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Page Eight


Thursday, April 3, 1969


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Alcindor signs contract;
Fennc' 1tCdPnrlnnd t S

Fish back caught in

tennis net


U.L . L.1 l All 1't t l7l LS 0At first he doesn't seem too ser-
ious about the game.
By The Associated Press Strolling around the court with
his flamboyant gait, racket lightly
*BEVERLY HILLS - UCLA basketball star Lew Alcindor sign- dancing in s hand,rand w h i t e
ed his professional contract with the Milwaukee Bucks of the Na- sailor's cap containing a mop of
tional Basketball Association yesterday afternoon, a multi-year pact thick, blond hair, Pete Fishback
reportedly calling for $1.4 million. is more colorful than his name.
Alcindor showed up 45 minutes late for the news conference he| ....407i."+

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senior also had offers from south- eled with us for one week you'd
ern and western schools. A bit of know what I mean." No further
parental conflict arose as his explanation was offered.
father preferred a more t e n n i s Describing himself as "super-
oriented southern school, while lazy", Fishback relates an inci-
his mother was primarily concern- dent during a Big Ten match
ed with his education. Michigan where he left his racket in his
"I think that the image of the flat-
topped athlete is changing. And
there's nothing wrong with that."
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Either way, you get real ornery
Texas Red like you can't find this
side of the Big Bend. Makes12 qts.

called for the signing ceremony. Bucks vice-=president and general
manager John Erickson said the reason for the delay was that they
were signing a number of contracts.
No one would officially divulge the contents of the contracts.
Erickson said, "It is the policy of the Milwaukee Bucks not to
disclose the length of terms of any contract."
" TAMPA - Donn Clendenon, who threw the baseball world into
confusion by suddenly retiring last month, has changed his mind and
signed with Montreal, the Expos announced yesterday.,
The Expos, in a prepared statement, said Clendenon signed a
two-year contract for an undisclosed amount and will report imme-
diately from his Atlanta home to the Expos Class A farm club in
West Palm Beach, Fla. He was expected to join the Expos in 10 to 14
days after he gets in shape.
"I love baseball," Clendenon said, "and had hated the thought
of leaving the game or hurting a team or anyone connected with base-I
ball. However, my personal business problems have been such that it!
appeared impossible to play this year. I regret the confusion this
caused baseball."
* BATON ROUGE - Press Maravich, Louisiana State Univer-
sity basketball coach, says he has turned down an offer to coach in
the professional American Basketball Association.
Maravich told the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate in a story in
yesterday's edition that an offer to coach the new Carolina Cougars
was an attractive one but that he had decided to remain at LSU.
" ST. PETERSBURG - The St. Louis Cardinals traded infielder
Jerry Buchek and catcher Jim Hutto to the Philadelphia Phillies yes-
terday for first baseman Bill White, a former Cardinal.
--~ - -____-___--__

D iespite his casual air on the
tennis court, however, the senior
from Great Neck, N.Y., is really
very intense when playing. This
concentration is reflected in his
14-2 won-loss record last year.
"I guess it's part of my person-
ality," notes Fishback. "I've been
lucky in that I don't tense up to
the point where I can't perform
effectively. I just relax and enjoy
the game. If I don't enjoy play-
ing, then I won't play half as
the fact that he very much enjoys
the game. Besides compiling an
admirable record as Michigan's
first singles representative, P e t e
also netted the Big Ten number
one doubles championship 1 a s t
year witlecaptain Brian Marcus.
Son of a tennis pro, he first l
started playing serious tennis at
the age of 12. "My dad always
wanted me to play tennis, but I
was always more interested in
golf. He was the pro at a country
club, so I had the opportunity to
play, a lot of golf, and for a couple
of years I thought I would go into
the sport."
racket however. He is now im-
mersed in every facet of the sport,
adding, "I'm actually better
known as a tennis racket expert
and stringer than as a player."
Michigan got itssfirst peek at
Fishback in 1 y63 when Michigan
Coach Bill Murphy watched Pete's
sterling performance in the For-
est Hill Nationals. "I was lucky
enough to, beat a highly-ranked
West German. "Murph" saw me,
offered a scholarship, and I took
it m
The riustached and side-burned

was the obvious compromise.
"I've always gotten along real
well with my folks," Fishback adds
with only a hint of an eastern
He also gets along well with the
team members, saying, "We're
quite a whacky bunch. If you trav-

of hair, Fishback has encountered
very little static over his Joe Na-
math look.
"OF COURSE they don't love
it," he adds, "but I think that the
image of the flat-topped athlete is
changing. And there's nothing
wrong with that."
Pete plans to remain within the
realm of tennis after graduation
as a teacher and business part-
ner in his father's indoor tennis
courts in Great Neck.
"The game's pretty well been
my life up to this point," s a y s
Fishback. "I've been with it for
10 years now and can't imagine
giving up something that's so
much a part of me."
Meanwhile, he will continue to
entertain Michigan fans for ano-
ther season.
Who says tennis isn't fun to


car. "I walked 50 feet to the car
and decided to drive the 50 feet
back. I've been sort of harassed
for it ever since."
Unlike Wayne State's tennis
ace, Ken Meyers, who is currently
engaged in a dispute with the ad-
ministration over his abundance

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Curse the weatherman! March
has gone out like neitherthe meek
lamb nor the bellicose lion but
rather like a gloomy blob for the
Wolverine golfers. The lack of
sunshine only slightly dampened
Assistant Golf Coach Bill New-
ton's view of Michigan's fifth
place finish at the Miami In-
vitational Tournament this past
"The team performed "reasonably
well, but the rain and wind cer-
tainly didn't contribute to the kind
of workout we were looking for in
our southern tour." Assistant
Coach Newton said.
The Wolverine linksters began
their assault on the South with a
sweep through the Tampa area,
taking an unanticipated three
matches from the Southern locals
while dropping one to Southern
Florida. Invading further south,
they fired several rounds at the
University of Miami, lost one, and
finished 5-2 in the pre-tournament
In the tournament itself, which
began last Wednesday and con-
tinued through Saturday, Michi-
gan placed fifth in a field of over
forty, duplicating last year's feat.
The tournament top spots fell to
Florida, Florida State, Miami, and
New Mexico.,
"When you consider that the
top four schools practice all year
round, Michigan faired very well.
None of the other Big Ten schools
came even close, and Michigan
ranked over m a n y Southern
schools, too," noted Newton.
"Although we didn't score as

well as last year, we did show the
kind of comeback ability that niay
prove essential," he added.
Michigan's trouble began on the
first day. Despite a fine par 72
performance by junior letterman
Keith Mohan, the rest of the team
ran. high, although still holding
onto fifth place. In the second
round, Michigan slipped to the
seventh spot, once again in spite
of Mohan's repeat 72.
Michigan fortunes c h a n g e d
slightly in the third round as the
linksters climbed up to sixth be-
hind senior Rod Sumpter's one
under par 71, which turned out to
be the Wolverine's best score.
In the final round the entire
team shot in the seventies, paced
by Mohan's 74, low for the day.
Mohan also had the combined
lowest total of 303.
Assistant Coach Newton now
considers his team ready to play
consistently well. "Keith Mohan
shot much better than I expected
from him, and Rod Sumpter's 305
total was very good. Because his
timing was off, Randy Ftskine was
slow getting started, but he is
shaping up nicely. Captain Mark
Christenson can be counted on for
steady scores," Newton said.
In the near future Michigan
golfers will be competing in the
Robert Kepler Ohio Invitational,
to be played April 11-12 at Ohio
State. "We should be able to get
in some solid practices now before
the invitational," Newton predict-
ed. "Squad positions aren't defi-
nite yet, but will probably include
Sumpter, Erskine, Christenson and
either juniors Rocky Pozza, Gene

Keith Mohan

Dank, sophs John Roska or Dan
Schewe, depending on practice re-
"We're also setting sights for
the Illinois and possibly the Alma
Invitationals," Newton explained.
"Michigan will be a top contender
for the Big Ten title, and we ex-
pect that kind of season."
" ."
The Advisory Committee on
1Intramurals, Recreation, and
Club .Sports will hold a meeting
tonight at the golf course club-
house, at '7'34 p~m. All interest-
ed students are invited. The
proposed intramural buildings
on North and Central Campus-k
will be discussed. Tonight's
meeting will be ar continuation
of the meetings held for the
past five days.
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basketball campus tournaments.
If interested, please call Marti
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