Phoenix Closes Regular Season with a Pair of Wins

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: April 17, 2011
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Senior Mike Wesley was victorious at No. 5 singles against St. Norbert on Sunday.

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team concluded its regular season on Sunday by defeating St. Norbert College and UW-Whitewater, both by 7-0 decisions, at Western Racquet and Fitness. The Phoenix has now won six of its last seven matches to finish its schedule with a 15-7 record (6-1 Horizon League).

In the morning meeting with St. Norbert, Green Bay dominated the doubles action and then cruised to straight set victories in each of the six singles matches for the 7-0 win. The Phoenix then took two of three doubles matches against Whitewater before sweeping the singles events.

"We started a little slow in doubles today against Whitewater, but really picked up the intensity and showed great mental fortitude in our singles matches," Green Bay head coach Mark Thomas said. "As a team we are playing very well at the right time of the year heading into the Horizon League Tournament."

Seniors Mike Wesley (Franklin, Wis.) and Fabian Gogolin (Cologne, Germany) each earned dominating wins in the final home matches of their collegiate careers. Wesley picked up a 6-0, 6-0 victory over St. Norbert's Josh Sweere, while Gogolin won at No. 3 singles against St. Norbert's Matt Lobeck (6-0, 6-1) and at No. 5 against Whitewater's Ethan Niquet (6-2, 6-3).

Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) also had a strong day for the Phoenix, picking up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles over St. Norbert's Derek Harrington, followed by a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles against Whitewater's Mitch Osborne.

Green Bay is back in action next week at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Indianapolis (April 21-23). The Phoenix will be the No. 2 seed, earning a first round bye. Green Bay plays the winner of third-seeded Wright State and sixth-seeded Youngstown State on Friday at 9:30 a.m. CT.

To view the entire Horizon League Championship bracket, click here.

Green Bay 7, St. Norbert 0
1. Paul Swanson (GB) def. Derek Harrington (SNC) 6-1, 6-1
2. Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. Tim Hartwick (SNC) 6-0, 6-0
3. Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Matt Lobeck (SNC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Henning Jess (GB) def. Nick Acosta (SNC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Mike Wesley (GB) def. Josh Sweere (SNC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Josh Oothoudt (GB) def. Danny Meicher (SNC) 6-0, 6-1

1. Hopfe/Gogolin (GB) def. Harrington/Acosta (SNC) 8-1
2. Cox/Finkenbrink (GB) def. Hartwick/Meicher (SNC) 8-2
3. Oothoudt/Wesley (GB) def. Sweere/Lobeck (SNC) 8-1

Green Bay 7, UW-Whitewater 0
1. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Andrew Bayliss (UWW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Craig Cox (GB) def. Andy McGlashen (UWW) 6-3, 6-3
3. Paul Swanson (GB) def. Mitch Osborne (UWW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. #18 Byron Balkin (UWW) 6-2, 6-3
5. Fabian Gogolin (GB) def. Ethan Niquet (UWW) 6-2, 6-3
6. Henning Jess (GB) def. Erik Scanlan (UWW) 6-1, 7-6

1. Balkin/Osborne (UWW) def. Hopfe/Gogolin (GB) 8-6
2. Finkenbrink/Oothoudt (GB) def. Bayliss/Niquet (UWW) 9-7
3. Cox/Swanson (GB) def. Scanlan/Krieger (UWW) 8-6

Friday , January 20
Men's Tennis 
at DePaul
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
Saturday , January 21
Men's Tennis 
at Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.
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
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
5:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
Saturday , February 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
9:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
Detroit, Mich.
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
Chicago, Ill.



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