The Michigan Daily
Friday, April 15, 1983
! HE'S THE MASTER
By DOUGLAS Q. LEVY All Hane
. . 17-0 in sing
The moment is approaching. It's just with Jack
a matter of time before Tom Haney ex- won theBiN
loes. doubles. "]
Haney is a 21-year-old senior whodmbeI
plays second singles and first doubles able to win
on the Michigan men's tennis team. To Haney'ss
anyone familiar with the Michigan successful.
program and Tom Haney, there is a 16-6, and c
consensus observation: Haney's tennis Big Ten cr
game is about to take off. LAST Y
"TOM COULD play professional really bega
ball," said Mike Leach, 1982 NCAA Although1
singles champion. "He's extremely gif- repeat as s
ted. If he could see some of the people were defin
winning on the pro circuit he'd really Ihor was h
Welieve it," continued Leach, who his gamev
played first singles for Michigan last perfgrmav
year and is now competing on the Big Ten sin
professional circuit.B "Minnes
But why Tom Haney? Whathskills Ted Kauff
does Haney possess to make him a Big Ten t
potential tennis star? were sure
"Tom is just so overpowering," said "Beating
Michigan tennis coach Brian Eisner. highlight."
"Tom has all the talent and all the shots This yea
to become a great one. He is also one of singles and
1he greatest: athletes I have ever Mark Mees
coached," said Eisner. Haney are
HANEY'S ATHLETIC ability was heading t
never in question. At Greenhill High champions
School in Ann Arbor, Haney earned four "FOR A
letters in soccer, and three in basket- played, it's
bahl, as well as four in tennis, athlete,"
'I had scholarship offers (for tennis) coud b sg
from Wisconsin and Miami (Ohio)," Through
said Haney. "But I came to Michigan in coug
search of a first rate education." continuing
As a freshman, Haney made Eisner's tobattlega
*nth-ranked team nationally as a walk- run the gan
0 , CAT scan,
oa earning the number six singles said the rig
pbsition in the process. had a nerve
. "IT WAS pure luck that they didn't pinched nee
have a sixth man. I was the best of the
walk-ons," said Haney. Ironically
y did as a freshman was go
les and 19-1 at third doubles
Nienken. Haney and Nienken
g Ten championship at third
It was amazing, as a fresh-
no backhand and was still
," said Haney.
sophomore year was equally
Playing fifth singles he was
aptured the second doubles
own with Ihor Debryn.
EAR, as a junior, Haney
an to play top-calibre tennis.
he and Debryn failed to
econd doubles champs ("We
itely the team to beat, but
aving serious problems with
which took away from our
ce."), Haney won his first
ota played their best player,
man, at third singles (in the
tournament) because they
he would win," said Haney.
Kauffman was definitely a
r Haney is playing second
d has teamed up with captain
s at first doubles. Mees and
4-0 in the conference and
oward a possible Big Ten
AS much time as Tom's
s unbelievable. He's a great
said Mees. "Definitely, he
out his first three years and
this season, Haney has had
mysterious arm injury. "I've
mut of cures: accupuncture,
, nothing's really helped,"
ght-handed player. "Finally I
e analysis which diagnosed a
rve in my upper arm."
y, Haney credits the pinched
ts to, perfect
nerve for improving his serve: "When honor to have played a va
you serve you can keep your arm either Michigan," said Haney.
loose or tight. When I serve I concen- Given his exceptional
trate on keeping the arm loose. My ser- abilities, Haney said it bes
ve has gotten better and my arm feels chance I can do anything.
better,' said Haney.
UP UNTIL recently, Haney reliedT IITIIhrI S
heavily on his ability to serve well. SECOND CH
"My serve and volley game is my big PRESENTS
weapon," said Haney. "But now my
game has no weakness. I can stay at the
baseline and wait for my opening."
Continued Haney: "Tennis is a game of '6E. Liberty
opportunities, and I'm going to the bank
a lot more these days. I've learned how
to hang in there no matter what."
Haney's only regret in tennis has
been his actual lack of playing time. "I
wish I had hit it a little harder when I
was younger," said Haney. "Now it's POSITIG:
Whereas Mees and other top-notch
players arrived on the college scene
with extensive junior tournament ex-
perience, Haney was raw and inex-
perienced. He is only now beginning to
tap the depths of his potential.
HANEY IS developing late because
he rarely devoted his time to tennis
during the summer months. This sum-
mer will be Haney's first on a tour,
when he travels to Europe.
"I'm gonna give it a shot," said
Haney. "But you've got to be realistic
with yourself. It's easy to have The above
delusions of grandleur.I'm starting toThabv
have delusions of grandeur right now." Intereste
Should Haney not succeed in tennis, it Off i ce (7
will not the end of the world. "My major buildings.
emphasis is on locating a nice job in Hous i ng 0
either marketing or sales," said the 12:30 p.m
economics major. QUALIFICAT
HANEY WILL cherish his years at: hours tow
Michigan. "I believe in being happy the end o
and having a good time . . . It is an the schoo
Universityof Michigan plus 20 ho
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