Finkenbrink Named Horizon League Player of the Week

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Release: March 01, 2011
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Erik Finkenbrink led the Phoenix to a 2-1 record in a three-day span last week.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay men's tennis sophomore Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) has been tabbed as the Horizon League Player of the Week for the week beginning Feb. 24, the conference office announced on Tuesday. It marks the first career award for Finkenbrink, who shares the honor this week with Wright State's Brian Dredge.

Finkenbrink led the Phoenix to a 2-1 record in a three-day span last week, defeating IPFW 7-0 and Eastern Illinois 6-1, while falling to Big Ten opponent Purdue 6-1.

"Erik has really performed well in both singles and doubles for us this season," Green Bay head coach Mark Thomas said. "Not only is he a great player on the court, but he's a great student as well, earning a 3.8 GPA last semester. I look forward to seeing Erik continue to develop his game and further academic success."

On Sunday against Eastern Illinois in Milwaukee, Finkenbrink defeated Michael Sperry 6-1, 6-1 in No. 1 singles and also teamed up with classmate Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) in the top doubles spot to defeat Matyas Hilgert and Jamie Firth 8-6.

The pair of Finkenbrink and Oothoudt won Green Bay's lone doubles match on Saturday at Purdue, defeating the Boilermakers' team of Mark Kovacs and Eric Ramos 8-7(7-5).

Finkenbrink was a two-time winner on Friday at IPFW, coming from behind to beat Roberto Cabrini 2-6, 7-6(4), 6-2 at No. 1 singles after teaming up with Oothoudt to win in the No. 2 doubles slot 8-6 over the tandem of Dqaniel Kang and Junya Saruta.

The 6-3 Green Bay men's tennis team heads to Madison for a contest with its in-state rivals from Wisconsin on Friday at 1 p.m., followed by its Horizon League opener on Saturday at UIC at 7 p.m.

INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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Friday , January 23
Men's Tennis 
at Illinois
9:00 AM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Men's Tennis 
at Ball State
3:00 PM
Champaign, Ill. (Illinois)
 
Friday , January 30
Men's Tennis 
at Minnesota
11:00 AM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Sunday , February 01
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , February 06
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan
7:00 PM
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Saturday , February 07
Men's Tennis 
at IPFW
10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Western Michigan)
 
Sunday , February 08
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , February 13
Men's Tennis 
vs. Toldeo
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 15
Men's Tennis 
vs. DePaul
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 22
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Saturday , February 28
Men's Tennis 
at IUPUI
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Men's Tennis 
at Louisville
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Sunday , March 01
Men's Tennis 
at Butler
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , March 07
Men's Tennis 
at Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
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