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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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~. MAY 25. 19~2 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVEN

CAPTAIN'S CORNER:
Tenney Leads Net Champs
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Election to the
captaincy of a Michigan athletic
team is an honor few ever receive.
To the qualities of leadership,<
sportsmanship, athletic ability, and
Intangibles that make a Michigan
captainwhat'he.is The Michigan
Diy pays tribute. This is the tenth
of a series.) .7 "

Muskegon Heights Favored To Dominate
Events in State Class A Track Meet Here

By TOM ROWLAND
Northwestern's tennis coach
Claire Riessen has quite a repu-
tation for his flagrant attitude.
The Wildcat head mentor boldly
predicted this season that his
number one, four, five and six
singles would win Big Ten indi-
vidual championships last 'week at
Minneapolis. And he was right-
almost.
He hadn't counted on a scrappy,
crew-cut Wolverine racketman to
throw a cog into the NW scheme
with ,a go-go 6-4, 6-2 win over
Wildcat Chuck Lockhart. Jim
"Tennis Ball" Tenney, Wildcat
killer and M'-squad captain, not
only grabbed Coach Riessen's
fourth singles dream but also put
the final polish on the Michigan
team trophy, joining with Gerry
Dubie to stomp Michigan State's
Dick Colby-Tom Wierman in the
second doubles finals, 6-1, 6-3.
Winning Captain
When Tenney walked off the
court after downing Lockhart the
Wolverine captain had just capped
off a mar-less spring in the win
column. But there was something
,more.
"It's something I really wanted
to do, commented Tenney. And
he had reason. For it was exactly
two years ago that the identical
Lockhart netter had tripped up
Tenney in the fourth place final
match at Champaign.
Tenney notes, however, that the
Lockhart match wasn't his tough-
est of the tournament this spring.
"Actually, my toughest match
was with Iowa's Mike Schrier. He
had the big serve and came to
the net with a good volley." Ten-
ney tripped Schrier in the semi-
finals, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
Tenney was more than a net
enthusiast at Ottawa Hills High in
Toledo.- A champion chess con-
noisseur, Tenney was a lineman
on Ottawa Hill's four-year-straight
undefeated football team.
Ohio Title
On the courts the Michigan star
took the Ohio State 12-and-under
championship and then in high
school won the state doubles title
as a sophomore. Two years later
he took the singles crown.
Tenney came to Michigan to
take advantage of its "great en-
gineering school." He's majoring in
engineering mechanics and plans
to make it his life work.
He admits, though, that tennis
was in his mind when he enrolled.
"I could've gone to another school
and had it easier in making the
top divisions," says the Wolverine
captain, "but I wanted to come
here where I could get some real
competition."
Great Team
"It's really been great playing
with our team. They make you
work and give you a great game.
One can't help improving."
As for his undefeated season in

By BILL BULLARD
The formula for victory in the
Michigan high school Class A
track meet is usually based on a
sprinter winning or placing near
the top of the 100- and 220-yd.
dashes and high finishes in the
two relays, which count double
the individual events.
This year the meet will be held
at Ferry Field on Saturday and
the traditional formula appears
ready to work again. Muskegon
Heights is the team to beat. Many
of the other regional winners -
Flint Northern, Grosse Pointe,
Pontiac Central, Lansing Sexton,
Saginaw, Detroit Mumford, Ink-
ster, Thurston, and Hazel Park-
have the potential ability to up-
set the Heights. The ten regional
meets were held last weekend and
the top three in each event at
each regional qualified for the
state meet.
Records Should Fall
The meet shapes up as one of
the best state-wide competitions
in years. Nine of the thirteen state
records are in danger of being
broken. This is the first state meet
in 31 years that Detroit public
schools have been allowed to com-
pete in. Addition of the Detroit
trackmen will stiffen the already
tough competition.
Because of the tough competi-
tion and the low scores of the best
teams, one thinclad can earn
enough points by himself to put
his team near the top. Ferndale's
Dorrie Reid, defending champion
in both sprints, led his team to a
place in the top ten at the 1961
state meet and almost single-
handedly put his team in third
place in last Saturday's regionals.
Reid, who plans to attend the
University next fall, won the 100
in :09.6 and won the 220 after
recording a time of :21.4 in the
preliminaries. The 100 time is .2
of a second under the state record
and the 220 time is .3 of a second
under the state record. He also
took first place in the broad jump
with a leap of 22'32", one of the
best jumps in the state this sea-
son. Finally, he anchored the win-
ning 880-yd. relay to a blazing

1:30.4 clocking, .4 of a second over
the state record.
The Heights also has a fine
sprinted in Joe Parham. He has
been credited with a wind-assist-
ed :09.6 in the 100 and took the re-
gional championship with a :09.8
time. His regional winning 220
time was :22.1 around a curve.
Challengers
Other outstanding sprinters who
have a good enough team in back
of them to challenge the Heights
are Dalton Kimble of Flint North-
ern, Steve Schreifer of Grosse
Pointe, and Dick Allen of Lansing
Sexton.
Northern has a tradition of do-
ing well at the state meet, winning
it in 1961 and finishing second the
seven previous years. Besides Kim-
ble, Northern has defending high
jump champion Al Washington
and two fast relay teams.
Pick Fau quier
To Captaincy
Of '63 Netmen
Harry Fauquier, Michigan's man
in the Big Ten second singles
championship this spring, has b'een
named captain of next year's Wol-
verine netmen.
Fauquier went undefeated dur-
ing this season's action, climaxing
the spring with a victory over Il-
linois' Frank Noble to take the
second singles crown, 6-0, 8-6.
The former Canadian star team-
ed with Ray Senkowski in first
doubles and the pair was without
a loss until being nipped in the
conference finals by Northwest-
ern's Marty Riessen and Jim'Eric-
son.
Fauquier is a sophomore this
year from Toronto, studying for
a career in the diplomatic service.
He'll succeed current captain Jim
Tenney.
The 1963 captain will be one of
the Michigan net crew after na-
tional honors at the NCAA meet
at Stanford this summer.
nd in Sports

Grosse Pointe won its fifth
straight regional last Saturday and
is pointing towards its best show-
ing over at the state meet. Re-
gional winners Tom Raven in the
440-yd. dash (:50.4) and Tom
Spiewak in the shot put (53'21%")
are chief Blue Devil hopefuls. Two
regional-winning relays account
for the balance of the Pointe po-
tential
Sexton has miler Gordon Dewey
and low hurdler Bill Snell who has
recorded the second fastest time
in the state so far in addition to
sprinter Allen. The weakness of
the Lansing school is in the re-
lays, where it could only manage
a second in the mile relay at the
regionals.
Five in Seven
Five times state champion in the
last seven years, Pontiac Central
cannot be counted out of the run-
ning despite the lack of a top
sprinter. The Chiefs have strength
in the individual events but their
relays may be slightly too slow
to place in the top six. Willie Mc-
Daniel in the hurdle events, Wil-
bert Preston in the mile, and Elick
Shorter in the shot put are indi-
vidual Pontiac stars.
Detroit Mumford's mile relay
team has done 3:24.8, about a
second under the state record.
Mumford's Theodis McBurrows
has also gone slightly more than
a second under the state record of
1:57.2 for the 880-yd. run. De-
troit Redford's Dick Sharkey won
the regional mile in 4:20.4, 1.4 sec-
onds under the state record. Wy-
andotte hurdler Jerry Cerulla has
tied the state high hurdles record
of :14.4 and has come within .5
seconds of the :19.0 state record
for the low hurdles.
Football Tickets
Football tickets for Michigan
home and away games next
year go on sale for students
starting Monday, June 1. The
tickets are available through
June 15, and only students dis-
playing their identification
cards can purchase them during
this period. All tickets cost $5.00
except those for OSU, which
are $4.50.

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UNDEFEATED RACKETMAN-Jim Tenney, captain of Michi-
gan's Big Ten net champs, finished the 1962 season without a loss
in singles play. Tenney took the fourth singles conference crown
and paired up with Gerry Dubie to win the second doubles.

this, his senior year: "I don't
like losing," says Tenney. "That's
what makes our whole team spe-
cial. You just can't live with any
of us if we lose."
The Michigan number-four man
always plays many different
sports, but "I really enjoy tennis.
It's' a life-long sport and takes
a lot of exercise.
"In college tennis everybody has
the strokes and it takes some-,
thing extra to win. You have to
keep pushing--it's a certain feel-
ing you get."
Dubie's Man
Tenney took to the second
doubles court with Gerry Dubie
this year, and the Michigan duo
dropped only one match. Tenney
comments: "Singles is a great
game. But I enjoy doubles too.
Playing with Dubie has really been
an education."
The Dubie-Tenney pair will find
itself in another set of tourna-
ment brackets next week. The
two are in the all-campus paddle-
ball finals.
NCAA Next
After school is out this summer
Tenney will travel along with three
other netmen to compete in the
NCAA tournament at Stanford.
It's there, beginning June 18, that
the Michigan captain will wind up
a win-full collegiate net career
for the Maize and Blue. And the
Wolverine's cap will be tipped to
the determination and sportsman-
ship of Michigan's 1962 tennis
captain: Jim Tenney.

NFL Outlines
Player Pensions
NEW YORK M)-The National
Football League yesterday adopt-
ed a player pension plan by which
players with a minimum of five
years' service, dating from 1959,
would receive benefits at the age
of 65.
Commissioner Pete Rozelle said
thought would be given in the
future to coverage of players who
were active before 1959.
He also said only players waiv-
ed out of the NFL would retain
their retirement benefits, provided
they had the required five years
of service. When a player is waiv-
ed out all the other clubs in the
league have passed up his services.
Waived Players Only
He added that it was impossible
to project any figures on the
amount of the payments to be
received.
Rozelle said the players did not
pay anything into the fund, which
will be supervised by a three-man
board to include the commission-
er and two others to be named by
him.
Rozelle said all eligible players
in the league will be included, re-
gardless of whether they belong
to the player association.
The retirement phase will be
financed by TV receipts, royalties
from trading cards, and a share of
TV profits.

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