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Women's Softball
vs. Indiana
Friday and Saturday
Varsity Softball Diamond


The Michigan Daily

Thursday, April 16, 1987

Women's tennis
vs. Illinois and Purdue
Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m.)
Track and Tennis Building
Page 10

M'Netters whi*p. Notre Dame

Not even lack of sleep or a
string of consecutive matches could
stop the men's tennis team from
continuing its sweep across the
Midwest yesterday at the Liberty
Tennis and Fitness Club.
The Fighting Irish of Notre
Dame ran out of fire power and fell
to the Wolverines 8-1, adding to the
list of Wolverine prey. Michigan's
trophies now include Purdue,
Illinois, Michigan State,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Eastern
Michigan, and Miami of Ohio.
THE HOME match marked
Michigan's fourth contest in five
days, including a match against
Michigan State on Tuesday, when
the team did not return home until
1 a.m.
"We are tired," said head coach
Brian Eisner, "and right now we
have a lot of nagging injuries-
nothing serious, but something you
have to look out for."
Despite this fatigue, Michigan,
(20-2), still managed to capture all
six singles matches with decisive
scores as five of the singles ended
in straight sets.
"I was very pleased with this
match," Eisner said. "It really
marks the quality of ' this team
being able to play all these matches
without much rest. This is really a
hard nosed bunch of guys."

AFTER LOSING his first
regular season match against
Purdue's Jim Gray last Saturday,
junior Ed Nagel proved that he has
returned to form by leading the way
for the Wolverines. He disposed of
his opponent Tim Carr, 6-2, 6-0.
"Ed was just outstanding today,"
said Eisner "He attacked every ball
and just turned in a solid
At the number two singles, Dan
Goldberg continued his 17-match
winning streak by defeating Brian
Kabas. Goldberg came out strong
taking the first set 6-2 but then the
two baseliners engaged in a steady
backcourt duel which eventually
ended in a tie breaker.
For the third and fifth singles,
Eisner took out regulars John
Royer and Jon Morris for the first
time this year. This allowed other
players to move up. Brad Koontz,
filling in at number four, battled
Mike Wallace in the match's most
hard fought singles. Koontz finally
pulled out the win, 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.
In the last two positions, Franz
Geiger and Michael Pizzutello
sewed up the win, defeating their
opponents with similar scores.
Geiger finished at 6-1, 7-5, and
Pizzutello ended at 6-2, 7-5.
After the sweep of the singles,
the Fighting Irish refused to return
home without a win and took the
third doubles, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 for their
lone point.

Doily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Sophomore shortstop Mary Ann Daviers narrowly avoids senior lef-
tfielder Lisa Juzysta in the second game of the Wolverine's doubleheader
sweep of Michigan State. Daviers went 3 for 3 in the 6-0 first game vic-
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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Junior Franz Geiger lunges into this forehand during his straight set vic-
tory at number five singles yesterday against Notre Dame. The 8-1 vic-
tory over the Irish gives Michigan a 14 match streak heading into the last
home matches of the year this weekend.

Batsmen shut down Eastern Michigan

From Staff Reports:
With little hitting, the Wolverine baseball
team was forced to rely on pitching in their
doubleheader sweep of Eastern Michigan in
Ypsilanti to raise its record to 25-7 on the year.
Infielder Phil Price hit the game-winning
home run in the top of the ninth inning to
provide Michigan with all they needed to record a
3-1 extra-inning victory. Freshman pitcher Tim
Lata went the first seven innings of the opening
game, giving up only one run along the way.
Senior Greg Everson pitched the eighth and ninth
innings to get the win and even his record at 2-2
on the season.
MICHIGAN TIED the game at one in the
sixth inning due to some good baserunning.
Steve Finken beat a potential inning-ending
double play to set the stage for Bill St. Peter's

run-scoring double to left.
The other run came on Greg McMurtry's
inside-the-park home run in the ninth. It was his
second of the year, both inside-the-parkers and
both against Eastern.
The Hurons scored its only run in the first
inning but threatened to score more. Lata,
though, struck out the third and fourth hitter, and
retired another on a groundout to leave a Huron
player stranded on third.
The story was the same in the second game as
senior John Grettenberger posted his first win of
the season against no losses with a six hit, five
strikeout performance. The Wolverines came up
with just enough hitting to post a 6-2 victory.
MICHIGAN SCORED two in the fourth,
to open up the game. Mike Gillette had a run-
scoring single that sent McMurtry to third. When

the shortstop threw the ball away, McMurtry
Rich Samplinski hit his second home run of
the year to provide the final run for the
Wolverines in the fifth inning. Eastern finished
out the scoring when they punched across one
run in the fifth, but Grettenberger, who walked
none in the entire contest, squelched every chance
at a rally that the Hurons possessed.
Eastern Michigan outhit the Wolverines 13-8
in the series, but this was not enough as the
Michigan pitchers proved to be the deciding
The Wolverines accumulated many walks
from the Huron pitchers, while the Michigan
pitchers were very stingy in giving up walks.
The losses drop Eastern Michigan to 12-19 on
the year.

The pitching was great as
usual, but yesterday afternoon, the
Michigan softball team gave
coach Carol Hutchins the hitting
she has been waiting for all
The Wolverines exploded for
16 hits, to go along with another
brilliant pitching performance by
Vicki Morrow, in winning an
impressive double-header from
Michigan State 6-0 and 2-0. The
third-place Wolverines now stand
7-3 in the conference.
Morrow earned both victories
on the afternoon, improving her
record to 10-4 and lowering her
ERA to 0.40.
game, Morrow extended her streak
of complete-game shutouts to six,
limiting the Spartans to three hits
while striking out five. Michigan
State had only one baserunner in
the first five innings of the game.
The dominance continued in -
the second game when Morrow
blanked the Spartans in the final
four innings after relieving starter
Michelle Bolster, who was struck
by a ball on the leg. The
combined performance held the
Spartans to five hits, and produced
the second shut out of the
Hutchins has been very pleased
with the play of her pitchers, and
hopes that using both will keep
them both strong as the Big Ten

race narrows.
"Morrow is just a tremendous
competitor and a great athlete,
the coach said. "She's worked hard
for three years and is finally:
getting the recognition she
deserves. Bolster has pitched very;
well, but she hasn't gotten any
offensive support."
THE BEST news of the day
was the Michigan offense, which
seems to be finally coming around
after a season-long slump. In the
first game, the Wolverines racked
up six runs on 11 hits, as seven
different players got into the
Mary Ann Daviera, Alicia
Seegert, Beth Mueller, and Sara
Dyksterhouse led the Wolverine's
offensive charge. Daviera was
three-for-three, Mueller two-for-
two, and Seegert had three hits in
four trips, including a run-scoring
triple. Dyksterhouse had three hits
on the afternoon, including two of
the team's five total in the second
"This is the way we know this
team can hit," Hutchins said.
"We've just tried to be relaxed and
patient, and today it finally came
The Wolverine bats may have
arrived at just the right time. An
important weekend series with the
first-place Indiana Hoosiers looms
around the corner. The Hoosiers
are 8-0 in conference play.

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Men Spike
The men's volleyball club may
not want to describe it that way,
but it is the only way to describe
how the team breezed through the
competition at the Midwest
Tournament in Wheaton, Ill. last
The Wolverines - seeded 13th
in the tournament - swept Illinois
State in the finals, 15-7 and 15-13,
in a best-of-three game match. The
team was victorious in 12 of its 13
games in the tournament. David
Glaser won the commisioners award

win Midwest event

for the most oustanding player in
the finals.
"(THE TEAM) played the
best they played all season," said
head coach Tricia Wang. "They
played very consistently and we got
100% out of everyone."
Added team captain Tony
Rodriguez, "Everyone (at the
tournament) kept comenting on
how we played with six player's on
the court."
Before reaching the playoffs, the
squad battled its way through a
competitive field of 17 teams,
beating Northern Illinois, Ohio

University and North Park.
In the playoffs, Michigan faced
Wheaton (the only team to win a
game off the wolverines), Eastern
Illinois and, Illinois State in the
finals. Clubs from Notre Dame and
Ohio State also participated in the
THE TOP seeded club,
Wisconsin, was forced to forfeit
from the playoffs because one of
their vans arrived late.
The starting six for the
Wolverines were Rodriguez, Marc
Miner, Chip Degrace, Adam Craft,
Glaser and Jim Kim.


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