Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, September 24, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, September 24, 1976
SEASON OPENER TODAY:
By ENID GOLDMAN
Boosted by the addition of
four freshpersons, a new coach,
a reorganized program which
provides scholarships, practice
facilities and equipment, the
women's tennis team takes the
court in today's home opener, a
noticeably improved and philo-
sophically changed unit.
Two nationally ranked players,
veteran Barbara Selden and
freshperson Kathy Karzen, head
the roster of talented Wolverines.
to meet a hardly imposing Henry
Ford Community College squad
this afternoon 3:00 p.m. at the
varsity tennis courts.
"I think we're going to be a
heck of a lot stronger team this
season," noted Michigan coach:
John Atwood. "We've got three!
freshmen, K a r z e n, Deborah
Rentschler and Ann Kercher
whose level of competency is up
there with Selden's." Jan Kar-
zen, Jody Strom, Missy Pollick
and Melinda Fertig, last year's
second, third, fourth and fifth
seeded players return this fall.
However, they will probably
start in the fifth, sixth, seventh
and eighth positions due to high
caliber performances by the in-
The additional strength of
this year's Blue line-up most
likely won't alter the outcome
of today's confrontation with
HFCC, which in a previous
encounter was unable to win
one game in nine matches.
But, logically, according to
Atwood, the squad's overall
improvement should make a
considerable difference in the
scheduled bouts with tradi-
tionally tough Ohio State, Pur-
due and Michigan State, all
which soundly trounced the
Wolverines in post-season
tournament play last May.
"It was hard to make the
team- this year," stated Selden.
"We'll be better prepared men-
tally and physically. Last year
we won a lot of matches but the
team attitude wasn't there."
Selden credits the change of
attitude with the reorganiza-.
tion of the women's program
in general, and the arrival of
John Atwood as coach.
This year the women receive
indoor court time 2-21 hours per
day, all week long, and a supply
of tennis shoes and racket re-
stringings as needed. Last year,
practice time was limited to 1-
1% hours twice a week, with
one pair of tennis shoes provided
and no reimbursement for rack-
"The change in administration
has definitely been felt this year
with the new women's athletic'
director, Virginia Hunt being
the impetus for much positive
change," stated Atwood. "Title
IX made it possible, but we
woaldn't be receiving quite our
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iter new era
fair share if there wasn't an what Janet Wilson terms, "a
enforcer. Ginny Hunt is going moral basis." "But that's
to ask for what legislation said theoretically, not practically
should be given." speaking," clarifies Wilson, who
Title IX, which states, "No returned to the squad after a
person in the United States year's absence.
shall, on the basis of sex, be The arrival of a new coach
excluded from participation in, (Atwood) who admits at this
be denied the benefits of, or point he, "can tell who looks
be subject to discrimination good, but not who's tough under
under any education program pressure," also places the wo-
or activity receiving Federal men on the tennis team in the
financial assistance . . ." per- unique situation of having to
haps had its most obvious ef- participate in an intra-squad
fect on Michigan athletics, in play-off tournament to decide
virtually requiring that schol- the recipients of the scholar-
arship opportunities become ships.
available for women. As one might expect, the
The University's present pol- women viewed the predica-
icy, enacted this year, awardsI ment in many ways, from
$526.00 (half in-state tuition) to Pollick's contention that she,
each of 38 women based on their "liked the added pressure," to
excellence of performance after Strom's, "I don't like the idea
one year's competition on a of a match being that filled
team. with tension. There's more
The six women on the tennis tension when there's money
squad now eligible for the four involved and I don't think I'd
scholarships to be given in their ever want to play for money."
sport, support with varying en- However, the prevailing opin-
thusiasm, the addition of scholar- ion was one expressed by Kar-
ships to the women's program zen who stated, "If I get one,
here. that's great, if not, it's O.K."
Though on the general level "The addition of scholarships,
they echo the sentiments of equipment and good coaching is
Selden in believing that, "schol- going to help create a winning
arships are long overdue," and/ attitude here, as people will feel
or Fertig in rationalizing that a lot more responsibility to the
"the only way Michigan can team," stated Selden.
hope to create a successful "When the school is saying its
I women's athletic program is making a commitment to you,;
with scholarships," some of the you hopefully, will make the
women express doubt about the commitment back to them," ac-
necessity of scholarships, on knowledged Hunt.
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By TOM CAMERON................ . ..... Orr has been traveling most- start hearing of Michigan much
"Let me see ... When am I #*ly east of the Mississippi to sooner.
getting there? I'm not getting !jvarious speaking engagements, The NCAA finish and Orr's
there in time ... Tell him I basketball camps, and pro-ce-. travels have also had some im-
can't make it. Just tell him I lebrity golf tournaments. "It's mediate benefits for the Michi-
can't do it ... In Macon? What l po Ibeen a super, super, super sum- gan basketball program.
time am I getting there? ... mer," Orr said.
Well, if I have a press con- NIGHT EDITOR: "Everyone was interested in "Since Philadelphia, we've
-BOB MILLER talking about Michigan," Orr had more requests to come
that press conference in Macon? ENID GOLDMAN reflected. "Everywhere I went to Michigan than ever be-
that prs confnce in d on av NeI talked about our program, the I fore ... more requests from
.Now Savannah you don't have :..............................
to worry about ... I'm all set Y ,. .. facilities - and just how great athletes. I'd say we've had
both days ... Yep, I'll be in in Michigan is." over 3,000 letters mailed to
the morning ... I got my plane us," Orr said.
ticket here ... From Jackson- Orr continued, "Most people.
ville I'm going to Sea Island I spoke with are interested in "Recruiting seems to have
I'm going to golf in Sea our offense - how we got our been liven a shot in therarm,
Island."! boys to run so fast and jump too. WVe're getting better re-
But next year, Orr says
about recruiting, "I expect a
good year because we lose
Rickey Green, Steve Grote,
and Johnny Robinson."
Although Orr is traveling
some long distances, he will not
cover the same wide range for
recruitment purposes. "The only
way we'd recruit a player (out-
side the normal recruiting area)
was if he was an outstanding
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No, that wasn't a phone con-
versation of a presidential can-
didate or a top level business-
man. This is the schedule of
Michigan's basketball coach
Johnny Orr, whose itinerary the
upcoming ten days also includes
stops in about ten other cities.
Since Orr was voted Coach of
the Year by the National Asso-
ciation of Basketball Coaches
last year (as his Wolverines
were finishing second in the
NCAA finals in Philadelphia)
his schedule has taken him to
speak in over 70 cities in the
The most important aspect
of these trips, Orr says,eis
that "I've acquainted many,
many people with Michigan.
I feel I've done some great
things for Michigan and the
basketball program here."
sponse from the questionnaires way the airlines are nov
we send out. About 95% of the! York is only an hour;
responses are interested in visit- minutes away."
ing Michigan. Before, only about
50% were interested." If Johnny Orr is suffer
form of jet lag, he dloesn
Orr candidly expects a good.ot jtag"'e resny
recruiting year for the 1977-78 it at all. "I've really
season. We just weren't mar- good timei this summer
ketable this year," said ass said of his work. "It
AntrnnnWv warI lot of travelinil btI
Call or come down
ask for DEBBI E or CASSIE
I'll guarantee he's covered
more miles than Ford," said
assistant coach Bill Frieder,
"and I think more miles than
Carter, but it's close ... He's
got Ford whipped 5 to 1."
And next year, Johnny Orr btrofotgetting anyne.ee d1it."
plans to build on what he has better off not getting anyone." enjoyed it."
done at Michigan so far. "Next
year I'll be in on almost every
major basketball clinic in the
country," he said, "meeting
What Orr is hoping to do isRICKS
lay the groundwork for a Michi-
gan powerhouse that would be
recognized everywhere for an THIS IS YOUR last chance to display your pigskin knowledge
outstanding basketball program. and win a one-item pizza from Pizza Bob's for this week's Gridde
The reverberations from this Picks. Get your predictions to 420 Maynard by midnight tonight
kind of publicity are incalcu- in order to be eligible. Give this some thought: Jimmy the Greek
able. High school players will has Michigan as a slight favorite to win tomorrow afternoon.
1) Navy at MICHIGAN
2) Missouri at Ohio State
3)USC at Purdue
4) Western Michigan at Min-
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5) Baylor at Illinois
6) Michigan State at N.C.
7) Notre Dame at Northwest-
8) Indiana at Washington
9) Iowa at Penn State
.0) Washington State at
.1) California at Arizona St.
L2) The Citadel at Furman
3) South Carolina at Georgia
4) Tennessee at Auburn
5) Miami, Fla. at Colorado
.6) San Jose St. at Stanford
.7) Texas A&M at Houston
8) Virginia at Duke
9) Princeton at Rutgers
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