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Women netters rc

" In a match that centered mainly on baseline bat- s"
," ;'' ties, the Michigan women netters bullied their way to M
an 8-1 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers yesterday.
The two teams played in the Track and Tennis .
building on the controversial rubber surface. Some th
a players like it, some don't. u
"WE HAVE the home-court advantage with these '
courts because they're rubber, sticky and really thi
slow," said Michigan's Mary MacTaggart. tz
r But Badger coach Kelly Ferguson said, "We played 2
a match here yesterday so the courts shouldn't make do
that big a difference. The courts here are slow but
when you go to another school you have to expect dif- B
ferent surfaces. It shouldn't make that much of a dif- bi
w ference." fol
"I don't like these courts," Michigan's first singles
player Marian Kremer said simply. "They're too in
slow." m4
ALTHOUGH SHE'S not a fan of the rubber-tex-
tured courts, Kremer achieved "a blowout 6-1, 6-0 vic- du
tory over her Wisconsin opponent, Amy Williams. M
"I'm relieved that I won, I haven't been playing as B
well as usual lately," Kremer said. "I started my '
match off kind of slow, as usual, and I was kind of R
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER nervous but then I settled down and started playing d
MICHIGAN NETTER Robbie Risdon reaches for a low volley in her 6-0, 6-0 better." .se
victory over Wisconsin's Betty Buetow yesterday. In the second singles spot, Michigan's MacTaggart i
God re lad to be Blue
Budget cuts are always viewed in a negative way
but sometimes there are hidden advantages. Proof ofColorado senior tra
this is Michigan netter Bill Godfrey.
The Wolverine squad can thank a University of
Colorado budget cut which prompted Godfrey to -
transfer to Michigan from Colorado after spending COm ieS flOm e to Mich
three years at the western school..
IT WAS A beautiful school but their tennis budget
was cut in half and there was no money to travel," "I really enjoy being with this team, the group of somehow I managed to hita
said Godfrey. "The coach quit and I wanted to guys is terrific and each personality is unique," said out.
salvage my tennis so I left and the natural place to the 6-4 senior. "We have really good leadership in our "ANOTHER ONE of the1
turn was my hometown of Ann Arbor. I also carne seniors Debryn and Leach. They made the transition been my doubles play with R
back because my girlfriend is here," he added. a lot easier than it would have been at other schools." Godfrey. The duo's record a
"It's unfortunate that I didn't transfer sooner but I At Michigan, Godfrey is majoring in Political spot is 2-0 and 1-0 in the Big7
overestimated Colorado's program," continued God- Science and is interested in International Relations. doubles spot, Godfrey and
frey. "It's good to be on a winning team-Colorado He presently has no plans for graduate school. "I've record and 1-0 in the Big Ten
didn't win too much but Michigan really dominates in already spent too large a chunk of time in school (five Godfrey's winning perfor
tennis." years) and I don't want to go right back," he said. nesota Gophers Friday up
Godfrey, a graduate of Birmingham Brother Rice, "It's really tough to go to school and play a varsity record to 12-4 and his Big Ten
was a high school All-American and was also named sport, it takes a special kind of person." In the sixth singles spot, G
All-State and All-Catholic League. While at the RIGHT NOW Godfrey is teaching tennis in the opponent Dave Morin and na
University of Colorado, Godfrey was named All-Big area. "For a year I'll keep playing and teaching, then 7, 7-6 three-set win to carry
Eight in both 1979 and 1980 and occupied Colorado's ... who knows," he said. victory over the Gophers.(
number one singles spot for three years. The highlight of the year, according to Godfrey, best record of any player on .
AT MICHJGAN, Godfrey holds an overall singles was the team's match against Wichita State the With his tennis play in full
record of 124 (10-4 at the number six spot) and a Big weekend of March 25. frey is content to be back in
Ten record of 30, also at number six. His overall "We were down 4-2 going into doubles and we seventeen years. "I love Ann
doubles record, in which he has had two different par- pulled it out," he began. "It was a long three-set rmat- come true to come back an
tners, stands at 8-5. Godfrey was also named the Ann ch and ending in a tie-breaker and I was down 6-2 in I've rooted for and loved sin
Arbor city champion last summer. the third set. Then I was'down eightmatch points and

lidn't give her opponent Holly Bland a chance, as she
wept the first set away 6-0, and then finished the
hatch off with a second-set victory of 6-2.
"I THOUGHT they were going to be a lot tougher,"
4acTaggart said. "But they're not used to playing on
hese courts and we play on them every day so we are
sed to it."
The Wolverine netters' domination continued
hroughout the rest of the singles matches as Jill Her-
man, playing at third singles, took Bitsy Ritt, 6-3, 6-
and Jane Silfen had a similar performance in
owning Elyse Rabinowitz at 6-3, 6-2.
In the fifth singles spot, Karen Milczarski beat
adger Joanne Nadell, 6-2, 6-1 and Robbie Risdon
Lanked Betsy Buetow in an impressive 6-0, 6-0 per-
FAST-PACED net action was the dominant feature
doubles play as Michigan took two out of its three
Paired together to lead the doubles action was the
uo of Kremer and Silfen, whose dynamic perfor-
ance at the number one spot carried them past the
adgers' Bland and Rabinowitz, 6-3, 6-1.
The number two-doubles team of MacTaggart and
isdon did not fare quite as well, however, as it went
own to the team of Ritt and Williams in a long first
et battle ending in 7-5. The second set did not go
uch better for the Wolverine pair as they battled

imp, 8-1
against a barrage of overhead shots from the Badger
twosome and finally succumbed, 6-2. The loss
resulted in the only Badger victory of the afternoon.
MICHIGAN CAME back out on top, though, in the
third doubles match as Juliet Naft and Marrianne
Ring outdueled the Wisconsin pair of Nadell and
Buetow 6-0, 6-2.
"I had hoped to win but I was not expectingto take
them 8-1," said Michigan coach Oliver Owens.
In speaking of his team Owens said, "They're
trying really hard and they've been concentrating.
They're on a roll right now and things seem to be
coming pretty easy for them-I just hope they
remember that though when things start getting
"WE'RE PLAYING Ohio State tomorrow and
they're not even as good a team as Wisconsin," said
Owens. "I'm a little worried coming off a win like
today that the girls will be a little over-confident, but
I think we'll be okay."
Owens' team upped its season record to 5-2 with the
win, and if his netters match the standard of play that
took them over Wisconsin they should have no trouble
today against Ohio State.
What does Badger coach Kelly Ferguson have to
say about the trouncing her team took at the hands of
the Wolverines? "There's'not much to. say-they're a
tough team, they played really well and we just lost.

ns er
i an
a few shots and pulled it
big thrills this year has
odd Schreiber," attested
t the number two doubles
Ten. In the number three
d Schreiber have a 4-1
mance against the Min-
pped his season singles
n record to 3-0.
odfrey battled Minnesota
rrowly edged out a 7-6, 6-
the Wolverines to a 5-4
Godfrey now boasts the
the Wolverine squad.
swing at Michigan, God-
Ann Arbor, his home of
n Arbor and it's a dream
ad play for a school that
ce grade school."

Dolly rnoto by BIAe N MAF
MICHIGAN'S BILL Godfrey serving in action earlier in the year.

Royals one-hit Tigers, 5-2

AP Photo
BALTIMORE ORIOLE first baseman Eddie Murray slides safely into second as the ball slips from the glove of Boston's
Glenn Hoffman in the first game of a doubleheader in Baltimore yesterday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Dennis Leonard pitched a per-
fect game for five innings and combined on a sparkling one-
hitter with Grant Jackson and Dan Quisenberry as the Kan-
sas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Saturday night.
Leonard retired the first 15 Tigers but walked Lou
Whitaker on four straight pitches leading off the sixth. Bill
Fahey reached on a fielder's choice, and with two out,
Leonard walked Ed Miller and Enos Cabell to load the bases,
and Kirk Gibson delivered a two-run single, the Tigers' only
hit of the night.
Giants 7, Reds 5
CINCINNATI (AP)- Joe Morgan's bases-loaded, two-run
single in the top of the 10th inning yesterday lifted the San
Francisco Giants to their first victory of the season, a, 7-5
triumph over the Cincinnati Reds.
Morgan's one-out bloop to left field scored Reggie Smith
and Darrell Evans, who had singled and walked, respec-
tively, to start the inning, off reliever Tom Hume. After a
sacrifice, Milt May was intentionally walked to set the stage
for Morgan's game-winning hit.
Rangers 8, Indians 3
CLEVELAND (AP)- Buddy Bell homered twice and
singled to drive in three runs and George Wright made his
major league debut with a single, double and homer and
three RBI as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-
3 yesterday in the storm-delayed season opener for both
Texas starter Charlie Hough fell behind 2-0 in the first in-
ning when Bake McBride and Ron Hassey delivered RBI
singles. The veteran knuckleballer went the route, scattering
eight hits, but only two after the third inning.
The Rangers scored a run in the second against loser Rick
Waits when Larry Parrish singled, moved to second on an
error by shortstop Jerry Dybzinski and came home on Jim
Sundberg's single.
Wright homered leading off the third and one out later Bell
hit the first of his two solo shots to put the Rangers in front 3-
Angels, 8, Twins 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)- California's Doug DeCinces
sparked a four-run fifth inning with a double as the Angels
whipped the Minnesota Twins 8-1 yesterday.
Bob Boone opened the inning with a walk off losing pitcher
Darrell Jackson and Rod Carew also walked. DeCinces then
drove Boone home with a bloop double that fell safely when
Minnesota second baseman Rob Wilfong and right fielder
Dave Engle collided.
Jackson then intentionally walked Don Baylor, but Juan
Beniquez spoiled the strategy with a two-run single. Baylor
scored the fourth run of the inning on a sacrifice fly by Fred

reach base, walking Bill Buckner in the first inning.
But then after retiring 19 straight batters, Zachry, 1-0, got
into trouble by walking two batters in the eighth. He then
gave up the run-scoring single to Molinaro, who was pinch
hitting for Herman Segelke, the third Cubs' pitcher. The Cubs
then scored three more runs on an error by second baseman
Wally Backman and RBI singles by Junior Kennedy and
Pirates 11, Cardinals 7
ST. LOUIS (AP)- Reliever Mark Littell's throwing error.
sent home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning
yesterday, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates win their season
opener by downing the St. Louis Cardinals 11-7.
The, outcome marred St. Louis' home opener before a
crowd of 40,878. Pittsburgh, which pounded out 12 'hits,
withstood Lonnie Smith's first career grand slam and a
three-run rally by the Qardinals in the sixth, which forged a-7-
Johnny Ray, who homered in the Pirates' second for the
first of his three hits, triggered Pittsburgh's tie-breaking
three-run uprising in the seventh with a leadoff double. Ray
scored when Littell fielded Dale Berra's sacrifice bunt and
threw wildly past third b.ase.
Pinch hitter Willie Stargell walked and Littell issued an in-
tentional walk to Mike Easler after Lee Lacy, running for
Stargell, stole second. Littell, the fifth of six St. Louis pit-
chers, then wild-pitched Berra home before Lacy scored the
third run of the inning on Jason Thompson's sacrifice fly.
Blue Jays 3, Brewers 2
TORONTO (AP)- Barry Bonnell, who went 5-for-5 in his
first appearance of the season, drilled a two-out 10th-inning
single to score Damaso Garcia from third base and give the
Toronto Blue Jays a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers
Garcia led off the inning with an infield hit, was sacrificed
to second by Lloyd Moseby and took third on a wild pitch by
Milwaukee relief ace Rollie Fingers, the American League's
Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in 1981.
Designated hitter Wayne Nordhagen drew a walk and, af-
ter pinch-hitter Al Woods struck out, Bonnell hammered his
single over the head of shortstop Robin Yount.
Roy Lee Jackson pitched the final two innings for Toronto
and allowed two hits to earn the victory.
Red Sox 2-3, Orioles 0-5
BALTIMORE (AP)- Eddie Murray drove in three runs
with two doubles and a grounder as the Baltimore Orioles
defeated Boston 5-3 and earned a split of Saturday's double-
header with the Red Sox.
Dennis Eckersley blanked Baltimore on six hits in the 2-0
opener, with a two-out single by Jim-Rice accounting for the
only runs of the game in the third inning.

Special to the Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - The Michigan
men's tennis team continued its win-
ning streak in the Big Ten as it
squeaked past Minnesota 5-4 on Friday.
Mark Mees, who had taken over the
first singles position from Mike Leach,
solidly defeated the Gophers' Brace
HelgeSon 6-2,6-3.
Leach, who has recently been ham-
pered with injuries lost to Hakan Alm-
stron 64, 6-4.
Michigan's Tom Haney 6-2, 6-4, while
Minnesota's Mike Hoeger topped Ross
Laser 6-3, 6-2. Michigan's other loss in
the singles came when Gopher Pete
Kolarick toppled Ihor Debryn 6-2, 6-3.
Wolverine Bill Godfrey won what was
to have been the game winning match

get L-
that tied Michigan for the Big Ten title
last year. Michigan has won the last 14
conference championships, but last
year was the first season it was tied for
the league lead.
Dienwr quali fed for NCAAs
Special to the Daily
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Though it was
only the second outdoor meet for the
Michigan track team, one member has
already qualified for the NCAA Cham-
pionship meet in June.
Yesterday at the Dogwood Relays,
Brian Diemer finished third in the 5000-
meter race with a time of 13:47.15 to
earn him a spot at the national meet.
Diemer also finished third in the in-
vitational mile, crossing the finish line
in 4:04.89.

Allen, Derek Harper and Andrew.
Dave Woolley and Mike Finn tied for
fourth in the open vault as the two
crossed the bar at 15'6". It was the best
outing for Finn this year.
The thinclads travel to East Lansing
next weekend to compete in the
Michigan State Relays.

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