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Netman Flood Wins Big Ten Crow

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Associate Sports Editor
Fate, like the tennis ball, some-
times takes funny bounces.
Northwestern, the team that
without a doubt was supposed to
reign supreme at the Champaign,
Ill. courts in last May's conference
tennis tourney, never got its ten-
nis machine off the ground and
struggled to a third-place finish.
Michigan roared through the
the opening day's action without a
single taste of defeat to lead the
pack at the onset, then ran into a
brick wall of defeat in the final
day. Indiana then picked up the
tempo where the Wolverines left
off and crowned three singles
champions and two doubles to
clinch the Big Ten crown.
The Hoosiers finished with a
booming 69 points, far out-
distancing the once-menacing
Wolverines, who had 48. North-
western came up with a 42-point
effort and Michigan State ended
up in fourth 25 points.
Flood Alone
While the Wolverines had four
singlists and a doubles team in
the final action, only third man
Brian Flood managed to capture
an individual trophy. Meanwhile,
Northwestern's Marty R iessen
made some Big Ten history by
winning his third straight singles
and doubles championship.
Riessen took the number one
singles crown by defeating In-
diana's Dave Power, 6-1, 7-5 and
then teamed with second man
Clark Graebner to cop the first
doubles from Power and Rod Mc-
Nerney, 6-4, 6-2.
Michigan's first singles hope
senior Harry Fauquier was knock-
ed off by Riessen in the semifinals,
6-3, 6-0. The Wolverine headman
made the semi bracket after
downing Indiana's Dave Straus,
6-4, 6-1, and then going three sets
with MSU's Tom Jamieson, 0-6,
6-2, 6-1.

for Northwestern by outsing Wol-
verine sophomore Karl Hedrick in
the finals, 6-3, 6-3. Hedrick pair-
ed up with John Fraser in the
Wolverines' first doubles duo, and
it was only after a tough 7-5, 8-6
semi final duel with Indiana's
Power-McNerney team that the
Wolverines were knocked out of
the running. During the regular
season play the Hoosiers also beat
Fraser and Hedrick-that time 8-6,
Flood swept to the third singles
title after a stunning 6-3, 6-3 up-
set of Northwestern's top-seeded
Bill Rice in the 'second round of
the opening day. It was the same
Wildcat who beat Flood out of
the fourth singles crown back in
The new Wolverine champ had
to go three with Indiana's Charlie
Kane in the finals to win it, 6-4,
6-8, 6-2. On the road to the win-
ners' circle, Flood downed OSU's
John Thomas 6-3, 6-1, and Dwight
Shelton of Michigan State, 6-3,

returned to the home habitat and
promptly whipped Wisconsin, 7-2,
Only Two
The only two season losses came
at the hands of Northwestern and
Indiana as the Wolverines gained
victories in six other meets by
9-0 scores.
With most of its personnel back
from its championship team of a
year ago, everyone had North-
western pegged for the top team
in the conference, and the race
was on for second place. Michi-
gan, Michigan State, and Indiana
all had eyes on the spot.
all had eyes on the spot, and the
Hoosiers' 7-2 victory over the Wol-

soph Tim Sheehan, 6-2, 2-6, 6-0,
and in doubles, Tig Templeton
and Carver Blanchard nipped
Dixon and Swift, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Never daunted, the Wolverines
showed that they were going to be
a power at the conference meet by
disposing of Michigan State, 8-1.
The only loss came in third
doubles as the Blue made their
first home performance of the
One Gone
Murphy will lose only one net-
man from last spring's squad, but
that one is a big one. Harry Fau-
quier, fiery Canadian who held
the first-man spot all season will


Graebner, Too
Graebner won the second


In Doubles
In third doubles Flood and
George Russell fell to Indiana's
Jim Binkley and Charles Fichter,
6-4, 6-8, 9-7, after a pair of early
Hal Lowe, Coach Bill Murphy's
fourth man, beat Illinois' Tom
McCullum in the opening round,
4-6, 6-0, 6-3, then fell to Hoosier
Alan Graham, 10-8, 6-2.
Perhaps the biggest single blow
to the Wolverines' tennis title
hopes was Lowe and Fauquier's
loss of their second doubles crown
to MSU's O'Donnell-Shelton pair
in the semi-finals, 7-5, 6-2. In
the 1963 tourney, the Lowe-
Fauquier second doubles win was
the only team individual medal.
Soph Pair
A pair of Michigan sophomores
in the fifth and sixth singles slots
made it all the way to the finals,
but both Bill Dixon and Jim
Swift fell in the final action.
Dixon beat Tom Benson of Iowa
in the opening round, 6-2, 6-2, and
followed with a 6-3, 7-5 decision
over Wally Eisman of Wisconsin
in the semi's. On the final day
the Wolverine newcomer was
bounced by Binkley in three, 6-3,
3-6, 6-2.
Swift was defeated by Fichter
in the finals, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. He beat
MSU's Dave Click, 8-6, 6-3 and
Jerry Krause of Minnesota, 6-2,
10-8, in the earlier rounds.
The strong second-place finish
for the Wolverines capped off a
season that saw the netmen pile
up an 8-2 record following the
Southern tour. The late spring
weather forced Murphy's crew to
the indoors and confined practice
there until the season competition
was under way. Beaten twice by
powerful Miami and then smash-
ing Princeton, 7-2, the Wolverines

squad which finished second in
verines was impressive.
But the matches were close in'
that meet, and just before the
conference tourney coach Murphy
commented that "we should have
beaten Indiana, but we just were
not in very good shape." Three
of the Wolverine losses went three
sets, and the wins were tough ones
too. Fauquier was tripped up by
Power, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Binkley'
defeated Flood, 3-6, 9-7, 8-6.
Fraser, who was then playing at
third singles fell to Kane, 2-6,
6-4, 6-3.
On the Rebound
The Wolverines bounced back
to beat Western Michigan, Min-'
nesota, and Purdue-all by 9-0
In the 6-3 loss to Northwestern,
Fauquier gave Riessen a tough go
in the first singles battle, finally;
falling, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. It was one1
of three the Wolverines lost inI
the third set. Flood fell to Wildcat

HARRY FAUQUIER is the only man who will be gone next
season from the Michigan tennis team. The senior from Canada
held the number one position last spring on Coach Bill Murphy's

the Big Ten meet to surprising
be gone, marking the second
straight year that the Wolverines
will have graduated only the top
man. Fauquier filled in where Ray
Senkowski left in 1963.
But elsewhere there is also ex-
perience. Flood, Lowe, Fraser and
Russell will all be seniors this
spring, and all, with the exception
of Russell, have seen continuous
varsity action ever since their
sophomore year.
The three sophomores of last
year's squad are back-second
man Hedrick, along with Swift
and Dixon-all with a good year
of experience under their belts;
But the rest of.the Big Ten will
be tough again-Indiana's Power
will still be around, and so will
the Hoosier strong bid for a second
straight title. Riessen is gone from
the Northwestern ranks, but
Graebner and Sheehan will keep
the Wildcats on top.




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