The Michigan Daily Friday, April 9, 1982 Page8
'M' netter pleased with 'demotion'
Boston prep star
commits to Michigan
By JESSE BARKIN
Being a member of the Michigan
women's tennis team carsometimes be
a difficult task. Besides the usual har-
dships endured by all varsity athletes,
including arduous training which cuts
into schoolwork and social life, the ten-
nis team offers more problems. For in-
stance the season just gets into gear
around final exams, matches are
rained out and switched from location to
location, and practices are usually
from 8 to 10 in the morning, or, as head
coach Ollie Owens puts it, "whenever
we can get court time."
But for all its drawbacks team mem-
ber Karen Milczarski says that the
trade off of bad for good is worth it. "I
like tennis and if it takes waking up
early or practicing at any time, then
that's what I'll do,"she said.
MILCZARSKI, * a Detroit native, is
slotted- in the fifth singles spot for the
Wolveriftnes and is coming off a 6-2, 6-4
victory In Tuesday's 8-1 triumph over
Michigan State. The win upped her
season record to 3-2.;
Her tennis play is not limited to the
team, though. Milczarski plays it con-
stantly, probably close to 365 days a
year, and she does this because of her
attitude towards tennis. She loves it.
"I want to keep playing tennis for the'
rest of my life," she said.
Last year at this time the 5-8
sophomore was playing first singles for
Central Michigan, but Michigan is
where she said she always wanted to at-
tend. And the apparent demotion from
first to fifth singles is not really a
demotion at all. In fact, Milczarski said
she considers it a real promotion.
"IT'S REALLY good," she said of her
transfer. "I'm glad I switched. I enjoy
tennis more (now). The players (here)
are better and it makes the game more
As for her position in the fifth slot so
far this season, she said that she would
like to move up eventually, but said that
her position is rightfully decided by how
well she plays. "I don't mind at all
(playing fifth). Our three, four and five
(Jane Silfen, Jill Hertzman and she)
are really close so there's a lot of com-
petion," Milczarski said.
BUT SHE ADDED that she is getting
better all the time, "I'm gaining more
confidence as I play more matches. I
had a couple of bad losses, but I'm get-
ting over them. I'm sure my record will
Milczarski's optimism also bubbles
over to the team which she believes has
a good shot at the Big Ten title. As the
team gets ready to host Wisconsin and
Ohio State this weekend, Milczarski
predicted that the Wolverines will win
IN PREPARING for this weekend's
double-header, she said that she wants
to be totally ready. "I'm going to work
hard. And when I play my practice
matches I'm going to get tough, not get
lazy. I want to be mentally ready."
But as alluded to earlier, with the
frequent change in time and the other-
wise 8 a.m. starting time, getting to
practice appears to be a challenge in it-
self. True to form, though, Milczarski
sees only good when it comes to playing
"I like it (schedule changes) because
it breaks up the monotony of going to
practice at-a set time every day." And
rationalizing away the drudgery of
waking up for "crack of dawn"
workouts, she said. "You get your ten-
nis out of the way early. Sometimes it
starts my day off right,
Thus, for Michigan's Milczarski,
playing tennis for the team, no matter
how hard it may sound, is all for the
love of it.
By BOB WOJNOWSKI
Michigan head basketball coach
Bill Frieder, who has already
secured commitments from the top
player in the states of Michigan and
Florida, returned home from Boston
yesterday with a verbal commit-
ment from the best player in the
state of Massachusetts, 6-8 fron-
tliner Butch Wade of Boston
Wade, a fourth-team Parade All-
American, was the Boston Globe's
Division I Player of the Year after
averaging 22.1 points and 23.8
rebounds per game this season.
Frieder has already bagged the
state of Michigan's Mr. Basketball,
Robert, Henderson of Lansing
Eastern, and Richard Rellford, a
first-team Parade All-American
who is generally regarded as the
best player in the state of Florida.
WADE'S announcement should
cap what many consider to be the
finest crop of high school recruits in
the country. In addition to Wade,
Henderson and Rellford, 6-8 Paul
Jokisch of Birmingham Brother
Rice and 6-9% Roy Tarpley of
Detroit Cooley are expected to sign
letters of intent for Michigan on
April 14, the official signing day.
Wade had reportedly narrowed his
choices to Michigan, DePaul,
Providence and Connecticut before
settling on the Wolverines. And
Frieder, who has gone after fron-
tline players with vigor this year,
was pleased to have another big man
in the fold.
"When you really get down to it,
how many proven frontline people
have we got?" Frieder said. "Just
one, and that's Ike Person. We
needed some big people and that's
what we've gone out and gotten."
FRIEDIR IS looking for Wade to
give the Wolverines some much-
needed help in a category that has
been a Michigansore spot of late-
"His strength is his rebounding,"
said Frieder of the 210-pounder.
"He's just a great rebounder."
With Jokisch also a fourth-team
Parade All-American, Michigan has
now recruited four prep All-
Americans and another-Tar-
pley-who just began to blossom in
his senior year. So, is this the best
recruiting class in the country?
"That's for you guys (the media)
to figure out," said Frieder.
Rumors persist in basketball circles
that 7-foot Benoit Benjamin of
Monroe, La., the most sought-after
high school center in the country, is
seriously considering attending
Michigan. Those rumors can be
dismissed--Benjamin will choose
either Louisiana State oir Creighton
... The accolades continue to pour in
for Rellford, Michigan's 6-6 recruit
from Riviera Beach, Fla. In the four
years that the NCAA has compiled a
list of the top high school football
and basketball prospects in the
nation, only one player has ever
made both lists, and that one player
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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
WITH INTENSE concentration, Karen Milczarski prepares to serve at a
recent practice. The sophomore netter played with Central Michigan last
season, but transferred to Michigan this year.,
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Mets beat Phillies in opener,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Bob Bailor
drove in three runs with a pair of
doubles and a single and scored twice
as the New York Mets beat the
Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 yesterday
before 15,345 fans in their twice-
postponed National League opener.
It was the eighth straight opening-
day victory for the Mets, who defeated
Philadelphia left-hander Steve Carlton
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LEFT-HANDER Randy Jones,
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one unearned run. Garry Maddox
homered off Neil Allen in the ninth.
The Mets ripped Carlton for nine hits
in 6 2-3 innings as the left-hander's
opening-day record dropped to 2-6. The
Mets and Cincinnati are the only teams
with career winning records over the
three-time Cy Young winner.
The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first
inning. Bailor was credited with a
double when center fielder Maddox
dropped a high fly into short left-center
field after a collision with left fielder
Bailor scored when George Foster
doubled to left for his first RI as a
Met. Foster, acquired from Cincinnati
in February, scored on an error.
Twins 4. Mariners "1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota
third baseman Gary Gaetti homered
for the third time this season,. drove in
two runs and scored three times to pace
the Twins to a 4-1 victory over the Seat-
tle Mariners yesterday.
The victory gave the Twins a 2-1 edge
in the opening series of the season for
GAETTI, 7-FOR-10 at the plate this
season, opened the second inning with a
solo blast off losing pitcher Gene
Nelson. Gaetti also scored the next two
Minnesota runs following walks.
Designated hitter Jesus Vega drove
him in both times with singles in the
fourth and sixth innings.
Minnesota loaded the bases after
Gaetti scored in the sixth inning, but the
Twins couldn't capitalize after Nelson
was pulled for reliever Ed VandeBer'g.
In the bottom of the seventh Gaetti
drove in Kent Hrbek with a single t
center field. The lone Seattle run came
in the top of the seventh when catcher
Jim Essian hit a home run of winning
pitcher Brad Havens.
Michigan Baseball Statistics
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MICHIGAN................... 18 504 128 171 27-2-19 67 53 107 .339
Opponents...................18 439 38 80 16-0-4 75 71 33 .182
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Opponents................... 18 5 1 3-15 121.0 171 67 52 6.92
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