Green Bay Men's Tennis Falls in Season Opener

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Release: January 27, 2012
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Junior Craig Cox had wins in both singles and doubles Friday night.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (0-1) began its spring season Friday night with a 5-2 loss to Western Michigan (1-0) at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Western Michigan earned the doubles point to start the match, taking two of the three doubles contests. The junior duo of Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) and Craig Cox (Surrey, England) picked up Green Bay's lone doubles win, defeating WMU's Simon Blomberg and Zeyad Montasser 9-7 in the No. 2 spot.

At No. 4 singles, freshman Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) earned a victory in his first collegiate singles match, downing Montasser in a pair of tiebreaks, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (9). Fellow freshman Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) started at the No. 1 singles spot in his first match, falling in two close sets to WMU's Nadin Indre, 6-3, 6-4.

Cox dropped the opening set but recovered to post the other Phoenix victory at No. 5 singles, defeating Ross VanderPloeg 6-7 (8), 6-2, 1-0 (10-3).

The Phoenix has a quick turnaround, as it faces IPFW on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in Kalamazoo.

Doubles:
No. 1 - Nadin Indre/Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Michael Tenzer/Felix Goepper (GB) 8-4
No. 2 - Erik Finkenbrink/Craig Cox (GB) def. Simon Blomberg/Zeyad Montasser (WMU) 9-7
No. 3 - Marc Shideler/Pablo Olivarez (WMU) def. Paul Swanson/Michael Tebon (GB) 9-7

Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles:
No. 1 - Indre (WMU) def. Tenzer (GB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 - Blomberg (WMU) def. Finkenbrink (GB) 7-6, 6-0
No. 3 - Olivarez (WMU) def. Swanson (GB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 - Goepper (GB) def. Montasser (WMU) 7-6, 7-6
No. 5 - Cox (GB) def. VanderPloeg (WMU) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 1-0 (10-3)
No. 6 - Aaron Wong (WMU) def. Henning Jess (GB) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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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 IUPUI
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Men's Tennis 
at Louisville
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Sunday , March 01
Men's Tennis 
at Butler
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Saturday , March 07
Men's Tennis 
at Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
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