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. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - 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.

---GreenBayPhoenix.com---

INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
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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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