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Page 12-Friday, March 18, 1983-The Michigan Daily
Netters win home

By DOUGLAS B. LEVY
Spring has brought the Michigan
men's tennis team back to Ann Arbor,
as the Wolverines hosted their first
match of the year. Michigan triumphed
easily over the Kalamazoo Fighting
Hornets, yesterday, 8-1, at the Liberty
Racquet Club.
Mark Mees, Michigan's first singles
player, was taken to three sets by Ven
Johnson before winning, 6-3, 6-7 (11-9),
6-2.
"I HAVEN'T played in about a
week, said the team captain from
Zanesville, Ohio, who is suffering from
an undiagnosed hip ailment. "He
(Johnson served very well and was
moving the ball around effectively."
At second singles Kalamazoo fresh-
man Tim Corwin gave Michigan junior
Ross Laser all he could handle. Laser
came back to win the match, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

and is full of confidence for the up-
coming Big Ten season.
"I've been playing better and bet-
ter," said Laser. I'm looking forward to
having a flawless Big Ten season. Last
year I was up and down after a very
successful freshman year. this year I
want to go out and prove myself again."
IF THERE is one player who has
proven himself to the team, it is fresh-
man Jim Sharton. Playing at third
singles in place of the injured Tom
Haney (knee), Sharton defeated Dave
Higdon, 6-3, 6-2.
"Jimmy's come along real well. He
has established himself as one of the
best players in this area." said Eisner.
Last year Sharton ranked 28th in the
nation in the boy's 18 and under
division.-
The most impressive effort of the day
belonged to Michigan junior Rodd
Schreiber. Schreiber used a blazing

serve to overwhelm Adam Bottorff, 6-1,
6-2.
"UNBELIEVABLE," said Eisner as
he watched one of Schreiber's aces.
"This has been the best of Rodd's ser-
ved all year. His elbow has been
bothering him but today his serve, has
been unreal.''
Freshman Hugh Kwok won a tough
match over Chris Yates, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, at
number five singles.
"Hugh is getting better and better all
the time," said Eisner. "He didn't
volley particularly well today, but he
passed and returned (serve) very
well."
ANOTHER freshman was in the line-
up at six singles. Kurt Lichtman lost to
the Fighting Hornets' Eric Traumann,
4-6, 6-4 6-4.
In the doubles matches the
Wolverines were also dominant. Mees
and Haney defeated the duo of Johnson
and Corwin. 6-4. 6-2.

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At second doubles, Sharton and Laser
executed coach Eisner's "firesquad"
tactic to perfection. Sharton and Laser
hit powerful groundstrokes with a lot of
top spin, so Eisner has the team stay on
the baseline and pound away at the op-
posing players at net. Sharton and
Laser triumphed, 6-2, 6-2.
IN THE FINAL match of the day,
Schreiber and Kwok downed Chris
Stokes and Phil Harrington in straight
sets, 6-4, 6-4.
Coach Eisner was very pleased with
the team's results. "In the last few
weeks we've suffered some nagging in-
juries, and the guys have been very
busy with school work and taking
exams.
"Kalamazoo is a top Division III
team. They are solid and very com-
petitive."
NEXT ON TAP for the 5-7 tennis
team is the Sheldon-Coleman Tennis
Classic played at Wichita State from
March 24-27.
Four teams will participate 'in the
event: Michigan, Wichita State, Ten-
nessee, and Texas Christian (TCU).
"Today we were building back for
these three matches coming up," said
Eisner. "All three teams are in the top
twenty and play tough tennis."
Michigan has already lost to Wichita
State twice this year, but Eisner is con-
fident that the third time will be a dif-
ferent story. "The concentration of
everyone is good, and the guys are
working hard. The two matches we lost
to Wichita were very close. I am con-
fident we can win."

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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Ross Laser sets up to rip a forehand in his second singles tennis match,
yesterday, at the Liberty Racquet Club. The junior from Lincolnwood, Ill.,
won the match, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Basmen sweep pair;
raise record to 9-0

GET WORICED UP.
I'IT GET FILLED UP

Special to the Daily
WINTER PARK, Fla. - Not since
1919 has the Michigan baseball team
been off to a better start. The
Wolverines downed Virginia, 6-2, and
Yale 7-3, yesterday, to up their record
to 9-0. Sixty-four years ago the squad
won ten straight.
The team is now 4-0 in the Rollins In-
vitational- Tournament and with
another win over the Cavaliers
tomorrow at noon, it will clinch at least
a tie for first place. Then Michigan will
battle Stetson later in the evening, and
close out its spring trip, Saturday,
against Rollins.
BILL SHUTA was on the mound
against Virginia and was given a two-
run advantage before he even toed the
rubber. Mike Waters and Ken Hayward
walked to open the first, and both ad-
vanced on an error. Second baseman
Jeff Jacobsen then singled to score both
runs.
The Wolverines added two more runs
in the next frame, again aided by a pair
of walks, these to Eric Sanders and
Kurt Zimmerman. Both runners scored
on C.J. Beschke's single and a two-out
double by Chris Sabo.
Shuta was yanked in the third in favor
of Jamie Piper, a freshman from
Jackson. Piper ran into some truble in
the fifth, so Tim Karazin took over and
pitched 3 2/3 hitless innings to pick up
his second save, while enabling Piper to
get his first collegiate win.

A four-run fifth inning in the second
game was more than enough to put
away Yale. Rich Bair opened the frame
by reaching on an error and singles by
Dale Skalar and Barry Larkin filled the
bases. Waters hit into a force play
scoring one run, and then proceeded to
steal second. Hayward followed with a
single to score Skalar and Waters,
taking second on the throw. Jacobsen
knocked in thefinal run of the stanza
with a single.
SMU probed
DALLAS (AP) - Alleged offers of
cash and a car to two high school foot-
ball players may have prompted an
NCAA probe of Southern Methodist
University's practices, two newspapers
reported ,yesterday.
The NCAA has known since January
about an alleged offer of a car to Kim-
ball High School wide receiver Marquis
Pleasant, the Dallas Morning News
reported.
The Dallas Times Herald said the
NCAA offered cash to Cooper High
School wide receiver Ronald Morris.

SCORES

College Basketball
NCAA Tournament
EAST REGIONAL
James Madison 57, West Virginia 50
Virginia Commonwealth 76, LaSalle 67
, MIDEAST REGIONAL
Purdue 55, Robert Morris 53
Ohio U. 51, Illinois State 49
MIDWEST REGIONAL
Maryland 52, Tennessee-Chattanooga 51
WEST REGIONAL
Washington State 62, Weber State 52
NIT
Virginia Tech 85, William & Mary 79
Northwestern 71, Notre Dame57
Nebraska 72, Tulane 65
Mississippi 87, Alabama State 75
Wake Forest 87, Murray State 80

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Washington 2, Boston 1
Philadelphia 6, Montreal 4

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