By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
PEORIA, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's tennis team split a pair
of road matches over the weekend, first rolling past Bradley (6-6) 4-0 on
Friday, and then dropping a tough 4-3 decision at No. 70 Wisconsin (8-2) on
Saturday. The Phoenix record moves to 8-5 on the year with the split.
Tenzer (Neuried, Germany) went 2-0 at the top singles spot for Green Bay,
beating Bradley's Hamish Weerasinghe 6-1, 6-1 before downing Wisconsin's Billy
Bertha 6-3, 6-1 the following day. Tenzer also teamed up with freshman Joey
Leto (Downers Grove, Ill.) for a pair of doubles wins. The duo earned an
exciting 9-8 (10) victory at No. 3 to secure the doubles point against Bradley,
and then grabbed an 8-5 win on Saturday against the Badgers' tandem of
Jakhongir Jalalov and Oskar Wikberg.
singles wins in the sweep of Bradley were Craig Cox (Surrey, England) at
No. 3 and Rowan Isaaks (London, England) at No. 6. Cox and Erik
Finkenbrink (Duelmen, Germany) added singles victories against Wisconsin,
but the Badgers took three singles matches of their own and grabbed the doubles
point for the 4-3 win.
Green Bay next
heads south for a trio of spring break matches in Florida. The Phoenix first
faces Kennesaw State in DeLand, Fla., on Sunday, March 17, then heads to Boca
Raton for a meeting with Florida Atlantic the following day. Green Bay finally
wraps up the trip on March 20 against No. 72 Stetson back in DeLand.
Green Bay 4,
1. Michael Tenzer (GB) def.
Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Juan Diego Cuadrado (BU) vs.
Erik Finkenbrink (GB) unfinished
3. Craig Cox (GB) def. Arthur
Romanet (BU) 6-1, 7-6 (4)
4. Ahmed Albitar (BU) vs. Leopold
Gomez Islinger (GB) unfinished
5. Ashton Kalhorn (BU) vs. Howard
Scott (GB) unfinished
6. Rowan Isaaks (GB) def. Justin
Abrams (BU) 6-4, 6-3
1. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) def. Ahmed
Albitar/Ashton Kalhorn (BU) 8-4
2. Juan Diego Cuadrado/Hamish Weerasinghe (BU) def.
Howard Scott/Michael Tebon (GB) 8-5
3. Joey Leto/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Justin
Abrams/Arthur Romanet (BU) 9-8 (10)
#70 Wisconsin 4, Green
Tenzer (GB) def. Billy Bertha (WIS) 6-3, 6-1
Finkenbrink (GB) def. Petr Satral (WIS) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8)
3. Craig Cox
(GB) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5
Kostanov (WIS) def. Leo Gomez Islinger (GB) 6-1, 6-1
Jalalov (WIS) def. Howard Scott (GB) 6-4, 6-2
Kokorev (WIS) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Bertha/Alexander Kostanov (WIS) def. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (GB) 8-6
Kokorev/Petr Satral (WIS) def. Howard Scott/Michael Tebon (GB) 8-4
Leto/Michael Tenzer (GB) def. Jakhongir Jalalov/Oskar Wikberg (WIS) 8-5
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