Friday, June 21, 1974
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, June 21, 1974
THE LONG awaited tennis match of
the c e n t u r y between the Daily's
darlings, Chuck Bloom and I, and assist-
ant Michigan basketball coaches Jim
Dutcher and Bill Frieder finally came
off yesterday. After strenuous weeks of
shuttle diplomacy and mostly bad weath-
er, Bloom (affectionately known to his
friends as "Tor") and I agreed to meet
the hardcourt refugees at Concordia Jun-
ior College on Geddes Road for an
11 a.m. spinning of the rackets.
In an upset rivaling the sinking of the
Titanic, "Brick Wall" B 1 om, aptly
named for his 6-6, 300 pounds of solid
humanity, and I, bit the asphalt. Frieder
and Dutcher, relying on sleight of hand,
chicanery, tricky drop shots, and su-
perior playing ability shut the Daily's
finest down in straight sets.
Tor and I won the first game in rather
impressive fashion but it was all down-
hill from there. Dutcher was the spark-
plug for the cage coaches with a solid
serve and excellent placements. He was
able to take advantage of Bloom's lack
of speed with some fine drop shots.
Bloom did play a mean net however.
Towering over the court, Bloom smashed
one forehand with all 300 pounds of force
behind it that had Dutcher scurrying for
the nearest cover as he was belted in
the rear end.
Earlier this summer, the first annual
Ann Arbor Basketball Classic was held
out at Concordia and basketball returned
again this week in the form of Johnny
Orr's Basketball Camp. Dutcher, Fried-
er, and fellow Assistant Coach "Bird"
Carter ran the show for the youngsters
yesterday as Orr was nowhere to be
found except emblazoned on the tee-
shirts of the eager young basketball
Having a lot of energy if not pride
left after the morning debacle on the
tennis court and the gastronomically
delightful repast of cheeseburgers and
french fries, Bloom and I decided to
hang around for the afternoon lecture
on basketball fundamentals by "Pro-
fessor" Dutcher and his guest speaker
for the day, Campy Russell.
tip Daily duo
(WHEN BIG CAMP arrived he was be- played college basketball, the most
sesged by the admiring youths and prominent having been Frank, at the
barraged with questions. It didn't take University of Detroit, and Campy at
more than five seconds after he set Michigan. Larry has just been extended
foot in the gym, attired in sweat pants, a scholarship to U-D and Walker is the
sun glasses, and a visor for three nine- youngest boy.
year-olds to chime in unison, "Can you Walker is a little over six feet tall and
shoot with both hands?" I half expected weighs about 170 pounds and will enter
the next question to be "Can you walk ninth grade in the fall. I decided that I
on water?" hadn't had enough embarrassment for
On the court, Campy is a virtuoso the day so I challenged him to a little
and with Dutcher giving the lecture and one-on-one to fifteen baskets.
Campy performing the drills with text- I also bet older brother Campy that
book like precision, the kids and a couple I could whip his brother and was so
of reporters saw quite a show. Dutcher confident I wagered a quarter on if.
put Russell through jumping, tipping, Campy, delighted, accepted. Unlike the
defense, and shooting drills and every' tennis match earlier in the day, this
one sort of just gaped in awe. game was fairly close. Walker moved
out to 5-2 and 9-6 leads, but I came back
One of the young ballplayers sitting to tie him, 9-9. Unfortunately at this
in the stands was a bit more rambunc- point, I was running out of gas faster
tious than the others and less respectful than a Cadillac, and Walker went on to
of Campy. His name: Walker Russell, win, 15-11.
Campy's 13-year-old brother. The Rus- Funny thing but I wasn't embarrassed
sells of Pontiac play basketball and they even though I am an inch taller and
play it well, seven years older than W. Russell. The
Three Russell brothers have already kid can play ball. So can his brother.
Net en crushed inNCAA's
Special To The Daily
LOS ANGELES-The hopes of
the Michigan tennis team for a
national title were completely
snuffed out last night as its last
two singles p 1 a y e r s, Victor
Amaya and Freddie DeJesus,
were eliminated in the quarter-
final round of the National Col-
legiate Athletic Association tour-
The last remaining Michigan
participant was the d o u b 1 e s
team of DeJesus and Peter
Fleming, which still survives as
the quarterfinals b e g i n in
An unseeded player, Chico
H a g e y of Stanford, shocked
Amaya in the quarters, beating
him in two sets decided by tie-
breakers, 7-6, 7-6.
Amaya is the Wolverines top
player and was the number two
seed in the entire field.
Then, DeJesus, Michigan's
number two man, was also
bumped off by an unseeded
player, Steve Wedderburn of
Oklahoma, 4-6, 7-6, 7-5.
THE DEFEATS came late in
the day, after both Michigan
players had looked impressive
in earlier matches, with De-
Jesus in fact pulling off one of
the major upsets of the entire
In the fifth round of the tour-
nament DeJesus, unseeded in
the event, knocked off the third
seed, John Andrews of Southern
California, in a marathon 2%
hour match, 7-5, 6-7, 7-6.
The unexpected win advanced
DeJesus into the quarterfinal
round of the tourney, and tem-
porarily bouyed the spirits of
the entire Michigan entourage.
AMAYA HAD also won earlier
to advance to the quarterfinals,
as he beat Tom Kreiss of UCLA,
6-3, 6-2. It was irony that
Amaya should eliminate Kreiss,
since the Bruins' elder brother
Bob knocked Amaya out of the
,CAA's last year.
IN THE TEAM standings,
changing rapidly as the scores
from the late matches came in,
Stanford inched ahead of South-
ern California into the top po-
sition. Michigan looked like the
third-place team going into to-
day's play, with the Bruins,
Miami, and Southern Methodist
Footrace for first
Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs sprints for first base yesterday after tapping a grounder to Pittsburgh Pirate first baseman
Al Oliver (left). Oliver beat Monday in the footrace to the bag for the out, as his teammate Rennie Stennett looked on. Chicago
won the game, however, 3-0.
Major League Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet. Ga W L Pet. GB
Boston 37 27 .578 -- Philadelphia 35 31 .530 -
Detroit 33 30 .524 3% Montreal 30 2 .517 1
Baltimore 33 31 .515 4 St. Louis 32 31 .509 194
Cleveland 32 31 .508 49 Pittsburgh 27 35 .434 6
New York 34 .33 .307 41t. Chiceago 16 35 .426 694
Milwaukee 30 31 .49215' . New Yark 25 39 .3*19
Oakland 34 31 .523 - Los Angeles 44 23 .65.7 -
Kansas City 32 30 .516 9 Atlanta 38 27 -.5 5
Texas 34 32 .515 91 Cincinnati 36 27 .571 6
Chiagoa 29 31 .4 94 Houston 33 34 .493 11
". Minnesota 1* 36 .419 694 San Feancisro 33 36 .438 12
California 2 39 41 7 San Diego 1942 .40 13
Yesterday's Results Yesterday's Results
Mnnesota 3. Chicago 3
Milwaukee 6, Baltimore0 Chicago 3, Pittsburgh 0
Texas 7, California 3 New York 2, Philadelphia 1
Kansas City at Oakland, Inc. Only games scheduled.
Only games scheduled Today's Games
California at Texas, 2, night. Pittsburgh at Chicago.
Cleveland at Boston, night. Atlanta at Cincinnati, night.
Detroit at New York, night. New York at Philadelphia, night.
Baltimore at Milwaukee, night. Montreal at St. Louis, night.
Chicago at Minnesota, night. San Diego at Houston, night.
Kansas City at Oakland, night. San Francisco at Los Angeles, night.
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Major League Leaders
57 . Lty.> . .. . . 5 . 5'...y. ,tf.?.27. 7.., .
Based on 150 at Bats.
Player Club G AB R HI Pet.
Carew Min 60 240 35 95 .396
RJackson Oak 57 199 41 70 .352
Fisk Bsn 45 162 32 54 .333
B.Robinson Bal 61 224 17 74 .330
Brohamer Cle 44 150 20 48 .327
Ohiva5M1n 52 19* 15 62 .316
McRae KC 60 201 29 64 .318
Rudi Oak 63 247 28 38 .316
Ysutrxmsklasn 62 218 41 69 .315
Braun Min 51 172 21 54 .314
D. Allesi, Chicago, 16; Mayberry,
Kansas City, 16; W. Horton, Detroit,
15 R. Jackson, Oakland, 15; Bur-
rougs, Texas, 13.
Runs Batted In
Burroughs, Texas, 55; Mayberry,
Kansas City, 47; Rudi, Oakland, 47;
D. Allen, Chicago, 46; R. Jackson,
G. Perry, Cleveland, 12-1, .923; Ed
Rdgez, Milwaukee, 5-1, .833; Cu-
ellar, Baltimore, 9-3, .750; Fitzmor-
ris, Kansas City, 6-2, .750; Fingers,
Oakland, 6-2, .750; Drago, Boston,
5-2, .714; Hiller, Detroit, 8-4, .667;
J. Brown, Texas, 6-3, .667.
Based on 150 at Bats.
Player Club G AB R Ht Pet.
t. Smith StL 57 207 35 7 .372
Garr Atl 65 281 39 104 .370
Gross Htn 61 208 36 31 .346
Schmidt Phi 65 216 41 7* .324
Maddox SF 66 269 41 87 .323
Buckner LA 55 214 28 69 .322
Brock StL 53 239 47 33 .322
Garvey LA 66 233 44 87 .319
W. Davis Mon 55227 30 72 .317
Zisk Pgh 57 193 31 61 .316
Cchmidt, Philadelphia, 17; Wynn,
Los Angeles, 17; Bench, Cincinnati,
13; Cedene, Houston, 13; Garvey,
Los Angeles, 13.
Runs Batted In
Garvey, Los Angeles, 55; Wynn,
Los Angeles, 54; R. Smith, St. Louis,.
51; Schmidt, Philadelphia, 50; Ce-
deno, Houston, 50.
Pitching - 6 Decisions
John, Los Angeles, 1*-2, .833; Ca-
pra, Atlanta, 7-2, .778; Messersmith,
Los Angeles, 7-2, .778; -McGlothen,
St. Louis, 9-3, .750; Hough, Los An-
geles, 6-2, .750; Freislbn, San Diego,
6-2, .750; Hardy, San Diego, 6-2,
.750; sosa, San Francisco, 5-2, .714.