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Tuesday, May 18, 1976


Poge Eleven

Big weekend for Blue

'M' netters snare
ninth straight title
Brian Eisner was right. A little confidence and
a surprise starter were all the Wolverines needed
to capture their ninth consecutive Big Ten Tennis
It wasn't as tight as many people predicted,
as Michigan nearly doubled the point total of its
nearest rival, Ohio State.
THE WOLVERINES were bouyed by the ap-
pearance of Freddy DeJesus, who decided to sit
out the regular season to concentrate on aca-
demics. DeJesus displayed the form that earned
him a title at number two singles last year, as
he defeated the Illini's Bruce Franks, 6-3, 6-2, to
win the title at third singles.
Eric Friedler suffered only his second con-
ference loss in the finals for first singles, again
to the Buckeyes' Francisco Gonzales, 6-3, 6-3.
With the victory, Gonzales retained his title.
Jeff Etterbeek had a tough time, but finally
beat OSU's John Botica, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Etterbeek
thus became one of the few freshmen to win a
JIM HOLMAN continued the onslaught of op-
ponents, as Michigan placed five finalists in
singles, winning four medals. Holman, one of the
team's most consistent performers all season,
needed only two sets to dispose of Chuck Meurisse
of Illinois, 6-2, 7-6.
BRAD HOLLAND, pushed back to sixth singles
because .of DeJesus, took advantage of playing
one notch lower to take top honors over the
Spartans' Lee Woyahn, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles, Etterbeek and Friedler finished the
season undefeated with a 6-2, 6-2 blitzing of the
Gonzales brothers, Francisco and Pedro from
Ohio State.
AT THE final doubles position, Holman and
Holland completed the sweep in these events in
a three set victory over Woyahn and Dick Callow
of Michigan State, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2.
The Maize and Blue led the final points total
with 75, three less than last year's team that
finished fourth in the NCAA's. Second was Ohio
State with 45 points. The Buckeyes had a chance
to win three singles crowns and another two in
doubles, but OSU took only one title.
Wo veri
By BILL STIEG But Michiga
problems and
The way things are gog so straight title
the Big Ten baseball race, cal- losing in its h(
culators and umbrellas should with Michigan
be required equipment for the verines are at
three teams battling for the and home Sun
Rain has once again messed A split would
up the games, schedulesand a chance tov
standings in the Big Ten. Head- losses would le
ing into the final weekend of Minnesota take
play, just about anything can The champio
happen, and the weather could by won-lost per
have a lot to do with who wins of a tie, total r
the championship. to-head series
Michigan outs
W L PCT. 2-t this year
MICHIGAN (18-15-1) 8 3 .727 holds a 5-1 lea
Minnesota (35-8) 11 5 .688 State in their g
Mich. State (14-20-1) 6 4 .600 If Saturday's
Iowa (20-15) 8 6 .571 gan State is rai
Purdue (14-15) 5 S .500 header would b
Wisconsin (19-13) 6 7 .462 If Sunday's gas
Indiana (19-17) 6 7 .462 it would be p1
Ohio St. (18-16) 4 7 .417 both weekend g
Vorthwestern (18.18) 5 11 .313 out, only one g
Illinois (20-18) 3 8 .273 ed Monday.
MICHIGAN at Mich. State make the difl
Iowa at Minnesota (2) first and seco
Ohio St. at Purdue (2) ter of thousn
Indiana at Illinois (2) centage poin
SUNDAY'S GAMES splits and b
Mich. State at MICHIGAN rained out, Ml
Indiana at Purdue (2; .title by .692 to
Ohio State at Illinois (2) If Michigan

Michigan captures
track triple crown
The Michigan track team chalked up its third
Big Ten championship of the school year this
weekend, taking the outdoor track title in Cham-
paign to go along with cross-country and indoor
track titles won previously.
THE WOLVERINES captured three individual
titles in the two-day meet, besting runner-up
Wisconsin 111-97. Indiana finished third with 68
and defending champ Illinois totaled 63.
Senior Abe Butler won the triple jump-hop,
skipping and jumping 50-8%. Teammate Mark
Bohlke added two points to Butler's ten, by
placing fifth.
Junior Greg Meyer recaptured the 3000-meter
steeplechase championship he won as a fresh-
man, splashing to a time of 8:50.8. Teammate
Bruce McFee was 16 seconds back in second
The Wolverine 440-year relay team raced to
victory, qualifying for the NCAA championships
in a time of 40.69 seconds. Wisconsin was forced
to scratch in the event, when its top sprinter
Tariq Mughal pulled a muscle.
WITH MUGHAL injured, his teammate Larry
Johnson picked up the slack in the 100 and 200-
meter dashes. The freshman footballer won both,
nipping the Wolverines' Doug Hennigar. Michigan
added a pair of fifth place finishes to Hennigar's
two seconds-Jim Grace in the 200 and Arnett
Chisholm in the 100.
Michigan garnered a second and a fourth in
the high hurdles, behind Indiana's Phil Stapp,
who won for the second consecutive year. Chis-
holm collected the fourth place points while
Charles Crouther placed second. Crouther also
anchored the 440-year relay and placed sixth
in the 200.
Other Wolverines to score were: Andy Johnson
second place in the 800 meters, with Dave Wil-
liams fifth; Jeff Mcleod third in the 400 meters,
with Dave Williams fifth; Jeff Mcleod third in the
400 meters; Jim Stokes third place in the pole
vault; Bill Donakowski and Meyer placed fourth
and fifth, respectively in the 5000 mseters and the
mile-relay team placed second behind the
ht race
n eliminate any The Wolverines scored three
ning both State runs in the top of the seventh
to win the first game 3-2, but
kend, Michigan dropped the nightcap 2-1, by
of a twinbill at allowing two unearned runs.
ten split two at Michigan plays Eastern Mighi-
The split gave gan tomorrow in a doubleheader
3 record is the starting at 1 p.m. instead of the
scheduled 2 p.m.

3000 meter champ Greg Meyer
nes ead tig
a can avoid any washed out this weekend, and But Michigan ca
win its second Minnesota sweeps its Iowa confusion by win
by simply not series, Michigan still wins, .727 gameA.
ome-away series to .722. If MSU sweeps Michigan Over last wee
State. The Wol- and Iowa sweeps Minnesota, was rained outc
MSU Saturday Michigan State goes to the Wisconsin and th
day. NCAAs as conference champs Northwestern.T
give Minnesota with a 16-20-1 record. Michigan an 8-3
win it all. Two The possibilities are endless. Big Ten.

.t either State or
the crown.
nship is decided
centage. In case
runs in the head-
is the criteria.
,ored Minnesota
and Minnesota
d over Michigan
ned out, a double-
e played Sunday,
me is rained out,
ayed Monday. If
ames are washed
same can be play-
ossibilities could
Terence between
ad place a mat-
ndths of a per-
t. If Michigan
Minnesota gets
Ichigan wins the
gets completely

Ohio State is easy victor
in conference golf tourney

The old stand-bys of Big Ten
golf, Ohio State, Indiana and
Purdue, finished 1-2-3 in last
weekend's rainy Big Ten cham-
pionship at the Michigan course.
Ohio State, the tourney favo-
rite, pulled methodically away
from the rest of the field to win
easily by 32 strokes. Indiana,
which was tied for first after
the opening round, was second,
18 strokes ahead of Purdue.
Host school 1ichigan, which
entered the meet hoping for
third, finished fourth, five
back of Purdue. Ohio State,
Indiana and Purdue have won
the confefrence crown 20 of the
last 25 years.

This year, a couple of rela-
tive newcomers led the way for
the Buckeyes. 'Sophomore Ralph
Guarasci put together a 71-72-
77-78-298 string to take individ-
ual honors. Freshman teammate
Mark Balen was runner-up with
a 79-74-72-74-299.
The Hoosiers were led by
Mike Jackson's 70-73-81-78-302.
To p Michigan scorers were
freshman Rod Pafford at 306
and Randy McClelland at 309.
Captain Harvey Ely carded a
314 and Tim VanTongeren had a
It rained intermittently dur-
ing Saturday's 36 holes, and
Sunday's 18 hole finale was

delayed by fog and slowed by
more r a in. Groundskeepers
could not cut the fairway-
either day.
Though the Buckeyes' four
other starters were seniors,
there is already talk that OSU
may be building a golf dynasty.
They left some very good play-
ers in Columbus and have 4-
cruited the best high schoolers
in Michigan and California.
As for Michigan, coach Bill
Newcomb started two freshmen
and two sophomores and he says
recruiting is going well. Mich-
igan hasn't won a Big Ten tike
since 1952.

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