Phoenix Men's Tennis Wins Twice on Sunday

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Release: February 19, 2012
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Senior Henning Jess and the Phoenix went 2-0 on Sunday at Western Racquet and Fitness.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team picked up a pair of home wins over nationally ranked Division III opponents on Sunday, defeating Chicago University and UW-Whitewater by 7-0 decisions at Western Racquet and Fitness Club.

The Phoenix went unbeaten in singles play and won five of the six doubles matches to improve to 8-1 on the year and 5-0 on its home court.

In the opener against No. 11 Chicago, Green Bay dominated in singles action by cruising to straight-set victories in all six matches. At the No. 1 spot, junior Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) defeated Chicago's Jan Stefanski 6-3, 6-0. Finkenbrink also paired up with classmate Craig Cox (Surrey, England) for a win in the top doubles spot, beating Ankur Bhargava and Deepak Sabada 8-5.

In the late match against the 21st-ranked Warhawks, the Phoenix took four of the six singles contests in straight sets after securing the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 2 spots.

Freshman standout Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) dominated at No. 1 singles, routing UW-Whitewater's Byron Balkin 6-0, 6-3. Tenzer also teamed up with fellow freshman Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) to win at No. 2 doubles, defeating Andrew Bayliss and Andy McGlashen 8-4.

The Phoenix, which is 8-0 since dropping its season opener at Western Michigan on Jan. 27, returns to action next Saturday with a road match at DePaul in Chicago at 6 p.m.

Green Bay vs. Chicago University (W, 7-0)
No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Ankur Bhargava/Deepak Sabada (CHI) 8-5
No. 2 - Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Krishna Ravela/Zsolt Szabo (CHI) 8-4
No. 3 - Henning Jess/Paul Swanson (GB) def. Jan Stefanski/Harrison Abrams (CHI) 8-6

No. 1 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Jan Stefanski (CHI) 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Ankur Bhargava (CHI) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - Felix Goepper (GB) def. Deepak Sabada (CHI) 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Zsolt Szabo (CHI) 6-3, 6-0
No. 5 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Dragos Calugar (CHI) 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 - Michael Tebon (GB) def. Krishna Ravela (CHI) 6-2, 7-5

Green Bay vs. UW-Whitewater (W, 7-0)
No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Byron Balkin/Mitch Osborne (UWW) 8-4
No. 2 - Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Andrew Bayliss/Andy McGlashen (UWW) 8-4
No. 3 - Erik Scanlan/Kevin Friend (UWW) def. Michael Tebon/Henning Jess (GB) 8-7(5)

No. 1 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Byron Balkin (UWW) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Andrew Bayliss (UWW) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Andy McGlashen (UWW) 6-1, 3-6, 10-1
No. 4 - Gary Notkin (GB) def. Mitch Osborne (UWW) 3-6, 7-6, 10-4
No. 5 - Henning Jess (GB) def. Erik Scanlan (UWW) 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 - Michael Tebon (GB) def. Brady Porter (UWW) 6-3, 6-1


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