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The Michigan Daily-Friday, March 17, 1978-Page 13
FA CE KENTUCK Y IN REGIONAL FINAL:

Civ itan Classic .. .

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DAYTON (AP) - Gregory Kelser
and Robert Chapman each scored 23
points to help fourth-ranked Michigan
State coast to a 90-69 victory over
Western Kentucky last night in the
NCAA Mid-East Regional semifinals.
KEL$ER AND Chapman accounted
for 46 of Michigan State's 86 points by
the time they left with about a minute
remaining in the game.

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.., tennis for a cause
EVERY YEAR AROUND this time, the Ann Arbor CivitanClub does
something a little special for the resident of this city. They bring us
two of the world's top-ranked tennis players and stage an exhibition match in
Crisler Arena to raise money for local charities.
This may sound a bit odd, combining tennis with fund raising. But the
Civitan Club has pulled it off the previous two years with a good degree of
success.
I've had the good fortune of covering each of the first two matches and
plan once again to watch this year as Ken Rosewall and Vitas Gerulaitis
compete on Monday, March 20 in Crisler, at 7:00 p.m.
It's been interesting each year to watch the Civitan slowly improve its
show. In 1976, Rod Laver took on John Newcombe with Laver coming out
victorious and $7,000 richer. Some poor officiating did little to aid the
promoters' attempt to bill the event as a legitimate tennis match.
Event improves with age
Then last year the Civitan people took great strides to bring credibility
to their tournament by pitting Bjorn Borg against Laver. The event provided
some bright signs that the tournament was ready to take its place among the
many existing sporting events already in existence on this campus.
The prize money was doubled to $20,000 with Borg taking the winner's
share of $14,000. An effort was made to make the contestants available to the
media for interviews, which demonstrated a touch of professionalism. Even
the linesmen cleaned up their act considerably.
So as the time for the third edition of the Civitan Classic approached, I
became excited at the prospects for 1978.
Preparations for this year were breezing along smoothly, with the ad-
dition of J.L. Hudson's as a sponsor. But after a few phone calls to confirm
some information, I became quite disappointed.
Public relations director for the tournament, Brian Connelly, told me
that the tournament was hurting considerably this year as ticket sales were
"way down." His explanation for this unfortunate fact was that Ann Ar-
borites may think that Gerulaitis is a foreign player or that he was un-
familiar to them.
However the truth of the matter is that Gerulaitis is from New York and
is ranked number four in the world. His opponent is no slouch either, holding
the intn position in tfe world rankings.
Gerulaitis became the first American in 17 years to win the prestigious
Italian Open Championships last year. And while Rosewall has been
playing a reduced schedule of tournaments in the past few years, he still
managed to reach the Austrailian Open semi-finals last year and remains a
tough opponent at 43 years of age.
It's a shame that a tournament which is designed to help the community
by donating all its profits to charity is not receiving better support.
The Civitan Club was forced to drop the prize money aspect from this
year's program. Instead each player will receive a guarantee-$7,000 for
Gerulaitis and $6,000 for Rosewall. "We can't afford that high prize money
any more," said Connelly. "Last year we had a problem hitting that $20,000.
We did but it was tough."
Special Olympics benefited
Getting their message across to the public shouldn't be a problem for the
Civitan people, for as Connelly states, "We've spent more on promotion and
publicity this year than in the previous two tournaments. Everywhere you
look we've blanketed the place with posters and ads."
Unlike most sporting adventures, the Civitan Classic was created for the
sole purpose of helping the Special Olympics and the Civitan International
Foundtion which is heavily involved in providing funding for the National
Association for- Retarded Citizens. In the last two years, these same two
charities have received over
$100,000 from the proceeds of the
Civitan Tennis Classic.
I just hope the Civitan people
can make it through this year and
continue to promote the Classic. RARE OPPORTUNIT
I'd hate to see such a worthy CAMPER, BACKP
sporting event wiped out by lack
of support. offered to student free to tr
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population is blessed with the gift stone and Tetons.
of intelligence, it'd be nice to see At Seattle we board ship
these people help those who are Passage, with stop enroute
unable to benefit from the lear- banks and down Alaskan Hig
ning environment we take for al spending money required.
granted.
Besides, you get to see a tennis Write, in brief, personal
match for your contribution in- interests and camping experi
stead of a little green tag or a but- ber. Will call for meeting a
ton. Box 13 Michigan Daily.

Michigan State, now 25-4, never was
behind in the game and hit 59 percent of
its shots from the field to open up a 39-29
halftime lead.
Kelser hit three straight baskets to
start the second half for Michigan
State, which built its lead to 14 points.
s Western Kentucky closed out within
eseven points midway through the final
period before the Spartans upped the
lead to 16 points, sparked by three
baskets by Ronald Charles.
EARVIN JOHNSON, the Spartans'
freshman sensation, scored 13 points
and keyed the Michigan State attack,
enabling his team to effectively operate
its fast-moving offense.
Greg Jackson scored 21 to lead
Western Kentucky, which finished the
year at 16-14.
It was the secondstraight NCAA
tournament game that the Spartans
had moved to an early lead and the
second straight game that Kelser had
scored 23 points. MSU opened a 24-8
lead early in their victory over
Providence.
"Maybe I should just stop coaching
and let them play," quipped Judd
Heathcote.
For Hilltoppers Coach Jim Richards
it was a sad farewell since he announ- -
ced at midseason that he would not be
back next year.
"I'VE BEEN with these kids a long

obber
time," Richards concluded, "and just
like many of them, I am also a senior
tonight."
Chapman, who scored 15 of his points
in the first half, hit three of his team's
first four baskets in the game and
within 4 minutes the Spartans had built
an 8-2 lead.
The Spartans' foe in next Saturday's
regional finale will be the Kentucky
Wildcats. Coach Joe Hall's top-seeded
,quintet earned the berth in the finals by
handling Miami (O), 91-69, in the

W. Ky.
second game of yesterday's semifinal
action.
In the evening's biggest upset, tle
Arkansas Razorbacks toppled second-
ranked UCLA in Far West regional ac-
tion in Albuquerque.
Arkansas, led by sharpshooters
Marvin Delph and Sidney Moncrief, ran
out to a 41-25 first half lead and then
withstood a furious second half charg'e
by the Bruins, who bow out of the touf-
ney at 25-3. The Razorbacks improved
to 30-3.

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE COLLEGIUM
MARC STUDENT HOUSING
FALL AND WINTER 1978-79
Would you like to live in on elegant neo-Tudor mansion (East Quad)? Dining hall, library, cultural
events, interesting associates, old-world ambience. The Medieval and Renaissance Collegium is now
accepting reservations for student accommodations in the MARC Residence House, effective September
1978. If you are a MARC concentrator or if you are interested in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, you
are eligible to live in the MARC House. For information or to reserve a room for the fall, see the director,
Russell Fraser (2619 Haven, 764.4140), or phone the MARC office 763.2066), or stop by the office (M F
9:00-12:00 and 1:00.4:00, N-11. Law Quad) with your name and address. Act now on your reservation.
Only a limited number of places are available.
Redeamus ad antra.

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Greg Kelser-
23 point effort

SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Churella stays ala
Michigan's Mark Churella, last Oakland Giants
year's NCAA 150-pound champ, stopped
Paul Supchak of Navy at 2:49 of their
bout, in the first round of the NCAA SAN FRANCISCO - Th
tournament in College Park, Maryland. cisco Giants received the
Churella won his second Big Ten mission yesterday to play4
crown last week- with a decisive 10-3 season in Oakland, makinE
victory over Iowa's Bruce Kinseth. certain the American
With last night's victory, Churella's Oakland A's will be moving
record stands at 19-2. "It's possible we could p
Results on Michigan's other two game in Oakland as soon
representatives in the meet - Steve said Bob Lurie, co-owner o
Fraser (177) and heavyweight Steve after the San Francisc
Bennet - were not available. Fraser Recreation Commission
placed third and Bennet fourth in the resolution freeing the Nati
Big Ten tournament last week. team from its commitmen
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NCAA Basketball
Mid-East Regional Semis
Michigan State 90. W. Kentucky 69
Far West Regionals
Arkansas 74, UCLA70,
NHL
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VITAS GERULAITIS
(World Ranked #5)
Reached quarter-tinals ot
Wimbledon in 1976
Won Itatian Open in 1977
Reached semi-finals at
Wimbledon in 1977
Reached singles Tinals in
seven WCT
Tournaments. 1977
Reached semi-finals of
WCT Championships. 1977
Won Australian Open. 1978

KEN ROSEWALL
(World Ranked#13)
Four-time Australian Open
Champion. 1953. 55. 71 & 7?
Winner ot the French Open.
1953 & 68
Four-time runner-up at
Wimbledon. 1954.
56. 70 & 74
Won the U S Open at
Forest HMIls in 1956 & 70
Won the WCT in Dallas.
1971 & 72
Won WCT in Jackson and
Hong Kong in 1976

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The Ann Arbor Civitan Club Presents The 3rd Annual
CIVITAN TENNIS CLASSIC
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for Special Olympics
7:00 P.M. Monday, March 20, 1978 Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor

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Ticket Information

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RESERVED SEATS
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Tickets on Sale At:
$ 7.50 ' AltHudson's Stores
Liberty Racquet Club
a Huron Valley Tennis Club

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