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Wednesday, January31, 1973

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Nine

Wednesday, January 31, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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SEYMOUR GOES TO BUFFALO

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WHERE DOES a top ranked junior tennis player want to go
to college? California, where UCLA, USC, and Stanford
reign supreme? Maybe, but this year Michigan has managed to
grab off three prize players, and the Wolvwrines are preparing to
take on California, Texas, Florida, or even the worlld.
Step by step tennis coach Brian Eisner has moved his racket-
men from mere conquerers of the Big Ten each season to na-
tional prominence.
In his fourth year Eisner's youthful squad is ranked fifth
nationally in the pre-season polls behind UCLA, Stanford,
USC, and SMU. Last year Michigan bloke into the national
pictbre with a tie for 18th in the NCAA tournament, though
that was a somewhat disappointing finish for Eisner who had
hoped to break the top ten.
But bolstered by three highly ranked juniors players and
the return of all but one starter off last year's team, the usually
optimistic Eisner now has fuel for fond thoughts of a national
title.
"Our goals on the national level are to win all our dual
match competition and win the NCAA championship," boasted
Eisner..
Eisngr calls his team "perhaps the best in Michigan's his-
tory."? hat's quite a statement considering the Wolverine's
national champion squad of the mid-60's with NCAA champion
Barry McKay. But looking at what Eisner's got to work with
it's hard to blame him even if he does go a little overboard with
praise."
The top plum picked this year is Puerto Rican Freddie de
Jesus. At 5-9 de Jesus is quick like a cat and has all the shots.
Freddie won the 14-under and 16-under divisions as a junior and
ranked third last year in the 18-under group.
Eisner thinks de Jesus' biggest asset is his "great know-
ledge of the game."
He's very perceptive about picking up things about his
opponent's game, and, he has the ability to then adjust his
game," added Michigan's mentor.
Freddie ranks with the late great ,Roberto Clemente in
Puerto Rico as being the only player other than Clemente to be
named tops in his sport for three consecutive years.
To complement the quick versatile de Jesus is overpower-
ing Victor Amaya. The 6-S southpaw from Holland, Michigan is
awesome with his service and forehand and adds a good overall
game to complement his two super shots.
Amaya finished sixth in the 18-under division and teamed
with Stanford's Pat Dupre to cop the doubles title. He blossomed
late due to co-ordination problems with his height, but has all
the potential, according to Eisner, to become a world class
player.
Eisner claims that Amaya's serve is second to none in
the world-including all those powerful pros like Ashe, New-
comb, and Gonzales. Since his acceptance to Michigan Amaya
has certainly lived up to his advance billing.
He dumped all competition this fall to take the National
Indoor Championship at Dallas beating fifth ranked Billy Martin
in the finals 6-4, 6-3. The lefty easily outclassed former Wolver-
ine NCAA champ Barry McKay this past summer. Amaya lost
his serve only once in Dallas and didn't lose it at all in recently
winning a tournament in Lansing. Amaya's foe in the finals at
Lansing managed to return only five serves all day.
Even Eisner is awed by the big man's serve. Eisner (a for-
mer captain at Michigan State and ranked player in the midwest)
embarrassingly reports that Amaya has aced him six straight
times in one match and ten straight times on another occasion.
Eisner's teams have managed three- Big Ten Championships,
an 18th finish in the NCAA's, and a notebook full of individual
conference titles.
Eric Friedler is the third outstanding freshman for this sea-
son. Displaying many of de Jesus' qualities of-" quickness and
shot variety, Eric had an excellent summer of tourney play and
ranked 12th nationally. He reached the round of eight in -every
tournament he entered which makes a good case for a higher
ranking than 12th. Friedler also knocked off Stanford's top recruit
this summer.
* The trio of first year men are all in the top four accord-
ing to the latest tally of challenge matches. The fourth is
surprising sophomore Jerry Karzen. Karzen played sixth for
the Wolverines last season.
Also a sophomore, Jeff Miller (no. 2 last year) will battle
it out With junior Kevin Senich, senior Captain Tim Ott, and
seniors: Dick Ravreby and Mike Ware for the two remaining po-
sitions.
A jump from 18th to first in the nation may seem a bit un-
realistic, but Michigan should at least be a contender for top
honors. On paper four teams have better talent than Michigan
with UCLA leading the pack. Eisner adds, "Stanford has the
most depth in the country. They have twelve players who were
ranked in' the top 20 at some time or other and nine who have
been ranked in the top ten in various years."
But Eisner explains how he thinks the Wolverines have a
shot at it all with the use of a term called 'ability levels.' This
level is the area between a team's best and worst possible per-
formances. As long as two teams' ability levels overlap either
team can win in head to head competition. Eisner is confident
his Wolverine's ability level overlaps even UCLA's this year.

How do you' then go out and beat UCLA? Yo do it with
hard work and a positive attitude to keep your team play-
ing at the top of its ability level ,says Eisner. He beamed,
"We're the hardest working team in the country. We've had
many team meetings, and I think everyone believes we can
win."
Michigan's players woula not deny a claim that Eisner is
the hardest working and most competent coach in the land.
Eisner would not deny it either. Such confidence certainly can't
hurt, especially when you're the underdog.
Observing Eisner for his three years at Michigan I would
find it hard to imagine a harder working or more determined
coach. As for his competence, his record speaks for itself.
A match-up between deJesus and Amaya migh look similar
in styles of play to one of those classic confrontations between
Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver. Both Amaya and de Jesus are
true blue chippers.
The Wolverines and Eisner will have a chance to prove
themselves to the nation very shortly. The first National
Indoor Team Tournament will be held in Wisconsin's Neilson
Tennis Stadium February 1-4.
The top 16 teams will compete. Michigan has drawn a tough
Georgia squad in the first round, and if they get paF that hurdle
they will likely tackle UCLA.
Eisner is extremely excited about the tournament, because
he is anxious to see how well his players are progressing rela-
tive to other teams:
"It's had to evaluate just how well your kids are playing.
You tend to be optimistic because you know they are improving,

From Wire Service Reports
Seven rounds and 182 players'
later, the National Football League
completed its first day of the col-
legiate draft yesterday,' with the
emphasis on linemen and sur-
prises. The first major surprise
came right off the bat when Hous-'
ton selected relatively unknown
defensive tackle John Matuszak of
Tampa. Matuszak, 6-7, 275, was
overlooked for all-American con-
sideration but was number one on
the list that counted; the pro draft
list.

daily
sports
NIGHT EDITOR:
CHUCK BLOOM
hospital for knee surgery. St.
Louis, dismally forlorned last year
at 4-9-1 selected a bruiser in Dave
T ,-- 47 7C ni Vs"Asn nn f

strong, Big Ten's Most Valuable
Player, went to join Floyd Little
at Denver and Syracuse's Joe
Ehrmann became a Colt.
New England drafted running
back Sam Cunningham of USC
with their second pick of the first
round, and then followed up with
a trade with the Bears that sent
runner Carl Garrett to Chicago
for another first round pick.
Detroit got into the draft con-
fusion by trading their first round
choice and tight end Craig Cotton
to Chicago for the Bears' first
round pick, only two places higher
and their third round draw. The
Lions then selected defensive
tackle Ernest Price from Texas
A&I, hopefully to shore up the
porous Lion defense.
Other names of note are Billy
Joe DuPree of MSU going to Dal-,
las and teammate Joe DeLama-
mielleure, a guard, traveling to
Buffalo. Heisman trophy winner

Michigan's offensive tackle Paul Butz, 6-7, of uLue, oneIo
Seymour was the seventh choice five Boilermakers to go in the first
of the first round, being snapped two rounds.
of by Buffalo. Seymour was the Philadelphia, by way of the
sixth lineman in the first seven Tim Rossovich trade with San
picks chosen. Other Michigan play- Diego, took All-American tight end
ers drafted were Randy Logan by Charles Young of USC. Buffalo
Philadelphia in the third round, then selected Seymour and the
Bo Rather by Miami in the fourth, woeful Chicago Bears drafted
and Fred Grambau selected the Wally Chambers, a defensive end
fifth time around by Kansas City. from Eastern Kentucky. Otis Arm-

Daily Photo by TER
MICHIGAN'S PAUL SEYMOUR (77) is shown j
joy following a Michigan score against Purdue last
Seymour is no less enthusiastic about being selecte
of the draft by Buffalo.

Seymour was optimistic about'e
playing for Buffalo. "Buffalo is a Read 'em and weep
good sports town," he said. "I'm
happy to get drafted that high. FIRST ROUND Huff, QB, Florida State. 8, Minnesota,
It's good because it looks like I'll 1, Houston, John Matuszak, DT, (from St. Louis), Jackie Wallace, DB,
get a chance to play. They're Tampa. 2, Baltimore from New Orleans, Arizona.
bgildinghanciti payug tea rBert Jones, QB, Louisiana State. 3, 9, Baltimore, Mike Barnes, DE, Miami,
b oilding an exciting young team Philadelphia Jerry Sizemore, OT, Texas. Fla. 10, Denver, Barney Chavous, DE,
" to go With. a nestadium.' 4, New England, John Hannah, OG, South Carolina State. 11, Los Angeles,
The first round of the draft took Alabama. 5, St. Louis, Dave Butz, DT, Ron JaworskJ, QB, Youngstown State.
~.an incredible three and a half Purdue. 6 Philadelphia, (from San 12, New York Jets, Robert Woods, OT,
Diego), Charles Young, TE, Southern Tennessee State. 13, Atlanta, Greg Marx,
hours to complete which accounted California. DT, Notre Dame.
for the low number of rounds com- 7, BUFFALO, PAUL SEYMOUR, OT, 14, New York Giants, (from Min-
pleted. MICHIGAN. 8, Chicago, Wally Cham- nesota), Brad van Pelt, LB, Michigan
hers, DE, Eastern Kentucky. 9, Denver, State. 15, San Francisco, (from New
The second player taken was Otis Armstrong, RB, Purdue. 10, Balti- York Giants), Willie Harper, LB, Ne-
LSU's quarterback Bert Jones, by more, Joe Ehrmann, DT, Syracuse. 11, braska. 16, Los Angeles, (from Kansas
Baltimore by way of their trade' New England, (from Los Angeles), Sam City), Jimmy Youngblood, LB, Ten-
BwitmeOrle as o h Monday. TheCunningham, RB, Southern California. nessee Tech. 17, Cincinnati, Al Chand..
with New Orleans on Monday. The 12, Minnesota, Chuck Foreman, RB, ler, TE, Oklahoma. 18, Detroit Leon,
Philadelphia Eagles, who have Miami, Fla. 13, New York Jets, Bur- Crosswhite, RB, Oklahoma' 19, St
little and need a lot, drafted Texas gess Owens, Miami. a ,ouis, (from San Francisco), Gary
14 ouson,(frm Alata) GergeKeihic, B> Texas -El Paso. 20, Dallas,
lineman Jerry Sisemore starting Amundson, RB, Iowa State. 15, Cincin- (from Green Bay), Golden Richards,
RY McCARTHY the trend twoard beefy linemen. nati, Isaac Curtis, WR, San Diego State. WR, Hawai. 21, Cleveland, Jim Stienka,
umping up for New England, not to be denied 16, Cleveland, (from New York Giants), DB, Southwest Texas State. 22, Chicago,
year. Doubtless took guard John annah of Ala SteveHolden. KWR, Arizona State. 17, (from Dallas), Gary Hrivnak, DT, Pur-
inar firtorund b a t r oectqarterakofJima-Detroit, (from Kansas City, through due. 23, Oakland, Monte Johnson, DT,
d in first round bama to protect quarterback Jim i Chicago), Ernest Price, DE, Texas A&I. Nebraska.I
Plunkett, who by the way is in the 18, San Francisco, Mike Holmes, DB, 24, Pittsburgh, Ken Phares, DB, Mis-
Texas Southern. 19, New England, (from sissippi State. 25, New Orleans, (from
Detroit, through Chicago), Darryl Sting- Washington, through New York Jets),,
ley, WR, Purdue. 20, Dallas, BilyJoe Steve Baumgartner, DE, Purdue. 26,
ETS W INNER DuPree, TE, Michigan State. 21. Green Miami, Chuck Bradley, C, Oregon.
Bay, Barry Smith, WR, Florida State.
22, Cleveland, Pete Adams, OT, 1, Dallas, (from Houston, through
Southern California. 23, Oakland, Ray New Orleans), Harvey Martin, DE, East
Guy, P-PK-DB, Southern Mississippi. Texas State. 2, Denver, (from New
24, Pittsburgh, James Thomas, DB, Orleans, through Washington and
e d g e s , sFlorida State. 25. San Diego, (from Cleveland), Paul Howard, 6G, Brigham
Washington, through Baltimore), John- Young. 3 PHILADELPHIA, RANDY
ny Rodgers, WR, Nebraska. 26, Buffalo,
of the New York was on the scoreboard again, this (from Miami), Joe DeLamielleure, OG,
East dominating time on a pretty backhander by Michigan stateC
period. Toronto's Paul Henderson 1, Kansas City, (from Houston), Gary
k the lead with That made it 3-1, but not for Butler, TE, Rice. 2, Philadelphia, Guy
n the econ lon.Seetenseodsltethe Morriss, 0G, Texas Christian. 3, New ] R U S T I
gone in the second long. Seventeen seconds later, Orleans, Derland Moore, DE, Oklahoma.
Ais swept Bobby Wsted C ithin one goalo.,n a 4,.Cleveland, (fromaNt e Enlant
past V lure. aqe score by Chicago'sLear PitMni Martin. through New York Giants), Greg Pruitt,
past Ville e Jacques Lemaire of Montreal RB, Oklahoma, 5, Los Angeles, (from
barely three min- made it 4-2 on a feed from Ma- an Diego), Cullen Bryant, DB, Colo-
alo'., Rene Robertf hovlich early in the third period aSouthern California.efCinans, Gary
-foot slap shot for before the West came back to tie --
on the goals of Polis and Harper.
and Giacomin took, That set the stage for Schmautz'
nding miod, w ay 'winner. A E: ! rrrN ALL USTLESR
cond period, the-- -

Johnny Rodgers was the 25th se-
lection in the first round chosen
by San Diego.
Trades were prevelant yesterday
in the thinking of those who draft-
ed. Washington acquired lineback-
er Dave Robinson from Green Bay
for a future draft choice. Willie
Ellison, the record holder for the
most yards gained in . one single
game, was traded by Los Angeles
to Kansas City for reserve quar-
terback Pete Beathard, linebacker
Bob Stein and the Chiefs' second
and fourth round draft picks. The
Chiefs later traded defensive end
Aaron Brown to the Packers for
offensive tackle Francis Peay.
Matuszak said that he "dream-
ed" of being drafted by the Oilers
but with the shape the Oilers have
beed in lately, that says nothing
of his dreams. Matuszak was kick-
ed off the Missouri football team
in 1970 after being charged with
felonious assault.
LOGAN, DB, MICHIGAN. 4, New Eng-
land, Brad Dusek, DB, Texas A&M. 5,
Buffalo, Joe Ferguson, QB, Arkansas.
6, Detroit, (from Chicago), John Brady,
TE, washington. 7, St. Louis, Fred
Tturt, OG, Bowling Green. 8, Los
Angeles, (from San Diego), Tim Stokes,
FOT, Oregon. 9, Baltimore, (from Den-.
ver, through Houston), Bill Olds, RB,
Nebraska. 10, Baltimore, Jamie Rotella,
LB, Tennessee. 11, St. Louis, (from
Los Angeles), Terry Metcalf, RB, Long
Beach State. 12, San Diego, (from
Atlanta, through Oakland), Dan Fouts,
QB, Oregon. 13, Minnesota, Jim Lash,
WR, Northwestern.
14, New Orleans, (from New York
Jets), Pete Van Valkenburg, RB Brig-
ham Young. 15, Cleveland, (from Kan-
sas City through Baltimore), Bob Crum,
'DE, Arizona. 16, Cincinnati, Tim
George, WR, Carson-Newman. 17, New
York Giants, Rich Glover, DT, Ne-
braska. 18, Denver, (from San Fran-
cisco, through Washington and San
'Diego), John Wood, DT, LSU. 19, De-
troit, Jim Laslavic, LB, Penn State. 20,,
Kansas City, (from Cleveland), Paul
Krause, DT, Central Michigan. 21, New
England (from Dallas), Charles Davis,
RB, Alcorn A&M. 22, Green Bay, Tom
MacLoud, LB, Minnesota. 23, Detroit,
from Oakland through Los Angeles),
Levi Johnson, DB, Texas A&L 24, Pitts-
burgh, Roger Bernhardt, OG, Kansas.
25, Buffalo, (from Washington) Bob
Kampa, DT, California. 26, Leon Gray,
OT, Jackson State.
DUAL
EATION

SCHMAUTZ N

NHL East

NEW YORK (A') - Bobby Sch-
mautz, Vancouver's only All-Star
representative, scored a goal withI
just over six minutes remaining
last night to give the East Divi-
sion a 5-4 victory over the West
in the National Hockey League
All-Star Game.
Schmautz converted a pass from
Montreal defenseman Serge Sa-
yard, caroming the puck first off
the goal post, then off Los Angeles'
goalie Rogatien Vachon and into
the West net for the decisive goal.
The West had rallied on a pair
of third period goals by Pitts-
burgh's Greg Polis, and Terry
Harper of Los Angeles.
The game started as a defensive
struggle with goalies Tony Espo-!
sito of Chicago for the West and l

Gilles Villemure
Rangers for the
a scoreless first
The West too
only 55 seconds g
period when Pa
Clarke's rebound
The lead lasted
utes before Buff
tied it with a 55=;
the East.
After Vachon a
over the goalte
through the sec
scoring picked u
First, Montrea
lich recovered aI
ter ice, faked V
net and scored e
That came a
than three minut

rp
l's Frank Mahov-
loose puck at cen-
achon out of the
asily.
t 16:27 and less
tes later, the East

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