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
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Friday , September 19
Men's Tennis 
at Purdue Invitational
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.
 
Thursday , September 25
Men's Tennis 
at ITA All-American Championships
TBA
Tulsa, Okla. (Tulsa)
 
Friday , September 26
Men's Tennis 
at Western Michigan Invitational
TBA
Kalamazoo, Mich.
 
Thursday , October 16
Men's Tennis 
at ITA Midwest Regionals
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan)
 
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 
at IPFW
10:00 AM
Kalamazoo, Mich. (Western Michigan)
 
Sunday , February 08
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , February 13
Men's Tennis 
vs. Toldeo
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 15
Men's Tennis 
vs. DePaul
TBA
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , February 22
Men's Tennis 
at Marquette
12:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
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