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8B - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - October 28, 1996

yganiak, Moon fall to second seed in quarters


By Brooke McGahey
For the Daily
Upset after a third-round loss in the single con-
solation bracket at the Riviera Women's All-
American Tennis Championship in Pacific
Palisades, Calif., Sarah Cyganiak still had one
more shot. Later in the afternoon, the senior
teamed up with junior Sora Moor to win their first
match of the main draw doubles competition.
The duo qdalified for the main draw where
they promptly defeated Alison Passmore and Jane
White of Wichita State, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4, in the first
round. Passmore and White were ranked 43rd in
last year's ITA rankings.
"It was great that (Cyganiak and Moon) came

back in the afternoon to win," Michigan coach
Bitsy Ritt said. "That is a sign of good players."
In the quarterfinals, Cyganiak and Moon ended
their run in the All-American Championship.
They lost to No. 2 Christina Moros and Farley
Taylor of Texas, 6-4, 6-1.
"We played well in the first set," Moon said.
"But we just couldn't keep it up in the second set.
(Moros and Farley) just clicked more in the sec-
ond set and capitalized on the situation."
Moros and Farley moved on to the semifinals
defeating Wendy Fix and Kristin Sanderson of
Duke, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. In the final round, Moros and
Taylor faced top seed Ania Bleszynski and Katie
Schlukebir of Stanford.

"Overall, we did a great job and had a lot of
fun," Cyganiak said. "Sora and I just clicked and
took advantage of the situation."
In the first round of qualifying singles action,
Cyganiak fell to seventh-seeded Patricia Zerdan
of Southern Methodist, 6-2, 6-0. Zerdan went on
to defeat Olga Novikova of Penn State, 6-3, 4-6,
6-3, in the second round and Martina Hautova of
Oklahoma State, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the third round.
In the fourth round, Zerdan fell to Elizabeth
Schmidt of UCLA, 6-4, 6-1.
"(Cyganiak) played a close match," Ritt said.
"It is always a disappointment to lose."
Although losing in the first round of qualifying
singles, Cyganiak qualified for the consolation

round, in which she defeated Addriana Garcia of
Arkansas in her first match, 6-2, 6-2 and then
rolled over Stephanie Tibbets of California in the
second round, 6-3, 6-4.
"I started off slow but then began to play well,"
Cyganiak said. "My strokes were working, and
my forehand was on, but I had match point and
lost it."
In a third-set tie-breaker in the fourth round
match, Cyganiak suffered a painful lose to Diana
Spadea of Duke, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6. In last season's
ITA rankings, Spadea was ranked 109th, 25 spots
behind Cyganiak.
"The quality of tennis was elite," Cyganiak
said. "We did a very good job of getting to the

quarterfinals. It was a positive experience, and I
look forward to the next tournament?'
This tournament is the second in a series of
Intercollegiate Tennis Association Grand Slam
Events. The next leg of the championships will
be the ITA Midwest Championship held in
Madison, Nov. 7-10. To participate in the event
a player must either be invited by the organizatio
or qualify for the tournament based on their pre-
vious records.
Coming into this tournament, Cyganiak and
Moon held a doubles record of 6-4. In singles
competition, Cyganiak has a 5-6 record. Last
year the duo had a 17-1 Big Ten record and went
19-5 overall.

Continued from Page 1B
of their athletic departments - football.
Last season, the Michigan football
program generated more than $20 mil-
lion in total revenue. Broken down, foot-
ball brought in $243,894.12 per scholar-
ship player. And of that $20 million,
$1.875 million was spent on grant-in-
After expenses, Michigan football
donated nearly $9.735 million to the
Athletic Department. That number was
good for more than 76 percent of the
total athletic budget last year.
It would also pay for all of the
women's sports programs more than I
1/2 times.
"Everyone wants to kick college foot-
ball because it's big," Schembechler
says. "It's big, because it's been success-
ful. The administrators don't understand

that, they look at economics.
"They want to cut practice time. They
want more time for school, more time
for studying, but they'll play them as
freshmen to save money."
And therein, according to many, lies
the hypocrisy of the situation.
Carr was the only Big Ten coach
opposed to the conference's agreement,
along with the Pac-10 and the Rose
Bowl, to join the Bowl Alliance in 1998.
He took some heat for his stance, but he
had his reasons.
Carr believes that it is impossible
under the Bowl Alliance to guarantee a
concrete national champion every year.
As he sees it, the system is just another
step on the inevitable road to an NFL-
style playoff system - a system that
would mean more games, more practice
time, but with fewer players than 20
years ago.
It also means more money, however.

For the right to broadcast 21 Bowl
Alliance games over seven years, begin-
ning in 1998, ABC television paid close
to $400 million. Add to that the Rose
Bowl, which will remain a separate deal,
and you've got enough money floating
around to tempt the most devout priest,
much less NCAA and university admin-
Also in 1998, the payout for Alliance
games is expected to rise to $12 million
per team.
"We've created a monster," Carr says,
"and we're headed in the wrong direc-
S" "
If the priorities are as out of whack as
many believe, what can be done to stop
the monster?
"If the schools want to continue play-
ing major-college football,"
Schembechler says, "they're going to
have to do something either inside or

outside the NCAA."
Changes from within the NCAA were
made last year. The NCAA's member
schools voted to change the structure of
the organization from an association to a
As an association, schools in all divi-
sions voted as one group for rule
changes. Now, as a federation, Division
I schools vote separate from Division II
and III institutions.
Thus, the smaller schools can't influ-
ence the rules that govern the larger,
Division I programs.
Change outside the NCAA would be
an entirely different process, however.
Schembechler doesn't think it would be
a bad idea if the major football schools
left the NCAA, possibly even taking
their basketball programs with them.
"It's come to the point where the
NCAA can't do what major colleges
need them to do," Schembechler says.

It may be a realistic option.
According to Roberson, everyone
will be watching to see if the restruc-
tured NCAA does what Division I
schools need it to do. If it doesn't, what
Schembechler suggested could just hap-
But will it bring back the scholarships
the coaches are consistently lobbying
"If you would have asked me that
question a couple of years ago, I would
have said yes," Roberson says. "But
talking to people lately, I don't think so."
Carr says he and the other Big Ten
coaches have voted to bump the scholar-
ship number back to 95, the amount
Carr feels he needs. But the votes
haven't led to any kind of success.
Roberson would like to see a system
where a team had 85 eligible scholarship
players, plus the ineligible freshmen.
That system would also mean the need

for more scholarships.
Aside from academics, Roberson h
another reason he would like to see
freshmen in the classroom before they
hit the football field.
He says it would keep out of the uni-
versity those who are not here for an
"I sometimes feel like FIm running a
minor league for the NBA NFL, NHL
and, to some extent, Major League
Baseball," Roberson says.
Regardless of what happens, ever$
one concerned feels college football
needs more scholarships than it has.
It needs them for the game, and it
needs them for the student-athletes,
because they don't feel the system now
is. fair.
"No, I don't think it's in the best inter-
est of the student-athletes at all,"
Roberson says.
Rosco Zamano would probably agree.
Torre leads
Yanks to title
NEW YORK (AP) - The bullpen
was exceptional, as expected. Jim
Leyritz delivered a big home run, Andy
Pettitte threw a marvelous game and,
Paul O'Neill made a nifty catch.
The New York Yankees had it all
pitching, hitting and fielding in one of
the finest weeks in their history.
But what about it, Joe Torre? Was
there something else on your side? Did
you think the Yankees were destined to
win the World Series?
"I guess I did, but I wouldn't let it
happen because once you think it's fate
you stop working," the manager said
after Saturday night's clinching 3-2 w
over Atlanta in Game 6. "What made
happen were people like John
Wetteland and Bernie Williams and
Cecil Fielder.
"Everybody has a piece of it," he
said. "We went through a series and
every player on our roster helped us
win a game."
The result was the Yankees' record
23rd championship and first since
1978, along with one of the mt.
remarkable turnarounds in baseball hi
tory. New York became only the third
team in 92 World Series to win it after
losing the first two games at home.
Wade Boggs and Fielder wound up
with the first championships in their
long careers, while emerging stars
Derek Jeter and Williams also celebrat-
ed in a pileup on the mound after the
last out. At Torre's suggestion, the team
took a victory lap around the outfield,
with Boggs riding a police horse. *
Certainly a lot of casual fans foun
themselves pulling for the Yankees,
mostly because of Torre.
He'd lost his brother, Rocco, to a
heart attack this season. He'd finally
made it to the World Series after 4,272
games as a player and manager, the
longest such drought in major league
Continued from Page 3B
each other,' Flaherty said. "It's an awe-
some feeling."
The Michigan women's soccer pro-
gram and Debbie Flaherty have cone a
long way in just over two years. Inthat
time, the Wolverines have gone from a
team riddled with dissension to one
that is ready to challenge for the I
Ten championship. Flaherty has gone
from wishing she had went to school
somewhere else, to being one of

Michigan's leaders.
This season, Flaherty knows she
plays for Michigan, but that's nothing
new. She's been playing for the
Wolverines for over two years now. It's
just that there's one major difference
between her playing for Michiga
today and two years ago.
Now she's proud of it.
- Barry Sollenberger can be reached
over e-mail at jsol@umich.edu.


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