Green Bay Swept at Wisconsin on Saturday

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Release: March 04, 2012
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Michael Tebon and the Phoenix will travel to Florida for three matches over spring break, beginning March 12 against Webber.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

MADISON, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (8-3) dropped a 7-0 decision to in-state rival Wisconsin (4-4) on Saturday at the Neilsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. It marked the second straight loss for the Phoenix, while the Badgers improved to 4-0 at home this season.

Wisconsin took two of the three doubles matches to earn the doubles point, and then won each of the six singles contests in the sweep.

The lone victory for the Phoenix on Saturday came at the No. 1 doubles spot, as freshmen Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) and Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) paired up to defeat Wisconsin's Fredrik Ask and Billy Bertha 8-6.

With the Badgers prevailing 8-6 at the No. 2 spot, the doubles point was up for grabs in the deciding No. 3 contest. The Phoenix duo of Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) and Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, MInn.) forced a tiebreaker and led in the early going, but Wisconsin's Alex Robles and Rod Carey rallied back to earn the 9-8 (7-5) win.

In singles action, Swanson forced a third set in his No. 3 match. The senior took set two 6-1 against Petr Satral after dropping a tight 6-4 result in the first set. Satral recovered, however, and secured the win with a 10-8 victory in the final set.

Green Bay is set to begin a three-match stretch in Florida over spring break later this month. The Phoenix will face Webber (March 12), Lynn University (March 14) and Abraham Baldwin (March 15) in Orlando, Fla.

Doubles
No. 1 - Michael Tenzer/Felix Goepper (GB) def. Fredrik Ask/Billy Bertha (UW) 8-6
No. 2 - Alexander Kostanov/Petr Satral (UW) def. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 8-6
No. 3 - Alex Robles/Rod Carey (UW) def. Michael Tebon/Paul Swanson (GB) 9-8 (7-5)
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
No. 1 - Fredrik Ask (UW) def. Michael Tenzer (GB) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 -  Alexander Kostanov (UW) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 -  Petr Satral (UW) def. Paul Swanson (GB) 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 
No. 4 -  Billy Bertha (UW) def. Felix Goepper (GB) 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 -  Rod Carey (UW) def. Craig Cox (GB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 -  Quinton Vega (UW) def. Michael Tebon (GB) 6-3, 6-3
Order of finish: 6, 4, 5, 1, 2, 3

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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
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Saturday , February 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
TBA
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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