Green Bay Splits Horizon League Road Matches

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Release: April 15, 2012
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Freshman Michael Tenzer won both of his No. 2 singles matches over the weekend.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

INDIANAPOLIS (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team split a pair of Horizon League road contests over the weekend, beating Butler 6-1 on Sunday in Indianapolis after a tough, 4-3 loss at league-leading Wright State on Saturday night in Springboro, Ohio.

Sunday's win over Butler gave the Phoenix its 16th victory (16-6, 5-1 Horizon League), equaling the school record for most wins in a season set in 2011 (16-8, 6-1).

After dropping the doubles point on Sunday, Green Bay rattled off straight-set wins in all six singles contests for the 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs. Juniors Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) and Craig Cox (Surrey, England) were both two-time winners, with Finkenbrink beating Zach Ervin 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 and Cox defeating Billy Weldon 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4. The two also paired up for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles.

Also earning singles wins for the Phoenix on Sunday were Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) at No. 1 (6-4, 6-2), Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) at No. 2 (6-2, 7-6), Christoph Hopfe (Castrop-Rauxel, Germany) at No. 5 (7-6, 6-2) and Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) at No. 6 (6-3, 6-0).

Saturday featured a battle for first place in the Horizon League with both Green Bay and Wright State entering with 4-0 records. The match turned out to be as good as advertised, coming down to the final singles contest.

The Phoenix started off strong by taking two of the three doubles contests to earn the match's first point, but the Raiders bounced back to take three of the first five singles contests to knot things up at 3-3.

With all but one singles match completed and sole possession of first place on the line, the No. 1 bout between Swanson and WSU's Martin Arguello went to a third set after Swanson picked up a 7-5 win in set number two. Arguello rebounded, however, and took the tiebreaker for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 win, propelling the Raiders to the 4-3 result.

Cox and Tenzer won their singles contests at Wright State Saturday night, as Cox took home a 6-3, 6-3 win over Michal Lyzwa at No. 4 and Tenzer picked up a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Hayden Joblin at No. 2.

The Phoenix has just one contest remaining before the 2012 Horizon League Championships (April 27-29 in Indianapolis) - a meeting with Detroit next Saturday at 2 p.m. in Valparaiso, Ind. The match will conclude Green Bay's five-match road trip to end the regular season.

Sunday at Butler (W, 6-1)
Doubles

No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Billy Weldon/Austin Woldmore (BU) 8-5
No. 2 - Tommy Marx/Zach Ervin (BU) def. Michael Tebon/Michael Tenzer (GB) 8-2
No. 3 - Stephen McLoughlin/Sam O'Neill (BU) def. Henning Jess/Paul Swanson (GB) 9-8

Singles
No. 1 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Austin Woldmoe (BU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Tommy Marx (BU) 6-2, 7-6
No. 3 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Zach Ervin (BU) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Billy Weldon (BU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 - Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. Stephen McLoughlin (BU) 7-6, 6-2
No. 6 - Michael Tebon (GB) def. Sam O'Neill (BU) 6-3, 6-0

Saturday at Wright State (L, 4-3)
Doubles

No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Jamison Clark/Hayden Joblin (WSU) 8-6
No. 2 - Michael Tebon/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Martin Arguello/Lauri Makikalli (WSU) 8-5
No. 3 - Myles Harris/Evan Neuman (WSU) def. Henning Jess/Paul Swanson (GB) 8-4

Singles
No. 1 - Martin Arguello (WSU) def. Paul Swanson (GB) 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Hayden Joblin (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 - Lauri Makikalli (WSU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-3, 7-6
No. 4 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Michal Lyzwa (WSU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Jamison Clark (WSU) def. Christoph Hopfe (GB) 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 - Ricardo Pineda (WSU) def. Henning Jess (GB) 6-4, 6-1

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Friday , February 12
Men's Tennis 
at No. 23 Minnesota
6:00 PM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Friday , February 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , March 05
Men's Tennis 
at No. 74 Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
Friday , March 11
Men's Tennis 
at Sacramento State Invite
TBA
Sacramento, Calif.
 
Tuesday , March 15
Men's Tennis 
at No. 75 Fresno State
12:00 PM
Fresno, Calif.
 
Wednesday, March 16
Men's Tennis 
at Nevada
1:00 PM
Reno, Nev.
 
Sunday , March 27
Men's Tennis 
vs. Detroit
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 09
Men's Tennis 
vs. Valparaiso
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , April 10
Men's Tennis 
vs. UIC
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 16
Men's Tennis 
at Youngstown State
TBA
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 17
Men's Tennis 
at Cleveland State
TBA
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Saturday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
at Wright State
3:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 24
Men's Tennis 
at Northern Kentucky
TBA
Covington, Ky.
 
Friday , April 29
Men's Tennis 
at HL Championships
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich.
 
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