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Men's Basketball vs. Wichita State
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Crisler Arena
Tickets $7 or $4 with U of M ID
The Michigah Daily

WSPORTS
Wednesday, March 14, 1984

Men's Tennis
vs. Kalamazoo College
Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Track and Tennis Building

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Netter.

Mactaggart

nurses success

By PHIL NUSSEL
The only people who have problems
with Mary Mactaggart are the ones
who watch her from the other side of
the net - they have the task of running
down her shots all over the tennis court.
This sportswriter had that dubious
pleasure during an hour of friendly ten-
nis with Michigan's No. 1dwomen's ten-
nis player, and afterwards, it was ap-
parent to me that a lot of Mactaggart's
opponents are most likely going to be
put of breath this season.
CERTAINLY, I was a bit out of
shape. But in shape or not, it would
have been hard for me to find
weaknesses in the senior co-captain's
game. Mactaggart's ground strokes
were both consistent and well-placed. It
never seemed to bother her if I was at
the net or at the baseline. She hit
passing shots with accuracy and was
nearly perfect from the baseline until I
missed.
. Mactaggart admitted, however, that
parts of her game need work. "I want to
come to thenet more," she said. "I love
playing net, but sometimes I don't take
advantage of it."
Another problem Mactaggart has
had, but has improved since becoming
a Wolverine, has been her com-
petetiveness. "I'm not a very com-
petetive person," said the 5-5 would-be
on-court killer. "I was always a real
nice person out there (on the court).
I've gotten tougher.
"THESE GIRLS are real tough and
you have to get tough too, or they're
going to walk all over you." She did
note that nobody has to be rude to be
tough, unlike some of today's tennis
stars.
Obviously, Mactaggart's "lack of
competetiveness" has not hurt her
much. Playing number two singles, she
set a team record her freshman year by
winning 15 consecutive singles mat-

ches. A year later, she received an
NCAA bid in singles and was named Big
Ten sportswoman of the year in tennis.
She has been named all-Big Ten in both
singles and doubles in her three-year
career.
This season, Mactaggart is playing
No. 1 regularly for the first time, a
change she says, "feels good." She has
an 8-5 overall mark, and is 1-0 in the Big
Ten. Her first conference match was a
key 6-0, 1-6, 6-4 triumph over Indiana's
Tracy Hoffman more than a week ago.
"SHE HAS improved immensely

over the last six weeks," said assistant
coach Tony Martin. "Her game is on
the upswing. She is concentrating a lot
better now."
Martin went on to say Mactaggart
can win at least 75 percent of her mat-
ches if she plays up to her ability.
But this wouldn't satisfy the Port
Huron native. "I want to win every
single one of my Big Ten matches," she
said. "If I do that, I'll hopefully get an
NCAA bid."
She also considered the team's run
for a Big Ten title. "We have to work

very hard to do that, but we can do it.
We're a team with a lot of heart."
IN THE same light, it seems that
Mactaggart has put a lot of this heart
into the team. Juliet Naft, her team-
mate for three years and fellow co-
captain this year, said, "She (Mary)
has a lot of good leadership qualities.
She has always been an asset to the
team as far as attitude goes and as far
as someone to look up at."
"It (her attitude) is one of the best on
the team," said Martin, a second year
coach. "She's a go-getter and a fighter.
I have nothing but praise for her."

Mactaggart's mother, Suzanne Mac-
taggart, has watched Mary play tennis
since age 12. The two have developed a
strong bond after years of driving to
various tournaments, matches, and
practices.
"It's nice having a daughter you can
share with," Mrs. Mactaggart said.
"She has had it together for a long time.
When she gets to one (goal), she goes
for another."
SURPRISINGLY, competetive tennis
is not one of Mactaggart's goals after
graduation. She is determined to
become a nurse.
"I just want to play college tennis at
the Big Ten level," she said, "and I do it

because I enjoy it and I like to win. But
it's not the end of the world if I lose;
There's other things in my life besides
tennis."
According to Mrs. Mactaggart, Mary
always wanted to attend Michigan's
nursing school (which she does).
"I do believe she's going to be a good
nurse," Mom said. That's not a sur-
prising statement from such a suppor-
tive mother.
It is probably best that Mactaggart
gets out of competetive tennis - we
tennis-playing sportswriters don't en-
joy getting run all over the court to do a
feature.

YOUR BSN
is wORHAN
OFFICER'S CMMISSION
IN THE ARMY

Your BSN means you're a professional

nurse.

Daily Photo by REBECCA KNIGHT

Michigan's first singles tennis player Mary Mactaggart shows the form that
keeps her opponents on the run.

TO URNEY POINTS:
Late shot beats N.C. A&T

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Guy Minnifield's jumper from the
top of the key with four seconds to play gave Morehead State
a 70-69 victory over North Carolina A&T in an opening round
NCAA basketball tournament game last night.
Minnifield's shot, his only two points of the game, putthe
Ohio Valley Conference champions ahead for the first time
since the game's early stages.
Eric Boyd of the Aggies attempted a last-second shot, but it
bounced off the rim.
Morehead, 25-5, goes to Milwaukee for a first-round
Mideast regional game Friday night against Louisville.
Morehead lost 85-50 at Louisville on Jan. 3.
Northeastern 90, Long Island 87
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Wes Fuller scored 22 points and
Reggie Lewis added 21 to lead Northeastern over Long Island
University 90-87 in the preliminary round of the NCAA
Basketball Tournament yesterday.
Northeastern, 27-4 and the East Coast Athletic Conference
North Atlantic champion, advances to meet Virginia
AP Top Twenty
1. North Carolina..........27-2 1227
2. Georgetown...............29-3 1169
3. Kentucky.................26-4 1080
4. DePaul...................26-2 1071
5. Houston.................28-4 1013
6. Illinois...................24-4 903
7. Oklahoma................29-4 767
8. Arkansas.................24-6 732
9. Texas-El Paso...........27-3 689
10. Purdue..................22-6 659
11. Maryland...............23-7 634
12. Tulsa....................27-3 526
13. Nevada-Las Vegas.......27-5 408
14. Duke................... 24-9 389
15. Washington...........22-6 376
16. Memphis State......... 24-6 357
17. Oregon State.............22-6 204
18. Syracuse.................22-8 161
19. Wake Forest .............21-8 128
20. Temple ..................25-4 120
UPI Top Twenty

Commonwealth in the first-round of the East regional
tomorrow.
The Huskies ran off the last 12 points of the first half for a
38-34 lead at intermission.
Richmond 89, Rider 65
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - John Newman scored 25 points
and Kevin Johnson added 22 as Richmond defeated Rider 89-
65 in an NCAA preliminary-round basketball game last night.
Richmond, the East Coast Athletic Conference South
champion at 21-9, will meet Auburn Thursday in the first
round of the NCAA East regional Thursday.
Rider missed its first six shots, allowing Richmond to roar
ahead 16-2 six minutes into the game. By halftime, the
Spiders were ahead 40-27, and they led by at least 16 points
throughout the second half.
Richmond hit 60 percent of its field-goal attempts, while
Rider hit 39 percent. The Spiders also outrebounded the
Broncs 47 to 42.
Newman, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward, finished just two
points shy of the 1,000-point mark in his career.

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1. North Carolina.............27-2
2. Georgetown................29-3
3. Kentucky..................26-4
4. DePaul....................26-2
5. Houston....................28-4
6. Illinois.....................24-4
7. Arkansas..................24-6
8. Oklahoma.............. 29-4
9. Texas-El Paso...........27-3
10. Maryland.................23-7
11. Purdue...............22-6
12. Tulsa ........ ........27-3
13. Nevada-Las Vegas.......27-5
14. Duke.............. .......24-9
15. Washington.............22-6
16. (tie) Syracuse.............22-8
16. (tie) Memphis State....... 24-6
18. Indiana...................20-8
19. Auburn..................20-10
20. Oregon State..............22-6

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