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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 14, 2000 - 11

2000 Natkpd(C 0 V9 c o

'M' splits Bayou trip

Yost awarded back-
to-baCk Regionals
The NCAA yesterday announced
Yost Ice Arena as the site of the 2002
and 2003 West Regionals.
The Centrum Centre in Worcester,
Mass., was also named as the site of
e East Regionals in the same
years.
The last time Yost hosted an
NCAA Regional was the 1998 sea-
son, when Michigan came from
behind to defeat North Dakota and
go on to an NCAA title.
The Wolverines were in Worcester
last season for the East Regional, but
were not so lucky as to advance.
In 2002, games are scheduled for
March 22-23 at Yost, and in 2003
tames are slated for March 29-30.

Massachusetts (17-15)
VayTr) 26, 7 p.mr.
SIN 2 -)Princeton (19.1-0) MttR2S :t m
PENN SIAIE(15-15)
Rutgers(15-15)
march 1(3, / p~am.
K~ENT STATE (21-7)
Delaware (24.6)
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vILLANOVA (l.12)
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NOTPE DAME (3.14)
Marquette (lb-1 )
Marcn 15. 8_30a~m.
XAVIER (1840)
Bowling Green 15-13)
nf:cn r? & .m
BRIGHAM YOUNG (20-10)
SouthrnmIllinois (19-11)
acn 16. 7 pm.
COLORADO (1913)
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Tulane(20-10)
INC STATE (17411)
New MexicoState (22.)
ARIZONA STATE (18-12)
Southern Methodist (215;
SW Mo. State (22-10)
N.C, Charlotte (17.15)
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WaKe orest (11-13)
MauJ1,7:30 Vft
VANDEROILT r19-10)
South Florida (17-13)
f~a'cn 15, 1159WP.
NEW MEXICO (17-13)
Georgetown (18-14)
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VIRGINIA (19-11)
Long Beach State (24.5)
Mwn a1. s20:35 P m.
CALIFORNIA (1614)
away this bracket and pick the winners of all
NIT games. The best predictor will win a free
e of pizza cooked by the Daily Sports Staff.
ies are due before the first tipoff.

By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Writer
A day of rest may be what the
Michigan men's tennis team needs
after a tough weekend.
The Wolverines traveled to Bayou
country to face two of Louisiana's top
teams, but did not return unscathed,
having split their two weekend
matches.
Coming into the weekend unde-
feated at 6-0 and ranked No. 26,
Michigan may have been the marked
team.
"With our record and being a
northern team, they were excited to
play us and we got their best effort,"
Michigan coach Mark Mees said..
But Sunday, the Wolverines were
handed their first loss of the season
by No. 48 Tulane -- due in part to
Michigan losing its first doubles
point all year. Out of three doubles
pairings, only the No. 3 tandem of
Henry Beam and Ron Nann came
away'with a victory.
"We still have some issues at dou-
bles that we just have to get better at,"
Mees said.
In singles, Beam, Nano and Ben
Cox won at the No. 4, No. 5 and No.
6 positions, but Michigan was
unable to come up with another
point against the Green Wave as
Matt Wright, John Long and Danny
McCain each lost.
"They have some really talented
kids that play No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3
singles," Mees said. "They played
some excellent tennis."
The Green Wave even surprised
coach Robert Klein with its play.

"I talked to their coach and he said
that it was by far the best they have
played all season," Mees said.-
The Wolverines' loss to Tulane was
Mees' first setback as a head coach.
This past summer he took over-after
thirty-year veteran Brian Eisner
retired.
Regardless, the weekend trip was
not a complete disappointment for
Michigan.
On Saturday, the Wolverines were
able to pull out a big victory dVor No.
28 Louisiana-Lafayette. The crowd at
the match held true to its nickname,
the Ragin' Cajuns.
"It was an intense match," Mees
said. "It is a pretty tough place to
play: they have a very boisterous
crowd."
Michigan was led by Wright's vic-
tory over No. 13 Eduardo Gordilho.
Wright won in a close three-set
match.
In addition to Wright, the other
three singles wins were all in three
sets. Long, Beam and Nano -each
defeated their opponent after McCain
and Cox lost in straight sets. r ,
The Wolverines were helped by
their doubles play. Long and Brad
McFarlane won at No. 2 doubles and
Nano and Beam won at No. 3 doubles
to secure the doubles point.
"I was very happy with the way we
played," Mees said. "We fought hard
and I was really happy to get out of
there with a 5-2 win."
The Wolverines' next match will be
the first of the Big Ten season.'They
will face No. 30 Minnesota next
Sunday in Minneapolis.

Marino retires after
17 seasons in NFL
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - The men at the
ont of the room wore dark suits and
mber expressions, like at a funeral.
The wife sat in the front row crying. Dan
Marino bit his lip, took deep breaths and
leaned on the lectern.
"This isn't easy,"he said.
But as always, Marino followed the
game plan. With relief and reluctance,
he retired yesterday at age 38, confirm-
ing a decision he made Thursday.
Marino rejected an offer last week to
play for the Minnesota Vikings and said
,e decided to quit mostly because of the
II 17 NFL seasons took on his body,
not because of the way the Dolphins
treated him.
Cincinnati whines
about No. 2 seed
Another selection Sunday ended
ith the Cincinnati coach Bob
uggins wearing a scowl. In past
years, Huggins complained about his
Bearcats being seeded too low, too
close to Temple, or too far from their
home.
This year, Huggins felt that commit-
tee members seeded teams based on
what they think will happen in light of
Kenyon Martin's injury.
"Who has a better chance than we
?" Huggins asked.F
Compiled fiim wire reports

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Stellar pitching fuels Michigansoftball Heaowttopthafae
p itch n g fi els s ft b aThis season, the, Michigan softball pitchers are off to a roaring start.
Here's how the top three have fared:
4 aria Jamie Giles Missa Young
Cabs:JnirClas: Senior C aSS: Freshiman
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Baseball Spring Training Scores

Yesterday's results:
Los 409P"e 5. BALTIMORE 4
Ciec~rcd 7. FLORIDA 5
Gjcointi 2, MINNESOTA 5
Boson 6.MON.TREAL6
AEPHIA9. anasCiy4
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E-ATLANTIC
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New-York
Philadelphia
Orlando
Boston
New Jersey
Washington

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3824.613 1
34 27.557 4.5
30 33.476 9.51
27 35.435 12
2736.429 12.51
2044.313 201

HOME
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21-11
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Won 2
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Lost 2
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Lost 2

Not unlike General Sherman's
Union Army, the Michigan softball
team is blazing through the south
leaving a devastating path of destruc-
tion.
With a season record of 12-6, the
Wolverines have utilized their last
three tournaments to test their pitch-
ing staff, solidify their lineup and
reaffirm their status as the "leaders
and best" among the softball com-
munity.
The spring tournaments are a time
to realize potential and see what
works. The last few weeks have
shown that the keystone of
Michigan's program lies in the arms
of its pitchers.
"The pitching staff is keeping us in
the game," Michigan coach Carol
Hutchins said. "I'm very pleased
with the depth we've establishedt"
Two standouts on the staff are
junior Marie Barda and freshman
Marissa Young.
Barda threw her 11Ith career
shutout on March 3rd against
Louisiana State. She leads the
Wolverines with a 0.13 ERA.
"Marie Barda is having a career
year - one that the records don't
necessarily reflect," Hutchins said.
"She's throwing in the high 60s (and
is) a key to our pitching staff."
Young is also a key player,
Hutchins said. She earned all-tour-
nament honors at the NCFA Leadoff
Classic March 3 - 5, and leads the
Wolverines at the plate with a batting
average of .368.
But pitching is not the only thing
that's been working for Michigan.
The Wolverines have shuffled the
batting order, notably taking Melissa
Taylor out of the ninth position and
placing her in the second spot.
The move has boosted Taylor's hit
production to a team high of 21,
scoring 12 runs with seven stolen
bases. The junior veteran has also
shown skill defensively.
"Melissa Taylor is a short game
artist," Hutchins said. "She is also a

Big Ten school, Iowa, made it into
the top-25 NCFA Coaches Poll.
"The fun thing about rankings is
that they don't matter," Hutchins
said. "We have beaten the best in the
country, UCLA and Arizona State.
"We have also shown that anyone
can beat us. We have to come to play
every game."
This season Hutchins said the
Wolverines have immense promise.
"We have seen a lot of improve-
ment in the last 18 games," Hutchins
said. "Pitching has improved,
defense is phenomenal, and offense
is getting better."
As the Big Ten season looms in the

As a team, Michigan is ranked championship. twoweekenla .. . h
13th in the nation Only one other "I don't look to defenanvthin"
" *Aft .t~~At C ~Jt153

Hutchins said. "Things have changed
- it's a new team. The present team
has to go out and win the Big Ten for
themselves."
On a more personal note, Hutchins
has achieved milestones of her own.
Establishing herself as a Michigan
institution,
Hutchins recorded her 650th
career win. In 900 games as
Michigan's head coach, she has 625
Michigan victories.
The response to these numbers?
"I love Michigan," Hutchins said.

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7-25 Lost 3
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4-27 Lost 2

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HOME AWAY STK
25-8 16-12 Won 7
23-7 17-16 Lost 1
20-12 17-13 Won 2

26 36.419 15,520-12
2537 .40316.51416
2438 .387 17.516-17
1845 .286 24 9-20

6-24
11-21
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Lost 5
Won 1
Lost 3
Lost 8

W L PCT GB HOME AWAY STK

Portland 4815 .762 4 24-6
Phoenix 3923 .629 12.5 26-6
Seattle: -.3826 .594 14.5 20-10
Sacramento 36 26 .58115.5 24-6
Golden State 1646 .25835.5 10-22
LA Cippers 13 50 .206 39 9-21

24-10
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4-29

Won 2
Lost 2
Lost 1
Lost 1
Lost 6
Won 1

NHL Standings

Yesterday's results:
DTROIT 124. B-r. 115
UW,87CHCAG 19
tEIRAL WL
St. Lous 43 17 "
06Aroit 4120,
Chicago 26 36'
NWIjile 24 391

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