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)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

ORLANDO (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - 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.

Doubles
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

Singles
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

INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
TBA
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 22
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Friday , April 28
Men's Tennis 
at TBD
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue University)
 
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