10- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 1, 1994
Longhorns, Aggies whip men's tennis team
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me players back
The men's tennis team's spring
vacation didn't turn out as hot as they
had hoped. The team travelled to
Texas, only to lose a pair of dual
meets to Texas and Texas A&M, both
by the score of 6-1.
The fourth-ranked Longhorns
overwhelmed the Wolverines, win-
ning five of six singles matches, all in
straight sets. In addition, Texas cap-
tured two of three doubles matches.
woiveines was Dan Brakus. The
18th-ranked senior knocked off
Texas' Chad Clark, the second-ranked
collegiate player in the nation, 2-6, 6-
2, 6-3. Brakus, along with doubles
partner John Costanzo, also defeated
Clark and Trey Phillips, 8-5. The
Michigan doubles pair is currently
ranked number five in the region.
Brakus did not fare so well against
Texas A&M. The senior fell to 39th-
ranked Mark Weaver, 6-1, 6-0.
Aggies coach David Kent said. "He
has great mental discipline and that's
what makes him a great player."
After Weaver's impressive show-
ing, the rest of his teamates followed
suit, with only sophomore Geoff
Prentice squeaking out a 0-6,6-3,7-6,
victory in the sixth singles slot over
A&M's Eric Horan.
In doubles action, Michigan's
Grady Burnett and Peter Pusztai
teamed up to score a victory, 9-7, over
Horan and Blake Arrant. Arrant is the
52nd-ranked singles player in the na-
tion. The Aggies won the other two
doubles matches to complete the un-
usually lopsided defeat.
from the team we beat last year, but
we're a better team this year," Kent
said. "We've been playing (Michi-
gan) a long time and I don't think it's
ever been this kind of margin."
Another match, pitting the Wol-
verines against Baylor, was cancelled.
The week ended on an upbeat note
for the team at the Big Ten singles
championships in Champaign. Peter
Pusztai won five of seven matches,
advancing to the consolation bracket
finals. The sophomore claimed the
consolation runner-up honors. Team-
mate Chris Wyatt won the No. 7 and
No. 8 players consolation bracket,
winning three of four matches.
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broken into before the police arrived.
His car alarm, which is audible only
on his pager, was set off at that time.
Peoples' girlfriend then called 911 to
report the break-in.
Sgt. Harry Jinkerson, who an-
swered the 911 call, traced it to Peoples
and talked him into surrendering to
the police after the shooting.
"He felt bad when they handcuffed
him and he found out it was the po-
lice," Harris said. "It's just a natural
"When you wake up and
somebody's breaking into your (car)
at three or four in the morning and
you're half asleep, you're going to
react. Plus they were not uniformed
cops," Harris continued.
The plainclothes detectives on the
scene called for uniformed assistance
'He felt bad when they
handcuffed him and he
found out it was the
police. It's just a
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after the shots had been fired.
Peoples, who attended Saginaw
Arthur Hill High School, was a defen-
sive back for Michigan last season.
He recorded 55 solo tackles, second-
most on the team, but has no eligibil-
ity left at Michigan.
Athletic Director Joe Roberson
said he would not comment on the
case pending disposition the judicial
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Peter Pusztai and the Michigan men's tennis team lost to Texas and Texas
A&M this weekend.
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Big Ten title
By BRIAN SKLAR
and DOUG STEVENS
DAILY SPORTS WRITERS
The Michigan women's track and
field team has been dominating its
opponents throughout the entire sea-
son in hope of capturing its first Big
Ten championship since 1983. This
weekend at Purdue University, the
team accomplished its goal.
Michigan dominated its confer-
ence rivals by accumulating a score
of 141 points. Illinois, which had been
considered the other major threat to
win the Big Ten, finished in second
place with 112 points.. Michigan's
141 points wereaBig Ten meet record
"It was a real team effort," assis-
tant coach Patty Davis said. "We
have a lot of team unity and spirit. We
just keep on believing."
In addition to the team champion-
ship, the Wolverines had several
women win their respective events.
Jessica Kluge won the 800-meter
event by the slimmest of margins. She
finished with a time of 2:08.52 sec-
onds, which was barely enough to
defeat Illinois' Hope Sanders, who
achieved a mark of 2:08.63 seconds.
Westerby also finished in second
place in the 600-meters, losing to
Wisconsin's Amy Wickus, who set a
Big Ten indoor record of 1:27.99.
The distance corps lived up to
expectations as Michigan cross-coun-
try All-American Molly McClimon
took the 3000-meter and 5000-meters
and junior Courtney Babcock, also a
cross-country All-American, won the
mile. Both provisionally qualified for
the NCAAs in the 5000-meters.
Sprinter Tearza Johnson came in
third place in the 200-meters with a
time of 23.39 seconds.
In the high jump, Linda Stuck and
Monika Black, finished second and
The Wolverines will host the
Silverston Invitational this Saturday
before heading toIndianapolis on March
11 for the NCAA Championships.
"I don't expect a letdown. Every-
body feels so good about Big Tens.
(The NCAAs) is kind of icing on the