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
SCHEDULE
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Friday , September 19
Men's Tennis 
at Purdue Invitational
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Thursday , September 25
Men's Tennis 
at ITA All-American Championships
TBA
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa)
 
Friday , September 26
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan Invitational
TBA
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Thursday , October 16
Men's Tennis 
at ITA Midwest Regionals
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan)
 
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.
 
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