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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)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

DES MOINES, Iowa (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - 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.

Doubles
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

Singles
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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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Friday , January 20
Men's Tennis 
at DePaul
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , January 21
Men's Tennis 
at Butler
TBA
Indianapolis, Ind.
 
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
5:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , February 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
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
9:00 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.
 
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