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Saturday, April 16, 191T1


Blue opens



Except for two things, Wol-
verine coach Moby Benedict
could look with optimism to the
opening weekend of the Big Ten
season. After winning five out
of their last six games, the
Wolverines appear to be round-
ing into shape for the champion-
ship run.
Now, if only they didn't have
to play Minnesota and Iowa,
who just happen to be two of
the hottest teams around.
The Gophers, Michigan's
opponent on Saturday, come to
Ann Arbor with perhaps the

finest staff of pitchers in the
Big Ten. Coach Norm Sie-
bert can choose from righties
Brian Demnan, Jerry Ujder
and submariner Dan Morgan,
i hoping to offset Michigan's
righthanded power.
Should the wind be blowing in
from left, then Siebert may
choose lefty Perry Bauer for
pitching honors.
The biggest problem the Go-
phers may have is their lack of
solid hitting. This Siebert cre-
dits to the poor weather his1
team had in spring training.
"We simply haven't gained
the advantage 'of playing

I enough baseball," he stated.
"Those rainouts hurt us badly.
You can't get ready in baseball
without practicing . . . In that
respect we are hurting a bit,
but we'll be as ready as possi-
ble by this weekend."
On the other hand Bene-
dict's crew, while not yet de-
scribed as awesome, has be-
gun to show the talent that
led most to pick them as fav-
orites for 1977.
Captain Ted Mahan, Mark
Grenowski, Bob Wasilewski and
the rest have shown indications.
that they are warming up to the
season's demands.

The hurling cho
handled by Bill
Steve Howe. Bot
strongly in las
sweep over Weste
Should they geti
Benedict will mos
on reliever Kevin
is carrying a sp
While the Wolve
contend with the su
ing of the Gophers
day will find the b
of the Hawkeyes in
Booming may not
word . . . perhaps
J would be more fitti


As the weather turned cooler
yesterday, Michigan's m e n' s
tennis team got hot. And as a
result, the highly regarded Wis-
consin Badgers were burned,


bounce Badge

ores will be Iowa comes in with a 20-5
Stennett and record and a .347 team batting
h performed average, while its top eight
t Tuesday's players all carry averages
rn Michigan. over .365.
into trouble, Led by first baseman Del
C likely call Ryan and right fielder Ed Lash,
Clinton, who Iowa sends batters to the plate
arkling 0.77 who have the potential to cre-
rines have to ate a rout. In their last ten
uperior pitch- games, all of them wins, the
rtoday, Sun- Hawks have averaged over nine
ooming bats runs a game.
on Iowa coach Duane Banks
town, sees the series with Michigan
be the right as a pivotal one. An Iowa
ng explodingsweep could establish the Hawks
ng. as a team of championship cali-
"Michigan is supposed to be
one of the better teams and it
should be a big test for us. We
hope to prove that we're not
just pretenders to the crown,"~
1"!0 said Banks.
r s Undefeated pitchers Mike
Boddicker and Steve Rooks
will go for Iowa with Graig
d, won over McGinnis and probably Steve
Arbor's own Perry starting for the Wol-
5-0), 3-6, 6-3. verines.
perling had "It very definitely is (a very
all over as important series)," stated Bene-
very inch of dict. "When you get two con-
advantage. tenders together like Minne-
ciady sharp sota and Iowa, it can very well
eys into the determine how the season is
~eringto itgoing to go."
perling to hit An extra nagging problem for
net. Benedict is the fact that start-
i Scott See- ing center fielder Rick Leach
nsin's Mike will be participating on a field
looked as if of a different kind Saturday and
e playing as will not be available for duty
6-3 Seeman against the Gophers.
e fullest be- Due to the annual Blue-White
or the win. scrimmage Saturday afternoon,
ry pleased," Leach will be handing off to
eally wasn't Harlan Huckelby instead of
ubles match- nabbing flyballs.
ght we had It creates a big problem be-
ngles to win cause we're only allowed 19
players in uniform," Benedict
and happy commented.
endous pres-
he said.
f. Barr (w) g
S. silverthrn off

Michigan started
dropping two of its
bles matches.

out slow,
three dou-I

beek and Judd Schaufler, on th
other hand, played very well
together as they downed the
Badgers' Mike Barr and Craig
Jones, 6-4, 6-3.
Schaufler never missed an
overhead and Etterbeek's well
placed backhands completely
frustrated the Badger duo.
But Wisconsin went up two
points to one early in the match
as Ollie Owens and Mark Freed-
man lost a tough and disappoint-
ing match, to Wisconsin's Scott
Huguelet and Ken Thomas, 2-6,
7-5, 6-7 (5-3).
"YOU NEVER like to lose
those close, tough matches,"
said Freedman.

THE SECOND doubles team
of Brad Holland and Jack Nein-
ken played with intensity and
little else as Wisconsin's team of
Rich Silverthorn and Rob White
disposed of the Blue netters,
6-4, 6-4.
The first team of Jeff Etter-

e "We had so many chances to
win," lamented Eisner. "We
didn't play well with the lead."
But once the singles matches
started, Michigan took off and
left the Badgers far behind. The
Wolverines swept all six single
matches, but the games were
closer than the scores indicated.
Etterbeek tied up the match,
2-2, as he totally destroyed his
opponent, Mike Barr, 6-0, 6-0.
"The Beeker," as his team-
mates call him, put on a daz-
zling d i s p l a y of two-handed,
backhands and drop shots which
Barr never came close to han-]
haufler got by the Badgers']
Rich Silverthorn, barely, 7-6 (5-
3), 7-6 (5-1). Silverthorn forced
Schaufler to use every inch of
his 6-7 frame with well placed'
shots, but in the end, Schaufler
won on fine half court volleys.
Holland, who had disappointed
Eisner with some poor play
against Michigan State, turned
around against Wisconsin's Ken
Thomas, 7-6 (5-2), 6-7 (5-3), 6-4.
"I'm very pleased," beamed
Eisner. "Brad played much,
much better."'
Freedman, playing fourth sin-
gles, downed Rob White, 6-1, 6-2.
"I PLAYED to his backhand]
for the big points," Freedman
said. "I also made him hit only
very good shots for winners."
Number five Jack Neinken,
quite possibly the most intense

player on the squa
his opponent, Ann.
Mike Sperling, 7-6 (
Neinken and Si
each other running
both players used e
the court to their
Neinken was espe
with forehand volle
forecourt, forcing Sr
many shots into the
Sixth singles saw
man s t o p Wisco
Starke, 6-3, 6-4. It
Mutt and Jeff were
5-3 Starke made
exert himself to th
fore pulling away fc
"Overall, I'm vet
said Eisner. "I r
worried after the do
es, because I thou
the manpower in si
the match.
"I'm very proud
because of the trem
sure on us to win,"l
1. Etterbeek (M) de
6-0, 6-0;
2. Schaufler (M) del
(WV) 7-6 (5-3), 7-6(
3. Holland (M) def.
7-6 (5-2), 6-7 (5-3),
4. Freedman (M) del
6-1, 6-2;
5. Neinken (M) def.
7-6 (5-0), 3-6, 6-3;
6. Seeman (M) def.
6-3, 6-4.
1. Etterbeek, Schauf
,Tones, Barr (W) 6-4,
2. Silverthorn, whit
Holland, Neinken (A.
3. Huguelet, Thomas
Owens, Freedman
7-6 (5-3)

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Sperling (W)
Starke (W)
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Kathy Karzen's first singles
victory highlighted Michigan's
7-2 bouncing of Miami (Ohio).
Karzen, the first player off
the court, swept Therese Swee-
ney 6-1, 6-2, in a short, but well
played match.
"THIS MATCH wasn't as hard'
as Ohio State. It was a nice
way to get back into the swing
of things," Kathy commented af-
ter walking off the court.
Michigan coach John Atwood
added, "Kathy was challenged.
It made her concentrate; it
made her work to win points.
Sweeney was one of the strong-
est opponents that Kathy has
Karzen began the match tak-
ing her serve and three points
on strong well-placed forehands.
She continued her sweep until
the fourth game when Sweeney
broke serve and erased her,

FROM THEN on it was Kar-
zen's set.
"If I can get my first serve
in, I put the opponent on the'
defensive and I can control the
point," Karzen said.
The second set began the
same way as the previous oneG
with Karzen taking 'her serve.
But once again that fourth game
nemesis struck.
Sweeney broke serve and then
took her own serve on a love!
game. The set went to 6-2, Kar-'
zen' favor.'




knocked in three runs with a
home run and a sacrifice fly
last night to give the Detroil
Tigers a 4-3 victory over the
Kansas City Royals.
Oglivie stroked his second
home run of the season after
Jason Thompson had doubled in
the second in n i n g and then
knocked in what proved to be
the game-winning run with a
bases loaded sacrifice fly in the
sixth inning which scored Tito
Detroit scored its other run
in the sixth inning on consecu-
tive singles by Ron LeFlore,
Fuentes and Steve Kemp to
enable Vern Ruhle to even his
record at 1-1. Ruhle went 723
innings before giving way to
Jim Crawford.
Crawford was relieved by
newly acquired Steve Foucault,
in the ninth when the Royals
got the tying run to second
base. Foucault got the final out
to pick up his first save.

to the hard work, the team work
and the consistent sacrifice she
makes to her game.
"There are very few players
in the country with drives and
ground strokes like Kathy's,"
Atwood remarked. "She has
great deep, steady strokes. The
only thing she has to work on
is her volley."
The women meet Indiana and
Kalamazoo tomorrow when Kar-
zen et al will try to better their
6-1 record.

Karzen's been working on her S
forehand and serve this, week L.K. Karzen (M) der. Sweeney
(0) 6-1, 6-2;
and the Redskin coach, Elaine 2. Kercher (M) der. wartner (O)
Hieber called Karzen an excel- 6-1, 7-6;
lent player and well drilled. 3. Heathete (0) def. J. Karzen
aasli's :(M) 6-2, 6-3;
She's got a deadly cross-court 4. strom (M) def Sweney (o)
forehand," Hieber said. 6-0. 6-1;
Hieber continued, "I think that 6-.(-
my kid played an intelligent 6. Wilson (M) def. Kaute (O) 6-1,
game. She tried to keep it (the 7-6 DOUBLES
ball) low over the net to negate '. seldon and K Karzen (M) de.
Kathy's killer forehand. Therese Heathcote and sweney (0) 6-1, 6-2;
worked Kathy the way she 2. Sweeney and wartner (O) def.
wanted to." Kercher and Crosby (M) 2-6, 7-6,
ATWOOD ATTRIBUTES the 6-2; and J. Karzen (M) del.
improvement in Karzen's match K Somtandg
imprvemet i Karen' math !Kaute and Ogle (0) 6-0, 6-1.


i NBA Playoffs
Cleveland 91, Washington 83;
series tied 1-1
Boston 113, San Antonio 109;
Boston wins series 2-0
Chicago 107, Portland 104;
series tied 1-1
NHL Playoffs
N.Y. Islanders 4, Buffalo 3;
N.Y. leads series 3-0
Philadelphia 4, Toronto 3 (OT);
Toronto leads series 2-1
Major League Baseball
American League
Detroit 4, Kansas City 3
Oakland 3, Minnesota 2
Milwaukee 7, N.Y. Yankees 4
Baltimore at Texas, ppd, rain
National League
Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 1
Chicago 8, N.Y. Mets 4
Philadelphia 7, Montreal 2
Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 0
Atlanta 4, Houston 3

44e millin

Cavs deadlock series
By The Associated Press
RICHFIELD, Ohio-Campy Russell scored 22 points and Foots
Walker 20 to lead the keyed-up Cleveland Cavaliers to a 91-83
victory over the Washington Bullets last night, evening their best-
of-three playoff series at 1-1.
The Cavaliers, cheered on by a sellout crowd of 19,545 fans,
led all the way with the exception of ties at 27 and 68.
The Cavaliers broke out of the final deadlock with six straight
points, including a pair of baskets by Bobby Smith, and the
Bullets never got closer than three points the rest of the way.
Bulls even with 'Blazers
CHICAGO-Mickey Johnson, Artis Gilmore and Wilbur Hol-
land combined for 13 points in the final five minutes to lift the
Chicago Bulls to a 107-104 triumph over the Portland Trail
Blazers last night and even their best-of-three playoff series at
one game apiece.
Johnson, who collected 10 of his 29 points in the final quarter,
tied the game at 94-94 on a jump shot with 4:55 remaining and
the Bulls gained the lead for good on Holland's jump shot mo-
ments later.
Bill Walton, with 24 points, and Lionel Hollins, who finished
with 21, kept the Blazers in the game as neither team could hold
onto more than a four-point lead.

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