Friday, January 21, 2000 - The Michigan Daily - 11
Blue netters open at
home with Western
By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Writer
This Sunday at 1 p.m., the Michigan
en's tennis team will take on defending
d-American Conference champion
Western Michigan in its first dual meet
of the season.
"Everyone is really excited for the
first dual meet," senior Brad McFarlane
said. "We're ready to go"
This meet will be the first time that
the Wolverines will compete against
another team. The previous meets were
individual, non-scoring events.
"We are looking to come out and real-
lv assert ourselves as the team to beat in
part of the country," senior John
The Wolverines will have their hands
full, as the Broncos return five of their
top six players from last year's squad. In
addition to winning the MAC, Western
Michigan also qualified for the NCAA
"Western Michigan is a very good
team," Michigan coach Mark Mees said.
"We want to make sure that we carry
over from our performance at the Big
Last season, the Wolverines defeated
the Broncos 6-1 behind strong singles
play and a sweep of the doubles.
"Unfortunately, what we did last year
has no bearing on this year," Mees said.
"We're really looking ahead and not
This weekend, the Broncos will be
thrown into the regional mix, as they
begin a difficult stretch of dual meets
where five of six are played against Big
This year, Western Michigan is 1-0
and currently ranked No. I l in the
Wha Michigan (H-) vs Western Michigan (1-0)
Where: Varsity Tennis Center
Whens: 1 pm.
How to get tre Take AATA bus route 36
heading toward Wolverine Tower. The bus
pkks up every 15 minutes in front of the Law
School and Michigan Union. Admission is free
to all home meets.
Both teams belong to Region IV,
which also contains every Big Ten
school, except Penn State. The
Wolverines are currently ranked No. 4.
For much of the team, the meet will be
the first time they will compete in dou-
bles this year.
"It is the first time that our doubles
will be directly matched up with another
team," Long said. "I think that, it is
important to get off on the right foot."
The meet will be a chance for
Michigan to play as a team, before start-
ing the Big Ten schedule.
After Western Michigan, the
Wolverines will continue their brief
home stretch when they face DePaul on
By Michael Kern
Daily Sports Writer
Last night's loss to Wisconsin was
the Michigan women's basketball
team's fourth road game in its last
The Wolverines posted a 2-2 record
in those four games including a win
against No. 13 Illinois.
The long road trip may have finally
worn out Michigan, as some poor
shooting cost them a seven point half-
time lead. But the Wolverines weren't
making any excuses for the loss.
It was the Wolverines' second worst
shooting performance of the season,
as they shot just .353 from the field.
"Do you think it effected our play,"
Guevara asked Stacey Thomas and
The answer was a resounding,
The weary Wolverines return home
this Sunday to take on Iowa (2-5 Big
Ten, 5-1 1 overall) at Crisler Arena at
A FOND FAREWELL: Michigan
State coach Karen Langeland
announced Wednesday that she would
step down as coach of the women's
WVomen on road, shoot poor
basketball team at the end of this sea-
son and take a position as an assistant
athletic director with Michigan State.
"She has a great opportunity to go
into administration," Guevara said.
"She'll do a great job as the assistant
athletic director because she can be
empathetic having been in the trench-
Langeland is in her 24th season
with the Spartans, posting a 357-278
record in that time. The Spartans have
also made three NCAA Tournament
appearances. Langeland named
fatigue and a lack of passion as the
main reasons for her choosing to step
down. The search for her replacement
is planned to begin within the next
few weeks.They also tied for the Big
Ten title in 1997.
Guevara spent eight seasons as an
assistant coach under Langeland from
1987-1995 and one more as an asso-
ciate coach for the 1995-96 season.
Guevara was sad to see Langeland go.
"She's my mentor," Guevara said.
"The biggest thing (she taught me)
was to always be fair and consistent
with my players, and that's something
I've always tried to do."
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Thomas 36 9-23 3-4 7-0 4 4 23
Goodl ow 35 4-12 7-9 6-8 1 2 15
Milker 30 3-7 4-6 3-4 1 5 10
Thonus 39 3-7 0-0 1-2 4 1 7
1rm 25 2-9 0-0 0-3 3 1 5
0-1 00 0-2 00 0
Kipping 3 0-1 0.0 0-1 0 0 -0
Bies 12 !-4 2-2 3-5 0 2 4
Qesterle 12 2-4 0-0 01 1 1 5
Totals 200 2468 16-21 22-39 I4 16 69
SFG e:.353. FT .762.3-point FG: 5-18.278. homas
2.7, Oesterle 1-2, Thodius 1-4, Ingram 1-4, Goolow 0-
1). Blocks: 4 (Thomas 2, Goodlow, Milleri. Steals: 9
(Thomas 5, Goodlow, Thorius, Walker, Bies): Turnovers:
14 (Thonus 6, Thomas 2, Ingram 2, Goodlow Walker
Kipping, Bies) Technical Fouls: none.
FG FT REBl
MIN M-A M-A OT A F PTS
Sims 37 3-13 2-3 313 1 2 9
Moore 35 5-10 6-6 2-4 1 4 16
Stomski 30 5-7 10-10 0-7 2 5 20
Paulus 26 7-10 2-2 0-1 0 3 2
Pate 28 3-6 0-0 1-1 8 2 6
Smith 7 0-0 0-0 0-1 2 0 0>
Black' 18 1-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 2
Seeger 2 0-0 . 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Bird 15 1"-2 0-0 1-1 0 2.2
Koneny 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200. 25-50; 20-21 8-33 15-19 72
FG% :500. FT%: 952 3-point FG: 2-9 .222: (Paulus 1-
1 Sims 1-2, Black 0-1, Pate 0-2, Moore 3). Steal s: 5
(Pate 2, Paulus, 2, Stomskl?. Turnovers: 19 (Moore 3,
Stomski 3, Pate 3, team 3, Sims 2, Paulus 2, B ack 2,
Bird). Technical Fouls: none.
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At: Kohl Center Attendance: 7,386
runners return to host invite
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's track and field
team returns home after a triumphant
road trip to Bloomington. On Saturday,
the Wolverines host the
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runners, highlighted by the season,
Mike Wisniewski's victory
in the 3,000 meters.
Wisniewski seeks a repeat perfor-
mance this week but will have to do it
against some stiff competition.
"The 3,000-meter will definitely be
trace to watch," Assistant coach Fred
Laplante said. "Our own team is an
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bit by bit."
Despite their modesty, the Wolverines
made a believer out of Michigan State
coach Kathie Kleges, whose team has
faced five other ranked opponents this
What I saw, I was very impressed
with," Kleges said. "They have an out-
standing team, and I think they can pos-
sibly go all the way. Michigan is defi-
event in itself."
Laplante refers to Michigan's extra-
ordinary quartet of distance runners.
Wisniewski, Jay Cantin, Steve
Lawrence, and John Mortiper will all
take part in the 3,000-
1RROW meter, making for an
in hosts 19th Adding some spice to
nmmws this weekend's meet is
igan Indoor the presence of local
Club runners who will
Im. take part in the competi-
ing meet of One such club called
boasts 6 runners who
any event this week," Laplante said," I
look for every guy to have to earn a vic-
"Oded is probably a few weeks
away," Laplante said. "Look for him to
return the second or third week of
The Red Simmons Invitational,
named after Kenneth Simmons, one of
the most influential coaches in
Michigan track history, is a non scoring
team meet. Therefore, the emphasis
will be on individual performances.
"Our mission is to run guys in as few
events as possible," Said Laplante. "We
want guys to concentrate on their best
events and put up some good scores,
trained for the Olympic trials.
Paul Mcmullum, a member of the
last Olympic team in the 1,500-meter
will race in the 3,000-meter. The added
competition should make things
tougher on the Wolverines.
"There won't be any cakewalks in
nitely the best team we've seen so far:'
As the Wolverines look ahead and see
two top-five teams looming on the hori-
zon of their schedule, they hope to con-
tinue the success experienced against
Last night's win was "awesome,"
Plocki said. "We've got a couple of
weeks to build some confidence before
we go out on the road again, so I hope
we will be able to do that. Hopefully we
can go out on the road and have the same
confidence there, that we do here."
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