Phoenix Ends Spring Break Trip with Win Over Abraham Baldwin

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Release: March 15, 2012
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Craig Cox was a two-time winner at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles against Abraham Baldwin.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

ORLANDO ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team closed out its spring trip to Florida on Thursday with a 6-1 victory over Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the No. 6 junior college team in the country.

The Golden Fillies proved to be tough competition, as all six singles players and one doubles team were ranked among JUCOs.

The Phoenix began the match by earning hard-fought victories in each of the three doubles contests to take the 1-0 lead. The Green Bay duo of Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) - the No. 61 doubles team in NCAA Division I - led the way with a 9-8 victory over ABAC's Danilo Faria and Oliver Snaider at the No. 1 spot.

Green Bay then took five of the six singles matches against the Fillies' six ranked opponents for the 6-1 win. Senior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) earned a comeback victory at No. 2, rallying for 6-2, 10-6 wins in the second and third sets after dropping the opener 3-6 to fourth-ranked Hernan Hatem.

Also winning in straight sets for the Phoenix were Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) at No. 3, Goepper at No. 4, Craig Cox (Surrey, England) at No. 5 and Christoph Hopfe (Castrop Rauxel, Germany) at No. 6.

Green Bay is next in action with a pair of matches in Des Moines, Iowa on March 24-25, facing UMKC at 5 p.m. on Saturday and No. 45 Drake at 11 a.m. Sunday.

No. 1 - #61 Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Danilo Faria/Oliver Snaider (ABAC) 9-8
No. 2 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Tim Kueckelhaus/Trutz Henssen (ABAC) 8-2
No. 3 - Michael Tebon/Paul Swanson (GB) def. #33 Taylor Hardy/Hernan Hatem (ABAC) 8-7

No. 1 - #13 Oliver Snaider (ABAC) def. Michael Tenzer (GB) 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. #4 Hernan Hatem (ABAC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-6
No. 3 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. #49 Trutz Henssen (ABAC) 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 - Felix Goepper (GB) def. #86 Taylor Hardy (ABAC) 7-6, 7-5
No. 5 - Craig Cox (GB) def. #60 Tim Kueckelhaus (ABAC) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 - Christoph Hopfe (GB) def. #82 Danilo Faria (ABAC) 6-2, 6-2

Schedule Sponsor
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 
10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Western Michigan)
Sunday , February 08
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit
Detroit, Mich.
Friday , February 13
Men's Tennis 
vs. Toldeo
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , February 15
Men's Tennis 
vs. DePaul
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , February 22
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.



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