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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 10, 1985
Netters fight Irish in home opener


Finally a home match! With the
season well under way, Brian Eisner's
4-3 Wolverine squad actually gets to
play on its home courts at the Track and
Tennis building today against Notre
Dame. It will be the last non-conference
match for Michigan this season.
It will be no easy task.
THE FIGHTING Irish come into the
match at 14-7. They defeated Iowa 5-4, a
team that Michigan beat by the same
score on Sunday.
"I'd think it would be an interesting
match," said Notre Dame coach Tom
Fallon. "We're playing about as well as
we can expect to play at this stage."
Eisner certainly will not take the
Irish lightly. He said yesterday,
"They're a good solid team. I want to
make sure that when we go out there,
we realize what a good team Notre
Dame is. If we can get everyone in the
right mental state, then I think we will
be just fine for this match as well as this

weekend's matches."
THE WOLVERINES' lineup has
begun to solidify, especially at the
singles positions. Junior Jim Sharton
has handled the first singles position ef-
fectively, winning four of his last five
At the second through fourth
positions, Eisner plans to continue to
juggle John Royer, Ed Filer, and Jon
Morris depending on what type of
players the opponents have. A lot also
depends on Morris' knees. This past
weekend, Morris played second against
Northwestern but had.to drop to fourth
in the Iowa match because of con-
tinuing pain from tendonitis.
The fifth and sixth positions will
remain the same with freshman Brad
Koontz and Franz Geiger taking the
spots respectively.
IN DOUBLES, Eisner has decided,
for now, to keep Sharton and Filer at
first and Royer and Morris at second.
Third doubles continues to be up for

grabs and after losing five out of six
matches over the weekend, the doubles
teams have become a growing concern.
But an even greater concern to
Eisner has been the team's day-to-day

consistency. "I've been trying to get the
players to know how to perform their
best day in and day out," Eisner said.
"And when they've done that, we've
had, on an individual basis, no trouble
winning. There's nobody in our lineup
that is overmatched against any team
in this conference.
"I feel the potential is here, but we
have not come close to realizing it yet.
It's not a technical concern, it's more of
an emotional concern. That's why each
of these matches looms as being so im-
portant to us."
Notre Dame, like Michigan, has a lot
of young players with two freshman
and a sophomore in the top six. Senior
Mike Gibbons, however, has been the
top performer with a 13-2 overall mark.
at second singles.
Junior captain Joe Nelligan anchors
the top singles spot with a 9-7 record.
Dave Obert and Paul Daggs lead the
doubles teams with a 12-4 mark.
don't know much about this year's
Detroit team, but they did remember
losing twice to the Titan s last year.
Assistant coach Maria Resendez said
that the Wolverines can't do what they
t did against Toledo and expect to win.
t "We're a Big Ten team and they'll
come to play. If we let up they'll beat
us." she added.


... looks for consistency

may be calm
'between 'M'

Sandwiched between last weekend's
bash with the Big Ten favorite, North-
western, and the upcoming battle with
highly-;ated Indiana, Michigan's sof-
tball doubleheader against the Detroit
Titans today pales by comparison.
"They are not one of the bigger
teams," said sophomore Julie Clark,
who will toe the rubber for Michigan in
the second game.
MANY Wolverines share the same
sentiment, but for the Wolverines, it
has been a roller-coaster season thus
far. They know anything can happen.
For instance, in the doubleheader
following its 6-6 California trip,
Michigan must have left their bats in
San Diego, as they dropped both games
2-1 and 3-2 to an inferior Toledo team
last week.
Coach Carol Hutchins said they have
lost many games they could have won,
"The fielding and pitching have been

fine but we have to improve our hit-
ting," said Hutchings. Hutchins also
stressed that the players attain some
consistency if they expect to win the Big
Last weekend's victories against
Northwestern may be an indication that
the Wolverines, now 3-1 in the Big Ten
and 9-9 overall, are on the right track
toward that consistency.
PITCHER Vicki Morrow (6-1, .77
ERA) pick ed up all three of
Michigan's wins after it dropped the
first one 4-0. That included two victories
over All-American candidate Lisa
Morrow will not see action agains
Detroit today so she will be well-rested
for the Indiana series Friday and
Saturday at the 'M' Varsity Diamond,
Mari Foster and Clark will be the star
ters. Michelle Bolster is also expecte
to see some action.
The Wolverine coaches apparently



First strike capability Associated Press
Vice president George Bush launches the New York Mets' season yesterday
by throwing out the first pitch at Shea Stadium.

.. probable starter



Carter starts Mets season with a bang

NEW YORK (AP) - Gary Carter, in
his first game with his new team, hit a
one-out home run in the 10th inning to
give the New York Mets a season-
opening ' 6-5 victory over the St. Louis
Cardinals yesterday.
Reliever Neil Allen struck out Keith
Hernandez to start the 10th, then had
one strike on Carter before the Mets'
catcher hit a line-drive homer into the
Cardinal, bullpen in left field.
TOM GORMAN, the fourth Mets pit-
cher, worked a scoreless 10th inning for
the victory.
The Cardinals loaded the bases in the
top of .the ninth when Willie McGee
singled, Lonnie Smith was hit by a pitch
and Tommy Herr singled. Jack Clark,
who hit a solo homer in the second, then
walked on a 3-1 pitch to force in the
tying run.
The Mets, with right-handed ace
Dwight Gooden on the mound, took a 3-2
lead off St. Louis starter Joaquin An-
dujar on a third-inning homer by
George Foster and made it 4-2 on the
second run-scoring single of the day by
Hernandez in the fourth.
RAFAEL Santana's double in the fif-
th made it 5-2.
Gooden, at 20 the youngest opening-
day pitcher in modern baseball history,
left after giving up consecutive singles
in the seventh of Andy Van Slyke and
Ozzie Smith. Gooden yielded six hits,
walked two and struck out six before
Doug Sisk came in.
Cubs 2, Pirates 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Keith Moreland
drove in two runs with a single and a
home run and Rick Sutcliffe won his
15th consecutive regular-season game
yesterday to lead the Chicago Cubs to a
2-1 opening-day victory over the Pit-
tsburgh Pirates.
Sutcliffe, the 1984 Cy Young winner
who had a 16-1 record for the National
League East champions last year, went
seven and two-thirds innings. Sutcliffe,
who allowed six hits and struck out
three, surrendered his only run when
pinch-hitter Lee Mazzilli doubled in the
eigth and scored on a single by Jason
LEE SMITH struck out three of the

four batters he faced to earn the save.
Moreland singled in a run in the first
inning and led off the fourth with his
home run off loser Rick Rhoden.
The Cubs touched Rhoden for four
hits in the first inning but managed only
one run.
BOB DER NIER singled to deep short
but was picked off first by Rhoden.
Ryne Sandberg struck out, but Gary
Matthews followed with a double to
right, went to third on the first of Leon
Durham's three hits and scored on
Moreland's single to left.
Giants 4, Padres 3
Chris Brown singled to left field with
one out in the bottom of the ninth inning
to give the San Francisco Giants and
nitcher Vida Blue a season onening 4-3

victory over the National Legaue
champion San Diego Padres yesterday.
Blue, the veteran left hander who was
out of baseball last season because of a
drug conviction, won in the big leagues
for the first time since 1982. He did it by
coming out of the bullpen and retiring
the final batter in the top of-the ninth af-
ter San Diego tied the score with a run
off reliever Mark Davis.
THE OPENING-day victory, wit-
nessed by a sellout crowd of 52,714,,was
the Giants' first since 1979, when Blue
beat the Cincinnati Reds. Blue was
traded to Kansas City in 1982.
White Sox 4, Brewers 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Tom Seaver,
making a record 15th opening-day
start, scattered five hits over six and

two-thirds innings to lead the Chicago
White Sox to a 4-2 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers yesterday.
Seaver, entering his 19th season;
struck out three and walked one in im-
proving his opening-day record to 7-1.
He had been tied with Walter Johnson
with 14 opening day assignments.
THE WHITE SOX capitalized on two
errors by Milwaukee second baseman
Jim Gantner to score twice in the first
Rudy Law reached first when Gan-
tner dropped a pop fly near the right-
field line. Starting pitcher Moose Haas,
who took the loss, then walked Harold
Baines and Greg Walker lined a single
to center to drive in Law and advance
Baines to third.

Associated Press
Mets'. catcher Gary Carter celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a
tenth-inning, game-winning homerun against the Cardinals yesterday.

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Cubs Bob Dernier is tagged out by Pirates' first baseman Jason Thompson in yesterday's Cub opener. The Cubs went on
to win 2-1.

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