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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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
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Saturday , March 07
Men's Tennis 
at Wisconsin
11:00 AM
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
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue)
 
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