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Page 34-Thursday, September 7, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Big

Ten champs!

Men's tennis and track squads dominate circuit

By HENRY ENGELHARDT
Brian Eisner has done a rather
splendid job as coach of Michigan's
men's tennis team. In his nine years on
the job, his teams have won nine Big
Ten titles. That's right, nine for nine.
And Eisner sees no reason why next
spring shouldn't add number 10 to the
list.
THE 1978 SQUAD was actually hard-
pressed by Wisconsin in Big Ten com-
petition. In fact, the Badgers beat the
visiting Wolverines 5-4 in a dual meet
which resulted in Wisconsin represen-
ting the Big Ten in the NCAA team
competition and not Michigan.M
But Michigan won six of eight head-
to-head matches in Big Ten tournament
play to win its twentieth title in 24
years.
Jeff Etterbeek won the Big Ten
singles crown, after finishing second
the year before. Etterbeek was quickly
eliminated in the NCAA's, but returns
for his senior season which should
provide him with another run at an
NCAA title.r
AS A FRESHMAN last season, Matt
Horwitch rebounded from a broken foot
to win the Big Ten number two singles
frown. A two-time Illinois High School
champion, Horwitch has a great future
ahead of him.
Etterbeek and Horwitch teamed up to
win the Big Ten number one doubles
championship. "They are as solid a
doubles team as there is in the U.S."
Eisner notes.
In the NCAA competition the duo won
their first match, but then Horwitch
reinjured the same foot he had broken
earlier in the season and the two ad-1
vanced no further.

JUNIOR Jack Neinken was the Big
Ten's best number five singles player
and Jud Shaufler, a junior who was also
injured much of last season, was tops at
number six. Peter Osler, now a senior,
took second at number four, while Brad
H'olland was third at number three.
Neinken and Holland teamed up to
take second place in the number two
doubles, while Osler and doubles
specialist Ollie Owens won the number
three doubles.
Both Owens and Holland will not be
with the team this season because they
have used up their eligibility.
To pick up some of the slack, Eisner
recruited Michael Leach of Weston,
Mass. "We're definitely counting on
him stepping in and starting," says
Eisner. Two years ago, Leach was
rated 26th nationally in the 18-and-
under category. As comparison, Hor-
witch was rated 24th that year in the
same category.
Ihor DeBryn, a sophomore, who filled
in last year when injuries took their toll,
is also expected to battle for a starting
position.
WOLVERINE dominance in tennis
stems from more than just having bet-
ter playres than anyone else, though
that helps.
"It's unbelievable how hard we
work," explains Eisner. "We just work
harder than anyone else. Hard work is
not just a means to an end (winning),
it's an end in itself.
"Our people just want to work,"
Eisner adds. "But the work is en-
joyable. When they look back on a
season they note that the work was fun.
We've had great players, but others,
through work, pulled themselves up, up
to a level where the team can win.

"THAT'S THE real thrill from a
coaching standpoint - the progress,"
Eisner explains.
Eisner still has his coaching eye on a
national championship for the
Wolverines. He feels that this year's
squad, with the addition of Leach might
just be the one. But he realizes it takes a
little luck in addition to talent and work.
"No matter how good you are, there
will be other teams about as good," he
says.
Eisner has been close to a national
championship. His 1974 team took third
and the following season they took four-
th. Last year was the first time an
Eisner-coached Michigan team did not
place in the NCAA's.

By DAVERENBARGER
Michigan's track team doesn't get as
many headlines as the football team
does.
But that doesn't mean that the thin-
clads don't win as many Big Ten cham-
pionships as the footballers do.
As a matter of fact, Jack Harvey's
swift squad outdid Bo's Boys last year,
walking off with not one but two Big Ten
titles!
In addition to the tandem Big Ten
triumphs in the winter indoor and the
spring outdoor circuits, the Michigan
tracksters also picked up twin cham-
pionships in the Central Collegiate Con-
ference, comprised of 22 Michigan
teams.

"It was a super season. I couldn't
have asked for anything better," said
Harvey. "Winning the indoors, winning
the outdoors and winning both Centrals,
it shows our supremacy over some
schools like Eastern Michigan and
Penn State that are always hooting on
us."
Although Harvey likes to talk about
the usually-friendly rivalry between his
team and the cross-town Hurons, he
really is more concerned about
establishing superiority over Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin and the rest of the
Big Ten.
And last year's double victory, an
exact replica of Michigan's efforts in
1976, left little doubt that the
Wolverine track team is without peer in
this neck of the woods.
One week after the Blue thinclads
took a come-from-behind, 19-point vic-
tory in the Big Ten indoors, they placed
a surprising sixth in the National
Championships in Detroit.
"That was the highlight of the year
for me," said Harvey. "That's the first
time I got the feeling that if we ever got
a really good team together, we'd have
a shot at maybe winning or else placing
in the top two or three in the Indoor.
Nationals."
Three months later, in the Big Ten
outdoor meet, the Wolverines were
trailing Indiana on the last day of com-
petition, before charging to the title by
winning the last six events. Sophomore
high jumper Mike Lattany cleared 7-
21/4, a personal best, to clinch what
Harvey called "the most emotional
meet I've ever coached."
Three of the mainstays who
generated much of the thinclads' suc-
cess last year have since graduated,

leaving Harvey with some rather large
holes to fill.
Distance star Bill Donakowski, quar-
ter miler James Grace and pole vaulter
Jim Stokes, who together notched over
50 points in the Big Ten outdoor meet,
are all gone.
But Harvey has a solid nucleus of
returning lettermen to go along with a
few promising recruits, coming in to try
and defend the two titles in 1979. In ad-
dition, two former Big Ten champs are
attempting comebacks, seeking to
regain their competitive form.
Leading the lengthy list of returnees
are Charles Crouther, Gary Hicks, Ar-
nett Chishlom and Don Wheeler. Har-
vey is counting on their experience
and versitility in both the sprints acd
the hurdles.
Most prominent among the neW
recruits is a pair of lightning-fast sprin
ters from Trinidad-Andrew Bruce and
Ronald Affoon. A familiar name amoig
the incoming freshmen is Gerry
Donakowski, Bill's brother and two
time state cross country champ.
And finally, Harvey is closely
monitoringathe progress of Mik
McGuire and Harlan Hucklebyj
McGuire, who set a Big Ten indoo
record in the 10,000 meters three year
back, has never been the same folowing
a year-long bout with mononucleoslis.
And Huck, who ran on a conference
champion mile relay team as a fresh-
man, wants to return to the track now
as a senior, after finishing up his chores
on the gridiron.
And, if everythng falls into place, if
Harvey can blend the youth and the ex-
perience, if McGuire and Huckleby can
made a contribution, then Michigan
should walk way with another Big Ten
title or two.

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Michigan's men's track and tennis teams each won a Big Ten title last
year. With returners like Jud Schaufler (left), the tennis team appears
headed for another year of success. Schaufler won the league medal at num-
her six singles fox the Wolverines.,The track squad with sprinter and hurdler
Charles Crouther (right) will again make a strong bid to repeat as Big Ten
champs.

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AFROTC Pilot Candidate, Aero Engineering Major
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the Air Force as an officer with a guaranteed job and pay, as well as the
financial benefits of government employment. An Air Force career provides
continual educational and growth opportunities, the chance to change jobs every
r$ few years, the chance to research state-of-the-art hardware, and the ability
to get into challenging career areas of high responsibility at an early age.
Pilot slots and AFROTC scholarships are just fringe benefits for those who qualify
In my opinion, flying fighter jets in service to the United States is the ultimate
career and AFROTC is the gateway to that career."
RUTHGIYLE STITH
Senior, Pre-Med (Accepted to Wayne State Med School)
AFROTC Scholarship Student
"I believe I surprised everyone, including myself, when I joined the Air Force
Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). This is my fourth year in the program.
One of the attractions of the program was a guaranteed job upon graduation.
With my hopes bent on getting into medical school, I still had to face the possi-
bility of not being accepted and I had to plan accordingly. Another reason I stayed
in the AFROTC program was the fact that I was awarded a two-year scholar-
ship. The AFROTC program has given me the chance to improve my leadership
capabilities, to get some introduction to Air Force life before committing myself
to military service, and most importantly, to meet and work with some wonderful
people."
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now! I originally joined for the money, but I have since discovered that they.
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Baxter,
Thompson
NBA draft picks
Dave Baxter, who had earlier
announced plans to join up with
Athletes in Action West, was a
third round draft pick of the Seat-
tle SuperSonics, last season's
NBA runner-ups.
Joel Thompson, voted by his
teammates the squad's most
valuable player last yar, went to
the Houston Rockets early in the
fourth round.
Baxter started every game but
one in his senior season with
Michigan. He averaged over 13
points a game and also set a new
Michigan single season assist
record. He played his sophomore
and junior seasons in the shadow
of Steve Grote and Rickey Green
and was dubbed "super sub."

The truth must come out:
Thirteen years ago, Don Canham and
Daily Sports Editor David Knocke had
an argument. No one is really sure how
it started, but as tempers grew, each
began to slander, curse and question
the parentage of the other.
Finally, crafty Don decided that
arguing was senseless. (After all, there
was no money to be made from the
beef.) Thus, he made a deal with
Knocke.
"You pick your area, I'll pick mine,"
he challenged, "and we'll see who is
more successful after ten years." Well,
Daily Sports Editors are a staunch
breed, so-Klocke willingly accepted the
challenge. Canham picked Michigan
football as his area for success; Klocke,
in a bold move, invented the now-
famous gambling game griddes.
Well, Canham's achievements were
conspicuous, but not spectacular.
100,000 people each Saturday afternoon
was no big deal the judges said - What
else are midwestern folks supposed to
do watch the corn grow? Not in
November, Don.
Klocke, on the other hand, invented
the game of Griddees. The way it was
invented, and is still played to this day
is as follows: In every Tuesday through
Friday Daily during the collegiate foot-
ball season, onewill find a list of 20 grid
match-ups for the upcoming weekend.
All one must do to win a small one
item pizza from the world-reknown Piz-
za Bob's is pick the most games correc-
tly. Naturally, entries have to be
received at The Daily offices at 420

Maynard by 12 midnight on Fridays.,
The success of Griddees was un-
believable! Tons of entries were sub-
mitted each week, thousands of pizzas
given away, people found entertain
ment on Friday nights other than
drinking their housing grants away at
the local watering holes - they held
Gridde pick parties. In fact, one very
prominent odds-maker, whose lawyer
refuses to let us use his name, got his
start with Daily Griddees. (Clue: It
wasn't Ricky the Armenian).
Canham was crushed by the defeat,
and to this day has tried to match the
success of Griddees.
1-UCLA at Washington
2-Northwestern at Illinois
3-California at Nebraska
4-Missouri at Notre Dame
5-Georgia Tech at Duke
6-Air Force at Texas - El Paso
7-Virginia at Wake Forest
8-Illinois State at Western Michigan
9-New Mexico at Hawaii
10-Kent State at Central Michigan
11-Texas A&M at Kansas
12-Miami (Ohio) at Ball State
13-Memphis State at Mississippi
14-Eastern Michigan at Ohio U.
15-T.C.U. at S.M.U.
16-Oklahoma at Stanford
17-Florida State at Syracuse
18-Texas Tech at Southern Cal y
19-Tulane at Maryland
20-DAILY LIBELS at Earl Butz A&M
(P.S. The LIBELS never lose)
Gymnastic teams
looking good
(continued from Page 30)
at the Big Ten Championships (to be
held at Crisler Arena March 9-10-11),"
said Loken.
The outlook for the women's team is
also optimistic with coach Witten to
lead the team in her first year at
Michigan. Witten spent the last six
years coaching the varsity gymnastics
team at Saline high school. She also
coached at Eastern Michigan in 1970
and 1971.
Although Witten decided to take the
job as coach at Michigan, she will still
teach at Saline. "It's hard not to coach
at a place when you teach there," said
Witten, expressing guilt feelings about
splitting up her interests.
However, Witten is not the only new
face in women's gymnastics. Freshmen
recruits include Theresa Bertoncin
from the Steve Whitlock school of gym-
nastics in Bloomfield Hills.
Most of the gymnasts from last year's
team will be returning. Witten is
hopeful that her team will keep im-
proving, as they have over the past
couple of years, but she knows the com-

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