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
Friday , January 20
Men's Tennis 
at DePaul
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , January 28
Men's Tennis 
at Minnesota
4:00 PM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Sunday , January 29
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan
10:00 AM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
Friday , February 03
Men's Tennis 
at Northern Illinois
TBA
Dekalb, Ill.
 
Saturday , February 04
Men's Tennis 
at Chicago State
12:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Sunday , February 05
Men's Tennis 
at Toledo
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University)
 
Friday , February 17
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
6:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , February 24
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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