Phoenix Ends Busy Weekend with 6-1 Win Over Eastern Illinois

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: February 27, 2011
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Henning Jess was a two-time winner on Sunday against EIU.

MILWAUKEE ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team capped off a busy weekend on Sunday with a 6-1 victory over Eastern Illinois in a neutral site contest played at Marquette University in Milwaukee. It was the third match in as many days for the Phoenix, which went 2-1 over the weekend, improving its overall record to 6-3.

"I am very proud of the way our team stepped up today to close out the weekend with a solid performance," Phoenix head coach Mark Thomas said. "We had a few players that were quite ill, so not everyone was playing at 100 percent which forced others to step into higher positions and I thought they played excellent."

Green Bay won all three doubles matches on Sunday to secure the doubles point, then went on to take five of the six singles contests for the victory.

Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) was a two-time winner on Sunday, earning wins in both the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches. The sophomore first teamed up with classmate Josh Oothoudt (Minot, N.D.) in the top doubles spot to defeat EIU's Matyas Hilgert and Jamie Firth 8-6. Finkenbrink then dominated his singles contest, earning a 6-1, 6-1 win over Michael Sperry.

Senior Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) and junior Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) paired up to win the No. 2 doubles match, beating Sperry and Charlie Dryden 8-5. Gogolin and Jess also won their singles contests, as Gogolin picked up a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over Warren Race at No. 3 and Jess cruised to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Volodymyr Zverkovsky in the No. 5 matchup.

Green Bay next heads to Madison for a contest with its in-state rivals from Wisconsin next Friday at 1 p.m.

Green Bay 6, Eastern Illinois 1

1. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Michael Sperry (EIU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Paul Swanson (GB) def. Matyas Hilgert (EIU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Warren Race (EIU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
4. Josh Oothoudt (GB) def. Charlie Dryden (EIU) 6-3, 6-3
5. Henning Jess (GB) def. Volodymyr Zverkovsky (EIU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Kevin Bauman (EIU) def. Mike Wesley (GB) 6-1, 6-3

1. Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) def. Hilgert/Firth (EIU) 8-6
2. Gogolin/Jess (GB) def. Sperry/Dryden (EIU) 8-5
3. Wesley/Swanson (GB) def. Bauman/Davis (EIU) 8-4

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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