BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team won its fourth straight Horizon League contest on Saturday morning, knocking off Cleveland State 5-2 at the Peak Performance Center in Broadview Heights, Ohio. The Phoenix improves to 15-5 overall and 4-0 in the conference with the victory, while the Vikings drop to 7-10 (1-2 Horizon League).
Green Bay got off to a fast start, winning both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles contests to earn the doubles point. For the second straight day, the freshman duo of Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) and Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) teamed up for a win at No. 2, defeating CSU's Yannick Goossens and Matt Ford 8-5. Seniors Paul Swanson (Coon Rapids, Minn.) and Henning Jess (Kaltenkirchen, Germany) also earned an 8-5 win at No. 3, beating Matt Kuelker and Jorg Van Der Vloet.
In singles, Green Bay took the top four matches to secure the 5-2 win over the four-time defending conference champions. Swanson earned a hard-fought, three-set win at No. 1, taking down Goossens 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Junior Erik Finkenbrink (Duelman, Germany) also won a three-setter, coming from behind to beat Ali Shabib 5-7, 6-0, 6-3.
Tenzer and junior Craig Cox (Surrey, England) won their singles matches in straight sets on Saturday. Tenzer downed CSU's Matt Kuelker 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 2 spot, while Cox cruised past Van Der Vloet 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5.
Green Bay continues its five-match Horizon League road stretch next weekend with contests at Wright State (Saturday at 2 p.m.) and Butler (Sunday at 10 a.m.).
No. 1 - Erik Finkenbrink/Craig Cox (GB) vs. Ali Shabib/Nolan Marks (CSU) unfinished (GB 7-6)
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer/Michael Tebon (GB) def. Yannick Goossens/Matt Ford (CSU) 8-5
No. 3 - Paul Swanson/Henning Jess (GB) def. Matt Kuelker/Jorg Van Der Vloet (CSU) 8-5
No. 1 - Paul Swanson (GB) def. Yannick Goossens (CSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Matt Kuelker (CSU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Ali Shabib (CSU) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Jorg Van Der Vloet (CSU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Nolan Marks (CSU) def. Christoph Hopfe (GB) 1-6, 7-5, 10-5
No. 6 - Matt Ford (CSU) def. Henning Jess (GB) 4-6, 6-0, 10-8
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