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By BOB WOJNOWSKI
"I'm elated. There's definitely joy in
That was Michigan head basketball
coach Bill Frieder's reaction yesterday
after, as expected, five high school
seniors inked letters-of-intent to play
basketball for the Wolverines.
FRIEDER AND his assistants retur-
ned from various points across the
country with the signatures of 6-9% Roy
Tarpley of Detroit Cooley, 6-9 Robert
Henderson of Lansing Eastern, 6-8 Paul
Jokisch of Birmingham Brother Rice,
6-7 Butch Wade of Boston Technical and
6-6 Richard Rellford of Suncoast High
in Riviera Beach, Fla.
Yesterday marked the official
signing day for high school recruits and
the Wolverines may have fared as well
as anyone. One national publication
lists the recruiting classes of Michigan,
Illinois, Duke and Notre Dame as, the
top four in the nation.
"We think it's a good class," said
Frieder. "But I think expectations are
going to be higher than they should be
for next year. You have to give fresh-
men time-they have a lot to learn. I
don't care what their stats are."
FOR A PROGRAM that has suffered
the disappointment of repeated near-
misses on top recruits in past years,
this was definitely a recruiting cam-
paign of sweet success for the
"We-started out with a list of 12 or 14
guys that we wanted and we got five of
them, which is a pretty good percen-
tage," said Frieder. "We didn't take
any backups and we didn't miss on
anyone. These are the guys we wan-
Wade, who was the last recruit to
verbally commit to Michigan, said that
quality of education was the number
one factor that lured him to Ann Arbor.
"It has a lot of things to offer; a good
program, a good league and good
coaches-and the education," said
Wade. "And I've been interested since
last summer when they started showing
a lot of interest in me."
HENDERSON, who was fiercely
recruited by Michigan State, feels even
more confident now of his choice to play
for the Wolverines.
"I'm glad I picked Michigan because
a lot of people haven't been too nice to
me up here (East Lansing) since I an-
nounced," said Henderson, the state of
Michigan's Mr. Basketball this year. "I
feel that the Michigan players and the
coaching staff are suited to my needs.
I'm ready to get out of Lansing."
The sifnings yesterday wrapp up
this year s recruiting and left Mchigan
with four frontline freshmen and
one-Rellford-whom Frieder hopes to-
try in the backcourt next season. But
there are no pure guards in the fresh-
man crop and one can only speculate
that one guard position is being saved
for the superlative junior from Detroit
Southwestern, Antoine Joubert.
WHILE MICHIGAN was signing its
recruits, other schools around the state
and the nation were also gathering
Michigan State signed 6-5 guard
Patrick Ford out.of Detroit Cass Tech
as well as 6-8 forward Ralph Walker of
Southfield. Illinois signed 6-10 Efrem
Winters of Chicago King and 6-3 Bruce
Douglas of Quincy (Ill.)-just two of the
players that comprise one of the best
recruiting classes the Illini have ever
Marty Embry, the 6-8 center for Flint
The Michigan Daily-Thursday, April 15, 1982-Page 9
Central's Class A state champions, Richard Rellford- 31.5 ppg, 19 reboun-
signed with DePaul yesterday. ds
Waymon Tisdale, a 6-9 forward from Consensus First Team All-State
Tulsa, Okla., regarded as one of the Florida Player of the Year
nation's best, signed with Oklahoma,, Basketball Weekly, Second Team All-
and 7-foot Benoit Benjamin of Monroe, American
La., still has not signed. Parade Magazine, First Team All-
THE FOLLOWING is a list of the American
awards and All-Star appearances that McDonald's Classic All-Star Game par-
each of Michigan's five recruits' has ticipant
earned: Dapper Dan All-Star game-Most
Robert Henderson- 24 ppg, 14 reboun- Valuable Player
ds per game, 93 percent FT Roy Tarpley- 28 ppg, 22 rebounds pet
Detroit Free Press, First Team All- game
State (Captain) Detroit Free Press, Second Team All-'
Detroit News, All-State Dream Team State
Mr. Basketball, State of Michigan Detroit News, First Team All-State
Basketball Weekly, Fifth Team All- Basketball Weekly, High Honorable
American Mention All-American
Derby Classic All-Star Game par- Midwest Classic All-Star Game par-'
Paul Jokisch- 17 ppg, 9 rebounds per Butch Wade- 22 ppg, 24 rebounds per<
Detroit Free Press, Second Team All- Consensus First Team All-State
State Massachusetts Player of the Year
Detroit News, All-State Dream Team Basketball Weekly, 15th Team Allmi
Basketball Weekly, Eighth Team All- American
American Parade Magazine, Fourth Team All
Parade Magazine, Fourth Team All- American
American Eastern Easter Seals Classic, Most"
Daner Dan All-Star Game participant Valuable Player
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Daily Photo by BRIAN MASCK
MICHIGAN'S MARK MEES concentrates on a forehand shot against op-
ponent Scott King in the Wolverines 8-1 attack of the Spartans yesterday.
Mees won the match 6-0, 6-0.
Leach leads men over MS U
By LARRY MISHKIN
Just when the rest of the Big Ten thought it was
safe to start playing Michigan in tennis again,
following the Wolverines first loss in 34 matches,
Michigan served warning to its conference cohorts
that it is:still a power to be reckoned with, trouncing
Michigan State 8-1 yesterday afternoon at the varsity
The Wolverines dropped only two sets in the entire
match as they took their frustrations of the Wisconsin
loss out on their cross-state rivals.,
MICHAEL LEACH and Mark Mees set the tone of
the match as they both easily crushed their opponen-
ts. Leach knocked off Steve Yorimoto 6-1, 6-1 and
Mees stopped Scott King without losing a game 6-0, 6-
0. For Leach, though, the win was especially hear-
"This was my best performance to date," said the
AlY-American. "I had been struggling. I hit a minor
tennis slump, my first one in three years. It took me
by surprise and I was not ready to handle it. Today,
though, I was back on the ball and hopefully I can
carry it over and finish playing top tennis."
Michigan coach Brian Eisner was also pleased with
Leach and Mees.
"THEY ARE the leadership of this team," said
Eisner. "They are the two top quality players in this
part of the country. They pick everyone on the team
The lone Spartan victory of the match came at
third singles where State's Jeff Wickman defeated
Bill Godfrey who moved up from sixth singles to fill in
for Tom Hayden who is suffering from a sore arm, 6-
"Bill was not the same player today," said Eisner.
"Not to take anything away from their player, but
Bill has some personal problems and it affected his
ROSS LASER turned in a fine performance at four-
th singles, handily defeating Francisco Amaya 6-3, 6-
0. Eisner was happy to see Laser win as the
sophomore had had some rough outings in his last few
"Ross started out like the other matches going up 2-
1 with a service break," said Eisner, "but this time
he went on and took control of the set and that's what
he should do. The win was good for him because he
had some losses to good players and it was-beginning
to hurt his confidence."
Ihor Debryn had to change his strategy a bit, but
still won with little trouble at fifth singles as he
downed Marc Cohen 6-3, 6-3.!
"I WAS TRYING to attack as often as possible,"
said Debryn, "but he was pretty smart and when I
came up to the net he would throw up a lob and it is
difficult to see the ball outside so I had to stay back
more than usual."
Rodd Schreiber got a bit lackadaisical in his sixth
singles match but woke up in enough time to beat Joe
Obrien 6-4, 7-5.
The doubles teams had no problems as Leach and
Mees defeated Yorimoto and King 6-2, 6-2, Schreiber
and John Efstatos, playing in only his second varsity
match, beat Wickman and Cohen 6-2, 6-4 and Debryn
and Laser beat Obrien and Smith 6-2, 7-5.
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By TAM BENTLEY
Special to the Daily
YPSILANTI- Eastern Michigan can
add its name to the list of Michigan
conquests as the Wolverine netters
downed the Hurons 7-2 in an outdoor
match here yesterday.
"We definitely played rather flat,"
said Michigan coach Oliver Owens.
"We didn't play particularly well but
then Eastern's got a good team."
ALL-AMERICAN Marian Kremer
came out on top once again as she swept
over opponent Stacey Lightvoet, 6-0, 6
In the number two singles spot Mary
MacTaggart downed Kathy Horton, 7-6,
6-3 while Jane Silfen in the number
three seat took Huron Mary Jo Colonna,
Michigan's only singles defeat came
in the number four spot as Karen Milc-
zarski went down in a tough battle
against Eastern's Tracy Varker, 6-4, 6-
MICHIGAN came back with a couple,
more wins to finish off the singles ac-
tion as Jill Hertzman came away with a
convincing defeat of Cathy Moore, 6-1,
6-2 and Juliet Naft in the sixth singles
spot beat Sue Neely with a two-set score
"The scores really don't indicate the
quality of play," said Eastern coach
Claudia Wasik. "A couple points either
way could have made the difference."
Eastern would have needed more
than a couple points to defeat the fast-
paced Wolverine netters, and as they
went into doubles action already down
5-1 their hopes of a victory were erased.
The only thing the Hurons could do now
was rally in doubles and try to make the
final score close, something which
Michigan hasn't experienced in a little
"I'D LIKE to see us do good in
doubles," said Owens. "We've really
been working hard at it."
The netters did not disappoint their
coach and came out of doubles winning
two matches out of the three.
The only doubles defeat Michigan
suffered came in the number three spot
as Juliet Naft and Marrianne Ring
teamed up against the Huron's Varker
and Beatrice Grech-cumbo, Varker and
Grech-cumbo are an undefeated
doubles duo, but the Michigan twosome
did not go down without a fight; they
finally conceeded the match, though, 6-
IN THE number two position the
Wolverine team of MacTaggart and
Risdon never let up on the Hurons'
Lightvoet and Horton, finishing them
off with a final score of 6-2, 6-1.
Michigan's number one doubles team
of Kremer and Silfen dominated in a
match against a Huron pair who had
never played number one doubles
before, coming out with a score of 6-3, 6-
'Jane really played well, I felt I was
a little lackadaisical," said Kremer of
her doubles play with Silfen. "I let Jane
really carry the match, she played
"They started off good but as the
match got going they fell apart," said
Silfen of their doubles opponents. "We
definitely got stronger and I don't know
whether they fell asleep, lost their con-
fidence, or what, but we won."
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