Swanson Earns Horizon League Player of the Week Honors

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Release: April 03, 2012
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Paul Swanson is the third different Phoenix player to win Horizon League Player of the Week this season.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After leading his team to a 2-0 start in conference play over the weekend, Green Bay senior Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) was selected as the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the period of March 26-April 1, the league office announced on Tuesday.

In Green Bay's 6-1 win over UIC in the conference opener on Saturday, Swanson cruised past James Li 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles before dominating Valparaiso's Chris Baum 6-3, 6-2 in the top singles spot on Sunday. Swanson also paired up with fellow senior Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) on Sunday for an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles to help the Phoenix (13-5, 2-0) to a 7-0 sweep of the Crusaders on Senior Day.

Swanson becomes the third different Phoenix player to earn the weekly honors this season, as freshman Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) was named player of the week on February 22 and junior Craig Cox (Surrey, England) won the award on January 31. It also marks the second time Swanson has won player of the week, as he was also recognized as a sophomore in 2010.

Swanson and the Phoenix are set to begin a stretch of five straight road matches against Horizon League opponents to end the regular season, starting Friday with a 3 p.m. contest at Youngstown State. Green Bay then heads to Cleveland State on Saturday for a meeting with the defending conference champion Vikings at 10 a.m.

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Friday , February 12
Men's Tennis 
at No. 23 Minnesota
6:00 PM
Minneapolis, Minn.
 
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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