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Page 2-The Michigan Daily'- Sports Monday - April 5,1993

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'M' Sports Calendar
Monday, April 5
Men's Basketball at NCAA Championship vs. North
Carolina, 9:22 p.m., Louisiana Superdome, New
Orleans.
Tuesday, April 6
No events scheduled.
Wednesday, April 7
Baseball at Eastern Michigan, 3 p.m., Ypsilanti, Mich.
Women's Tennis vs. Michigan State, 3 p.m., Liberty
Sports Complex
Men's Tennis at Notre Dame, TBA, Notre Dame, Ind.
Thursday, April 8
Baseball vs. Saginaw Valley, 3 p.m., Fisher Stadium.
Friday, April 9
Softball at Northwestern (DH), 3 p.m., Evanston.
Men's Tennis at Iowa, 2:30 p.m., Iowa City.
Men's Golf at Marshall Invitational, all day,
Huntington, W.Va.
Saturday, April 10
Football Blue/White spring game, 1 p.m., Michigan
Stadium.
Women's Tennis vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m., Liberty
Sports Complex.
Men's Tennis at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m., Minneapolis.
Baseball at Penn State (DH), 12 p.m., State College.
Softball at Northwestern (DH), 2 p.m., Evanston.
Women's Track and Field at Miami (Ohio), all day,
Oxford, Ohio.
Women's Golf at Ohio State Invitational, all day,
Columbus.
Men's Golf at Marshall Invitational, all day,
Huntington, W.Va.
Sunday, April 11
Baseball at Penn State (DH), 12 p.m., State College.
Women's Tennis vs. Iowa, 9 a.m., Liberty Sports
Complex
Women's Golf at Ohio State Invitational, all day,
Columbus.
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in 1983 and 1984, Guy Lewis' Houston Cougars
made it to the finals yet lost both times. In 1983,
North Carolina State, under then-coach Jim
Valvano, pulled off the biggest upset in
tournament history, defeating the Cougars, 54-52.
Lorenzo Charles' buzzer beater knocked Hakeern
Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler from that year's
tournament.
The 1984 championship was billed as "The Battle
of the Big Men" as Olajuwon squared off against
Georgetown's Patrick Ewing. Ewing and the
Hoyas prevailed, 84-75.

Athlete of the Wek
WHO: Chris Webber
TEAM: Men's Basketball
HOMETOWN: Detroit
YEAR: Sophomore
ELIGIBILITY: Sophomore
WHY: Webber scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Wolverines beat Kentucky,
78-75, in overtime of their national semifinal game Saturday. Michigan plays North Carolina
tonight for the title.
BACKGROUND: Webber was the top men's basketball prospect in the country two years ago
at Detroit Country Day High School. He was voted Big Ten Freshman of the Year last year
when he became the first rookie ever to lead the leaguee in rebounds and blocks. Webber
recently became the only sophomore to be named to the 1993 AP All-America first team.

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Graf fights off injury
to win Family Circle

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.
(AP) - Steffi Graf overcame an in-
jury and a determined Arantxa
Sanchez Vicario to win her fourth
Family Circle Cup title Sunday.
The top-seeded Graf outlasted
No. 2 Sanchez Vicario 7-6 (10-8), 6-
1 after falling behind 5-3 and sus-
taining a slightly sprained ligament
in her left knee.
Remarkably, the 23-year-old
German powered through Sanchez
Vicario after getting her knee
wrapped for support between sets
following a lengthy tiebreaker.
"It's clay courts. That's what
saved me. I could slide towards the
ball, but I really couldn't twist very
much," said Graf, who said she
sustained the injury trailing 6-5 in
the opening set. "I just kept the ball
in play somehow. I got going a little
bit more and went for my shots a lit-
tle bit more."
Graf, who only entered last
AP PHOTOweekend after Monica Seles dropped
out, earned $150,000 for the victory.
to She became the all-time leading
money-winner in the 21-year history

of the event with $316,575 in six ap-
pearances. Graf's other titles came in
1986, 1987 and 1989.
Graf, ranked second in the world,
was actually more effective after
having the knee worked on. She cut
down on her errors, from 23 in the
first set to 6 the rest of the way. She
was far more patient on each point,
too, allowing Sanchez Vicario to 0
force the play.
"I didn't make as many mis-
takes," Graf said.-"In the second set,
she got a bit impatient, she made a
lot of errors and I played a lot
smarter."
Kathleen Stroia, head trainer for
the WTA, said Graf's injury would
be reassessed in a couple of days but
expected her to be ready for her next
tournament, in Hamburg, Germany,
beginning April 26.
The usually steady Sanchez
Vicario, who won the final nine
games to defeat Jennifer Capriati in
the semifinals, broke down several
times in the second set as Graf won
her 71st career singles title.

Steffi Graf beat Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in straight sets, 7-6, 6-1, 1
capture the Family Circle Cup in Hilton Head, S.C. this weekend.

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Detroit drops sprng finale, 4-3

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VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) -
Erik Hanson completed an outstand-
ing spring turnaround for the Seattle
Mariners by pitching seven shutout
innings in a 4-3 victory over the De-
troit Tigers on Sunday.
After a 1-10 start, the Mariners
finished with a 16-14 spring training
record by winning their last eight.
The Tigers were 8-22-1 this spring.
Hanson, trying to regain the form
that helped him win 18 games in
1990, improved his spring record to
3-1 by allowing only two singles in
his seven innings. He struck out 11
and walked one in lowering his ERA
from 2.57 to 1.93.
"I'll tell you what, if he pitches
like that during the season he's go-
ing to win a lot of games," Mariners
manager Lou Piniella said.
Hanson, a 17-game loser last sea-
son, said he had all three of his
pitches working - a fastball, curve-
ball and changeup.
"When all three are working, it
builds confidence," he said.
Hanson, a 27-year-old right-han-

der, is scheduled to be Seattle's No.
3 starter and will make his first regu-
lar-season start Friday night in the
Kingdome against Baltimore. Randy
Johnson and Chris Bosio will pitch
Seattle's first two games.
The Mariners took a 3-0 lead in
the second inning off Tigers starter
John Doherty (0-4). Bill Haselman
and Rich Amaral had RBI singles
and Haselman scored on a Travis
Fryman error.
Seattle went ahead 4-0 in the
third on Jay Buhner's sacrifice fly.
The Tigers made it interesting in the

ninth after Dan Gladden's RBI sin-
gle off rookie reliever Dave Wain-
house in the eighth made it 4-1.
Rookie reliever Mike Hampton
loaded the bases on a single by Fry-
man and walks to Cecil Fielder and
Kirk Gibson. Chad Kreuter had an
RBI single and Scott Livingston had
an RBI on a fielder's choice ground-
out.
Piniella brought in Rich DeLucia
to get Milt Cuyler to fly out for the
final out. DeLucia got his first save
of the spring.

Tigers open 1993 season
tonight against Oakland

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - With
a later than usual starting time and
Mike Moore on the mound, opening
day.at Oakland Coliseum is likely to
stretch late into Monday night.
Moore will take the mound in his
debut for the Detroit Tigers against
his old team, the Athletics.
The left-hander spent four sea-
sons in Oakland, leading the A's in
victories last year with a 17-12 mark
and 4.12 ERA in 1992. Moore then

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jumped to Detroit, signing a three-
year, $10 million deal.
Oakland manager Tony La Russa
said just because the A's are familiar
with Moore and he with them
doesn't mean either team will have
an edge.
"We're facing a real good
pitcher," he said. "One thing I like
about him is he has a lot of ways to
beat you."
Since Moore's departure, Bob
Welch has emerged as the A's No. 1
starter and will face his former
teammates.
Welch hasn't been stellar this
spring but is definitely healthier than
last season, when he opened the sea-
son on the disabled list with a variety
of injuries and wound up making a
career-low 20 appearances.
For the past five years, Dave
Stewart has been on the mound to
start the season for the Athletics and
was 4-0 during that span.
In another reminder of A's sea-
sons past, Carney Lansford will
throw out the first pitch sometime
around 8:05 p.m. PDT. The A's third
baseman for 10 seasons, he retired at 0
the end of last season.

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