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Hard Work Shoots Fauquier to Top

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If you ever feel as if you don't
have any friends, take up tennis--
it worked for Harry Fauquier.
"I didn't have anything else to
do," says the Canadian ace. "I
didn't know anybody, so I had to
do something."
So he did. Twelve-year-old Fau-
quier (pronounced FOKE-EE-AY)
stepped onto a tennis court in
Vancouver, B.C., with a racket in
his hand, banged away "millions
and millions" of tennis balls, and
in exactly four years after his net
debut Fauquier was ranked as the
number one junior tennis player
in Canada.
Sound fantastic? There's more.
Takes Championship
Canadian net fans saw Fau-
quier cop the Pacific Northwest
championship in the 13-year-old
class in his second competition in
tournament play.
Two years later, when he was
15, Fauquier jumped into the real
big time, racketing his way to the
number five slot in the Canadian
Junior Davis Cup team. Fauquier
describes it as a big moment in
his net career - "It was at Mon-
treal, on the grass, and against
some tough, older veterans. I nev-
er played so well up to that time
as I did for the Cup team."
Four years after he had first toed
a baseline, Fauquier competed
against top netmen from all over
the world to win the Canadian
Open. It was the same year he
was named top Canadian junior.
Cops Top Honors
And more. When he was 17,
Fauquier took top honors in the
Canadian Closed tournament -
Choose New
I-M All-Stars
The following persons were se-
lected by the Intramural Depart-
ment as the best in basketball and
hockey this winter:
Dick Honig, g, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Dave McCrory, g, Theta Xi
John Townsend, c, Sigma Chi
Bob Yearout, f, Phi Delta Theta
Don Mohoek, f, Alpha Tau Omega
Bob Timberlake, g, Kelsey
Willard Stawski, f, Gomberg
Dick Monroe, f, Huber
Dick Rindfuss, c, Scott
Bob Farian, g, Reeves
Fred Eubanks, g, Foresters
Paul Zogel, g, Fletcher
Bill Burmeister,Tc,sOwen
Joel Boyden, f, Trust
Jerry Fullmer, f, ' Trust
Larry Lofstrom, goal, Alpha Tau
Dick Huffman, d, Alpha Tau Omega
Dave Newton, d, Lambda Chi Alpha,
Dave Sheetman, c, Beta Theta Pi
Sam Edson, w, Strauss
Chuck Newton, w, Lambda Chi

and was again named as the num-
ber one Canadian junior racket-
And then the crowning achieve-
ment - Fauquier took the Cana-
dian National junior champion-
At one time or another, Fau-
quier has won every Canadian
junior tournament that he has en-
He's Loaded
A peppery 5'5" stick of tennis
dynamite, Fauquier relies on his
strong backhand and lightning-
quick reactions to break down op-
ponents on the court. His ability
to run allows the Wolverine star
plenty of speed needed in the cru-
rial points.
In three meets thus far this

spring Fauquier has yet to drop
a set. Against Ohio Wesleyan he
tripped the number two man and
in the same slot won against De-
troit. Fauquier competed in the
number one singles p o s i t i o n
against Purdue and downed the
Boilermaker top man, 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles the ex-Canadian star
usually teams up with Big Ten
champ Ray Senkowski to form a
double-danger duo.
Play Pro
As for the future, Fauquier isn't
taking anything for granted. "I'd
like to be good enough to play pro
tennis," he says. "But you never
can tell what, might happen. I
might break a leg tomorrow." So,
in case of broken legs, the Toron-

to-homed star is studying to enter
into the diplomatic service.
Fauquier enjoys playing tennis
in the United States. "In the win-
ter I didn't get much playing done
in Toronto. I have a chance to hit
against better competition here
during the winter months."
Has Potential
Wolverine tennis coach Bill
Murphy calls Fauquier "a player
with a lot of potential. He's haifd-
working," says Coach Murphy,
"and he loves to play. He's the
kind of competitor that has the
promise for really developing."
Fauquier's a sophomore this
spring, with plenty of time ahead
of him to develop on the Michigan
courts. He's off to a good start!

Den hart Vaults for Record

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The diminutive (5'91/2") senior
from Grand Rapids, Rod Denhart,
will be trying for the last time to
break the Ferry Field pole vault
record of 14'9/" this Saturday
during Michigan's triangular meet
with Indiana and the Chicago
Track Club.
The record was set by Eeles
Landstrom, Olympic bronze med-
alist, Mel Schwarz, and the late
Bob Gutowski, a former world rec-
ord holder, in 1959.
The 22-year-old Denhart has
come a long way from his first
furtive attempts with a bamboo
pole in the seventh grade to last
week's wind-hindered fifth-place
tie at the Penn Relays.
High School Star
At Class 'C' Comstock High,
near Grand Rapids, Denhart was
an all-around athlete. He was
named to the All-State and dream
teams in football and was named
to the All-State second team in
basketball, not to mention his be-
ing named to the All-American
high school track team.
"Anyone could make the All-
American High School team," said
Denhart modestly. "All he had to
do was jump over 12'9".
Sophomore George Wade lept to
protest this statement but wasj
hushed when the 'elderly' Denhart'
quickly added, "in my day the
highest jumper was George Da-
vies at 14'2" or so," he continued.
Davies, who still holds the world
pole vault, record, was to haunt
Denhart when he went to Grand
Rapids Junior College. Denhart
broke the National Junior College
(Juco) pole vault mark with a
jump of 14'4".
Short Lived Mark
He lived high for exactly one
week. The next weekend Davies
set the new mark-14'6"-break-
ing Denhart's record by two inches.
Track wasn't his only field of
endeavor at Grand Rapids J.C.,
however. In his second year there,
he played left half on the Nation-
al Juco Championship football
All American team with five oth-
U of M Folklore Society
(everybody come, bring
your instruments)
Union, 3rd floor conference
room or Diag,
depending on the weather

team and was named to the Juco
er of his teammates.
I Then a fortunate event oc-
curred; he transferred to Michigan
in February of 1960 and has been
a stand-out ever since.
Concentrating solely on the pole
vault, Denhart ended up in a
third-place" tie with teammate
Steve Overton in the 1961 Indoor
conference meet. Then he took
second in the conference outdoor
meet the same year. This year he
has won the indoor meet with a
vault of 14'4". The outdoor meet
will be held in two weeks on May
Uses Fiberglass
Then the talk naturally pro-
gressed to the fiberglass pole,
which Denhart has used for al-
most all of his career.
He exploded the myth that the
secret of success lies in using a
pole that is less than one's weight
(for example, a 150-lb. man using
a pole designed for a 140-lb. man).
"I weigh 148 and use a 150 pole,"
Denhart said. "Last year I tried a
140 pole and broke it. A person
could get killed that way. I'I never
try that again. I'll never use a
bamboo pole; they scare me. I
used one once in the seventh grade
and .that was it."
Denhart uses a brown fiberglass
pole. There are two types of fiber-
glass poles - the brown, which is
a 'high density' poles and The
"hot The The Original") Original
pole, the green, or 'low density'
The Big Difference
"The difference," Denhart ex-
plains, "lies in the way the fiber-
glass is laid on. On the brown poles
about 90 per cent of the strips
are vertical and 10 per cent hori-
zontal to re-inforce the pole and
give it strength.
"The green is about 60-40, mak-
ing it heavier, because more glass
has to be used, and giving less
'snap' to it. Steve (Overton) uses
the green pole but is thinking of
trying the brown this summer. He
has a different style than George
or I.
"The big advantage of the green
pole is that you can grab it up
higher. The higher you can grab
the pole, the higher you should
jump, theoretically."

A jump is composed of two
parts. Getting up and pushing.
Say Denhart clears 14'9". The box
where the base of the pole is
braced) is seven to eight inches
deep. Denhart grabs the pole at
13'4". This means that he gets a
push of about 25 inches.
If he can maintain this push
over a period of time and grab
the pole higher, Denhart should
be able to clear 15' easily.
This Saturday he is going to try
holding the pole at 13'10".
Denhart is one of track coach
Don Canham's favorite all-time
stars. He rates him along with
Dick Cephas and Ergas Leps as
among his best products of recent
To Request
Coast Move
Gottlieb will ask the National
Basketball Association today to
approve the sale and transfer of
the Philadelphia Warriors to a
group representing San Francisco.
But Gottlieb will come home to
Philadelphia with a brand new
franchise granted by the league.
The Associated Press learned
from an unimpeachable source
that the NBA will approve the sale
and transfer of the Warriors, and
permit Gottlieb to reorganize a
team composed mostly of local
The new Philadelphia team
would - start with such players as
Wawne Hightower, former Kansas
star now playing in Spain and
talent drafted by Gottlieb such
as Hubie White, Villanova Uni-
versity star.
The present Philadelphia team,
including super-star Wilt (The
Stilt) Chamberlain would go to
San Francisco for $850,000. The
head of the group buying the
Warriors from Gottlieb is Ber-
nard Solomon.
There is a slim possibility that
Gottlieb still may persuade either
the Detroit Pistons or Chicago
Packers to sell him their fran-
chise. But he considers this un-
likely. Gottlieb has offered to buy
either of these teams and also
has made a bid for the Syracuse
Nationals, which was turned down.
Gottlieb hopes to persuade such
local talent as Tom Gola and
Paul Arizin to remain in Philadel-
phia with the new team.


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