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12n The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 15, 1997
Blue tennis misses final rounds at grand-slam

By Mark Francescutti
Daily Sports Writer
This weekend, the Michigan men's tennis
team was ready for a shootout in Austin,
Texas, but the Wolverines should have
brought raincoats instead of rackets.
Michigan sent three seniors - Arvid Swan,
Brook Mlain and David Paradzik - to com-
pete in the ITA All-American
Championships, the second of four collegiate
grand-slam tournaments. But mother nature
had other thoughts.
Rain poured onto the courts in Austin, pre-
venting play for all of Friday, Saturday and
early Sunday. The tournament was so far

behind, that when play started Sunday after-
noon, officials were forced to change the for-
mat to an eight-game pro-set style (instead of
the regular best-of-three).
The Wolverines fared much better than
their performance in the ITA National Clay
Court Championships last month. On the
kinder artificial surface, all three Michigan
seniors cruised to first-and second-round
victories.
The road to the third round was shaky for
Swan. After sliding past Virginia Tech's
Lance Mills, 8-6, Swan won by default in the
second round, but something was wrong.
Swan felt muscle pain in his leg. While not

serious, the injury hindered him enough to
take him out of the tournament in the third
round.
Michigan assistant coach Dan Goldberg
thought Swan did well in spite of his injury.
"He was injured, but he played extremely
well; it was a tough loss," he said.
Top players from schools across the coun-
try were competing at the tournament and it
showed, as Blain and Paradzik entered the
third round.
Paradzik, like Swan, had his tournament
run cut short in third round. The wall he hit
was California's No. 1 singles player Chris
Santoso.

Still, Paradzik gave Santoso a battle in a
grueling 6-7, 6-3. 6-7 loss.
"Dave played real tough; his last match
had five match points. but he just couldn't
capitalize," Goldberg stated.
Fortunately, one Wolverine remained
standing after a ravaging third round. Blain
entered the fourth round after a long and
crazy win over Texas's Brent Horan. On the
other hand, good fortune led Blain to an even
bigger challenge - Wisconsin's No. I play-
er, Mark Loughrin.
Blain almost made it over this wall, but fell
just short in a close 7-5, 6-4 loss. He was
one win away from qualifying for the cham-

pionship rounds.
Overall, the Wolverines gave a perfor-
mance that showed they could compete with
the top players in the country, as every match
was close, but Goldberg was simply happy
with the added playing time.
"We did a pretty good job, but we got what
we wanted - a decent amount of match pt
to build on what we did in North Carolina t*
week before," he said.
Next for the Wolverines is a visit to the
1996 Olympics tennis site for the Georgia
Tech Fall Invitational this weekend, where
the team will get more practice for the
upcoming season.

Men's golf team 5th
in line at Kroger
Sophomore Harris takes 1st with 2-under

By Rick Harpster
For the Daily

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Coming into the season, the
Michigan men's golf team
returned only one starter and
hoped to use the fall season to test
some of its youngsters in tourna-
ment play. But, the young
Wolverines responded well early
with a ninth-place finish at the
competitive ReliaStar Collegiate
Invitational and a fifth-place
showing in the Northern
Intercollegiate.
Building on its early momen-
tum,"Michigan completed another
successful tournament yesterday
with, a fifth-place finish at the
rain-shortened, 18-team Kroger
Intercollegiate Invitational in
Memphis.
A storm system moving through
Memphis this week shortened the
54-hole event into a 36-hole tour-
nanent. Playing in heavy rains
and strong winds Monday, the
Wolverines opened the tourna-
ment with a 296 to put them in
third place after one round.
Despite a subpar score of 308 in
the second round, Michigan only
dropped two spots to finish the
cowpetition in fifth, 12 shots
behind the leader.
Round one leader Arkansas held
on to win the tournament with a
team score of 592. Nebraska,
despite struggling in the final
round, finished second with a 595.
"I'am very pleased with our per-
formance in this competition,"
Michigan coach Jim Carras said.
"We played really well on Monday
to shoot a 296 in those conditions
against some stiff competition.
The rain was so bad that I did not
put down my umbrella once

throughout the day."
While Carras stayed dry under
his umbrella, Mike Harris gave
him reason to smile. The sopho-
more was the highlight for
Michigan, posting a two-under par
142 (70-72) to post the lowest
score for the entire event. Despite
the strength of the field, Harris
was the only competitor under par
on the par-72, 7,300-yard golf
course at Colonial Country Club.
"(Harris) was just spectacular,"
Carras said. "To be the only
golfer under par on a difficult golf
course in those conditions is a
wonderful accomplishment."
Junior Kevin Vernick shot a 152
(75-77) to finish tied for 24th.
Freshman Scott Hayes finished at
155 (75-80), while senior Keith
Hinton posted a 156 (76-80).
Sophomore Mike Affelt, making
his first varsity appearance, shot a
160 (81-79). Affelt is the third dif-
ferent player to hold the fifth spot
already this year.
"I'm sure Mike (Affelt) felt the
pressure of competing in his first
tournament," Carras said. "He put a
lot of pressure on himself this week."
Nevertheless, Carras said he is
very pleased with the team's
progress so far this fall, yet he still
wants more production out of the
fourth and fifth spots.
"The story is pretty much the
same," he said. "We are getting
great play from our top three play-
ers, but we need better play from
the fourth and fifth positions."
There is little time to rest for the
Wolverines. They return to action
next week, competing in the
Persimmon Ridge Invitational
beginning Oct. 20 in Louisville,
Ky.

Wolverines wip,
state bragging
n ghts, again
By Josh Borkin
For the Daily
After winning 10 of the past I1 Michigan Intercollegiate meets,
the Michigan's women's cross country team once again captured
bragging rights as the best team in the state.
Friday afternoon, the Wolverines captured their 11th title in 1?
attempts. Michigan won the meet with an impressive 19 points, 62
points ahead of second-place Eastern Michigan and 112 points
ahead of third place Western Michigan.
The race was between all Michigan colleges and universities.
"We felt we were the best team in Michigan but just had to go
out and prove it," Michigan's start runner Katie McGregor said.
The Wolverines easily beat their opponents and were able to e
lect five top 10 finishes.
McGregor felt that while "Eastern Michigan was able to provide
some competition, the remainder of the teams did not prove to te
that strong."
Coach Mike Maguire felt that the team's "dominant perfor-
mance would send a message to future opponents."
Michigan got great individual performances all around'
McGregor captured another first-place finish, shattering the
course record by more than a minute, with a time of 16:59.
Elizabeth Kampfe also performed well, finishing in second place
with a time of 17:24.
But, Michigan's top three runners, McGregor, Kampfe and Julie
Froud were broken up by last year's winner, Carrie Gould. Gould,
who defeated McGregor and Kampfe at last year's interstate meet,
ran to a third-place finish with a time of 17:42.
"I felt that Julie Froud ran a competitive race, but due to a hevy
week in school, she was tired and drained," Maguire said.
While the team's top three runners once again performed well,
Michelle Slater had a breakthrough week, and finished fifth with
an improved time of 17:58.
"Michelle ran her best race of the year," Maguire said.
"Michelle is coming back from an (anterior cruciate ligame
injury and I hope this will be a springboard for the remainder
the season," McGregor said.
Maguire is comfortable with his team's progress, but wants to
see the top 10 run in a tighter pack.
"The closer the next group in the four through nine spots gett9
F k reaching their ideal times, the stronger the team will be," Maguire
said.
WARREN ZINN/Daily McGregor shared her coaches sentiments.
me the wear and tear of the season to help the "I was pleased with my time, but I was even happier to see the
team improve and win the meet," she said.
Cooper stays with ackson at B

Michigan cross-country runner Julie Froud overca
Wolverines win their 11th meet in 12 attempts.

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COLUMBUS (AP) - Despite
passing for 378 yards against the
nation's top-ranked team, Joe
Germaine will continue to be Ohio
State's long relief quarterback.
Buckeyes coach John Cooper said
yesterday he doesn't see any com-
pelling reason to move Stanley
Jackson out of the starting spot after
Saturday's 31-27 loss at Penn State.
"Right now, formulating our game
plan, unless we say, 'Hey, we're going
to come out flinging it from the get-
go,' we'll probably stay with the same
rotation we've had," Cooper said.

That would mean Jackson, a co-
captain, will start Saturday against
Indiana. Germaine, the MVP of Ohio
State's Rose Bowl victory in January,
would watch from the sidelines and
wait for an opportunity to get in.
Jackson was two-of-four passing
and rushed for 15 yards Saturday as
Ohio State fell behind 10-3 after its
first three series.
Cooper went to Germaine and he
came up big, going 29-of-43 and
throwing for two touchdowns with
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Ohio State history and moved him
into fifth place nationally in passing
efficiency.
"The strength of our team right
now, there's no question, is our ability
to throw the ball," Cooper said yester-
day.
He also said, "I've told you I thins
Joe Germaine is our best passer."
Wide receiver David Boston, who
broke his own school record with 14
catches for 153 yards and a touch-
down, was asked whether he pre-
ferred Jackson or Germaine on the
other end of passes.
"That's just natural common
sense," Boston said. "(Germaine)
doesn't start, and he's No. 5 in th
nation."
Cooper said Germaine's big pass-
ing day - second only to Art
Schlichter's 458 yards in a 1981 loss
to Florida State - would only make
the decision to start Jackson more dif-
ficult. Cooper blamed media and talk
shows for "stirring up" the quarter-
back controversy.
"When you look at the big picture,
we take all that into consideration:
chemistry, the leadership, the wor
ethic. Things like that," he said.
A reporter said the reason the pub-
lic is calling for Germaine is because
he had such a big day against Penn
State's vaunted defense.
"But we lost," Cooper said. "We're
not in it to score points. We're in it to
win the football game."
No. 11 Ohio State (5-1, 1-1 Big
Ten) is favored by five touchdown
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