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Broncos Down IPFW, but Fall to Green Bay

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 01/25/2013
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team split a pair of contests at West Hills Athletic Club on Friday, defeating IPFW 7-0 in the opener before falling in a 4-3 heartbreaker to UW-Green Bay in the nightcap. With the day's results, the Broncos' record moves to 3-2 on the season.

The Broncos earned the win over the Mastodons thanks to an exciting doubles session, followed by a dominant performance in singles play against the Mastodons. Stephen Payne and Jim Beckwith opened doubles play with an 8-4 win in the No. 3 doubles match, but IPFW would counter with a tiebreaker victory in the No. 2 doubles match to even the score. The doubles point came down to a tiebreaker in the final match on the court, as the pairing of Nadin Indre and Ruben Greiner held off Daniel Kang and Joao Freitas 8-7 (5) to clinch the point.

Compared to the stressful doubles session, the singles play went rather quickly, as the Broncos controlled the tempo from the outset and quickly clinched the match win. Greinger beat Connor Andrews 6-3, 6-2 to give the Broncos a 2-0 edge, and Pablo Mora's No. 5 singles win over Freitas gave the Broncos a commanding 3-0 advantage. Andrew Cahn clinched the team victory for the Broncos with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Gerard Guell in the No. 4 match.

Western Michigan University 7, IPFW 0
Jan 25, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Daniel Kang (IPFW) 6-3, 6-1
2. Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Connor Andrews (IPFW) 6-3, 6-2
3. Aaron Wong (WMU) def. Andres Cobos (IPFW) 6-4, 6-2
4. Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Gerard Guell (IPFW) 6-3, 6-2
5. Pablo Mora (WMU) def. Joao Freitas (IPFW) 6-1, 6-4
6. Michael Treis (WMU) def. Martin Muadi (IPFW) 6-2, 6-4


Doubles competition
1. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Daniel Kang/Joao Freitas (IPFW) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Connor Andrews/Martin Muadi (IPFW) def. Ross VanderPloeg/Marc Shideler (WMU) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Stephen Payne/Jim Beckwith (WMU) def. Andres Cobos/Gerard Guell (IPFW) 8-4


Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,5,4,3,1,6)

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Aaron Wong earned the win in the No. 3 singles match with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Andres Cobos, Ross VanderPloeg dominated the second set in a 6-3, 6-1 win over Daniel Kang, and Michael Treis rounded out the scoring with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Martin Maudi in the No. 6 singles match.

The match against the Phoenix did not start out the way the Broncos had hoped, with Green Bay sweeping doubles play to start the match and take the opening point. Two Bronco pairings - VanderPloeg and Cahn, as well as Shideler and Stephen Payne - pushed their counterparts to the tiebreakers at 7-7, but neither was able to complete their respective comebacks.

Indre tied the team match up quickly in singles play, though, dominating Erik Finkenbrink 6-2, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles match. Cahn followed up with a victory as well, controlling the temp against Howard Scott in the first set of the No. 6 singles match before holding on in the second to win 6-0, 7-6 (5). The Phoenix took the next two points to take a 3-2 lead, but Greiner came back from a set down to beat Rowan Isaaks 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 4 singles match to tie the score. Pablo Mora battled with Leopold Islinger in the second set of the No. 5 singles match, trying to force a third set, but Islinger staved off Mora to win 6-4, 7-6 (5).

UW-Green Bay 4, Western Michigan University 3
Jan 25, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Nadin Indre (WMU) def. Erik Finkenbrink (UWGB) 6-2, 6-0
2. Michael Tenzer (UWGB) def. Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Craig Cox (UWGB) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Ruben Greiner (WMU) def. Rowan Isaaks (UWGB) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. Leopold Islinger (UWGB) def. Pablo Mora (WMU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
6. Andrew Cahn (WMU) def. Howard Scott (UWGB) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)


Doubles competition
1. Craig Cox/Erik Finkenbrink (UWGB) def. Nadin Indre/Ruben Greiner (WMU) 8-3
2. Rowan Isaaks/Michael Tenzer (UWGB) def. Ross VanderPloeg/Andrew Cahn (WMU) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Michael Tebon/Howard Scott (UWGB) def. Stephen Payne/Marc Shideler (WMU) 8-7 (7-2)


Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,3,2,4,5)