Green Bay Knocks Off Detroit 5-2 on Friday

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Release: April 08, 2011
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Craig Cox was a two-time winner against Detroit on Friday.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team wrapped up its Horizon League schedule on Friday, picking up a 5-2 victory over Detroit at Marquette University in Milwaukee. With the win, the Phoenix improves to 12-6 overall and ends its conference slate with a 6-1 record.

Green Bay began the day by sweeping all three doubles matches, including a convincing 8-2 win at the No. 1 spot by sophomore Craig Cox (Surrey, England) and senior Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) over Detroit's Pablo Nunez and Alex Latosinsky.

"We came out ready to compete in doubles," Green Bay head coach Mark Thomas said. "It was a great effort and execution top to bottom for our doubles teams."

In singles play, Green Bay used two come-from-behind efforts from Cox and Gogolin en route to the 5-2 result. After Cox fell 7-6 to Cesar Escobar Serrano in the first set of the No. 2 singles match, he rallied back to win 6-2 in the second before taking the third set tiebreaker 6-2. Gogolin dropped his first set (7-5) to Chris Cheung at No. 5, but rebounded to take the next two 7-5, 6-1.

"Detroit fought extremely hard in singles and challenged us," Thomas said. "In the end our guys stepped up to finish a strong conference season. We are looking forward to finishing up our non-conference schedule and being ready to compete for the conference championship in two weekends."

Green Bay continues the non-conference season on Sunday when it faces Marquette on its home court in Milwaukee at 1 p.m.

Green Bay 5, Detroit 2
Singles
1. Alex Latosinsky (DET) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-7, 6-3, 6-3
2. Craig Cox (GB) def. Cesar Escobar Serrano (DET) 6-7, 6-2, 6-2
3. Paul Swanson (GB) def. Nick Tolomei (DET) 6-4, 6-4
4. Pablo Nunez (DET) def. Christoph Hopfe (GB) 6-2, 6-4
5. Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Chris Cheung (DET) 5-7, 7-5, 6-1
6. Josh Oothoudt (GB) def. David Stabley (DET) 6-4, 6-3 

Doubles
1. Cox/Gogolin (GB) def. Nunez/Latosinsky (DET) 8-2
2. Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) def. Cheung/Serrano (DET) 8-6
3. Hopfe/Henning Jess (GB) def. Dean Butts/Stabley (DET) 8-3

 

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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