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By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team (1-0) opened its spring schedule Friday evening with a hard-fought victory over Western Michigan (3-2) at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich. The Phoenix swept the doubles point before splitting the six singles contests en route to a 4-3 win.

The senior duo of Craig Cox (Surrey, England) and Erik Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) got things started with an 8-3 victory at the No. 1 doubles spot, defeating WMU's Nadin Indre and Ruben Greiner. The Phoenix then secured the doubles point by winning a pair of close ones, as Rowan Isaaks (London, England) and Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) won 8-7 (7-5) at No. 2 and Michael Tebon (Excelsior, Minn.) and Howard Scott (Exeter, England) took an 8-7 (7-2) decision at No. 3.

In singles action, the Phoenix got wins from Tenzer, Cox and Islinger to close out the 4-3 victory. Tenzer earned a come-from-behind win over WMU's Ross VanderPloeg at No. 2 (3-6, 6-2, 6-2), while Cox and Islinger grabbed straight-set victories at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.

The Phoenix is back in action in Kalamazoo on Saturday, taking on IPFW, before heading to Milwaukee to take on IUPUI on Sunday at noon.

Singles
No. 1 - Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 - Craig Cox (GB) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 - Leopold Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 6 - Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Howard Scott (GB) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)

Doubles
No. 1 - Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) 8-3
No. 2 - Rowan Isaaks/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Ross VanderPloeg/Andrew Cahn (WMU) 8-7 (7-5)
No. 3 - Michael Tebon/Howard Scott (GB) def. Stephen Payne/Marc Shideler (WMU) 8-7 (7-2)

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