Green Bay Falls to No. 75 DePaul 4-3

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Release: February 26, 2012
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Erik Finkenbrink teamed up with Craig Cox for a win at No. 1 doubles on Saturday.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

CHICAGO (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (8-2) had its eight-match winning streak snapped on Saturday night at the hands of No. 75 DePaul, who defeated the Phoenix 4-3 at Lake Shore Sport and Fitness in Chicago.

The duo of Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) and Craig Cox (Surrey, England) gave the Phoenix the early lead by securing the doubles point with a victory at the No. 1 spot. With the No. 2 and No. 3 matches split, the Green  Bay juniors closed out an 8-6 win over DePaul's Mathias Hambach and Sven Kasper to give the visitors the advantage.

The Blue Demons rebounded, however, and took four of the six singles matches to earn the 4-3 result.

Earning singles wins for the Phoenix were freshman Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) and senior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, MInn.). Both won in three sets, as Tenzer defeated DePaul's George Chanturia 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-8 at No. 2 and Swanson beat Mathia Hambach 7-6 (8), 2-6, 10-8 at No. 4

Green Bay is back in action on Saturday, March 3 when it travels downstate to Madison to take on Wisconsin at 1 p.m.

Doubles
No. 1 - Erik Finkenbrink/Craig Cox def. Mathias Hambach/Sven Kasper 8-6
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer/Felix Goepper def. Filip Dzanko/Josh Dancu 8-4
No. 3 - Matija Palinic/Adam Reinhart def. Paul Swanson/Michael Tebon 8-6
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
No. 1. - Filip Dzanko def. Erik Finkenbrink 6-4, 6-0
No. 2. - Michael Tenzer def. George Chanturia 7-6 (6), 3-6, 10-8
No. 3. - Sven Kasper def. Felix Goepper 6-3, 6-2
No. 4. - Paul Swanson def. Mathias Hambach 7-6 (8), 2-6, 10-8
No. 5. - Matija Palinic def. Craig Cox 7-6 (5), 6-4
No. 6. - Adam Reinhart def. Henning Jess 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 6, 2, 5, 4

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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 Louisville
TBA
Louisville, Ky.
 
Men's Tennis 
at IUPUI
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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