Green Bay Posts 4-0 Win to Move to Horizon League Title Match
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – A focused Green Bay men’s tennis team took the court on Saturday afternoon and took care of business in the Horizon League Championships, and the top-seeded Phoenix downed fourth-seeded Valparaiso (18-9) 4-0 at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center.
With the victory, Green Bay (17-7) advances to Sunday afternoon’s championship match against No. 2 Cleveland State (15-7) at 2 p.m. CST. The match will be a rematch of the 2013 title match, which the Vikings won 4-3. This season, the Phoenix won 4-3 on April 12 at Cleveland State.
Green Bay took the doubles point with an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles and an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.
The second Phoenix point came at No. 4 singles, when sophomore Joey Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 victory. Junior Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany), the back-to-back Horizon League Player of the Year, posted the next singles win with a 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 1 singles.
The clinching point came from sophomore Howard Scott (Exeter, England), who sent the Phoenix to the championship match with a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles. Matches at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles were still in progress when the match ended.
The Horizon League Network will carry live coverage of the title match on Sunday. To watch the match, click here.
#1 Green Bay 4, #4 Valparaiso 0
No. 1 – Michael Tenzer/Howard Scott (GB) def. Bacalla/Oakes (VU) 8-3
No. 2 – Schorsch/Emhardt (VU) def. Michael Tebon/Joey Leto (GB) 8-3
No. 3 – Rowan Isaaks/Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Honert/Dunn (VU) 8-5
No. 1 – Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Schorsch (VU) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 – Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) vs. Bacalla (VU) 7-6, 4-0 unfinished
No. 3 – Howard Scott (GB) def. Honert (VU) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 – Joey Leto (GB) def. Savaglio (VU) 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 – Rowan Isaaks (GB) vs. Emhardt (VU) 4-6, 5-4 unfinished
No. 6 – Jorge Gonzalez Soler (GB) vs. Dunn (VU) 6-3, 3-3 unfinished
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