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Thursday, September 91 1971


Page Five

Thursday, September 9, 1 971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five

Forget all about the football team. What
do 11 games a year prove? And all that talk
about Henlry Wilmore and Campy Russell lead-
ing the Wolverines to an NCAA hoop title are
just rumors.
And besides, who can garner any interest for
games that operate at million dollar plus budgets
every year? Games that are played by giant
behemoths? Face it, iootball and basketball are
terribiy discriminatory games.
But tennis, ah, tennis. Now there's a game
for the people. The matches are free, the players
are normally porportioned (if you ignore those
ominously sinewy forearms, and at Michigan they
are Big Ten champions with far greater aspira-
tions for the future.
With the entire team of Big Ten champs re-
turning next spring ,(save one) and a host of very
talented and hot'y sought freshmen, Michigan
tennis fans can look forward to another blister-
ing Big Ten season and a good shot at national
stardom for the netmen.
Going into the last dual meet of the season,'
sporting a record of 16-4, the Wolverines came
head to head with their toughest competition of
the year - Indiana.
At the completion of Michigan's 5-f victory,
coach Brian Eisner knew that his team was
ready for another conquest in the Big Ten
"We thought we were the better team, and
we proved it today," he said, implying a Big Ten
sweep for the Wolverines.
With number one man junior Joel Ross drop-
ping his match to Mark Bishop, number two Tim
Ott and number three Dick Ravreby came
through with victories.
Ott's win over Geoff Hodsdon was parti-
cularly outstanding according to Eisner since.
Hodsdon had been undefeated all season.
Number four man, senior and team captain
Ramon Almonte dropped: his match to T o m
Snyder and freshman Kevin Senich lost to Mike
Harrick, while Wolverine Mike Ware knocked
off Larry Lindsay.
In the doubles competition, Ross and Ravre-
by teamed up to stop Hodsdon and Bishop and
Almonte and Senich knocked off Snyder and
Lindsay to clinch the victory.
Next came the trip to Evanston and the
Big Ten championships. The Wolverines led
Indiana by only three points (based on dual
meet records). But Michigan proceeded to blitz

the entire field and came up with five champion-
ships in singles and doubles.
Ross, troubled by elbow problems last year,
reached top form and handily swept the number
one singles championship in what Eisner called
"just a. super performance."
Almonte, the teams' only graduating senior,
took the number four singles competition. "Ra-
mon was invaluable to the team both as a com-
petitor and a team leader," said Eisner. "He
will be very difficult to replace."
Ware, Michigan's number six man, also won
his respective singles championship.
In ! doubles, all three Michigan teams made
great performances. Ott and Ware, the num-
ber two team, copped their championship and
Almonte and Senich won the number three doub-
bles championship. Ross and Ravraby were
runners up in the number one doubles.
The question now that Eisner most wants 'to
answer is just how good is Michigan compared
with top flight national competition? After all,
tennis is an uniquely warm weather game.
Strong, sleek, graceful bodies, deeply tanned,
sunbleached hair gently bouncing with maybe a
few drops of sweat trickling down the forehead.
That is what tennis players are made of.
You can see scores of befitting specimens at
UCLA, USC, Stanford, and Arizona S t a t e.
Everyone knows the best tennis in the U.S. is
played on the west coast.
But Eisner won't go along with that. He has
the audicity to claim that in the winter hinter-
lands of southeastern Michigan the calibre of
tennis, is at least on a par with that played
in the west.
Through relentless recruiting, Eisner has es-
tablished what might very well become a national
tennis dynasty. Though the Wolverines have
far and away shown the greatest success of any
Big Ten team on the courts over the years, Eisner
is hoping that the net men can fare as well with
top national competition.
Ross, the number one Wolverine, comes from
the east (Westbury, N.Y.), an area on Long Is-
land rich with country clubs and tennis pros.
Ott and Raverby. are Californians.
Almonte was recruited from Puerto R i c o '
home of pro star Charlie Pasarell.
Eisner has reaped the fruits of his success and
his prospect for the spring encompase an even




larger geographical range. One possible excep-
tion, though a worthy one, is thd recruitment of
Jim Holman, the top player in the Ann Arbor
area (from Huron High).
Jerry Karzen will come to the Wolverines from
that far away land of Chicago and Jeff Miller will
be making the trip in from Scotch Plains, New
But the other two are probably as far removed
geographically as any two Michigan athletes. You
may think a kid would be crazy to come to the
Michigan Yukon from California but what about
Guy Ilalole, who was recruited by Eisner from
Honolulu, Hawaii, The grass may look greener'
in Michigan but come November, it's going to
look awfully white for a good long time.
And finally, not to be outdone by basketball
coaches John Orr and Fred Snowden by their

r people
splashy signing of phenom Campy Russell, Eisner
has a colorful counter.
"Well, the basketball team is making a lot of
news with its Russells (Cazize, now Campy).
We're getting into the act now too, we're got
Compton Russell from Jamaica."
Eisner 'should be a bit wary of making that
fact public. Orr might be under the assumption
that if the kid can play on the tennis court, the
basketball court may not be such a big jump
away. Besides, think of that backcourt combina-
tion: Campy to Compy for two.
Nevertheless, Eisner is banking on the idea
that a few eyes around the nation will open up
to Michigan tennis.
Who knows? Maybe Campy can handle a rack-
et. Just imagine a six-foot-seven ;Arthur Ashe up
at the net.


Grid ticket priced;
udistribution starts Sept. 9

Students purchasing 'football
tickets this year will be charged
$16.00 through the Student Ac-
counts Office.
Each Student will be given a
football coupon during registra-
tion. The coupon may be ex-
changed for a season ticket on
the exchange dates listed below.
The $16.00 charge will become
due September 30, and should be
included with your first payment
of your student account.
The seating preferences for
students are determined by the
SITY. Your proper priority
group will be indicated in your
I.D. Card as follows :
Group No. 4 - I.D. shows im-
prints 3, P,AJ,KQ, and 4 or the
number 8 or less to the right of

Group No. 4 tickets begin at the
fifty yard line.
Group No. 3 begins, at the end
of No. 4.
Group No. 2 begins at the end
of No. 3, etc.
Exchange or distribution will
be at the Yost Field house as fol-
lows from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Entrance will be through the
East (South State Street) doors
Group No. 4, Thursday, Sep-
tember 9.
Group No. 3, Friday, Septem-
ber 10.
Group No. 2. Tuesday, Septem-
ber 13.
Group No. 1, Wednesday, Sep-
tember 14.
The following rules will be
strictly adhered to:
1. Students in all four priori-
ties should pick up their tickets
on the day of their priority group
distribution, if not, they will be
issued tickets in the area being
distributed on the day of pick-up.
After September 14, tickets will
be distributed at the Football
Ticket Office, corner of Hoover
and South State St., thru noon
of September 18. No Student tic-
kets will be handed out after this
date. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to
5 p.m.
.2. A Student may present his

Football coupon with I.D. and
three other Football coupons with
I.D.'s to receive tickets at the
regular distribution windows. No
more than four tickets may be
picked up at the regular distribu-
tion windows.
Grouping of more than four will
be permitted. A Student may
bring as many Football coupons
and I.D.'s as he wishes. He
should take them to a special
group window and the seats will
be assigned in the estimated mid-
dle of their Priority Area. Prior-
ity No. 4 groups will be issued
in Sections 25 and 26. The prior-
ity assigned to a group will be
dtermined by the lowest prior-;
ity of the group. All students
should pick up on their regular
day of priority distribution of ob-
tain proper seating. The Athletic
Department will not be responsi-
ble for lost coupons or tickets.
4. Athletic Cards for Student's
Spouse may be purchased at de-
signated windows in the Yost
Field House. Students purchasing
tickets for their spouse will re-
ceive both tickets in the next
lower priority area. He should,
however, pick up the tickets on
the regular distribution day of his
priority. The price is $21 and
please make checks payable to
the Michigan Ticket Department.

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your name.
Group No: 3 -
prints 3, J,K,Q,4
of name.
Group No. 2 -
prints 3, Q, 4 or

I.D. shows im-
or No. 9 right
I.D. shows im-
a zero right of

Group No. 1-I.D. shows a 3
imprint or No. 1 right of name.
If the I.D. does not indicate
proper priority please bring
transcript at time of correct dis-
tribution day.

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