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2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, March 14, 1994

1994 CCHA

Here is how the top 25 teams in college basketball fared this
weekend.

Championship

Lendl falls at Lipton

WHO: Kristine Westerby, Richelle Webb, Molly McClimon, Courtney Babcock
TEAM: Women's Track
WHY: At the 1994 NCAA championships in Indianapolis, the distance medley relay team of Westerby,
Webb, McClimon and Babcock won the national title with a time of 11:08.60. They beat second-place
Georgetown by almost five seconds.
BACKGROUND: The quartet also won the Big Ten Championships earlier this season.

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) -
Todd Martin and Ivan Lendl were
eliminated in third-set tiebreakers
Sunday at the Lipton Championships.
Martin, who will play for the U.S.
Davis Cup team at India in two weeks,
lost 4-6, 6-2,7-6(7-5) to Byron Black
of Zimbabwe in the second round.
Lendl squandered two match
points, including one on a disputed
call, and lost to Jan Siemerink of the

- -' Men, women divers find
different results in Zone
s 1C meet in Cleveland

Netherlands 3-6, 7-5, 7-6
Top-ranked Pete Sa
Steffi Graf won easily. C
her 28th consecutive vict
ing Ginger Helgeson 6-2
No.3 seed GabrielaSa
nated Chanda Rubin 6-3
Jana Novotna swept
McGrath 6-2,6-1. No.7 L
enport beat Michelle
Nobrega 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
Spain's Javier Sanch
brother Emilio 3-6, 6-2,
went into the match 0-7 th
0-9 lifetime against his ob
Sampras, the defen
pion, swept Diego Nargi
No. 8 Cedric Pioline be
Spadea 6-3, 6-3. No.
Chesnokov won in a
against 1992 runner-i
Mancini, who hurt his
in the first round.
Lendl, at 34 the older
the tournament, battled1
kid. The two-time titlist ai
several calls and received
lation for an audible obsc
With Siemerink servi
ing match point at 4-5 in
set, Lendl hit a cross-cc
return that he thought Iaj

Championshins
i(7-5). sideline. A linesman ruled the shot@S
mpras and wide, and Lendl protested in vain.
Graf posted Lendl saved three match points in
ory by beat- the tiebreaker, but at 6-5 he hit a sitter
, 6-1. long to give the victory to Siemerink,
batini elimi- ranked No. 102.
6-2. No. 4 Martin, a finalist at the Australian
Meredith Open, continued his recent slump by
indsay Day- losing for the third time in the past
Jackson- five matches. The American, ranked
ninth in the world, said he's weary*
iez beat his from playing in six tournaments al-
6-4. Javier ready this year.
is year, and "I think Ijust need a few days off,
lder brother. and hopefully I'll get the energy back
ding chain- in my legs and in my head," Martin
so 6-2,6-2. said. "I'll just donsomething other
eat Vincent than run around on a piece of ce-
19 Andrei ment."
twalkover In the tiebreaker, Martin gave away
up Alberto two points by double-faulting and
rotator cuff netting an easy volley. He tried to hit'
a cross-court forehand on match point,
-st player in and Black intercepted it with a lung-
like a feisty ing forehand drop volley for a clean
irgued about winner.
dacode vio- "I would have done anything at
cenity. that point," said Black, ranked No.
ing and- fac- 92. "1 was going to dive, because I
n the second knew he was going to go cross-court.
ourt service I took five or six steps and made a
nded on the little stab, and I was so happy." *

By CHARLIE BREITROSE
and MARC DILLER
DAILY SPORTS WRITERS
The Michigan men's and women's
diving squads had two different atti-
tudes going into the Zone C NCAA
qualifying meet in Cleveland, Ohio
this weekend.
Senior divers Eric Lesser of the
men's team and co-captain Cinna-
mon Woods of the women's team, as
well as sophomore Carrie Zarse, all
qualified for the NCAA Champion-
ships with their performances this
weekend.
The women divers had a relaxed
attitude about the qualifying meet
given that the NCAAs are less than
one week away. The team's main
focus was to save its energy for the
upcoming NCAA Championships in
Indianapolis, Ind.
"Part of the way we went into the
qualifying meet was not to try to do
our best, but just to qualify and save
our best for nationals this week," Zarse
said.
The men's competition was very
intense, with a number of the nation's
top collegiate divers competing. A
sixth place finish on the three-meter
was a key to Lesser's qualifying for
NCAAs.
"I knew that I had to be in the top
eight on the three-meter to have a legiti-
mate chance to qualify," Lesser said.
Lesser also finished third on the
tower, his specialty.
"I was happy with how I dived,"
Lesser said. "I got some consistency
down and I was able to do the dives
well when I needed to in this meet."
The divers in attendance were
scored in two of the three diving com-
petitions: the one-meter and three-
meter spring board events, and the
10-meter platform. Each diver's indi-
vidual finishes were then ranked and

the two events combined. The top 10
finishers advanced to the Nationals.
Woods finished second in the 10-
meter and 12th in the three-meter, and-
Zarse finished second in the one-meter
and eighth in the three meter. Both
diver's composites were good enough
to send them to the NCAAs.
Woods, who finished a close sec-
ond in the 10-meter last year, hopes to
improve to first in this year's compe-
tition. Zarse also hopes to emerge
victorious in the one-meter.
"Both Cinnamon and Carrie will
have a chance to do well this week-
end," diving coach Dick Kimball said.
"Cinnamon on the tower and Carrie
more on the spring board."
Lesser placed in the-three-meter
and the platform at last year's NCAAs
and Kimball said that Lesser could do
well in nationals.
Two other Wolverines,juniorAbel
Sanchez and sophomore Alex
Bogaerts,just missed qualifying. Both
divers needed a fourth place finish on
the platform, but Sanchez finished
fifth and Bogaerts sixth.
"Ten-meter is my best event andI
should have been top four, at least,"
Sanchez said. "It just wasn't there.
Sometimes you wake up on the wrong
side of the bed."
Although he didn't qualify,
Bogaert's performance pleased
Kimball.
"That was a real good job for
Alex," Kimball said. "Much better
than he did at Big Tens against the
same competition."
Other Michigan women compet-
ing were senior Martha Wenzel and
freshman Sharon Wong. Wenzel per-
formed well with a 13th place finish
in the three-meter and a fourth in the
10-meter. Wong scored a 19th place
finish in the three-meter and a sixth in
the 10-meter.

Barkley and KI lead

Suns past A/
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Charles Barkley and Kevin
Johnson scored 19 of Phoenix's 21
points in the fourth quarter to finish
with 30 each as the Suns withstood a
39-performance by Shaquille O'Neal
to beat the Orlando Magic, 100-93,
Sunday.
Johnson's jumper broke an 89-89
tie with six minutes left, and he also
scored the Suns last four points.
Barkley had nine points in the deci-
sive period and also grabbed nine
rebounds to finish with 20.
O'Neal made 10 of his first 11
shots and was the only Orlando player
to score from the field in the final
10:40. He made two free throws to tie
the game for the last time with 6:51
remaining, but missed a dunk and
watched Barkley convert a three-point
play on the other end for a 96-89
Phoenix lead.
Lakers 90, Timberwolves 88
Rookie George Lynch scored five
points during an 11-2 run at the start
of the fourth quarter Sunday as the
Los Angeles Lakers beat the Minne-
sota Timberwolves, 90-88.
The Lakers, who trailed through-
out the third quarter, turned a 70-66

lagi~c
deficit into a 77-72 lead by holding
the Timberwolves without a basket
for 5:02 early in the fourth, then held
on for their third consecutive victory.
Christian Laettner of Minnesota
missed his third consecutive game
with groin and back injuries, and Doug
West sat out with muscle spasms in
his neck.
Vlade Divac had 18 points and 13
rebounds for the Lakers.
76ers 114, Bullets 97
The Philadelphia 76ers ended
15-game losing streak - the second-
longest in team history - by beating
the Washington Bullets, 114-97, Sun-
day as Clarence Weatherspoon scored
28 points.
The Sixers held an opponent un-
der 100 points for the 28th time this
season. The victory kept Washington
from moving past Philadelphia out of
last place in the Atlantic Division.
Tom Gugliotta scored 23 point*
and Rex Chapman scored 20 for the
Bullets, who had won three straight
against Philadelphia. Jeff Malone
scored 21 points for the Sixers, who
broke a nine-game road losing streak.
Weatherspoon made 11 of 16 shots
and grabbed 12 rebounds.

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
head to NCAAs this week.

The Michigan men and women diversI
Trivia Answer

In 1989, Michigan was a No..3 seed in the Southeast. The
Wolverines went on to defeat Seton Hall, 80-79, for the national
championship.

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