Green Bay Comes From Behind to Beat NIU 4-1

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Release: February 23, 2013
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Erik Finkenbrink earned the match-clinching victory at No. 2 singles on Saturday.
By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

ROCKFORD, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Despite dropping the doubles point to start, the Green Bay men's tennis team rallied for a 4-1 road victory over Northern Illinois (7-3) Saturday afternoon at Boylan Tennis Center to improve to 7-1 on the year.

After the Huskies took the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles contests to secure the match's opening point, the Phoenix stormed back to get wins at the No. 2 through No. 5 singles contests. Senior Craig Cox (Surrey, England) came from behind to defeat NIU's Frederic Cadieux 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3, while freshmen Leopold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany) and Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) grabbed straight-set victories at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.

It was senior Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) who earned the match-clinching point at No. 2 singles, winning a hard-fought 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 battle with NIU's Axel Lagerlof.

The Phoenix is back in action tomorrow in Milwaukee, facing Toledo at noon CT.

Singles
No. 1 - Michael Tenzer (GB) vs. Dor Amir (NIU) 6-7, 6-3 (unfinished)
No. 2 - Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Axrl Lagerlof (NIU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
No. 3 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Frederic Cadieux (NIU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 - Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Simon Formont (NIU) 7-6, 6-2
No. 5 - Joey Leto (GB) def. Maksym Lagutin (NIU) 6-0, 6-3
No. 6 - Howard Scott (GB) vs. Jovan Zeljkovic (NIU) 5-7, 6-5 (unfinished)

Doubles
No. 1 - Amir/Lagerlof (NIU) vs. Finkenbrink/Cox (GB) 7-5
No. 2 - Lagutin/Formont (NIU) vs. Tenzer/Isaaks (GB) 8-4
No. 3 - Cadieux/Zeljkovic (NIU) def. Tebon/Scott (GB) 8-6

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Schedule Sponsor
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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