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Saturday, April 10, 1976


Page Sev

Netters sharp, crush Gophei


The Michigan men's tennis
team kicked off their Big Ten
season in impressive fashion
yesterday, knocking off a toughI
Minnesota team 7-2.
Performing before an appre-1
ciative throng of fans at the1
Varsity Tennis Courts, the Wol-
verines scored key victories in
first and second singles, as well
as the crucial first doubles
match, to defeat the Gophers.
"The meet wasn't really
that close," said Michigan
coach Brian Eisner, going
after his ninth straight Big
T e n championship, after-
wards. "All of our wins were
fairly easy victories, and both
of the losses could have easily
gone our way."
Due to a new Big Ten rule,
the doubles matches took place
first. The main attraction was
the number one position where
Minnesota's strong duo of Bob
Amis and Mark Brandenburg
faced Michigan's top two play-
ers-Eric Friedler and Jeff Et-

exhibit of superb serving, and
one service break was enough
for Michigan to win the first
set, 6-4. Overall, Minnesota
broke Michigan's serve only
once in the match and the win
was a key factor in sewing up
the overall victory.
"Minnesota's real strength is
in one and two singles and
one doubles," said Eisner.
"Before, they'd beaten every-
body in these positions, but we
beat them considerably there
Brad Holland teamed with
Buddy Gallagher to whip the
Gophers in second doubles, and
a close third doubles match
ended up with a Minnesota vic-
"In the third doubles this was
the first match together for
Holman and (Ollie) Owens, but

they'll have a lot more time to Brandenburg in second singles,c
work on their doubles game," in a match dominated by superb.
said the Wolverine coach. "Also, baseline play. Etterbeek used
Owens twisted an ankle in prac- his powerful two-handed back-
tice yesterday, and it was great hand to capitalize on most of
how he could come back and those long rallies, to defeat his
win his singles match, despite opponent, 6-3, 6-3.
his lack of mobility." Third singles was the most
Friedler took on Amis in first exciting matchup of the day,
singles, which promised to be a with Holland paired with a#
tough match, but the Michigan Golden Gopher retriever, Bill
captain capped off a perfect Stark.
day with a straight set victory, The contest went down to,
6-4, 7-5. the last set, after Holland
"I'm very pleased with my blew a 5-3 lead in the second
game this early, playing out- set, with Stark finishing on,
doors," said Friedler. "Amis top, after the two-and-a-half
is one of the better players hour match.
I'm going to be facing this "Overall, we played all right,'
year, along with Gonzales but not great," summarized
(Ohio State), but with two Eisner, "we've got to play bet-
tough victories in singles and ter than this during the sea-,
doubles, I'm happy." son."I
F r e s h m a n Etterbeek met Michigan takes on Iowa to-

day, at the varsity courts. The
meet is scheduled to begin at
1:00 p.m.
Served'm right
No. 1: Friedler (MICH) def Amis
(Minn), 7-5, 6-4
No. 2: Etterbeek (MICH) def
Brandenburg (Minn), 6-3, 6-3
No. 3: Stark (MICH) def Holland
(MICH), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
No. 4: Holman (MIC) def Nam-
macher (Minn), 6-0, 6-2
No. 5: Gallagher (MICH) def Nel-
son (Minn), 6-3, 6-0
No, 6: Owens (MICH) def Benson
(Minn), 7-6, 6-4
No. 1: Friedler-Etterbeek (MICH)
def Amis-Brandenburg (Minn), 6-4,
No 2: Gallagher-Holland (MICH)
def Stark-Nammacher (Minn), 6-3,
No. 3: Nelson-Benson (Minn) def,
Holman-Owens (MICH), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Final score: MICH 7, Minn 2




MICHIGAN'S number one tennis player Eric Friedler is s e ei
against Eastern Michigan. Yesterday Friedler led the Wolve
Big Ten action of the season, as they bested Minnesota 7-2.

n here slamming a backhand


Britt picked

Special To The Daily
Wayman Britt was drafted yes-
terday. It wasn't by the NBA,
or the ABA or even the armed
forces. No, Britt was a 13th
round pick of the Washington
Redskins of the NFL.
Britt was one of three Wol-
verines drafted yesterday. Cen-
ter Jim Czirr was drafted by
Denver on the ninth round, and
defensive end Jeff Perlinger
went to San Diego on the tenth
round. This brought the total
number of Wolverines drafted
to seven.
Unlike the overwhelming
majority of players drafted,
Britt has never played organ-
ized football. The scouts were
impressed with his statistics
- 6-2, 185 - and his overall
athletic skill.
Britt, one of the stars in
Michigan's drive to second place}
in the NCAA basketball cham-
pionships and recently voted
winner.. .of the Wayman Britt
Defensive Player of the Year

Award, was drafted as a de-
fensive back and wide receiver.
"I'd get more fun out of play-
ing defense," Britt said.
Many of those he guarded in
his college cage career thought
he was a football player, but ac-
cording to Britt, last summer
was the last time he had a foot-
ball in his hands.
"I have good agility, I can;
keep my eye on the ball, I haveI
good hands and good football
size," explained Britt.
The whole thing was not a
complete surprise to Britt. "I
got a couple of calls from
teams this week. But the Red-
skins didn't call me until to-
day," said Britt.
Will we next see Wayman
Britt in shoulder pads? "It de-i
pends greatly on what happens
with basketball, but if it turns
out that I adjust better to foot-
ball, then I'd play football,"
surmised Britt.
Britt was not the only non-
football player to be drafted.

rines to victory in their first terbeek. By JEFF FRANK Davis. Steve Anderson, a 230 lb. substituting in the secondary. season on the defense. Experi-
The crowd was treated to an The reverberating cry of De- junior this fall, has been work- He is being hard pressed by ence is the key word to this
--------e-efense brought solid confidence ing in the middle guard slot and junior Ken Bush and sophomore team, when we acquire the ex-
to any Michigan football fan last has been very aggressive in his Bob Patek, Curt Gowdy not with- perience then this will be a
?INK'S DRAFTED)year, as the defensive unit, play. standing, Steve Grote will not good unit. It's much easier to
loaded with veterans, provided At one tackle spot is returning play wolf man this year. rebuild a defense than an of-
a strong backbone of a team starter Greg Morton, an All Big Last year's major criticism of fense, since defense can be
breaking in entirely new offen- 10 choice in his junior season, the defense was the pass cover- played with a lot of pursuit, de-
sive personnel. and the sole holdover from last age. All three starters, Dwight termination and strength, rather
b R e d s k in s This year's defense is loaded year's starting line. Hicks, Jim Pickens and Jim than technique, although with the
with question marks. The most THE REMAINDER of the line Bolden have returned, making new offenses teams are playing
obvious questions are who is positions are up for grabs. John the secondary the only experi- with these days, it's making it
1 The day's marketing opened Giants, Dan Jilek - Buffalo going to replace the likes of All Hennessey, a 6-4, 235 lb. senior enced unit on the defense. harder for the defense."
with Seattle drafting Larry Bills, Don Dufek - Seattle Sea- Big 10 linemen Dane Jilek, Jeff who played in several games as Coach Moeller expressed con-, Concluded Moeller, "We have
Shipp from Louisiana State. hawks, Steve King - New York* Perlinger, Tim Davis plus an- a starter last year is in line fidence m the trio while saying, some tough kids who want o
Shipp is a world class hurdler, Jets, Jim Czirr - Denver Bron- ether fine end Mike Holmes? for the other tackle spot. "Certainly we will work on our be number one, and are willing
and NCAA champion in the 120- cos, Jeff Perlinger - San Diego The two end positions call for pass coverage to strengthen the to put out the effort to be
yard high hurdles last spring. He Chargers, Wayman Britt - WHO WILL or can replace quick linebacker type players. defense, but on offense and de-i number one.
is looked upon as a wide re- Washington Redskins, linebacker Dave Devich and All- Tom Seabron, a sophomore fense it is the run oriented So, as the third week of Spring
ceiver. American Don Dufek? from Detroit, probably best re- teams, teams that can run the Practice closes, Coach Schem-
Ron Lee a second team All- Will the secondary which con- membered for his stolen ball ball, and dominate against the bechler is back on the field as
American in basketball was jjjjm r tains three returnees be able touchdown run in the North- run, that win games and cham- an observer, rather than in his
chosen by San Diego in the to pick up the slack caused by western game, and John Ander- pionships. active coaching capacity, the
12th round. Quinn Buckner, an inexperienced front line? son, the punter, have been start- defense is taking shape, and
from Indiana, was taken on And most importantly, how ing at the end spots during the MOELLER continued, "We are optimism reigns supreme.
the 14th round, also by the -) quickly will the new players spring drills. Dominic Tedesco, optimistic about the upcoming Experience is the key word.
Redskins. aain experience, and how good a 6-4 junior, has also been play- ",:::.......,.
Buckner was a football- mcare they? ing at the outside end spot.
basketball standout in high The opinion of Gary Moeller, The linebacker corps also is
school, and was an All-Big 10 defensive coordinator for the looking for some replacements. BUCKS CLINCH FIRST
safety as a freshman. After his From wire Service Reports Wolverines, is that they will be Last year's leading tackler Cal-
sophomore year, however, hey good. "These kids we have arevin O'Neal returns, but the loss
Adecided to concentrate slelyrnold inexperienced, but they're tough, of Dave Devich and Don Dufek,P
basketball, one-time king of golf, shot an kids, real fighters, with a lot of who at wolf was more of a
Other big college names in the enormous 81 yesterday and his enthusiasm and drive. They're safety man than linebacker, has
draft include Ohio State's quar- two day total of 155 left him five r g along slowly, but they've to be minimized.y
coin aog loly utthy ei o e iimze.By The Associated Press B S O -l r
terback Cotnelius Greene going - looked pretty good and we're D E T R O I T -Substitute I Smith scored nine of his 20
to Dallas on the 11th round. "You can put it in black type, looking for a lot more improve- JARY VOGELE, a senior, has center Roger Brown and guard points in the fourth period as
The seven Wolverines in the I am not ging to retire," said ment," said Moeller. been playing in Devich's spot, John Mengelt spearheaded a Milwaukee clinched the Nation-
ordar in which they were draft- the frustrated four time Master but has had some trouble with fourth-period assault to help the al Basketball Association's Mid-
ed: Gordon Bell - New York winner. "SPRING DRILLS are always a cracked foot bone. Detroit Pistons hand the At-, west Division title with a 106-
Palmer finished the front nine very important i that you try The loss of any All American lanta Hawks their 16th straight 100 victory over the Boston
three over for the day, but his to nick out the people who are hurts, but Don Dufek's loss is National Basketball Association Celtics last night.
o ru beacin to play for you in the ,lssened by the fact that the defeat, 116-108, Friday night.
He four-putted the 12th green, fl"M-le otne.Wleie aea xeine Brown, playing for flu-idled
missing a backhand attempt at . According to Moeller, the ma- nlnver to step in. Jerry Zuver, Bob Lanier, hit on three bas- Clyde Mayes dropped in the
a nthg a bakadator renlacement problem has best remembered as the Place- kets and two free throws while basket that put the Bucks
but aside from Bert Blyleven, a tree-pit been trying to find someone to kick holder, has moved into the Mengelt made two baskets and ahead for good, 99-98, with one
they have no pitching to speak His putting returned on the take over for Middle guard Tim vwolf position after two years of two free throws in a 16-7 surge. minute remaining and then
of. In fact the Twins were 10th par-5 13th. as he sunk a 12-- - - - --_- -----~--- - _- -1- -_.--- ; +1 + +

Royals ready j
By JEROME GILBERT poor season, in which he hit
only .247 with 9 homers and 49
'Mif vpr'eAmerican Leaf ueI RBI's.

is year sg . r unLc U + i. IIltL ciivuaV Lvl
West Division should prove to Pitching was what kept the in team ERA (4.05).
be a very interesting race be- Royals in the race last season The Texas Rangers offer no
tween the Oakland A's and the I (along with the bats of May-'serious threat to go anywherel
Kansas City Royals. Oakland berry and Brett), and pitching this season. Their pitching staff
and Kansas City seem to be the will once again be their strong ' consists of castoffs from otherj
only two teams in their division suit. Kansas City was fourth in teams (Nelson Briles, Bill
with enough strength to go all: the league last year with a team Hands, Steve Hargan, Mike Ke-'
the way. ERA of 3.47. kich) and a lot of them are
The Athletics have capable .The other four teams in the over-the-hill. With the exception
pitching in Vida Blue, newly division do not appear to be of Jeff Burroughs (29 homers,
acuired Mike Torrez (who was strong enough to challenge the 94 RBI), Mike Hargrove, (.303,
20-9 last season with Baltimore), Athletics or the Royals. The 62 RBI) and Lenny Randle
and Stan Bahnsen. California Angels should be (.276), it is going to be a long
The Oakland bulloen, which is much improved over last year, season for the Rangers.
the strength of their'pitching -!with the addition of Bobby Bonds THE CHICAGO White Sox,
staff, will return as sound and and Bill Melton. even with new owner Bill Veeck,{
strong as ever. The bullpen is BONDS and Melton will add are a last place team this year.
bolstered by lefthander Paul some home run punch to the Their outfield will consist of
Lindblad and righthanders Rollie Angel lineup - something they Ralph Garr, Pat Kelly and Myr-
Fingers and Jim Todd. I definitely lacked last season. ris Nettles. The outfield has
With the return of a healthy great speed, but none of these
THE A'S ARE also loaded Nolan Ryan to go along with players are renowned for their
with good hitters, and they can Frank Tanana the Angels could fielding talents. There are going
play defense. Claudell Washing- put together a strong pitching to be a lot of doubles and
ton, who hit .309 in his first staff. trinles hit in White Sox Park.I
full season will head an outfield The Minnesota Twins have This is the way I see the A.L.
loaded with speed. hitting - Rod Carew (.359, 80 West at the end of the season:
In addition to all this talent, RBI), Tony Oliva (.270, 58 RBI) Kansas City, Oakland, Califor-
the A's have some question and Larry Hisle (.314, 51 RBI), nia, Minnesota, Texas, Chicago.
marks: Can Sal Bando rebound - -
from his worst season? Will
newly acquired Don Baylor beAP I I
able to fill he void created when APRIL II
Reggie Jackson was traded to 11-5
Baltimore?AN AR O
Last season the Kansas City ANN ARBOR
Royals gave Oakland a serious -ART ASSOCIATION
fight right down to the final 7W LIBERTY
week of the season. The Royals
have a very good nucleus of
players returning from last sea-
At the ton of the list is slug- SU N DAY
ging first baseman John Mav-P S
berry, who batted .291 with 34
homers and 106 RBI's. Along
with Mavberry, the Royals have
George Brett at third base who
led the American Leaene in
base hits with 195, he also batted p
.308, and was one of the top -
defensive men in the league.

footer. However, it was a case
of too little, too late, as it gave
him a triple bogey eight; it
seems he tried to shorten the
hole by going through Rae's
Creek. The Creek was uncooper-
ati'e, however, as it kept his
ball and gave him a penalty,
stroke in return.
"I don't plan to retire," Pal-
mer emphasized, "but it is ob-
vious I must do some re-
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Pretty boy Floyd
By The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga - Second-round scores Friday In the 40th Masters
Championship on the 7,030 yard, par-72 Augusta National Golf Club
course. a-denotes amateur:

Ray Floyd
Jack Nicklaus
Larry Ziegler
Tom Kite
Ben Crenshaw
Lou Graham
Charles Coody
Graham Marsh
Dave Hill
Rik Massengale
Eddie Pearce
Jim Colbert
Gene Littler
Jerry McGee
Torn Weiskopf
Johnny Miller

73.68-141 '

Takashi Murakami
Bud Allin
Al Gelberger
Art Wall
Bruce Devlin
Gary Player
Bob Gilder
John Mahaffey
Bob Murphy
Don January
Andy North
a-Curtis Strange
Roger Maitbie
Masahl Ozaki
Billy Casper
Hale Irwin
Bob Shearer

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It was the Pistons' 10th victo- Smith clinched it with a pair of
ry in their last 11 starts. De- free throws.
troit also set a club record with
eight straight home victories. The Bucks threatened to blow
The Pistons led only 91-90 the Celtics off the court in the
when Brown tipped in two bas- third period with a runt of 16
kets. Then Mengelt scored six
straight points, and Brown straight points that gave them
dumped in four more in a row a 76-63 lead, the biggest of the
to put the game out of reach. night
get on the following committees:
Budget priorities
U-Cellar Board
League Board of Directors
Union Board of Directors
If you think the administration
isn't doing
you better tell it what
you want, so get on:
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Office of Student Services
Policy Board
Long-Range Planning
Academic Planning
AnalvsisĀ° Committee

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