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1960 THEM

ubie Triumphs;
ain Halts Meet


Special to The Daily
EVANSTON -- Rain postponed
play in the Big Ten Tennis Tour-
nament here yesterday after only
leven first-round matches had
been played.
Northwestern Coach Clare Ries-
sen, director of the meet, said that
play would be moved indoors to
the University of Chicago Field-
house if the rain continued.
Gerry Dubie, last year's number
two singles champion, was the
only Michigan player to complete
a match as he came from behind
to defeat John Stoy of Iowa, 6-2,
5-7, 7-5. Dubie was down match
point to Stoy but rallied to gain
an opening round victory in num-
ber one singles play.
Dubie in Second Round
When the meet is resumed,
Dubie will be pitted against Joe
Etkins of Illinois. Dubie was vic-
torious in a previous meeting be-
tween the two.
The rain interrupted a match
between Michigan's Frank Fulton
and Minnesota's Ray Radosevich
in the number two singles compe-
tition. Fulton, two-year champion
in number five singles, was leading
3-2 in the third set when the!
match was stopped. The match
will be resumed today, with the
winner gaining the right to meet
Tony Brown of Wisconsin.
In a surprise move by Coach
Bill Murphy, Ken Mike was re-
placed in the number five- singles
by Bill Vogt. Mike has had a dis-
appointing year and was removed
by a last-minute decision.
Vogt did not play last year but
saw action in 1958 as a doubles
Tody's Matches
SINGLES: Dubie (M) vs. Etkins
(Ill.); Fulton (M) vs. Radosevich
(Minn.) (suspended match); Wiley
(M) vs. Olson (Minn.); Tenney (M)
vs. Nadis (Iowa); Vogt (M) vs.
Rfuedisilt (Wisc.); MacDonald (M)
vs. Griffith (OSU).
DOUBLES: Dubie-Wiley (M) vs.
Buckman - Tomlinson (Pur.); Ful-
ton-Vogt (M) vs. Mikkelson-Olson
(Minn.); Tenney - MacDonald (M)
vs. Pease-Ruedisili (Wisc.).
Major League

player. He will team with Fulton
in the number two doubles besides
playing in singles.
The rest of the lineup will re-
main the same with John Wiley
at number two singles, Jim Ten-
ney at number three, and Bruce
MacDonald at number six. All
three received top-seeded recogni-
tion for their Big Ten undefeated
play this season.
Coach Murphy is keeping his
doubles lineup the same with
Dubie and Wiley at number one
to go along with the seeded num-
ber three combination of Tenney
and MacDonald.
Murphy, along with the other
coaches, is hoping for a break in
the weather today and tomorrow,
as neither his team nor any of the
others like to play indoors. The
weather seems to be a deciding
factor to the meet winner at the
present time.



TEACHER AND PUPIL-Michigan number one man Gerry Dubie
receives valuable advice from his Hamtramck High School Coach,
Mrs. Jean Hoxie. The personable Mrs. Hoxie has developed many
fine players in her career besides him.

Floxie Develops, Tennis Champs)

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"My players are taught to win-
Gazing thoughtfully out over
the Detroit River from her apart-
ment, Mrs. Jean Hoxie formed
these words slowly. For 34 years
her entire life has revolved around
As tennis coach of Hamtramck,
Michigan High School, she has
been recognized all over the world.
She has conducted clinics in such
far off places as Istanbul and-
Johannesburg. More recently, she
was welcomed to Russia as Premier
Nikita Khrushchev's house guest.
Coach of the Year
She has been, chosen as Out-
standing Coach of the Year in the
United States. She was the first
woman in the Michigan Sports
Hall of Fame. She is the only
woman on the seven member Pres-
ident's Council on Youth Fitness.
But the Hoxie story does not
end with a long list of awards. It
only begins.
It is difficult to comprehend the
impact Mrs. Hoxie has made on
Hamtramck since she arrived
there in 1926 after graduating
from Columbia.
Hamtramck is a separate city,
located entirely within the limits
of Detroit in a heavily industrial-
ized area. Here is where she de-
veloped the winners of 187 United
States Championships and scores
of topflight players.
"The Others Can Play Tennis'
Mrs. Hoxie does not stop at pro-
ducing champions. "I may have
one champion out of 100 but the
other 99 can play tennis, and more
important, have been exposed to
breeding and poise." It is this pro-'
gram, combined with her many
champions, that distinguishes her
from almost all other tennis
She developes a rare personal
bond with her students. Her eight
and nine year olds, many of them
children of factory workers and
immigrants are taught above all to
have'pride in themselves. "You
can only wear one pair of trousers
at a time and eat three meals a
day. But you can't buy breeding
or poise." Before they learn ten-
nis; her players are taught to al-
ways be polite, neatly dressed,

spotlessly clean and honest with
themselves and their opponents.
Mrs. Hoxie watches her younger
players with an eagle eye looking'
for potential champions. Then the
formula is instruction and lots of
practice. A typical day's assign-
ment may be 150 serves, 100 fore-
hands and 50 lobs against a wall.
Hamtramck graduates always seem
to display the steadiness and poise
that only endless hours of prac-
tice and vast tournament experi-
ence can develop.
About ten years ago, Mrs. Hoxie
spotted a wiry young man as he
beat the favorites in a school yo-yo
contest. She was impressed by the
boy's competitive spirit and drew
him aside to tell him that "I'll
make you a champion." Today,
Gerry Dubie is number one man
on the Michigan tennis team.
Hamtramck Alums Star
Besides Dubie, George Korol, Al
Hetzeck and Dick Potter have
come to Michigan from Mrs.
Hoxie. Potter captained the 1957
team which won the Big Ten and
NCAA Titles.
Bill Petrick and Jerry Parchute
of Indiana, Fred Kovaleski of Wil-
liam and Mary, Gene Russell of
Western Michigan and Ken Ang-
yell of Notre Dame are former
Hamtramck players who went on
to distinguish themselves in col-
lege tennis.
Last fall Ray Senkowski, who
could turn out to be the best play-

er Mrs. Hoxie has produced, en-
rolled at Michigan and will be
eligible for varsity competition as
a sophomore in 1961. Senkowski
has won the National Scholastic
Singles Title and was on the Junior
Davis Cup team. He teamed with
Dubie in high school to win the
National Scholastic Doubles Title.
Was Mrs. Hoxie impressed by
Russian tennis on her recent trip?
"They are aggressive and have
good services. They have excellent
equipment and they are very neat
and polite. They want to enter
Davis Cup play, but they need
practice and more topflight com-
petition." At her invitation, several
Russian junior players will visit
Hamtramck this summer.
U.S. vs. Russians?
How would they stack up against
her players? "Two or three Ham-
tramck High School players could
beat all of the boys I saw," she
-said, with but the slightest trace
of a grin. "Of course I only saw
a few of their top players."
During the summer, Mrs. Hoxie
operates her "Tennis House," a
tennis camp for promising players,
located in an impressive colonial
mansion, in front of her apart-
A thin line runs through all of
this; her trips, her champions,
her tennis program, the recogni-
tion she has received-
"My players are taught to win-



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Chicago ........16 10 .615
Baltimore.......16 11 .593
New York ......13 10 .565
Cleveland ......14 1 .560
Boston........10 12 .455
Detroit .........10 13 .435
Washington ....10 15 .400
Kansas City ....10 17 .370
Boston at Chicago (rain)
Baltimore 2, Kansas City 0 (5)
only games scheduled
Baltimore at Detroit
New York at Chicago
Boston at Cleveland
Washington at Kansas City



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Chicago ..s.....10 15 .400 8
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Philadelphia .. .11 20 .355 10
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Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles 4
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Los Angeles at Philadelphia
Cincinnati at St. Louis


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