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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 31, 1989

Kass
fills voi'd
left by
former
'M' ace

By Phil Green
Daily Sports Writer
Replacing the nation's best
player comes with a lot of pressure.
This, however, has not bothered
University of Michigan sophomore
David Kass.
"There's not really that much
pressure. I personally like it better.
It gives me a chance to play the top
players in the nation."
With Malavai Washington, the
Wolverines' and the nation's best
college player last season, opting for
the professional circuit, Kass became
the No.1 ranked player on Mich-
igan's tennis team. He has definitely
met his newest challenge.
Based on last season's perform-
ance, the Columbus, Ohio native

began the individual fall season
ranked 18th nationally. The team's
coach, Brian Eisner, believes that
"Kass' performance this season has
been just outstanding...The way he
has performed so far, his ranking
should be somewhere in the top 10
in the nation."
Kass came away from the Notre
Dame Invitational two weeks ago
victorious, despite stiff competition
from 16 of the nation's best schools.
The previous weekend at the Long
Horn Invitational in Austin, Texas,
he was only ousted following a
hotly contested semi-final match.
Last weekend, however, was the
biggest tournament of the season.
The nation's 32 best players com-

peted in the first quarter of the col-
lege Grand Slam, the Volvo Masters
in Athens, Georgia.
"I thought going into the tourn-
ament that Dave had an excellent
chance to win," Eisner said. "He is
as good a player as anyone in the
United States."
"When it's the top 32 players,
there are no easy matches," Kass
explained. "Whoever played five
good matches was going to win."
Unfortunately, Kass was unable
to do so. Following convincing vic-
tories over Fullerton State's Marcos
Garzo and Southern Florida's Jose
Campos, Kass lost a tough quar-
terfinal match 6-2, 7-6 to Jeff
Chiang of Columbia University.

Kass emphasized, "I was happy until
that match. I was playing well and
am disappointed that I lost."
Eisner explained that a possible
reason for the defeat was endurance.
The match against Chiang was Kass'
second of the day and "he relies on
quickness and movement which
makes it difficult for him because he
works so hard during the match."
Despite his disappointment with
his finish in Athens, Kass still has
plenty of goals for the rest of the
season. "I'd like to make a run at all
three (remaining Grand Slam tour- .
naments). I'd definitely like to win
at least one...as long as I play well,
I'll be happy."

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