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Saturday, March 16
Matt Mann Pool

The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, March 13, 1985

Page 7

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'M' tumblers roll over Kent State

It was a weekend of personal and
team bests for the men's gymnastics
The tumblers defeated Kent State
269.5-265.45 on Friday. The team score
was the squad's highest in the last two
"IT WAS AN outstanding meet for
us," said Michigan coach Bob Darden.
"The parallel bars and the pommel
horse have been thorns in our side all
season. Our scores in these events were
consistent across the board against
Kent State, and this factor really in-
creased our team score."
The Wolverines' score was also
helped by the performance of the fifth
and sixth members of the team whose
scores usually make the difference in
the final outcome of a meet.
"Steve Scheinman, Ken Haller, and
Nick Lanphier are our trench workers
like offensive linemen in a football
game," commented Darden. "These

guys set the base scores and break the
ice on each event. They are unsung
WITH THE "table setters" doing so
well, the team's top members perfor-
med to their capabilities. Mitch Rose
set three new career high scores. They
included a 55.25 in the all-around which
was good for second place, a 9.25 on the
parallel bars which tied him for first
place, and a 9.75 on the ring which put
him in first place for that event.
"Mitch had a super meet," said Dar-
den. "We were banking on Mitch doing
well so we seeded him in better
positions in the lineup. The moves gave
him more confidence and really paid
Rose's high scores also should help
him in his quest to qualify for the 1985
Maccabain World Championships in
Israel. Rose is currently in fifth place
nationally, and his weekend perfor-
mance may boost his rank.

Meyerowitz had another great meet.
Meyerowitz had a 55.9 in the all-around
and a 9.75 on the pommel horse. Both of
these scores were personal bests and
good for first place finishes.
Meyerowitz also had a 9.25 on the
parallel bars to tie him for first place
with Rose and a 9.35 in the floor exer-
cise to take second place.
"Gavin showed great consistency,
and he is knocking on the door of
scoring a 56 in the all-around which is a
world class score," said Darden. "If he
can just clean up the small tenth of a
point deductions, he could get his 56."
Other personal bests were registered
by Craig Ehle, Greg Nelson, and Scott
Moore. Ehle had a 9.2 in the rings,
Nelson had a 9.55 in the horizontal bar,
and Moore had a 9.55 in the vault.
The tumblers are peaking at the right
time of the season with the Big Ten
championship coming up in two weeks
at Minneapolis.

... ranked fifth nationally


International competition .. .


You're out!

New York Yankee infielder Dale Berra is tagged out at second base by an
airborn Jeff Kunkel of the Texas Rangers. Texas won, 5-4, in yesterday's
exhibition game played in Pompono Beach, Florida.
Royals, still chumps;
Tigers wmnagain , 11-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The
.Detroit Tigers, who defeated Kansas
City in the American League playoffs
last fall, rapped out seven conse*iive
hits against the Royals in a six-run fifth
inning on the way to an 11-2 exhibition
baseball victory yesterday.
The Tigers trailed 1-0 when Barbaro
Garbey started the rally with a one-out
double off pitcher Mike Griffin. The
only other extra-base hit in the big in-
ning was a double by Nelson Simmons.
BOTH STARTING pitchers, Detroit's

Jack Morris and Charlie Leibrandt of
the Royals, worked three scoreless in-
nings. Morris didn't allow a hit and
struck out two, while Leibrandt gave up
one hit.
. Rooke outfielder Jim Weaver had a
two-run homer for the Tigers in the nin-
The Royals' took the lead with a run
in the fourth on George Brett's RBI
single to center after rookie outfielder
John Morris led off with a double. Kan-
sas City's only other run came in the
ninth on Mike Brewer's solo homer.

A little patriotism can go a longway in sports.
Anyone who is old enough to have seen any Olympic
competition is aware of that. There are many who
claim that the miracle at Lake Placid in 1980 was a
case studyin the effects of nationalism.
Hockey is a tough sport with men in armor
following a puck that travels at speeds close to the
sound barrier. Therefore it's no surprise that
emotions can run high when athletes are playing
hockey under theirown flag.
But what about a more gentlemanly sport such as
tennis? Tennis is just a sport for those polite men and
women who prance around the country clubs sipping
glasses of wine and Perrier. Even the scoring in ten-
nis lends itself to pacifism and etiquette. In what
other sport is there a hint of reference to love?
Don't talk to John McEnroe about etiquette. While
playing for the United States in Davis Cup com-
petition last fall, McEnroe waved his middle finger
around as though it was an American flag. His ac-
tions received public reprimand from a Davis Cup
sponsor, but the issue quickly died down.
McEnroe is not the only-athlete guilty of spreading
an ugly gesture in the name of his country. Just last

December, in a match between his team
All-Star team, Toronto Maple Leafs' Ha
:flashed a message across the scoreboa
Leaf Gardens while his team was being
read, "remember, don't cheer for them,
ones who downed the Korean Airliner."
Controversy surrounds the sports
regular basis. McEnroe regularly ma
gestures towards fans and officials and
been making headlifies for his outland
since the 1940's. Yet, when two natio
peting, a different set of rules must be
longer is it a question of athletic suprem;
often it becomes a political event.
Unfortunately, athletics is no longe
escape from reality it once was. When
time a coach or manager won a major sl
without the President calling up and spo
aspect of the event itself?
The Olympics have long been a hotbe
activity.From the 1936 games, when
planned to show the world the domi
Aryan race, only to be upstaged by thei
of Jesse Owens, to the Soviet boycott of
mer games in Los Angeles, the Olympi
marred by politics.

. .. politics reign supreme
and a Soviet It's too bad, but the world of athletics is already
arold Ballard well entrenched inside the grasp of world politics. No
ard at Maple longer will an Olympic event of any sort or a Davis
trounced. It Cup tennis match be just a sporting contest. Perhaps,
they are the coverage of such competition should go in the news
section of newspapers and magazines.
world on a
kes obscene The latest Davis Cup competition began to spawn
Ballard has controversy and is sure to become an international
[ish remarks event with the sport of tennis surely to be dragged
ns are com- through some political mud.
followed. No It seems that Frenchman Yannick Noah allegedly
acy, but very struck a linesman after a match versus Paraguay.
Noah and French Davis Cup captain Jean Paul Loth,
er the great who was also involved in the incident have both
was the last denied the allegations. Although denials have been
porting event made, an Associated Press story carried nation-
iling the true wide claims "Noah rushed onto the court and pun-
ched a linesman... There was danger of a riot." The
d of political problem apparently stems from the fact that the
Adolf. Hitler linesman Roberto Velasquez, was a member of
nance of his Paraguay's team two years ago.
performance So, perhaps the next time you're watching the good
the '84 sum- old US of A take on another country, be careful before
cs have been you begin humming God Bless America before the
Stars and Stripes are tarnished forever.

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