Green Bay Falls to Nationally-Ranked Drake Sunday

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Release: March 25, 2012
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Paul Swanson and the Phoenix return home this weekend for a pair of Horizon League matches.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)

DES MOINES, Iowa ( - The Green Bay men's tennis team (11-5) dropped a 7-0 result to No. 45 Drake on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The Bulldogs (17-2) took each of the three doubles matches before sweeping the six singles contests in their first outdoor home match of the season.

In doubles, Green Bay's nationally-ranked duo of Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) battled tough at the No. 1 spot, but ended up falling 9-7 to Drake's Anis Ghorbel and James McKie.

The Bulldogs won all six singles matches in straight sets, beginning with Robin Goodman's 6-0, 6-2 win over Green Bay's Craig Cox (Surrey, England) at No. 5. In the No. 1 contest, McKie defeated Phoenix senior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) 6-0, 7-6 (1), while Ghorbel beat Tenzer 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 2 spot.

Green Bay is back in action this weekend with its first home matches since Feb. 19 when it hosts Horizon League foes UIC (Saturday) and Valparaiso (Sunday) at Western Racquet and Fitness. The contests mark the final home stand for the Phoenix this season.

No. 1 - Anis Ghorbel/James McKie (DU) def. #61 Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) 9-7
No. 2 - Cesar Brancho/Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 8-6
No. 3 - Jean Erasmus/Goodman (DU) def. Paul Swanson/Michael Tebon (GB) 8-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

No. 1 - James McKie (DU) def. Paul Swanson (GB) 6-0, 7-6 (1)
No. 2 - Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Michael Tenzer (GB) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 - Jonathan Hadash (DU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 - Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Felix Goepper (GB) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 - Robin Goodman (DU) def. Craig Cox (GB) 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Ben Mullis (DU) def. Christophe Hopfe (GB) 6-3, 6-4
Order of finish: 5, 4, 2, 6, 3, 1


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Saturday , March 07
Men's Tennis 
at Wisconsin
12:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
Tuesday , March 17
Men's Tennis 
at Fresno State
1:00 PM
Fresno, Calif.
Saturday , March 21
Men's Tennis 
at No. 60 University of California-Irvine
1:00 PM
Irvine, Calif.
Friday , March 27
Men's Tennis 
at No. 29 Drake
4:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday , March 28
Men's Tennis 
at Georgia State
10:00 AM
Des Moines, Iowa (Drake)
Friday , April 03
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
3:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
Saturday , April 04
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
2:00 PM
Valparaiso, Ind.
Saturday , April 11
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , April 12
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , April 19
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , April 24
Men's Tennis 
at Horizon League Championship
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue)



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