ORLANDO (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (9-3) began its spring break trip to Orlando, Fla., with a 7-0 victory on Monday against Webber International University (11-4) - the 18th-ranked NAIA school in the country.
The Phoenix began the match by dominating the three doubles contests to earn the doubles point. Freshmen Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) coasted past the Warriors' duo of Daniel Spurny and Joonas Jalkanen 8-1 at the top spot, while Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) and Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) also earned an 8-1 result at the No. 3 spot.
The Phoenix won all but won singles match in straight sets. Junior Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) defeated Spurny 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1, while Swanson took down Jalkanen 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. Green Bay junior Craig Cox (Surrey, England) recovered after dropping his opening set (6-3) to Webber's Alwin Leysner, rallying back for the 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory in the No. 5 slot.
Green Bay returns to action on Wednesday in Orlando with a 6 p.m. contest against Lynn University - the fifth-ranked Division II squad, followed by a 2 p.m. meeting with Abraham Baldwin on Thursday.
No. 1 - Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Daniel Spurny/Joonas Jalkanen (WEB) 8-1
No. 2 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Carl Ackered/Tyler Heath (WEB) 8-2
No. 3 - Michael Tebon/Paul Swanson (GB) def. Alwin Leysner/Milo Quiroz (WEB) 8-1
No. 1 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Daniel Spurny (WEB) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Joonas Jalkanen (WEB) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Carl Ackered (WEB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 - Felix Goepper (GB) def. Tyler Heath (WEB) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Alwin Leysner (WEB) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. Milo Quiroz (WEB) 6-1, 6-2
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