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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 1, 1993

Men's tennis 'roughs it'in
mountains of West Virginia

By RYAN WHITE
FOR THE DAILY
While classes are already under-
way, the Michigan men's tennis team
is finaliy moving into the dorms this
weekend.
In Morgantown, West Virginia, that
is.
The Wolverines head south to com-
pete in their second fall tournament of
the season. Michigan plays in the All-
Conference Invitational today, tomor-
row and Sunday.
Due to limited space in
Morgantown hotelsas a result of this
weekend's home football game, the
Wolverines are forced to stay in the
dorms.
Last week, the Wolverines opened
the season with a strong showing at
the Tom Fallon Invitational Tourna-
ment in South Bend, Ind. They won a
combined total of 68 percent of their
singles matches, and senior Dan
Brakus - the team's No. 1 player -
won the top flight of the tournament.
According to Michigan head coach
Brian Eisner, the team is upbeat and
looking to continue the success of last
weekend's tournament this weekend.
However, Eisner also knows that it
won't be easy.
"It takes a lot out ofa team psycho-

logically and physically when you
play tournameftts two weeks in a row,"
Eisner said.
Michigan made it through last
weekend without an injury, but that
didn't hold true throughout this past
week.
Junior Adam Wager cuthis hand in
practice and needed nine stitches to
close the wound.
Wager, who played in the 'A'
'it takes a lot out of a
team psychologically and
physically when you play
tournaments two weeks
In a row.'
-- Brian Eisner
Michigan men 's tennis
coach
bracket last weekend with Brakus,
will be unable to compete in
Morgantown.
The All-Conference Invitational
will feature eight teams, including
host West Virginia, Virginia Tech and
Virginia Commonwealth.
There will be eight singles flights
in the tournament and four on the
doubles side.

Brakus will lead the Wolverines,
playing in the No. 1 singles flight. He
will be followed in the lineup by jun-
ior Grady Burnett at No. 2 and sopho-
more Peter Pusztai, who will compete
in the No. 3 position.
Senior Mike Nold will play at the
No. 4 spot. He will be followed in the
No. 5, 6 and 7 spots by sophomore
Chris Wyatt, and freshmen Brad
Kramer and Andy Yani, respectively.
NCAA rules limit the number of
players that can travel to eight. Since
sophomore John Costanzo is recover-
ing from an injury and exclusively
playing doubles, no one will compete
for Michigan.in the No. 8 flight.
The doubles bracket will be led by
the team of Brakus and Costanzo.
They will be followed by Pusztai and
Burnett, Noldand Wyatt, and the fresh-
man team of Yani and Kramer.
Eisner said that he is going to be
watching the younger players very
closely this weekend. It is the second
competition for Kramer and the first
for Yani.
He also wants to make sure that the
veteran players continue to move for-
ward and make improvements in their
play.
BIG TEN
Continued from page 10
averaging 34 points per game.
The trouble is, its defense is allow-
ing almost 50 a game.
Maryland has met the Nittany Li-
ons 36 times previously and have left
the field victorious once. Tomorrow
will not be the second time.
The Nittany Lions are back to play-
ing their brand of football - solid
defense and boring offense. When will
Coach Paterno consistently put the
ball in the air twenty times a game? To
its credit, though, Penn State does
have a strong running attack.
Junior Ki-Jana Carter leads a rush-
ing attack that is averaging 241 yards
a game. Also, an opportunistic Nittany
Lion defense leads the conference in
turnover margin.
At least for now, Penn State rolls
on.
Penn State 41, Maryland 20.

The Michigan crew team prepares on the Huron for an attempt to tame the three rivers of Pittsburgh. SUSAN ISAAKID.Ily
Host team Pitt, OSU, Ivies, to take on

'M' crew at Pennsylvania

By BRYAN BERGHOEF
FOR THE DAILY
As with any sport, the future of a
team rests on the talent of its up-and-
coming youngsters. The Michigan
crew team is no exception.
The Wolverines' expectations are
running high with the first regatta of
the season -The Head of the Ohio -
coming up this weekend at Pittsburgh.
Many crews from across the coun-
try will be challenging Michigan this
weekend. The tentative list of com-
petitors includes Pittsburgh, Ohio
State, and the always formidable Ivy
Leaguers - Brown and Cornell.
After strong performances by last
year's novice teams, the Wolverines
look to continue the success with
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which they ended last spring.
The novice women qualified for
the finals at the George Washington
Invitational in Washington, D.C.,
while the novice men also had several
impressive performances.
The lightweight men finished sec-
ond behind Navy at Washington, D.C.
and grabbed fifth in Columbus.
The heavyweight men qualified
for the finals in D.C., took fifth at
Worcester, and grabbed first place
honors in Columbus.
The varsity women's accomplish-
ments included a victory over an es-
tablished Navy team, a second-place
finish in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and a
silver medal for the lightweight var-
sity women at Lake Quinsigamond in

opener
Worcester, Mass.
Their male counterparts posted
strong finishes at Oak Ridge and
Worcester.
Because crew is a club sport, the
team recruits new members every year.
Recruitment went particularly well
this season, especially the women's
novice crew.
Unlike Michigan, Brown and
Cornell are varsity teams that receive
funding from their respective schools.
While competing against a varsity
crew has meant almost certain defeat
in the past, it now simply presents a
challenge for the team.
As the Wolverines proved in Wash-
ington D.C., they want to take the
program to a higher level.

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