Page 14 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 20, 1990
Men's tennis seeks
to recoup on road
Men's golf links up
in Ohio tourney
by Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan men's tennis coach
Brian Eisner feels that his team must
"come to the table ready to play"
this weekend as the Wolverines
swing around Lake Michigan to take
on Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Wolverines are rebounding
from a disappointing home loss to
Notre Dame, which dropped their
record to 6-11 overall and 1-3 in the
"It (the Notre Dame match) was
disappointing in a lot of ways,"
Eisner said. "It was an important
match and we just didn't go after it.
"Notre Dame has the highest
ranking in this part of the country,"
Eisner said. "For us to beat a team
like that, we have to come out of the
starting blocks firing. We're not as
talented and the minute we don't
give that kind of effort, we don't
have a chance."
Eisner said his team is much
higher emotionally after a tough
"We had an extremely hard work-
out yesterday," Eisner said. "After I
talked to them and got them up, they
Michigan will need such a boost
against Minnesota on Friday and
Wisconsin on Sunday.
"Minnesota and Wisconsin are
two teams in the top division of the
conference," Eisner said, "and we're
playing indoors at their facilities.
There's much more of a home court
advantage indoors than outdoors -
more distractions. It's going to be
tough, and there's still the factor of
whether (first singles player David)
Kass will go or not."
14th-ranked Kass, who has been
plagued with a groin injury, played
against Notre Dame, but said that he
was "only at 50 percent," coming up
short in a three-set effort.
"I'm still feeling a little sore," he
said, "and I won't practice up until
the match. If I feel well, I'll feel
pretty confident. But I won't go out
there unless I feel I can perform
"We are capable of beating both
teams this weekend if we come out
and everyone plays up to his maxi-
mum level of capability," Eisner
said. "Each match you want nine
solid matches. If you have nine solid
points out there and everyone plays
well, chances are you'll win. So my
goal is to get everybody focused on
their particular match."
by Andrew Brown
Daily Sports Writer
The rocky road of the Michigan
men's golf team takes its next stop
this weekend in Akron, Ohio with
the Firestone Invitational. The
tournament will be played at the new
Firestone Country Club, which is+
comprised of three courses.+
The 54 hole event will feature 36
teams with the first 36 holes played
on Saturday. The top half of the field
will then advance to Sunday's round
of 18. The bottom half will also
play 18 on Sunday for a consolation
After last week's sub-par per-+
formance, the team held qualifying
rounds this week to see who would+
compete this weekend. Tom Paton,
Anthony Dietz, Chris Pond, Patrick
Moore, and James Carson will make
the trip to Ohio.
"We have a renewed outlook thi,
week," coach Jim Carras said. "The
guys are in a positive frame of mind,
and they really feel they are going to
"I want to finish in the top half
of the draw, and then place decently
on Sunday," Carras said. "Of course
we're not coming off a good week,
but things can change quickly."
After this tournament the team
will have a week off for finals. BA
the time of the next tournament May
4-5, Carras will have cut the team
down to seven players. He will hold
qualifying rounds for the next two
weeks and the best seven will stay
on for the rest of the spring season,
which ends at the end of May.
"At this point we need only the
guys that can produce," Carras said.
Rose guilty of tax offenses
CINCINNATI (AP)- Former
baseball star Pete Rose will plead
guilty Friday to tax offenses that
could mean up to six years in jail, as
part of a plea bargain ending a
yearlong investigation, according to
documents unsealed Thursday.
The documents disclosed in U.S.
District Court show that Rose has
agreed to two felony counts of filing
false tax returns by failing to report
income from memorabilia sales,
autograph signings and personal
The plea bargain bars the
government from pressing more
serious felony tax charges against
the former Cincinnati Reds star, who
was banned from baseball last year
There is no agreement on
sentencing for Rose.
Dave Kass powers a backhand against Northwestern earlier in the year.
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BENEFITS RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
LS&A COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES
May 5, 1990
The LS&A Commencement Exercises will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. with a
formal procession into Crisler Arena and will conclude at about 1:30 p.m. All graduates of
the Winter Term 1990 and of Spring and Summer Terms 1990 may participate.
TICKETS: Each guest attending LS&A Commencement Exercises must have a
ticket. Up to six tickets per graduate will be distributed to each graduating senior. Tickets
will be distributed beginning Manday, April 30, during business hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
in the LS&A Building lobby, and will end at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. Extra tickets, if
available, will be issued on a first-come, first served basis on Friday, May 4. Tickets will be
issued only to the graduating student who must show his/her current student identification.
&S5EMBLY FOR GRADUATES: Graduates may begin to assemble outside Crisler
Arena nezr the tunnel entrance at 10:30 a.m. Look for the "Student Assembly" signs as
well as for faculty marshals in light blue academic dress. Students will begin to process into
Crisler through the tunnel entrance promptly at 11:30 a.m. In case of inclement weather,
graduates will go directly into Crisler, where they will be seated by faculty marshals.
Students will then be admitted through the tunnel entrance beginning at 10:30 a.m.
GUESTS: Crisler Arena will be opened for all ticket holding guests beginning at
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SPECIAL NEEDS: An area is designated for guests with hearing impairment. A
sign language interpreter will be present. Please have guests notify ushers upon arrival if
this service is desired. Assistance for guests who are handicapped is available by calling
763-5427 by April 24. Stadium Gate 2 will be open for parking to those persons who have
made special arrangements because of a handicap. Ushers will be available to assist
regarding location of appropriate seating and restrooms. Graduates who will need special
help should also call 763-5427 as soon as possible. We will then be able to anticipate your
CELEBRATORY ATMOSPHERE: University Commencement is filled with
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family and friends and with your University faculty and administrators. So that all present
may safely enjoy and fondly remember your Commencement Exercise, we ask that no
alcoholic or carbonated beverages and no signs on poles be brought to Crisler Arena.
University Security has been advised to confiscate such beverages or signs.
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