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PRGURES$IVE girls a lot of problems," Exon said.
The women's tennis team began
the Big Ten portion of its schedule
this week against rival Michigan
State, but Exon did not change her
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12A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, March 25, 20046
The Michigan basketball team
N ef will come to the final destination
y # $in its long trip next week, when
the Wolverines play in the NIT
Final Four on Tuesday and Thurs-
day at Madison Square Garden in
New York.
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looking back on it makes me realize
why I'm in this sport."
Exon has currently dropped to
: No. 67. But, she feels that her rank-
ing is nowhere near as important as
the team's ranking. Even though she
is a team player, she admits that she
was pleasantly surprised when she
had the No. 37 individual ranking.
"When I saw the rankings, I said,
'Are you kidding me?'" Exon said.
/v .. "It was very weird to see girls
below me that had beaten me in
. ikjuniors, and to be the second- or
third-highest freshman."
Exon said she is happy to be in
g3 the No. 2 singles spot right now.
She didn't have any expectations
iz coming to Michigan this year, but
had a very good fall season, which
led to her high singles position.
"I feel honored to be playing so
high in the lineup," Exon said.
al s "But, it can be very nerve-wrack-
S ing."
Exon said her biggest strengths
f are that she is fast around the court,
"+bhits the ball hard but plays with
consistency and that she is very
competitive.
But when in need of a point at a
crucial stage in the match, Exon
relies on her serve.
"Being a lefty, I can hit serves
with a lot of spin, which gives the
> girls a lot of problems," Exon said.
The women's tennis team began
the Big Ten portion of its schedule
hnee~g I bUs% " rkRr r cnv~ aE ey gthis week against rival Michigan
% State, but Exon did not change her

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