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Women's Tennis
vs. Minnesota
Today, 3:30 p.m.
Huron Valley Tennis Clubj


Men's Tennis
vs. Eastern Michigan
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
Huron Valley Tennis Club

The Michigan Daily

Saturday, March 30, 1985

Page 7

Frieder is named best
coach in the land by AP

Men netters best Boilermakers

Another honor came Bill Frieder's
way yesterday for coaching the
Michigan basketball team to its first
Big Ten title and NCAA playoff ber-
th in eight years. And this honor is
probably the biggest one that the
already highly-honored Wolverine
coach has gotten yet.
Yesterday Frieder was named the
Associated Press National Coach of
the Year. In a ballot of media mem-
bers from across the country, the
Michigan head man edged out St.
John's head coach Lou Carnesecca,
49-41, for the honor. Georgetown
coach John Thompson received ten
votes in the poll.
"IT FEELS great," said Frieder
yesterday from his hotel room in
Lexington, Kentucky, where he had
gone to accept the award as well as
await the Final Four of the NCAA
playoffs. "I was surprised. I heard

about it this week, but they didn't
want me to say anything until they
announced it this morning."
And Frieder knows that the award
is important to his program.
"I think anytime you get an award
like that it shows that you're getting
national recognition, and that's what
we need here," he said. "I think it
shows that we're getting recognition
and respect. That's good for the
Earlier this month, Frieder ear-
ned Big Ten Coach of the Year
honors from both AP and United
Press International. He was also
named District Coach of the Year by
the National Association of Basket-
ball Coaches and National Coach of
the Year by Basketball Weekly.I

Special to the Daily
men's tennis team came from behind to
defeat a stubborn Purdue squad here
yesterday. The 5-4 win over a more ex-
perienced opponent improved the
Wolverine's overall record to 2-2. The
victory also lifted their Big Ten mark to
Wins by two of Michigan's three
doubles teams gave the Wolverines a
lead that the Boilermakers couldn't
overcome, even under sunny skies. The
win showed that even at this early stage
of the season the Wolverines are
developing a very important trait-the
ability to come back. This is what Big
Ten contenders are made of.
Ed Filer defeated Kevin Gregory and
Jim Gray 6-2, 6-1. Michigan's other suc-
cessful duo, Jon Morris and John
Royer, defeated Jim Schumacher and
Mike Casio 6-1, 6-2.

The meet started off slowly for
Michigan as both their number one and
number two singles players were

defeated. Michigan junior Sharton was
beaten by Gregory 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. Gray of
Purdue turned the trick as well by

defeating Royer 6-1, 6-7, 6-0.
Filer picked up some of the slack for
the Wolverines as he took care of An-
drew Hocker 6-2, 7-5. Boilermaker
Schumacher returned the favor by
besting Brad Koontz 6-3, 6-2.
The rest of the singles matches,
however, belonged to the Wolverines.
Freshman Franz Geiger started it off
by defeating his opponent, Tom Reilly,
6-4, 6-3. John Solik furthered the cause
by winning 6-4, 7-6 over Cliff Reister,
Solik's victory gave the team the
momentum it needed going into the
doubles matches.
The.last doubles match went to Pur-
due, but the outcome of the meet was no
longer in question. Hocker and Reister
defeated Koontz and Solik 6-3,6-1.

Sharton and Royer
... double winners

Engineers top Bulldogs, 6-5

DETROIT - You could see it coming.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(RPI) and Minnesota-Duluth (UM-D)
came into Joe Louis Arena last night
ranked number one and two. But 85
minutes and 45 seconds of honest-to-
God hockey later, RPI earned the right
to play Providence in tonight's NCAA
Hockey Championship Final, with a 6-5
triple overtime victory.
The Engineer hero, was right wing
Mark Jooris, who tipped in a John Car-
ter slapshot at 5:45 of the third over-
time period, to the delight of the fren-
zied RPI faithful among the 12,284 in
the arena.
BUT WITH 46 seconds left in the
period, Brett Hull (yes, Bobby's son)
answered with his own 30 second goal, a
breakaway shot off Puppa's leg. It was
a 3-3 tie at the second intermission. RPI
started off the third period with shor-
thanded goal by Servinis, his second of
the evening.
Bulldog Bill Watson gave the game
its fourth tie at 7:04. Watson, on a zero-
angle rebound some how found a hole
behind Puppa.
UM-D's goal came on a Jim Johnson
forward feed to Tom Herzig, who pun-
ched it past Puppa's pads. The Bulldogs
looked to have it wrapped up, but with
just 1:52 remaining Oates squirted out a
pass from behind the net to Ken Ham-
mond, who tucked under a sprawled
THE FIRST two overtimes saw some
very tentative play on the part of both
teams. Both teams looked fatiguesd,
and couldn't seem to put any shots on
the net. Toward the end of the second
OT,, however, RPI looked to be the

Number-one RI
Providence in c
aggressor, setting the stage for the
third OT.
After the intermission RPI came out
and took control. The Engineers had all
kinds of chances, peppering Kosti witha
torrent of shots, before Jooris finally
got through.
Tonight's championship final begins
at 7:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena. - ,
The first period was the proverbial
"feeling out" session for both teams.
The contrast in styles between east and
west was very apparent.
UM-D outshot its opponents in the
opening frame, 13-7, but was less
threatening. The Bulldogs owned the of-
fensive zone, but the Engineer defense
kept the shots long and from the out-
At 4:51 of the first frame both teams
were assessed two penalties for un-
necessary roughness. But the penalties
worked to RPI's advantage.
The Engineers set up one defenseman,
Tim Friday, in the Bulldog's zone with
the puck.,Friday waltzed into the top of
the slot, coasted back to the point, tur-
ned and fired a slapshot off the legs of a

PI now to face
bewildered Rick Kosti and into the net.
THE TEAMS exchanged roles in the
second period. UM-D played RPI's
streaking style, coming up with three
goals in the frame.
Senior right wing Mark Baron
quickly accounted for the first two. At
3:46 Baron took a centering pass from
Jim Toninheo, split the defense and
fired for UM-D's first goal.
Not satisified, jusf 27 seconds later
Baron drove a shot from the left boards
past a stiff Daren Puppa, who looked
like he was still feeling the effects of an
Albany winter.
Eleven minutes later RPI took ad-
vantage of a Jim Johnson penalty, tying.
the game with its second goal. Kosti
made a pad save on a Bob DiPrino slap-
shot, but All-American John Carter was
at the right post for the rebound with
one second left on the power play.
Skating four on four at 17:23, Adam
Oates left the UM-D defense
somewhere in Windsor with a delicate
pass to a lonely George Servinis. The 5-
11 junior couldn't help but score his
32nd goal of the year, 3-2 RPI.

Associated Press

Call17 64-0558

University of Minnesota-Duluth goalie Rick Kosti prepares to stop a shot from RPI's Adam Oates during the first period
of last night's semi-final NCAA hockey championship game at Joe Louis Arena.

Vols snatch NIT consolation


NEW YORK (AP) - Anthony
Richardson scored 30 points and keyed
a game-deciding vburst early in the
second half as Tennessee's basketball
team overpowered Louisville 100-84 last
tight in the third place game of the 48th
National Invitation Tournament.
Indiana faced UCLA in the cham-
pionship game late last night.
LOUISVILLE'S loss snapped a streak
of 13 consecutive 20-win seasons for
Cardinals Coach Denny Crum, whose
team finished the season at 19-18.
Tennessee had the game well in hand
virtually from the middle of the first
period when. the Volunteers led by as
many as 18 points before Louisville cut
the margin to 53-41 at the half.
Richardson then scored 12 points to
trigger Tennessee into a 75-54 lead with
14 minutes left.
THE CARDINALS, led by Billy
Thompson, who scored 27 points, added a
late rush to cut Tennessee's advantage
to seven points twice.
With the Volunteers holding an 85-78
edge with three minutes left, Tennessee
won the game at the foul line by out-
scoring Louisville 15-6 the rest of the
way, with 13 of the points coming from
the free throw line.
Michael Brooks, who had 26 points for
Tennessee (22-15) made eight of the foul
shots down the stretch.
Jeff Hall and Mark McSwain each
added 10 points for Louisville in the
game that resembled a schoolyard
pickup contest, with loose play, little
defense and little regard for the 45-
second shot clock.
Bton 112, Phikadelphia 108
BOSTON (AP) - Larry Bird scored 13
of his game-high 24 points in the fourth
quarter to help the Boston Celtics sur-
a vive a furious Philadelphia snurt and

halftime advantage.
The 76ers last chance died when
George Johnson missed' a three-point
field goal attempt with three seconds
left and Bird sank a foul shot with two
seconds to play.

Moses Malone led Philadelphia with
22 points and became the 16th player in
NBA history to grab 10,000 rebounds.
Charles Barkley added 18 for the 76ers. *
For Boston, Kevin McHale and Den-
nis Johnson had 22 points each and
Danny Ainge added 20.

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