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Page 10- The Michigan Daily- Thursday, April 2. 1987


netters outlast MSU

Winning is always sweet,
particularly when it's over
Michigan State. And a four-hour, 5-
4, nailbiting victory makes it that
much sweeter. Such was the case
for the women's tennis team last
night at the Track and Tennis
Michigan had not beaten the
Spartans in three years, so
preparation for the match was
especially intense. "We've really
been getting Psyched to play
Michigan State," said Lesley
Mackey, who won both her singles
and doubles match, "so it was great
to beat them." The Wolverines even
had blue 'M's stenciled on their
racket strings for the occasion.
Michigan (8-8 overall, 2-3 in the
Big Ten) has had their problems
winning close matches recently. It
lost 5-4 to both Notre Dame and
Western Michigan already this
season. But the Wolverines refused
to succumb to the pressure last
THE MATCH came down to a
4-4 team score, with Kathy
Schmidt and Susie Patlovich to
decide it at third doubles. Schmidt
and Patlovich breezed through the
first set but stumbled in the second.
Michigan coach Bitsy Ritt sat

on the bench almost sighing in
disbelief when Schmidt and
Patlovich dropped the second set, 6-
4. But Ritt relaxed a little when
Patlovich held her serve to begin
the third set, and Schmidt pounded
one winning volley after another.
Ritt breathed ever easier as the duo
sailed to a perfect 6-0, third set win.
"Coach Ritt really pumped us up
between sets," said Schmidt. "She
said, 'be aggressive and get to the
"We could've won it in two
(sets), but I guess we got a little
nervous," said Patlovich.
MICHIGAN got the ball
bouncing on the right track early
with straight set singles wins from
Tina Basle (6-3, 6-2), Lesley
Mackey (6-4, 6-4), and Allison
Miller (6-1, 6-1).
Basle stopped Linda Pursell, the
Spartans number one singles
player, and an All-Big Ten player of
a year ago. "She likes to get into a
groove," said Basle, "but I hit a
variety of shots and just played my
Mackey, after winning her
singles match, teamed up with
Anne Marie Floreno for an
impressive victory at second
doubles, 6-1, 6-2. The victories at
second and third doubles gave


... breezes in straight sets
Michigan two rather rare doubles
points, and the match.
"It's great for our confidence to
win two matches in doubles." said
But it doesn't get any easier for
Michigan from here. This weekend
the Wolverines travel west to play
Iowa and Iowa State. The rest of the
season is one Big Ten match after
another, culminating at the Big Ten
Championships in May.
"It was definitely more
important to win this one than any
of the others, because it was against
a Big Ten team." said Mackey.

Associated Press
Philadelphia Flyers' Tim Kerr scores on Detroit Red Wing's goalie Greg Stefan in the first period of last
night's game. Detroit lost 2-1.

Flye rs
DETROIT (AP) - Tim Kerr
scored his 56th and 57th goals and
netminder Ron Hextall turned away
28 shots last night as the
Philadelphia Flyers defeated the
Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in the NHL.
The loss kept the Red WIngs
from clinching the Norris Division,
title. Detroit, 34-34-10, needed a
victory or a tie to officially
eliminate the St. Louis Blues.

W, 2-1
Philadelphia, 46-24-8, already has and poked Pelle Eklund's rebound
clinched the Patrick Division past Stefan.
championship. Kerr increased the lead to 2-0, 45
Kerr, who leads the NHL with seconds into the second period,
26 power-play goals, netted his first again while Philadelphia held a man
3:07 into the opening period while advantage. Mark Howe carried the
Detroit's David Barr was serving puck across the Detroit blue line
goaltender Greg Stefan's delay of and slid a pass to Kerr, whose 30-
game penalty. foot wrist shot found the corner of
Stationed at the front of the the net behind backup Red Wings'
Detroit net, Kerr fought off a check netminder Glen Hanlon.
Gilbert Delorme closed the
H margin to 2-1 with 2:21 remaining
IR FA E IO NS in the game.

Robinson grabs Wooden Award

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center David Robinson was a
runaway winner of the 11th annual
John R. Wooden Award, presented
annually to the nation's top college
basketball student-athlete, it was
announced yesterday.
The 7-foot-1 Robinson, who
averaged 28.2 points and 11.8
rebounds as well as an NCAA-

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leading 4.5 blocked shots per game,
collected 1,166 points in voting by
sports writers and sportscasters
throughout the country.
Steve Alford, who scored 23
points to lead Indiana past
Syracuse, 74-73, in the NCAA
championship game earlier this
week, finished second with 645
points, followed by Reggie
Williams of Georgetown with 431
points, Kenny Smith of North
Carolina with 229 points, and
Dennis Hopson of Ohio State with
140 points.
"I'm very pleased and honored to
gain the respect it requires to win
this award," Robinson said at an
awards luncheon at the Los Angeles
Athletic Club. "I would like to
share this award with two parties.
"One is my coach, Pete
Great copies. Great people.

Herrmann. The other is the rest of
my team. They've helped me grow;
I've spent the last four years with
them and I am what I am today
because of them. Every one of the
have been incredible friends."
Three-point rule stays
three-point shot will stay at its
present distance of 19 feet, 9 inches
for at least another season of
college basketball, and intentional
fouls will be more expensive, th1
secretary of the NCAA Rules
Committee announced yesterday.
"The three-point rule did exactly
what it was intended to do," said Ed
Steitz, the committee secretary. It
increased scoring, opened up the
game, and reduced rough play under
the boards, he said.
Despite howls of outrage prior
to the rule's implementation for
this past season, a late-,season pol4
showed overwhelming support for'
retaining the three-point shot in
some form, Steitz said.
Overall, he said, 1,448 coaches
returned their questionnaires, and 80
percent favored keeping the three-
point shot. Of those in favor, 35
percent wanted it kept at its present
distance, and 36 percent, favored
moving it back nine inches, lik
the Olympic distance, he said.
Three changes were voted in-for
next season, Steitz said. The most
obvious change involves
intentional fouls.
"All intentional fouls will carry
a two-shot penalty plus possession
of the ball," he said. Currently, an
intentional foul carries a twoshot
penalty, but, the offending team
gains possession of the ball.

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