season with the split.

Green Bay was firing on all cylinders at Dayton on Saturday, cruising through all six singles matches after claiming the doubles point to start. Sophomore Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) led the way at No. 1 singles, defeating Robert Salcedo 6-3, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, junior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) beat the Flyers' Joe West 6-4, 6-2.

Senior Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) and sophomore Craig Cox (Surrey, England) were dual winners on Saturday, teaming up for an 8-1 victory in the No. 1 doubles slot before winning their individual matches. Gogolin defeated Alex Crum 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot, while Cox picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Andrew Hanley.

Switching to Ball State men's tennis, the Phoenix had its four-match winning streak snapped by the Cardinals on Sunday in a close, hard-fought battle.

Green Bay fell behind early as Ball State claimed two of the three doubles matches. Finkenbrink and fellow sophomore Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) picked up the lone doubles win for the Phoenix, earning an 8-6 win over Dalton Albertin and Austin Smith in the No. 2 matchup.

In singles action, Swanson earned a win at No. 3, taking a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 decision over Ball State's Alexandre Brym. Gogolin and junior Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) also earned victories in singles play for the Phoenix on Sunday, as Gogolin picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5 and Jess earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the No. 6 spot.  

Green Bay is next in action on Friday, Feb. 25 when it travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. to take on IPFW at 7 p.m.

Green Bay 7, Dayton 0
Singles

1.       Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Robert Salcedo (DAY) 6-3, 6-0

2.       Paul Swanson (GB) def. Joe West (DAY) 6-4, 6-2

3.       Craig Cox (GB) def. Andrew Hanley (DAY) 6-0, 6-2

4.       Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. Ben Benalcazar (DAY) 6-0, 6-1

5.       Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Alex Crum (DAY) 6-2, 6-0

6.       Henning Jess (GB) def. Sean Bandy (DAY) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1.       Cox/Gogolin (GB) def. Hanley/Benalcazar (DAY) 8-1

2.       West/Salcedo (DAY) def. Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) 8-7

3.       Hopfe/Wesley (GB) def. Bandy/Crum (DAY) 8-3

Ball State 4, Green Bay 3
Singles

1.       Dalton Albertin (BSU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-4, 6-1

2.       Cliff Morrison (BSU) def. Craig Cox (GB) 6-4, 6-3

3.       Paul Swanson (GB) def. Alexandre Brym (BSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

4.       Zane Smith (BSU) def. Christoph Hopfe (GB) 6-7 (10), 6-2, 6-2

5.       Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Austin Smith (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

6.       Henning Jess (GB) def. Derek Carpenter (BSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles

1.       Carpenter/Smith (BSU) def. Cox/Gogolin (GB) 9-8 (0)

2.       Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) def. Smith/Albertin (BSU) 8-6

3.       Bussert/Sansone (BSU) def. Hopfe/Wesley (GB) 8-5

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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