Phoenix Men's Tennis Splits Road Matches

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Release: February 23, 2011
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Paul Swanson won both of his singles matches over the weekend.

MUNICE, Ind. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team split a pair of road matches over the weekend, picking up a 7-0 victory over Dayton on Saturday before dropping a 4-3 decision at Ball State on Sunday afternoon. The Phoenix moves to 4-2 on the season with the split.

Green Bay was firing on all cylinders at Dayton on Saturday, cruising through all six singles matches after claiming the doubles point to start. Sophomore Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) led the way at No. 1 singles, defeating Robert Salcedo 6-3, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, junior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) beat the Flyers' Joe West 6-4, 6-2.

Senior Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) and sophomore Craig Cox (Surrey, England) were dual winners on Saturday, teaming up for an 8-1 victory in the No. 1 doubles slot before winning their individual matches. Gogolin defeated Alex Crum 6-2, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot, while Cox picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Andrew Hanley.

Switching to Ball State men's tennis, the Phoenix had its four-match winning streak snapped by the Cardinals on Sunday in a close, hard-fought battle.

Green Bay fell behind early as Ball State claimed two of the three doubles matches. Finkenbrink and fellow sophomore Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) picked up the lone doubles win for the Phoenix, earning an 8-6 win over Dalton Albertin and Austin Smith in the No. 2 matchup.

In singles action, Swanson earned a win at No. 3, taking a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 decision over Ball State's Alexandre Brym. Gogolin and junior Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) also earned victories in singles play for the Phoenix on Sunday, as Gogolin picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 5 and Jess earned a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the No. 6 spot.  

Green Bay is next in action on Friday, Feb. 25 when it travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. to take on IPFW at 7 p.m.

Green Bay 7, Dayton 0
Singles

1.       Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Robert Salcedo (DAY) 6-3, 6-0

2.       Paul Swanson (GB) def. Joe West (DAY) 6-4, 6-2

3.       Craig Cox (GB) def. Andrew Hanley (DAY) 6-0, 6-2

4.       Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. Ben Benalcazar (DAY) 6-0, 6-1

5.       Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Alex Crum (DAY) 6-2, 6-0

6.       Henning Jess (GB) def. Sean Bandy (DAY) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1.       Cox/Gogolin (GB) def. Hanley/Benalcazar (DAY) 8-1

2.       West/Salcedo (DAY) def. Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) 8-7

3.       Hopfe/Wesley (GB) def. Bandy/Crum (DAY) 8-3

Ball State 4, Green Bay 3
Singles

1.       Dalton Albertin (BSU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-4, 6-1

2.       Cliff Morrison (BSU) def. Craig Cox (GB) 6-4, 6-3

3.       Paul Swanson (GB) def. Alexandre Brym (BSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

4.       Zane Smith (BSU) def. Christoph Hopfe (GB) 6-7 (10), 6-2, 6-2

5.       Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Austin Smith (BSU) 6-3, 6-2

6.       Henning Jess (GB) def. Derek Carpenter (BSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles

1.       Carpenter/Smith (BSU) def. Cox/Gogolin (GB) 9-8 (0)

2.       Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) def. Smith/Albertin (BSU) 8-6

3.       Bussert/Sansone (BSU) def. Hopfe/Wesley (GB) 8-5

INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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Thursday , September 25
Men's Tennis 
at ITA All-American Championships
TBA
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa)
 
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.
 
Saturday , February 28
Men's Tennis 
at Louisville
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Men's Tennis 
at IUPUI
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
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