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Men's Swimming
Wolverine Invitational
Today
Matt Mann Pool

SPORTS

Basketball vs. Villanova
NCAA Tournament
Sunday, March 17, 12:11 p.m.
University of Dayton Arena

The Michigan Daily Saturday, March 16, 1985 Page 7

Ne tters nip

Hurons, 5-4

By DEBBIE deFRANCES
The Women's Tennis team squeezed
by Eastern Michigan University to win
a close team match 5-4 yesterday at the
Track and Tennis Building. The
Wolverines, who shut out Calvin
College last week 9-0 to open their
spring season increased their overall
record to 3-1.
Michigan was even after the singles
competition, winning three matches
and losing three. The Wolverines were
paced by Junior Paula Reichert's easy
6-2, 6-1 victory in the top singles contest.
As a sophomore, Reichert was selected
to the All-Big Ten team and should be a
prime candidate again this year accor-
ding to rookie coach Bitsy Ritt.
OTHER singles victories include
Monica Borcherts at fourth singles with
a three-set win over EMU's Amy
Zeilinger 2-6, 6-1, 7-5, and sophomore
Tricia Horn's 6-3, 6-1 fifth position vic-
toty.
While the Wolverines scored im-
pressive victories among the upper
classmen singles players, the three
freshmen struggled in their singles' ef-
forts and all lost in their second spring
appearance. Coach Ritt, who comes to
Michigan after a two year stint as
assistant coach of Wisconsin, said the
freshmen's losses were due to inex-
perience and nerves.
"When they (the freshmen) start
playing with confidence then they'll
develop into good players," said Ritt,
who is often seen stepping out onto the

court to talk to her players. "I go over
and tell them what they need to do. I
have to get them psyched up." She en-
courages them by slapping her thigh in
imitation of Jimmy Connors, who
pounds his thigh with his palm when
he's pumped up.
WITH TWO victories in the three
doubles matches, the Wolverines
secured a team triumph by winning five
of nine individual contests. Paula
Reichert and freshman Leslie Mackey
teamed for first doubles and lost a long,
exciting three-set match 6-4, 6-7 (7-5 in
tie breaker) 7-5. Monica Borcierts and

Tricia Horn won second doubles 6-3, 7-6.
(8-6 in tiebreaker) while Tina Basle and
Erin Ashare coasted to a 6-2, 6-2 third
doubles victory.
Early in the spring season, Michigan
is right where Ritt expected them to be.
"We went to Orlando (Florida) for
spring break and didn't get much com-
petition from Florida schools," said
Ritt referring to her team's one match
against Indian River. "But,we did get
the outside practice for four or five
hours a day; that helps a lot."
One unexpected player in Michigan's
top six is sophomore Tricia Horn, ac-

cording to Ritt. "Tricia is a pleasant
surprise. She's a nice girl and a hard
worker and it's paid off for her." Horn
won both her matches yesterday.
Looking to the future, Ritt thinks if
her team plays up to their potential,
they can finish third in the Big Ten, a
feat comparable to their last year's
finish. Ritt also said that top Big Ten
honors will probably go to Indiana and
Northwestern and third place is up for
grabs. "After' the first two teams, I
think anybody can beat anybody on any
given day," said Ritt.

SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:
Batsmen big in Texas

Doily Photo by BRAD MILLS
Michigan's Monica Borcherts scoops up a forehand, winning her doubles
match. The fourth singles netter also defeated Amy Zeilinger of Eastern
Michigan in a three-set win.

MIDWEST REGIONAL:
UAB downs Spartans, 70-68

Scott Kamieniecki pitched a one-
hitter to shut out Pan American 12-0
Thursday in Edinburg, - Texas.
Kamieniecki, a junior right-hander
from Detroit, shared the team lead with
eight wins last year and led the
Wolverines to an easy season-opener
Thursday.
Junior Barry Larkin started off the
Wolverines' hitting spree in the second
inning with a three-run homerun.
Larkin, the Wolverine shortstop and
U.S. Olympian, was an All-American
last year and was picked as a pre-
season All-American this year.
Michigan had 16 hits for the day and a
perfect game in the field, committing
no errors. The Wolverines were paced
by Senior C.J. Beshke with three hits
and Mike Watters who led the team in
RBI's with three. Jerry Wolf added a
homerun for the Wolverines.
Michigan, last year's Big Ten Cham-
pions, continues its 11-game road-trip in
Texas, taking on Kansas today.
Hoosiers win in NIT first
round
BLOOMINGTON (AP) - Three
steals and layups by Steve Alford
sparked a 14-point Indiana streak in the
first half, helping the Hoosiers down
Butler 79-57 in first-round National In-
vitation Tournament basketball
yesterday.
Alford, who had 26 points to top all
scorers, also had six in a 10-point spurt
that put Indiana up by 20. His score with
14:37 remaining in the game gave In-
diana a 50-30 lead, but the gallant
Bulldogs refused to die

DARRIN Fitzgerald, Butler's scoring
leader with 22, and Chad Tucker, who
scored 21, paced a 13-point Butler
streak that pulled them to within seven.
Tucker had five points to ignite the
streak and it ended with four points by
Fitzgerald.,
Indiana, now 16-13, responded with
another eight-point streak to again take
command.
INDIANA, cold from the outside.
early, trailed 10-6 when Daryl Thomas
started the spurt that put Indiana ahead
to stay with 14:14left int the first half.
A Uwe Blab hook shot capped the
streak, giving Indiana a 20-10 lead with
11:09 remaining in the period.
The long-range shooting of Fit-
zgerald, who hit all six of his first half
shots, brought the underdog Bulldogs to
within three at 23-20.
Yankees trip Tigers
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP)-Scott
Bradley belted .a two-run homer and
Bobby Meacham had three hits in four
at-bats Friday. as the New York
Yankees snapped a six-game losing
streak with a 4-2 exhibition baseball
victory over the Detroit Tigers.
With the score tied 2-2 in the New
York sixth, Meacham beat out a bunt
single, went to second on a grounder,
stole third and scored the winning run
on Dave Winfield's single to left.
RON HASSEY hit a fielder's choice
grounder that forced Winfield, then
Bradley worked Doug Bair, 0-1, for a
walk and Dan Pasqua double Hassey
home.

After two were out in the Detroit first,
Nelson Simmons,.Lance Parrish and
John Grubb tagged Phil Niekro for sue-
cessive singles to give the Tigers a 1-9
lead. They were the first hits Niekro
had given up after three perfect innings
against Baltimore in his previous
outing.
Hassey singled in the Yankees' second
and rode home on Bradley's homer-a
shot over the right field wall on a 2-and-
0 pitch from Juan Berenguer.
The Tigers evened it at 2-2 in the fifth
when Darrell Evans belted his second
homer of the spring season, leading off
on a full-count pitch from Bob Shirley,
1-0.
The defeat snapped the Tigers' win-
ning streak at six games and left them
6-2 for the spring while the Yankees are
1-6.
Iouw grapplers rule NCAA's
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)-Iowa's
top-ranked Barry Davis, Marty Kistler
and Duane Goldman led a contingent of
eight Hawkeyes who posted quarter-
final victories Friday at the NCAA
wrestling championships.
The quarterfinals took their toll on
two'No. 1 seeds, however, as Oklahoma
State 118-pounder Mark Perry and
Rock Haven heavyweight Rick Peter-
son were each upset.
Iowa, seeking its eighth straight
NCAA title and ninth in 10 years, took a
substantial team lead with 693 points, ,
followed by Oklahoma with 44 ,
Oklahoma State with 31 and Iowa State
with 29/2.

HOUSTON (AP) - Alabama-Birmingham's Steve Mitchell.
and Jerome Mincy each scored 18 points to nullify a 32-point
performance by Michigan State's Sam Vincent and lead the
Blazers to a 70-68 victory in an NCAA Midwest Regional first
round game yesterday.
The Blazers, who are one of. six teams appearing in the
NCAA playoffs for the fifth straight year, will face No. 5
ranked Memphis State in Sunday's second round for a berth
in the Midwest Regional Finals at Dallas March 21-23.
VINCENT, A third team Associated Press All-American,
hit six of nine shots and had 14 points at the half as the Big
Ten's Spartans took a 35-32 half-time lead after eight lead
changes.
But Mitchell hit five of six first-half shots and combined
with Mincy in the second half to overcome the soaring Vin-
cent.
Alabama-Birmingham took the lead for good midway in
the second half on a basket by Mitchell for a 56-45 lead, and
the Blazers never trailed again. They boosted the lead to a
game-high eight points at 59-51 with 6:26 to go.
A late Vincent surge and a basket by Scott Skiles at the
final buzzer cut the margin to the final score. James Ponder
added 15 points for the Blazers and Skiles finished with 15 for
the Spartans.
Vincent rammed in 14 first half points for the hot shooting
Spartans, hitting six of nine shots from the field.
Memphis State 67, Penn 55
HOUSTON (AP) - Fifth ranked Memphis State, playing
all but a minute of the second half without foul-plagued All-
American Keith Lee, rode guard Andre Turners hot shooting
yesterday to a 67-55 victory over the Pennsylvania Quakers
in a first-round game at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
The Tigers, 28-3, will play in the second round Sunday af-
ternoon irr Hofheinz Pavilion against Alabama-Birmingham.
Lee played only 61 seconds of the second half before
drawing his fourth foul and the 17-point underdog Quakers,
who finished the season 13-14, built a five-point lead at 31-26.
The lead changed hands 17 times before Turner and
William Bedford took control for the Tigers, champions of the
Metro Conference.

The Tigers scored nine straight points midway in the
second half to run away from the outmanned Quakers as
Bedford made 11 of his points after the intermission.
Turner had 16 points, Vincent Askew 12, and Baskerville
Holmes 10 for the Tigers.
Penn was paced by Perry Bromwell with 16 points and Phil
Pitts with 12.
Memphis State led only 26-25 at halftime as the surprising
Quakers, the Ivy League champions, controlled the flow of
the game.
Karl Racine scored two quick baskets for Penn and the 15th
seeded Quakers led by as many as five points at 21-16.
B.C. 55, Texas Tech 53
HOUSTON (AP) - Michael Adam's 25-foot jumper with
five seconds to play carried the Boston College Eagles to a 55-
53 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders last night in the
first roupd of the NCAA Tournament Midwest Basketball
Regionals.
Duke met Pepperdine in a later game for the right to play
the Eagles in Sunday's Midwest Regional second round at
Hofheinz Pavilion.
Adams, who scored 17 points got the ball with 13 seconds to
play after a time out, dribbled to the top of the key, fand let
fly with a perfect swisher. Boston College had stalled the
final 1:31 off the clock before the game-winner.
Tech's Vince Taylor tied the game 53-all with a layup just
before Adams' heroics.
Boston College squandered a five-point halftime lead with
poor free-throw shooting. The Eagles hit only six of 14 charity
shots in the second half to help the 17th-ranked Red Raiders
get back into the game.
Bubba Jennings led Tech with 16 points and Taylor added
12. Roger McCready scored 17 points for the Eagles.
Tech trailed from the opening tip until Taylor tipped in a
missed shot with 11:06 to go for a 43-32 Red Raider lead.

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UTEP upsets Tulsa,

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -
Senior guard Luster Goodwin gunned in
23 points and Dave Feitl's two free
throws with three seconds left secured
Texas-El Paso's 79-75 win over 18th-
ranked Tulsa in yesterday's opening
round of the NCAA Far West
basketball regional.
The victory will send the Miners, now
22-9, against North Carolina State, 21-9,
in Sunday's first-round finals.
UTEP's balanced offensive attack of-
ifset a shooting clinic by Tulsa senior
guard Steve Harris, who fired in 31
points and led a last-minute Hurricane
rally that all but wiped out an eight-
point UTEP lead in the final minute.
Feitl, who finished with 17 points,
converted the clinching free throws
after Tulsa sophomore forward David
Moss missed a 10-foot baseline jumper
with four seconds left that would have
tied the game. Feitl rebounded the
miss, was fouled and cradled home both
shots in a one-and-one free throw
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bank shot by Goodwin gave UTEP the
lead for good, 57-55, with a 5:03 left.
N.C. State 65,
Nevada-Reno 56
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -
Lorenzo Charles celebrated his return
to the scene of his greatest triumph
with 22 points and 12 rebounds Friday in
leading North Carolina State to a 65-56
victory over Nevada-Reno in an NCAA
West Regional first-round playoff
game.
Two years ago, a stuff shot by the 6-
foot-7, 255-pound Charles gave the
Wolfpack the NCAA title in the same
University of New Mexico Arena. On
Friday, he dominated the inside against
his undersized opponents and put the
game away with three straight baskets,
two of them stuffs, when Nevada-Reno
came within six points with seven
minutes left.
NORTH Carolina State, seeded third in
the West, ran its record to 21-9 and

79-75
retaliated, once on a drive through the
lane, once on a stuff off a rebound and a
third time on an alley-oop on a pass
from Gannon.
Randall and Curtis High led Nevada-
Reno, which finished 21-10, with 14-poin-
ts. Harden and Tony Sommers had 12
each.
Spud Webb had 11 for North Carolina
State.
VCU 81, Marshall 65
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -
Rolando Lamb scored 30 points and
combined with fellow seniors Calvin
Duncan and Mike Schlegel to help
Virginia Commonwealth recover from
a sluggish start and eruise to an 81-65
win over outmatched Marshall last
night in an NCAA West first-round
game.
Duncan, Lamb's running mate at
guard, scored 19 points and excelled
defensively, while 6-foot-8 center
Schlegel had 14 points and six rebounds
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