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. ( - 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

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


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

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


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

Schedule Sponsor
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
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
Youngstown, Ohio
Sunday , April 17
Men's Tennis 
at Cleveland State
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
Covington, Ky.
Friday , April 29
Men's Tennis 
at HL Championships
Ann Arbor, Mich.



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