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Phoenix will return home on April 9 against league-rival Valparaiso.
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Green Bay Downs Detroit, 6-1, in Conference Opener

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Release: March 27, 2016
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By Patrick Stumpf

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com)  Returning home for the first time since Feb. 28, the Green Bay men’s tennis team opened Horizon League play on Sunday afternoon, defeating Detroit, 6-1, at Western Racquet & Fitness Club.
 
The Phoenix earned the doubles point after the duos of Howard Scott and Joey Leto (6-2) and Miles McDowall and Matej Kostadinov (6-3) secured wins at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.  
 
In singles, Green Bay picked up each of the first four victories as Joshua Schramm won at No. 4, 6-1, 6-0, followed by Leo Gomez Islinger at No. 2 (6-3, 6-1), Leto at No. 6 (6-1, 7-5) and Charlie Ridout at No. 5 (6-3, 6-3).
 
With the match already decided, Titans’ No. 1 Patryk Koscielski beat Scott in a tiebreak, 1-6, 6-4, 10-5. Finally, after No. 3 singles was temporarily suspended due to a roof leak, Florian Kraenzler defeated Nicolas Solarewicz, 7-6 (5), 6-2, after switching courts.
   
Green Bay (8-5, 1-0 HL) will return home in 13 days for a Preseason No. 1 and No. 2 showdown with Horizon League rival Valparaiso (14-5) on Sat., April 9. First serve is slated for 10 a.m.
 
Singles competition
1. Patryk Koscielski (DET) def. Howard Scott (GB) 1-6, 6-4, 10-5
2. Leo Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Nathan Ponton (DET) 6-3, 6-1
3. Florian Kraenzler (GB) def. Nicholas Solarewicz (DET) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
4. Joshua Schramm (GB) def. Ismail Kadyrov (DET) 6-1, 6-0
5. Charlie Ridout (GB) def. Adam Zychowicz (DET) 6-3, 6-3
6. Joey Leto (GB) def. Kacper Stelmaszak (DET) 6-1, 7-5
 
Doubles competition
1. Patryk Koscielski/Nicholas Solarewicz (DET) def. Leo Gomez Islinger/Florian Kraenzler (GB) 6-3
2. Howard Scott/Joey Leto (GB) def. Chance Conley/Ismail Kadyrov (DET) 6-2
3. Miles McDowall/Matej Kostadinov (GB) def. Griffin Mertz/Kacper Stelmaszak (DET) 6-3

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INSIDE MEN'S TENNIS
SCHEDULE
Friday , February 24
Men's Tennis 
vs. UW-Whitewater
6:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , February 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cardinal Stritch
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Saturday , March 25
Men's Tennis 
vs. Wright State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , March 26
Men's Tennis 
vs. Northern Kentucky
10:00 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 02
Men's Tennis 
at Detroit Mercy
TBA
Detroit, Mich.
 
Friday , April 14
Men's Tennis 
at Valparaiso
10:00 AM
Valparaiso, Ind.
 
Saturday , April 15
Men's Tennis 
at UIC
TBA
Chicago, Ill.
 
Saturday , April 22
Men's Tennis 
vs. Youngstown State
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Sunday , April 23
Men's Tennis 
vs. Cleveland State
11:30 AM
Green Bay, Wis. (Western Racquet)
 
Friday , April 28
Men's Tennis 
at TBD
TBA
West Lafayette, Ind. (Purdue University)
 
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