12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 14, 2002
Blue resumes Big Ten grind
against Badgers and Gophers
By Brian Schick
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's tennis team enjoyed
its spring break a week later than the rest of the
student body - a break from tough competi-
tion at least.
The Wolverines (0-2 Big Ten, 4-5 overall)
return to action this weekend at the Varsity Tennis
Center against Big Ten foes Wisconsin and Min-
nesota. Michigan had taken a break from compe-
tition last weekend after its meet in Tampa, Fla.
against Southern Florida on March 2.
Michigan's 7-0 win against the Bulls in
Tampa was the first outdoor meet of the season,
and the team enjoyed the fun in the sun. While
the weather in Ann Arbor wasn't horrible,
Michigan coach Bisty Ritt described the gor-
geous weather in Tampa simply as "79 degrees
and very windy." The venue proved to be a test
for the team, as Michigan has not played out-
doors the entire season.
It was also a break from the Big Ten, which
hasn't treated the Wolverines too kindly this
season. So far, Michigan lost to the top two fin-
ishers from last year (Northwestern and Illi-
"It was nice to get a break from the Big Ten,"
Ritt said of her time in Florida. "It was helpful
(for us) to hit a lot of balls outside and get used
to the heat and the wind. The team played well
at all positions."
Ritt used the break to hold several tough prac-
tices in preparation for Wisconsin (3-0, 8-3) on
Saturday and Minnesota (0-3, 4-9) on Sunday.
"It was a long trip," Ritt said of the team's
first road trip. "I think we needed days to rest
and recover, but especially regroup and refocus
on with what we did well on the trip and what
we need to work on"
Ritt indicated that the break came along at
just the right time, as she felt the Wolverines
VARSITY TENNIS CENTER
Who: Michigan (0-2 Big Ten, 4-5 overall) vs. Wisconsin
(3-0, 8-3) and Minnesota (0-3, 4-9)
When: 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Latest: A healthy and rested Michigan team has an
excellent chance of earning its first Big Ten victory
of the season against the struggling Golden Gophers.
needed to readjust to Ann Arbor and get back
into their typical daily schedule of classes and
She felt that both players and coaches were
happy for the break and didn't think it hurt any
momentum from the win against South Florida.
The time off this week also gave the Wolver-
ines an extended chance to examine the Bad-
gers, one of just two teams that is still
undefeated in the Big Ten (Northwestern being
the other). One of Michigan's two victories in
the Big Ten last year came against Wisconsin.
Minnesota is at the other end of the spectrum
in terms of success in the Big Ten. The Gophers
are a team that has yet to win in the conference
thus far, and they haven't had much success out-
side the Big Ten either. Minnesota lost to
DePaul 5-2 on Feb. 15, while Michigan
trounced the Blue Demons 6-1 in January.
Michigan golfers stymied by harsh winter a
Sophomore defenseman Mike Komisarek Is one of the Wolverines' biggest hitters and was rewarded
with a first-team All-CCHA selection.
By Gennaro Filice
For The Daily
Continued from Page 8A
three minutes Friday night, to be exact. The
three-game series format of the first round
allowed them to recover from the loss, but this
is a luxury they no longer have.
Michigan's defense must continue to limit
the number of shots goalie Josh Blackburn
faces. But it also needs to focus on preventing
any and all breakdowns from occurring.
"When it comes to playoff time, defense
wins or loses games for you," Burnes said.
"They're usually one-goal games and it's all
defense. You have to let your defense create
offense, and go from there."
SEE YOU LATER, BUDDY: Bowling Green
Athletic Director Paul Krebs announced yes-
terday that coach Buddy Powers, who just
completed his eighth year at Bowling Green,
will not return next season. He held an all-
time record of 135-149-26 at Bowling
The Falcons were hoping to do a little more
damage in the CCHA this season after last
year's conference tournament run. Last year,
the ninth-seeded Falcons swept second-seeded
Miami and defeated Northern Michigan in the
play-in game before falling to Michigan State
in the semifinals, 2-1.
But the Falcons (7-18-3 CCHA, 9-25-6 over-
all) couldn't cut it, as they finished 11th in the
CCHA and were swept by Michigan State in
the first round of this year's tournament.
The Michigan women's golf team's biggest
foe isn't the opposition. It isn't the course
either. The Wolverines' toughest opponent isn't
even what many golfers refer to as their great-
est enemy - themselves. The main adversary
of Michigan golfers this spring was none other
than the Michigan winter. Although the winter
has been mild around the Midwest, it has still
wreaked havoc on the Wolverines' practice
"We haven't been able to play a course in
four months," Michigan coach Kathy Teichert
The Wolverines finished their fall season
with a perfect 4-0 campaign, but they have
sputtered this spring, finishing fourth in their
first two tournaments.
"I can't expect the same results as they had in
the fall because there is just no course around
us to play on," Teichert said.
Michigan looks forward to hitting the links,
and hopefully improving its record, at the
upcoming- Hatter Spring Fling in Daytona, Fla.
The tournament, which takes place Saturday
and Sunday, will be the Wolverines' second trip
to Florida in three weeks (Michigan last played
in Bradenton, Fla. in the Midwest Classic).
At the Midwest Classic, "I think we had a
good second go-around for the spring. Our
short game was a lot better," Teichert said. "Our
goal in the Hatter Spring Fling is obviously to
win and have some high performers."
Teichert will keep the same lineup this week-
end that she has played all year: Junior Kim
Benedict, senior Misia Lemanski, freshman
Laura Olin, senior Cortney Reno and senior
. Much of the team's early success this season
is due to the steady play of Benedict. Not only
does Benedict lead Michigan in scoring with a
74.94 average (which places her 79th in the
Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings), but she
has also been the team's low scorer in four of
"Kim leads by example, and she's a very
What: The Hatter Spring Fling
When: 8:40 a.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. Sunday
Latest: Freshman Laura Olin has been a solid performer
for Michigan, finishing in the top 15 in four different tour-
naments this year.
hard worker," Teichert said. "She is also a very
Another solid performer for Michigan has
been Olin. Just a freshman, Olin has been a
pleasant surprise for the Wolverines. She has
played in all six tournaments this season, and her
consistency shows in her four top-15 finishes. In
the final day of the Midwest Classic, Olin record-
ed a brilliant final round 72, earning her a tie for
fourth place - Michigan's best individal finish.
"I knew that she would be a good player for
us," Teichert said. "I though it would take a lit-
tle more time for her to develop, but she has
shown a lot of ambition towards her game. She
wants to play, but not only play, she wants to be
a top scorer for the team."
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collegiate one. The French have more
time to rest in between their meets than
the Wolverines, and they don't have to
worry about going to class like Michi-
"They get a lot more long breaks in
between competition where they can
really focus on learning a new skill or
something along that line," Golder
In late October, the French took
fourth at the 2001 Artistic Gymnas-
tics Championships in Belgium
behind a strong performance from
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For Michigan, there is something
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"It's probably on their minds out-
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Associate head coach Angela Jack-
son filled in for Sue Guevara while,
the head coach attended to her ill
mother. As the head coach for a day,
Jackson got a taste of the frustration
Guevara has felt all season.
"We just couldn't get it going
offensively," Jackson said. "We
scored a bunch of points (at the Big
Ten Tournament). I thought we played
very well there and thought we could
build on that. It just didn't happen for
The reason was Valparaiso's
swarming defense, which Crusaders'
coach Keith Freeman compared to the
Wisconsin men's basketball team
under Dick Bennett that went to the
Final Four in 2000.
"The way we play defense, if you
aren't used to it, it's different," Jack-
son said. "It is the old Dick Bennett
stuff. We are contesting every pass."
Valparaiso's improved rebounding
in the second half was also crucial in
the victory. After being outrebounded
by nine in the first half, the Crusaders
had 21 boards in the second stanza,
including one that set up Valparaiso's
key four-point possession.
The Crusaders jumped out to a 30-
18 edge, led by Nieuwveen's 18
points. As a team, Wlparaiso shot 59
percent from inside the 3-point arc.
Smith was the only Michigan player
to record double digits in the first
half, tallying 12 points.
The Wolverines trailed the entire
game but closed the deficit to just
one point four minutes into the sec-
ond half after a 9-2 run coming out of
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Schober 36 6-11 0-3 0-4 1 2 13
Gray 39 4-14 0-1 1-8 4 1 9
Nieuwveen 30 9-9 8-8 1-7 1 3 26
Boone 39 5-11 3-4 8-12 6 3 14
Knoester 37 0-6 0-0 0-2 2 3 0
McIntosh 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Strangler 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Springer 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Frede 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0
Totals 200 24-54 11-1610-3514 13 62
FG%: .444. FT%: .688. 3-point FG: 3-16, .188
(Schober 1-2, Boone 1-3, Gray 1-5, Springer 0-1, .
Knoester 0-5) Blocks: 3 (Knoester 2, Springer).
Steals: 9 (Nieuwveen 4, Knoester 2, Gray, Schober,
Springer). Turnovers: 14 (Boone 4, Schober 4,
Gray, Knoester, McIntosh, Nieuwveen). Technical
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