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Page 8-Saturday, April 5, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Netters trounce Illinois ,9-O

Michigan men's tennis coach Brian
Eisner has built a dynasty since taking
over the netters 10 years ago. His teams
have captured the Big Ten title every
season since then and took its first step
toward another crown yesterday by
shutting out Illinois, 9-0 at the Track
and Tennis Building.
The victory upped Michigan's record
to 8-1 oi the season, its only loss to top-
ranked California-Berkley. And Eisner
was very pleased with his team's per-
formance against the Fighting Illini.
"THIS WAS the best match we ever
played at home this year. We had not
literally lost a game in the first half
hour. The concentration was excellent,
there wasn't a peep out of anybody,"
said Eisner.
Junior Matt Horwitch led the way at
the number one singles slot as he easily

polished off Jeff Edwards 6-0, 6-1 in only
forty minutes.
"Everybody was working hard," said
Eisner. "It was just tremendous tennis
right down the line. This is the way we
really have to play if we want to con-
tinue to move up the national rankings,
which we obviously do."
SOPHOMORE sensation Michael
Leach darkened Illinois' Todd Black's
record by swooping past him 6-2, 6-4.
Leach was behind 2-1 then 3-2 before
battling back to knot the score at four
all. He used his powerful serve and
aggressive play to capture the next two
games and the match.
Leach teamed up with Horwitch at
first doubles and they swiftly moved
past Black and Scott Sommers 6-2, 6-4.
Mark Mees glided at the third spot 6-
3, 6-2 over Sommers and senior co-
captain Jud Shaufler played a

tenacious brand of tennis en route to
slaughtering the Fighting Illini's fourth
singles Mike Kramer 6-0, 6-2.
The other senior co-captain, Jack
Neinken, didn't have as easy a time
with his opponent, though. He and Tom
Henderson switched the lead in the first
set three times before Neinken was able
to salvage a 6-4 win.

THE SECOND set was a complete
turnabout as Neinken whipped Hender-
son 6-0.
"I kinda got off to a bad start," said
Neinken. "On these courts it's hard to
win, but once you start hitting your
shots you get used to it and can keep hit-
ting them.
"Once I started hitting my shots I
was able to get in on his backhand and
was able to keep getting in on his
backhand. I just turned it on."
"HE'LL START off very, very slow
and sometimes even lose the first mat-
ch, he of course did not do that today,"
said Eisner.
"His timing was off, especially his
forehand in the first set. He was miss
hitting and occasionally it takes him a
while to get his timing on."
Freshman Tom Haney easily sur-
passed Joe Leininger 6-4, 6-1 at the sixth
singles spot.
In doubles Mees and Shaufler teamed
up to dump Edwards and Kramer 6-1, 6-
0 and Neinken and Haney blitzed
Leininger and Dave Orr 6-1, 6-2.

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Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN.
WOLVERINE JUD SHAUFLER smashes a shot against Mike Kramer of
Illinois. Shaufler totally dominated Kramer, winning 6-0, 6-2, as the Wol-
verines shut out the lllini, 9-0.


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Outside, it's cold. A forty degree
temperature with thirty mile-an-hour
winds and an incessant drizzle of
freezing rain fills the air. Julie Clifford,
Dee Dee Key and the twenty-odd other
memhbers of the Michigan women's
track team stretch out on a small sec-
tion of pavement just off the outdoor
track. Across the field, the lights of the,
I.M. Building reflect dull yellow
through the long line of parabolic win-
dows which face the track.
No one is doing much talking, just
working cold, tight muscles into some
degree of limberness. "Between
seasons we usually do long distance
workouts," Clifford says. In this kind of
weather, pulled muscles can be a real
problem." Distance runner Clifford
should know, as both she and Key have
been running for Michigan since
women's track became a varsity sport
two years ago.
"The first year we sent nine women
to the outdoor Big Ten meet, right now
we've got about 25 on the roster,"
stated Key. The rising team member-
ship is just one facet of the im-
provement this team has seen.
From a first year showing of eighth in
the Big Ten meet, they have risen to a
respectable fifth place showing in this
year's indoor meet. A somewhat
modest sounding gain perhaps, but con-
sidering the fact that there are no
seniors and few juniors, one begins to
see the foundation of optimism which
characterizes this team. Also consider
that six of eight National Indoor
qualifiers were freshpersons and the
other two were sophomores.
"During the indoor season, we won
all of our dual and triangular meets,"
said Key. Freshwoman Melanie
Weaver was one of the national
Women trounced
Special to the Daily
MADISON-The Michigan women's
tennis team was stunned yesterday in
two afternoon matches. The netters
were defeated by highly touted
Wisconsin, 9-0, and upset by Minnesota,
Coach Ollie Owens was disappointed
in his team but felt the rigorous
schedule was part of the reason for the
"WE WERE BEATEN by a much
better Wisconsin team and I think we
were just tired out for the Minnesota
match," said Owens. "We probably
could have done better in a regular
Today the women face Northwestern
and Iowa. Northwestern's well
respected while Iowa already lost to
Minnesota this season 6-3.

qualifiers who eventually placed seven-
th in her specialty, the 3000-meter run.
Weaver, who also runs the 5,000 and
10,000 meter distances for the team,
also echoes these hopeful sentiments.
"We're lots better than last year,
stronger in everything mostly because
the freshmen are doing well."
Besides Weaver, other freshman
recruits include half miler impressario
Suzie Frederick, who placed second in
the indoor Big Ten meet, sprinter
Brenda Kazinic, whose 880 and mile,
relay teams placed third and fifth
respectively in the Big Ten. Add to
these Lauri Thornton, fourth in the Big
Ten long jump, and a member of the 880.
relay, and you are fielding one of the
most talented groups of frosh in the
These four were recruited, most
aren't that lucky. Of the twenty-five on
the roster, only one third are recruits.
Dee Dee Key was the first and only
recruit two years ago, and currently
holds the school record for the four

hundred meter run with a clocking of
58.5 seconds. This lack of scholarship
funds puts the burden on the individual.
Balancing a part-time job, studying and
training time into a day proves very
hectic, but as Weaver puts it,
"sometimes you have to stay up late."'
Still, the team has persevered and
thrived. In the Big Ten this season, the
contenders are Wisconsin, Ohio State,
Michigan State, Purdue and Michigan.
A few of the team members admit the
team is not a likely bet for a Big Ten
championship, but as Scott Hubbard,
the long distance coach states, "this
team thrives from within, everyone is
concerned with each other. . . I'm
really impressed with the desire I've
seen coming off the indoor season."
The de ire is definitely there, and the
team is fairly well-balanced, but the.
lack of scholarship money to attract
prep stars, and the poor priority of
facilities given the women has left a
serious question concerning depth. This
is especially true in the field events. As
long jumper Thornton puts it, "We can


Thinclads dash into new season

get the first place usually, but we've
been having a hard time picking up th4
seconds and thirds."
The installation of a women's cross
country team last fall has helped im-
mensely with this problem in the long
distance races. The women are the first
to admit this while at the same time
stressing the youth of the team.
Another fact which comes out is the
scholarly attitude on the team. The
team presently sports a cumulative
grade point average of 3.0, this is the
highest for the number on the team 90
any women's sport. French major Key
thinks "Women athletes are breaking
out of the old stereotypes."
"We're very dedicated," says miler
Lisa Larson. "Several of the girls have
been running twice a day." Larson and
Carolyn Kleimer (440 yd. hurdles) are
swimmers who recently returned from
the nationals.
Truthfully, the complexion of the cin
der burners has changed. On this col'
April day, the men aren't the only one
suffering for their sport.

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After finishing a close second to Indiana in the Big
indoor track championships last month, the Michigan ti
sters are looking to overcome the Hoosiers' track domin
in the outdoor season.
"We have a better outdoor team, potentially, than we
indoors," said Michigan coach Jack Harvey. "Indoors
can't enter that many people in 'a single event, whe
outdoors up to four can be entered in a sprint race. M
strong in the sprints, especially the 400, and guys like An(
Bruce (second in the 60 and third in the 300 in the Big
indoors) are much better at the 100 and 200 than the sh(
sprints, like the 60, that are run indoors."
MICHIGAN'S OUTDOOR squad is essentially the sam(
that competed indoors. The Wolverines are strong in
events, the only exceptions being the pole vault, triple j
and middle distance events. "We are weak in those ev4
but we're trying to reciuit multi-event people, that is spri
or middle distance guys who can perform in a numb(
events equally well," said Harvey.
Beefing up Michigan's depth in the sprints is sopho
Bruce from Trinidad, who finished second in the 60 andt
in the 300 at the Big Ten indoor meet, Butch Woolfolk,
Ten champ in the 300, and Darryl Gholston. In the 40(
Wolverines have a host of superior sprinters, inch
Bruce's countryman, Ron Affoon (third in the Big
indoors), Ted Dobson (fourth in the Big Ten, behind Affc
and possibly Bruce, who was one of the few sprinters it
U.S. to break 48.0 this past indoor season. -
Marshall Parks is the standout 110-meter high hurdle
the squad, and.was the only Michigan hurdler to advan
the semi-finals of the NCAA meet in March. In the 400 n
intermediate hurdle event, school record holder Gary I
(50.44) seems ready to improve on his best time and pos
dip below 50.0.
THE WEIGHT EVENTS, one of the team's "w'
points, are led by senior discus thrower Mike Boehr
who's heave of 166' last season is the best on the team sof
nd he is capable of "good improvement" this year, accon
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to Harvey. It's interesting to note that one of the oldest U of M
'track records is the discus mark of 185'5" set by Erns
Soudeu in 1964; the shot put record has also stood for some~
time, having been set in 1972 by Steve Adams with a distance
of 60'11%". Frosh shotputter Phil Wells finished sixth in the
Big Ten last month, could threaten that mark, as he has three
years to improve from his present level of throwing in the 55'
Although he is not Michigan's only high jumper, Mike
Lattany nonetheless receives a lion's share of attention from
the media, as the poised senior from Mount Clemens finished
second to former indoor world record holder Franklin Jacobs
of Fairleigh-Dickinson in the NCAA meet at Joe Louis Aren
three weeks ago. With an indoor best of 7'41/2", Lattany i
sure to improve on his school outdoor record of 7'31" during
this upcoming season.
Dan Heikkinen, coming off of an indoor campaign marked
by steady improvement (4:02 mile best, 8:38.8 in the two
mile), will be looking to improve on his PR of 8:36 in the
steeplechase, and his mile speed will undoubtedly serve him
well in that endeavor.
IN OTHER DISTANCE events, the squad has much talent
to use, including the surprise of the indoor season, freshman
Bill O'Reilly; a walk-on who ran the two mile in the low-nine
minute range, and was the lone Wolverine to score in the Bi4
Ten's with a 9:04. O'Reilly, fellow freshman Brian Diemer
(13:42 indoor three mile), Dave Lewis, Steve Brandt, and Bill
Weidenbach all will be important point contributors in the
5,000 and 10,000 meter runs.
The middle distance races will see Michigan represented
by 800 meter men Tim and Greg Thomas, both of whom are
capable of breaking 1:50, and Dan Beck in the mile (best
time: 4:04 indoors), along with Heikkinen.
Though Indiana is heavily favored to defend the Big Ten
outdoor crown it won last year, and though Hoosier coacl
Sam Bell says "Realistically, we should be as strong as last
year, and with another year of growth and maturity, maybe
even stronger," the Michigan tracksters could play the role of
giant-killers this season; "We'll be able to challenge Indiana
this year," says Harvey.




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