Green Bay Men's Tennis Routs Valpo 7-0 on Senior Day

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Release: April 01, 2012
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Senior Henning Jess paired up with classmate Paul Swanson for a doubles victory on Senior Day.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Competing in its final home contest of the 2011-12 campaign, the Green Bay men's tennis team dominated conference rival Valparaiso 7-0 on Sunday afternoon for Senior Day at Western Racquet and Fitness Club. The Phoenix improved to 13-5 overall and 2-0 in the Horizon League while finishing its home schedule with an unbeaten 7-0 record.

"I was very proud of the overall performance today." Green Bay head coach Mark Thomas said. "We competed well from top to bottom in both singles and doubles. We have played well at home all season and we are focused on carrying the positive momentum from this weekend into the pair of challenging road matches next weekend."

After picking up the doubles point in convincing fashion, the Phoenix rolled through singles play with straight-set victories in all six matches.

Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) performed well in the final home contest of his outstanding four-year career, as the senior powered his way to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Valpo's Chris Baum at the No. 1 singles spot. Swanson also paired up with fellow senior Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) for a win at No. 3 doubles, defeating the duo of Egan Hart and Michael Woodson 8-3.

Craig Cox (Surrey, England), Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany), Felix Goepper (Seelbach, Germany) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) were also two-time winners for the Phoenix, as Cox and Finkenbrink paired up for a win at No. 1 doubles and Goepper and Tenzer won at No. 2. In singles action, Tenzer cruised past Valpo's Eric Honert 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2, Finkenbrink beat Kevin DeHerrera 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3, Goepper rolled past Adam Whitmer 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 and Cox defeated Siddarth Mehta 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 5 spot.

Also picking up a singles win for the Phoenix was freshman Gary Notkin (Plymouth, Minn.), who finished off Michael Woodson 6-4, 6-3 in the No.6 contest.

Green Bay begins a stretch of five straight road matches against Horizon League opponents next Friday when it travels to Youngstown State before heading to defending conference champion Cleveland State on Saturday.

Doubles
No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Chris Baum/Adam Whitmer (VAL) 8-4
No. 2 - Felix Goepper/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Kevin DeHerrera/Eric Honert (VAL) 8-5
No. 3 - Henning Jess/Paul Swanson (GB) def. Egan Hart/Michael Woodson (VAL) 8-3

Singles
No. 1 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Chris Baum (VAL) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Eric Honert (VAL) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Kevin DeHerrera (VAL) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 - Felix Goepper (GB) def. Adam Whitmer (VAL) 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Siddarth Mehta (VAL) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 - Gary Notkin (GB) def. Michael Woodson (VAL) 6-4, 6-3

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Friday , February 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , March 05
Men's Tennis 
at No. 74 Wisconsin
11:00 AM
Madison, Wis.
 
Friday , March 11
Men's Tennis 
at Sacramento State Invite
TBA
Sacramento, Calif.
 
Tuesday , March 15
Men's Tennis 
at No. 75 Fresno State
12:00 PM
Fresno, Calif.
 
Wednesday, March 16
Men's Tennis 
at Nevada
1:00 PM
Reno, Nev.
 
Sunday , March 27
Men's Tennis 
vs. Detroit
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 09
Men's Tennis 
vs. Valparaiso
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , April 10
Men's Tennis 
vs. UIC
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , April 16
Men's Tennis 
at Youngstown State
TBA
Youngstown, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 17
Men's Tennis 
at Cleveland State
TBA
Cleveland, Ohio
 
Saturday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
at Wright State
3:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
 
Sunday , April 24
Men's Tennis 
at Northern Kentucky
TBA
Covington, Ky.
 
Friday , April 29
Men's Tennis 
at HL Championships
TBA
Ann Arbor, Mich.
 
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