Phoenix Ends Spring Break Trip with Win Over Abraham Baldwin

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Release: March 15, 2012
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Craig Cox was a two-time winner at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles against Abraham Baldwin.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

ORLANDO ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team closed out its spring trip to Florida on Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the No. 6 junior college team in the country.

The Golden Fillies proved to be tough competition, as all six singles players and one doubles team were ranked among JUCOs.

The Phoenix began the match by earning hard-fought victories in each of the three doubles contests to take the 1-0 lead. The Green Bay duo of Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) - the No. 61 doubles team in NCAA Division I - led the way with a 9-8 victory over ABAC's Danilo Faria and Oliver Snaider at the No. 1 spot.

Green Bay then took five of the six singles matches against the Fillies' six ranked opponents for the 6-1 win. Senior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) earned a comeback victory at No. 2, rallying for 6-2, 10-6 wins in the second and third sets after dropping the opener 3-6 to fourth-ranked Hernan Hatem.

Also winning in straight sets for the Phoenix were Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) at No. 3, Goepper at No. 4, Craig Cox (Surrey, England) at No. 5 and Christoph Hopfe (Castrop Rauxel, Germany) at No. 6.

Green Bay is next in action with a pair of matches in Des Moines, Iowa on March 24-25, facing UMKC at 5 p.m. on Saturday and No. 45 Drake at 11 a.m. Sunday.

No. 1 - #61 Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Danilo Faria/Oliver Snaider (ABAC) 9-8
No. 2 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Tim Kueckelhaus/Trutz Henssen (ABAC) 8-2
No. 3 - Michael Tebon/Paul Swanson (GB) def. #33 Taylor Hardy/Hernan Hatem (ABAC) 8-7

No. 1 - #13 Oliver Snaider (ABAC) def. Michael Tenzer (GB) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. #4 Hernan Hatem (ABAC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-6
No. 3 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. #49 Trutz Henssen (ABAC) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 - Felix Goepper (GB) def. #86 Taylor Hardy (ABAC) 7-6, 7-5
No. 5 - Craig Cox (GB) def. #60 Tim Kueckelhaus (ABAC) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 - Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. #82 Danilo Faria (ABAC) 6-2, 6-2

Schedule Sponsor
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
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue)



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