THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FISHER'S BEST-Bennie Oosterbaan and Jack Blott join their former baseball coach, Ray Fisher,
in the Michigan dugout. Fisher, who poached here for 38 years, called the two members of the
Michigan athletic department the best players he coached during that period.
By BUZ STEINBERG
Special to The Daily
KALAMAZOO - Michigan net-
men defeated Western Michigan
yesterday afternoon, 7-2, in what
would appear to be a routine
A number of unsuspected oc-
currences arose, however.
The most prominent happen-
ing, one that may possibly handi-
cap the Wolverines, was the back
injury incurred by number one
man, Jon Erickson. Momentarily,
the injury was so severe that play
of the doubles match in which he
was competing had to be halted.
As a result, Michigan defaulted a
match in which they had lost one
set, 4-6, and were tied in the sec-
ond set, 8-8.
Coach Bill Murphy said that
the injury appears to be only tem-
porary, , and if no complications
arise, Erickson should be ready to
r e t a i n his number-one spot
against Northwestern this Friday.
Yet, if anything is wrong with
Erickson, Murphy will find him-
self and the team with a great
loss. This could prove disastrous
since the netmen are now entering
the crucial point of the season
against Conference teams.
Another surprise,- at least to
Wolverine fans, would be the fact
MICHIGAN 7, WESTERN MICHIGAN 2
John Cook (WM) de. Jon Erickson
(M), 6-3, 6-3;' Gerry Dubie (M) def.
Doug Poort (WM) 6-2, 6-1; Larry
Zaitzeff (M) def. Fred Zuidema (WM)
6-1, 6-2; Frank Fulton (M). def. John,
Miller, (WM) 8-6, 6-0; Mike Gordon
(M) def. John Moore (WM) 4-6, 6-3,
6-1; John Wiley (M) def. Dale Craw-
ford (WM) 6-2, 6-0.
Poort and Cook (WM) def. Erick-
son and Duble (M) 6-4, 8-8, (default);
Wiley and Fulton (M) def. Zuidema
and Miller (WM) 8-6, 6-3; Gordon and
Zaitzeff .(M) def. Moore and Craw-
ford (WM) 6-1, 64.
that Erickson suffered in singles
competition his first defeat this
year at the hands of the Broncos'
top man, John Cook. The "big
gun" went down two sets in a row,
each by the identical score, 6-3.
The spoiler, Cook, is another of
the more prominent tennis play-
ers in the Middle West. He was
Mid-American Conference singles
titlist as a sophomore and won
himself a berth in the NCAA meet
last June. He reached the same
level as Erickson in this tourney.
On the brighter side, was the
continued sparkling play of Gerry
Dubie and also of the untouted
sophomore, Mike Gordon. Dubie
once again is on the winning trail
after dropping his first match for
the "Blue" against Notre Dame
two days ago.
Dubie defeated Douglas Poort
track T icket
Mail order sale of tickets for
the annual Big Ten Track and
Field Championships here, May
22-23 will open today with a
strong demand for seats already
in evidence, according to Wolver-
ine ticket manager, Don Weir.
Window sale, of tickets at the
Athletic Administration Ticket
Office, Hoover and State, will open
Application for tickets by mail
should be addressed to the Mich-
igan Ticket Department, Ferry
Field, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Reserved seats for the finals at
1:01) pnt., on Saturday, May 231
are, priced at $2.00 with general
adrission for both Friday's pre-
liminaries at 4:30 p.m., and Sat-
urday's finals at $1.00.
by decisive counts of 6-1, 6-2. Gor-
don, also a newcomer to the top
six, played fifth man. He retaliat-
ed strongly against John Moore
after losing the first set, 4-6. The
second and third sets were cap-
tured handily by Gordon, 6-3, 6-1;
Another member new. to the
varsity this year, Larry Zaitzeff,
showed his improving ability as
he manhandled the Broncos' Fred
Zuidema, 6-1, 6-2. Zaitzeff played
number three man, taking over
the spot vacated by Bob Sassone.
Other , Wolverines who won
singles matches were Frank Ful-
ton, who played number four man,
and John Wiley, who held down
the six slot. Fulton defeated John
Miller 8-6, 6-0, while Wiley con-
tinued the Wolverines' winning
ways by downing Dale Crawford
In doubles, in addition to the
defaulted match, Wiley and Ful-
ton teamed together fbr an 8-6,
6-3 victory over Zuidema and Mil-
ler. The final match .was taken by
Gordon and Zaitzeff, 6-1, 6-4 ova
Moore and Crawford.
Major, League Standings.
St.' Louis 8, Philadelphia 7
Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 2
Milwaukee", Los Angeles 4
(Only games scheduled)
Los Angeles at San Francisco
Chicago at St. Louis (N)'
New York 7, Kansas City 4
Washington 6, Chicago 4
Boston 17, Detroit 6
Baltimore 6, Cleveland 5
Baltimore at Washington (N)
Boston at Detroit
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By HAL APPLEBAUM
Pass defense was stressed yes-
terday as Michigan's spring foot-
ball drills entered their final
The 20 days of spring practice
allotted by the NCAA will come to
a close Saturday in the annual
Blue-White intrasquad game to
be played at Michigan Stadium.
The game will start at 2 p. m. in
the recently resodded Stadium.
There will be no admission charge.
Leaky pass defense contributed
a large share to the Wolverines'
collapse last fall, and head Coach
Bump Elliott and his staff are
working desperately to plug this
gap, which still showed itself to
be present in last " Saturday's
"Pass defense is the most fas-
cinating part of the game from
the coach's angle, but it is also
the hardest to teach," comment-
ed Elliott as he watched his bulky
squad go through their defensive
"Hard charging linemen who
will rush the passer are the great-
est asset to a team's pass de-
fense," Elliott continued, "as any
good pass receiver can elude his
defensive man if given enough
"A team- can overcome hard
charging linemen somewhat by
using roll-out passes. However,
last year's Illinois game, in which
our pass defense looked worst, we
were beaten on straight drop back
passes, on which we gave the
quarterback too much time to
sight his target," mentioned El-
Saturday will give Wolverine
fans their first opportunity to see
the Winged-T offense for the first
time under actual game condi-
Elliott, who worked with this
system when he was a member of
the Iowa coaching staff, was quick
to install it at Michigan when he
took over from Bennie Ooster-
Between halves of Saturday's
game, public announcement of the
winner of the Meyer W. Morton
Trophy will be announced.
This award is given annually to
the football player who shows the
greatest development and most
promise as a result of spring prac-
The award is usually given to a
freshman who will begin his var-
sity career in the fall. Center Dick
Syring was the recipient of the
award last year.
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