Phoenix Goes 2-0 Over the Weekend Against NIU, WIU

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Release: February 13, 2011
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Erik Finkenbrink was a four-time winner over the weekend against Nothern Illinois and Western Illinois.

ROCKFORD, Ill. ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team posted an unbeaten record over the weekend, picking up wins over Western Illinois and Northern Illinois in Rockford at the Boylan Tennis Center. The Phoenix defeated WIU on Saturday 6-1 after beating NIU 5-2 on Friday.

Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) was involved in four wins over the weekend, earning a pair of victories at the No. 1 singles spot and two more at No. 2 doubles. On Friday, the sophomore beat NIU's Maksym Bartiuk 5-7, 7-6, 11-9 and also teamed up with classmate Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) for an 8-7 doubles win. Finkenbrink and Oothoudt again paired up the following day to take an 8-3 decision at No. 2 doubles before Finkenbrink beat WIU's Jeff Cote 6-4, 6-4 in the top singles slot.

Junior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) won twice at No. 2 singles in Rockford, beating NIU's Roman Turtygin 6-4, 6-2 on Friday, then turning around to defeat Patrick Hammers of WIU 6-2, 6-1.

Green Bay's Christoph Hopfe (Castrop-Rauxel, Germany) also had a strong weekend, as the sophomore won twice at the No. 4 singles spot. Hopfe beat Mandela Shepard of the Leathernecks 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday, and also earned a 6-2, 6-3 win over NIU's Bryant Wei Friday.

Green Bay is next in action on Saturday, Feb. 19 when it travels to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Flyers at 3 p.m.

Schedule Sponsor
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
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue)



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