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ednesdoy March 31, 1976







Rod Laver surged back in the
third set to win the Civitan'
Tennis Classic over John New-
combe 7-6, 2-6, 6-4.
Three separate events were,
included in last night's pro-
gram, with the proceeds going
to charity.
In the evening's first match, t
U-M tennis team members Bud- I
dy Gallagher and Eric Friedler i
survived a strong comebackt
from teammates Brad Holland,
and Jim Holman to win the ex-
hibition doubles match on at
tiebreaker, 6-5.
Friedler opened the set, breez-
ing to a 40-love victory. Thej
senior captain from Evanston,
Ill., had problems placing his
first serve, but combined with
Gallagher for well placed vol-
leys and baseline shots.

Laver and former Detroit Ti-'
ger catcher and current TV 2
sportscaster Jim Price teamed
to face Newcombe and former
Lion great Ron Kramer. Kra-
mer kept the crowd laughing
with his court antics, but wentE
down to defeat.
Laver and a rather rotund,
WJR sportscaster Bob Reynolds
ran circles around each otherj
in their match with Newcombe.
and former Detroit Love, Trish
Faulkner. Reynolds had diffi-
culty with several easy shots,
and it was obvious he had spent
more time behind a microphone,
than he had on a tennis court.;
THE THIRD celebrity match
had Laver and WXYZ's Peter
Heller challenging NewcombeI
and Faulkner. Heller managed'
a few respectable shots, but was
outclassed by his opponents.
The feature attraction pitted
two-time Grand Slam winner,

Because the match was played.
for charity, the U.S. Special'
Olympics being the recipient,
neither Laver or NewcombeI
was totally serious throughout|1
the event. Frequently the two!
competitors teased each other
with dink shots at the net, and
other untraditional shots for l
tournament play.
The first set was a tennis
fan's dream. Laver broke New-
combe's serve and then won
his own to jump quickly out in
front 2-0. But Newcombe blazed1
three straight serves at Laver
including a game winning ace, 1
then returned Laver's hot shots1
in game four to tie the set up;
2-2. '
In the next game Newcombe
utilized his famous backhand to
negate L a v e r' s cross court
spins, holding serve for a 3-2
lead. Both players won their
next service, and Laver tied the ,
ca t4 4~ Ait nh lan~i~r

reached the shot and powered at
forehand down the line. New-'4
combe retrieved it, and lofted a I
lob over Laver's head. Most peo-;I
ple thought it would be out of
Laver's reach, but the deter-
mined lefty leaped and poundedI
a backhand down the line, safe-1 c
ly away from Newcombe.
The two Australians pluggedi
away at each other until Laver
rocketed a serve that New-
combe could only put his racket '
on, and the match was tied this '
time at six games apiece.
The 13 point tiebreaker provedj
to be as exciting as the set was.c
Each player won his servicet
until Laver was up 4-3. ThenI
Newcombe doubled faulted. La- t
ver protected his two point lead1
winning the tiebreaker 7-5 to
take the first set 7-6.
What the first set was, the
second wasn't. Newcombe drop-
ped Laver's serve, then regain-
ed his composure to reel off six t
wins in the next seven games.I
The match was deadlocked atc
one set a player. '
THE THIRD set picked upr
where the first one left off.

Neither player was conceding
even the least point. As a mat-
ter of fact, both Newcombe and
Laver started to catch their
second wind, and time and
again drew appreciative ap-
plause from the crowd for their
quality play.
For the first nine games serv-
ice was held, giving Laver the
edge 5-4. But, it had to be game
seven that gave an indication
to who would win the $7,000 first
prize money.
In a real marathon, with La-
ver serving, Newcombe hit two
cross court shots. Then Laver
took command taking a 40-30
lead. A double fault then set up
the longest game in the match.
Each player won half of the next
12 points. Laver finally won the
game when Newcombe faltered
and was unable to return either
of the next two serves.
Laver copped first place by
breaking Newcombe's s e r v e.
Tied at 30-30, Newcombe blew a
dink shot, and then proceeded
to hit a return shot into the
net to give Laver all the points
he needed for a 6-4 win.

SERVING IN the second set, Rod Laver against John New- s w aig WUacpet ca.
Holman was the victim of blaz- combe, one of the top five play-
ing backhands by Friedler and ers in the world. LAVER SMASHED a serve a
Gallagher and lost serve to give Although the scene was fa- Newcombe, who returnedi
his opponents a 2-0 lead. miliar, the stage was different. short towards the net. Lave
Holland, a sophomore from_ ----- -_- -_-- --- - ---- --- - - _
Chicago, started the comeback!
in the fourth game. Down love- DEFENDING BIG TEN CHAMPS:
30, Holland unleashed a service
ace. From this point on, Holland
settled his game, which had
been shakey, at the beginning
of the match.wbg
Holland Nand Holman began to
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Doily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
ROD LAVER returns a shot in his match with oJhn Newcombe at Crisler Arena last night.
A crowd of 4,500 was on hand to see the 38-yea r-old Laver defeat fellow Australian Newcombe
7-6, 2-6, and 6-4.
Golfers swngig sweet



r g ng ua agner s serve o
two driving forehands by Hof- By MB DILLON should give the team strength up round out the pitching staff and sole possession of centerfield.'
man. d Although it's a little early in the middle. Backing him up will provide needed depth. "He really played well down'
the season, it appears that the be junior John Jagels. Ross said he was a little dis- there," said Ross. "He was hot
HOLLAND SCORED his sec- Michigan baseball team is cap- Starters at first and third base appointed in the pitching per- at the end of last year and
and ace of the night in the able of playing the caliber of are still a question mark. The formance in Florida. "It wasn't should continue to hit this year."
eighth game and held serve to ball that won them the Big Ten top contenders for the first place as good as I expected it would The outfield is rounded out by
bring his team to 4-4. . crown last year, their first since slot are Dave Chapman, a sopho- be," said Ross. "We had a lot Chris Martucci, Steve Seyferth
Friedler and Holman again 1961. more who batted .290 in Florida, of walks compiled by the whole and designated hitter Bill Hasel-
held serve in their respective During a successful 11-day and Ed Clegg, a junior from staff, and I'm hoping we can get rig, who finished last year at
games, taking the match to a spring trip to Lakeland, the Adrian, Michigan. rid of them. If we can't, we're .294 and hit consistently in the,
nine point tiebreaker. . Wolverines racked up a 6-5 rec- Third base is a toss up be- going to do nothing but walk preseason.
Holman built a 3-1 lead in the ord and a team batting average tween junior Greg Lane and people around the bases." Lead-off man Mark Grenko-
tiebreaker, but Friedler chipped of .324. This was boosted by sophomore Bob Wasilewski, the On the positive side, Ross add- ski, voted Most-Improved
away at the advantage and tied Dick Walterhouse's .525 average, f team's preseason leader with 7 ed, "The defense is real good.'sP, ed7,st-Impred
Holan split the next swc and pitcher Lary Sorenson's 3-0 RBI's and a .346 batting aver- Jim Berra (starting his second Player of 1975, is the tap re-
Hpli denxtERA age. year at shortstop) was excellent g hitter at .340 and led
serves, extending the match to record and 3.18 ER. the team in stolen bases last
isrfial eintthtr Walterhouse was 'ust un- j The loss of pitchers Chuck on defense, and so was Walter- sean se l t
t 4-4, Holman volleyed the believable," said Assistant Rogers and Craig Forhan, who house. I fully expect us to come sbaodn aitfl .9e ne f er
ball into the net, giving Fried. Coach Pete Ross. "I expected both recorded ERA's under around." Ida and knocked In six runs.
ler and Gallagher the, tiebreaker him to hit the ball, but I 1 1.60 last year, places big ex- Sophomore Mike Parker,
at 5-4,:and the set, 6-.r didn'tknow he was going to pectations upon the shoulders who hit .300 in Lakeland, and Behind the plate, is Teddy
In the evening's second set of kill it. He was excellent on of a pair of sophomores, Craig .273 last season, and fresh- Mahan, backed up by Jim Capo-
matches, celebrities from the defense, too." McGinnis and Bill Stennett. man Rick Leach, are starting fer. Mahan, batted .333 in spring
Detroit area teamed with New- Walterhouse, a senior and this "If McGinnis and Stennet do prospects for right field. ball, and will start his thirdl
combe and Laver for exhibition year's team captain, begins his well, then we should do well,"1 "Both of them hit pretty well season as top backstop for the
doubles matches. third season at second base and said Ross. "We're really going in spring ball," said Ross. "Par- Wolverines.
to miss Forh'an and Rogers. ker pitched too, and did okay. Michigan opens the season at'
They were both great players." Leach we won't see until after home with a doubleheader
Tom Owens, Steve Perry, spring foo'-1111" against Toledo April 6 at 2 p.m.
I rk' n N L I Ll h 't l __ 4-f ~ IIDave Chapel and Mark Grinell Six-footer Dan Damiani owns at Fisher Stadium.

For most people Florida is a
place of fun, sun, and oranges.1
But the University of MichiganI
golf team will only find hot:
golfers and intense competition
when they begin playing in
Coral Gables.
Today through Saturday, Mich-
igan will be competing in an
invitational sponsored by the
Gulf America Corporation.
All teams entering will field
six players for 72 holes, with
the top five scorers' rounds'
counting towards the overall
school standings.
Though the Wolverines will
likely be the best northern
team, they will be at a natural
disadvantage against southern!
linksters who have been play-
ing all winter.
Golfing citadels such as East-
ern Tennessee, Duke and the
University of Southern Florida
are some of the top competi-
tion the Wolverines will be up
"It will also be tough for us
playing on foreign grass," stat-
ed Tim Van Tongeren. Southern'
courses are laid with Bermuda
turf which won't grow up here.
This affects the lay of the ball~
in the fairway, as welltas the
grain of the green.

Bearing the banner for Mich-
igan will be Doug Davis, Ken
Walchuck, Tim Van Tongeren,
Frank Sims, Rod Pafford and
Randy McClelland. These were
the six best qualifiers in an in-
trasquad tournament over
spring break.
Sims and Pafford are full
of freshman excitement about
the coming season. "We show-
ed we had a lot of talent in
the fall," said Pafford. "We
have a real chance to win the
Big Ten and get an NCAA
Championship bid."

Coach Bill
pleased with1
felt basically
playing well.

N e w c o m b was
the qualifying and
that the team was

Football rival Ohio State will
be the team that Michigan will
be gunning for this season. The
Wolverines are anxious for their
first showdown April 16, since
the Buckeyes clipped the Blue
in the Wolverine Invitational
last fall.
The University Course, which
is open to students, is now open
for play. The players say the
course is in good shape for this
time of year.

.3 or is 0 t itl
By The Associated Press
King cans pros
Tennessee's Bernard King has told officials he will forego a
request for hardship status in the professional draft in order to
try for a berth on the U.S. Olympic team.
King, the top scorer and rebounder in the Southeastern
Conference last season as a sophomore, also enrolled for spring
quarter classes at Tennessee on Monday.
King was notified by Bill Wall, who is on the International
Basketball Committee, that he should send Dean Smith a
telegram telling him he would forefit his rights to the pro
draft if selected for the Olympic trials.
Smith, the basketball coach at North Carolina, is the head
coach of the U.S. Olympic squad.
Tennessee coach Ray Mears was pleased with King's decision
labeling it, "good news for Tennessee basketball." The Vol's
coach warned however, that King would have to make good
grades this spring quarter and attend summer school to retain
his eligibility.
Cotton pickin'
Cotton Fitzsimmons was fired last night as coach of the
Atlanta Hawks, mired in last place in the National Basketball
Association's Central Division.
Gene Tormohlen, Fitzsimmons' assistant, was named in-
terim coach and was to direct the Hawks in last night's game
against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Atlanta carried a 10-game losing streak and a 28-46 season
record into the game.
Fitzsimmons was named coach in 1972 after having been
coach of the Phoenix Suns for two seasons. His over-all record
with the Hawks was 112-134, and his six-year NBA record
stands at 237-247.
Atlanta's best NBA finish under Fitzsimmons was second in
The team had two of the first three selections in last year's
NBA college draft. But the two players picked, David Thompson
and Marvin Webster, signed with the American Basketball
Lide heads West
Kent State Athletic Director Milo "Mike" Lude is following in
the footsteps of his former football coach, Don James.
Lude, 53, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., yesterday accepted
the job of Athletic Director at the University of Washington.
Lude arrived in Seattle yesterday, but it was not known when
he would assume the directorship.

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Tampa Bay, Seattle choose
gridters in expansion draft


NEW YORK OP) - Wide re-.
ceiver J. K. McKay wert homej
to his father, John McKay
coach of the Tampa Bay Buc-
caneers, and linebackker Mike
Curtis of the resurgent Balti-
more Colts was picked by the
Seattle Seahawks last night as
the National Football League's
two expansion teams filled theirI
rosters with 39 veterans fromx
each of the 26 other teams. t
The Buccaneers selected,
among othe'rs, Detroit lineback-1
er Larry Ball, running back1
Anthony Davis, Oakland runn-
ing back Harold Hart, Miamil
linebacker Doug Swift and Buf-'
falo defensive end Pat Toomay
in the lengthy draft.
McKay, who played for hisj
father at the University ofl
Southern California, was thel
property of the Clevelandt

Browns. Davis, another Sou-
thern Cal star, was officially
the property of the New York
Jets. Both, however, had
played for the Southern Cal.
ifornia Suns in the World
Football League.

end John McMakin and Balti-
more running back Bill Olds.


Brown, a former University
of Michigan All-American,
was the Steelers' No. 1 draft
pick in 1975. He was used as
a backup cornerback and
safety and also as a kick re-
turn specialist last season,
appearing in 13 games for the
Super Bowl champions.




was leading that now-
league with 1,200 yards
when it folded midway
the 1975 season.


Among the notable new Sea-
hawks was Curtis, middle line- Evans was the last of thei
backer for the Colts since 1969,( original 1966 Miami expansion
a four-time selection to the Pro choices on the Dolphins. He had
Bowl and Baltimore's Most Val- ; been a starter for them for 10
cable ndlayer min r974 st straight years at right tackle.
uable Player in 1974. M-ai a elce hr
The Seahawks, coached by McMakin was selected third
Jack Patera, also chose Pitts- out of Clemson in the 1972 draft
burgh defensive back Dave by Pittsburgh, and was a start-
Brown, Miami tackle Norm er in all but one game during
Evans, New England quarter- his first two pro seasons. But
back Neil Graff, Detroit tight injuries hampered him in 1974


Pittsburgh 3, Detroit 1
Chicago white Sox 3, Kansas City
Montreal 5, Minnesota 3
Boston 6, St. Louis 3
Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 1
N.Y Yankees 6, N.Y. Mets 4
Los Angeles 13, Baltimore 8
Texas 4, Atlanta 1
California 4, San Diego 0
San Francisco 10, Oakland 9
Milwaukee 4, Cleveland 2
Buffalo 93, Boston 83
Phoenix 113, New York 97
Cleveland 95, Houston 86
Golden State 94, Chicago 84
Milwaukee 130, Atlanta 126
Buffalo 4, Boston 4
washington 5, Detroit 3



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before rookie Jimn Minshall took
over in the seventh.
The Tigers finally pushed
across a run in the ninth off
Kent Tekulve, on a pair of
walks and Bill Freehan's
Rookie Miguel Dilone led off
the Pittsburgh first with a bunt
single off loser Vern Ruhle. He
went to second when Dan Mey-




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