Page 12-The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 24, 1992
Silverdome to host World Cup
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The
Pontiac Silverdome will be the first
indoor stadium to host a World Cup
game when the international soccer
tournament comes to America in
The Silverdome was among nine
U.S. stadiums chosen to host the
World Cup, thrilling organizers as-
sembled for the announcement yes-
terday at the domed stadium about
30 miles north of Detroit.
"I would have bet against us a
year ago," said Roger Faulkner, who
organized Michigan's bid to host the
tournament. "A lot of people here
got chills when they read our name.
"I don't think you have to care
about soccer to be excited today, you
just have to care about Michigan."
Foxboro Stadium outside Boston,
Chicago, Dallas, the Rose Bowl in
Pasadena, Calif., Orlando, Fla., Stan-
ford Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif.,
Washington and Giants Stadium out-
side New York also were selected.
Twenty-six communities applied
for the 52-game tournament, which
will be played from June 17-July 17,
"I have always boasted Michigan
is one of the greatest places in the
world to live, work and play," Gov.
John Engler said. "By saying 'yes'
to World Cup Michigan '94, people
from around the world will find out
1994 World Cup
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tennis evens season record
The Michigan women's tennis
fltId8 n Mich. team's weekend trip to Tuscaloosa,
Alabama proved to be a nice break
from not only the dreary Ann Arbor
weather, but also a torrid Big Ten
'A The Wolverines regrouped from
a6-3 loss at the hands of Alabama,
the host of the Crimson Tide
: Invitational, to notch easy victories
over South Alabama and
SoutheasterntLouisiana. The two
victories evened Michigan's record
D"We bounced back really nicely
with wins on Saturday and Sunday,"
Sded coach Bitsy Ritt said. "I thought we
played really ' well, especially
The Wolverines cruised to a 6-0
victory Saturday morning against
South Alabama. Led by No. 1 sin-
gles player Kalei Beamon's 6-4, 6-3
victory over Amanda Mitropoulos.
Because the Wolverines won all six
singles matches the doubles matches
were not played.
"We really got a team win
against them," Ritt said. "Not to take
anything away from anyone, but
South Alabama wasn't as competi-
tive as I thought they would be. All
of our singles played excellent."
Michigan knocked off
Southeastern Louisiana, 7-2, on
Sunday to complete the weekend
series. Due to injuries, Louisiana
was forced to default No. 5 and 6
singles and No. 3 doubles. The four-
player squad was able to muster only
two singles victories. For the
Wolverines, Beamon crushed Iris
Muller, 6-1, 6-0, and Jaimie Fielding
fought off Claudia Anwender, 7-6,
6-4, to secure the victory. Due to the
fact that the Wolverines had already
taken five positions, Southeastern
Louisiana conceeded the rest of the
With the victory, Beamon com-
pleted a perfect 4-0 weekend. She
also topped Alabama's Jenny
Whalen, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, in her singles
match on Friday. Beamon teamed
with senior Kim Pratt at No.1 dou-
bles to register another three-set
victory over the Crimson Tide.
"Kalei had a great weekend," Ritt
said. "To win two three-setters in the
same day is great. It was really neat
for her to come back from that sec-
ond set tie-breaker against Alabama.
She did just a great job."
Ritt said she was most pleased
with her team's performance against
Alabama, despite the loss. The Tide
is ranked 25th in the country.
"We showed that we can be
competitive with top-ranked teams,"
Ritt said. "Alabama is a tough team.
They're probably comparable to the
second best team in the Big Ten and
that's about where we want to be. So
this meet should really give our
players confidence going into next
week's Big Ten meets."
The Wolverines look to continue
their success next weekend when
they face Purdue and a red-hot
Illinois squad. The Illini recently up-
set Notre Dame, 5-4.
"We're going to need big per-
formances again," Ritt said. "Illinois
has proven that they can play really
good tennis. But I think we now
know that we can match up with just
Amazin' Blue- A co-ed a capella
Comedy Company - A student-
directed and written comedy troupe
that performs once a term and has
travelled to other Big 10 schools.
Impact Dance - For non-dance
majors who have extensive training
in all areas of dance.
M-Flicks - The largest film group
Soph Show - A musical whose
cast consists of first and second
MUSKET - The largest musical
theatre group on campus.
Laughtrack - Featuring student
comedians and professional
headliners Wednesday nights.
Soundstage - Sponsors estab-
lished bands (local and student) to
Special Events - Brings exciting
activities to the U of M such as
Mademoiselle, Girbaud Fashion
show...anything you dream up.
Starbound - A campus-wide talent
competition that gives students the
opportunity to perform win prizes,
and gain experience and recognition.
coordinators of Homecoming, UAC
plans the parade, float contest, pep
rally, and many other campus-wide
Michigras - Brings the festive
atmosphere of Mardi-Gras to U of M.
College Bowl - A competitive quiz-
trivia contest, beginning with an
intramural tournament whose
champions travel to contest during
the winter term.
Mini-Courses - Each term, over
30 noncredit course are offered,
ranging from aerobic dance to sign
Northern Lights - Brings current
UAC events to North Campus and
creates its own programs specially
suited for the North Campus
Viewpoint - Sponsors a variety of
lectures and forums for discussion,
including Student Soapbox.
Tech Crew - Supplies and
monitors the necessary sound and
lighting equipment for all the
events UAC sponsors.
Ticket Central - Serving all of
UAC's committees by controlling
the sale and accounting of all
tickets at UAC events.
0 Alice Lloyd Residence Hall
Applications will be accepted starting on Wednesday,
March 25th, at 100 Student Activities Building
from 8a.m.- 4p.m. Questions? Call the Housing
Information Office at (313) 763-3164.
U of M Housing Division and University Unions. A Unit of Student Affairs