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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 19, 1981-Page 15
M' netters ousted rom NCAA's,

losing to
The Michigan men's tennis team was
eliminated in the first round of the
NCAA tournament Saturday when it
fell to top-seeded UCLA, 6-3.
"The match was actually much
closer than the score indicates," said
take 5thl n
First singles player Marion Kremer
qualified for the national AIAW tour-
nament at the regional MAIAW tourney
in Madison, Wisconsin last weekend,
but thecrest of the Michigan women net-
ters did not fare as well.
The Wolverines lost their opening
match on Friday to Michigan State, 5-4.
Then the fourth-seeded women bounced
back to rip Western Michigan and Ohio
State, respectively, on Saturday and
Sunday by identical 8-1 counts to finish
in fifth place. Michigan had defeated
Michigan State in three of their four
confrontations this season prior to the
"THE MATCH WITH Michigan State
was a very crucial one for us to take,"
said Michigan head coach Ollie Owens.
"They had defeated us last weekend in
the state (SMAIAW) tournament, 5-4,
and we wanted to get back. Marion's
loss at number one singles, 6-2, 6-3 was
a real blow to us since a win could have
S clinched the match.
"Going into the tournament, I was
hoping to finish at least in third or four-
th place, so I was obviously somewhat
disappointed to end up at fifth," he said.
Indiana took first place in the eight-
team tournament with northwestern
and Wisconsin following in the second
and third spots, respectively.
Kremer, who sports an overall season
record of 20-6, was one of two players
from the region to qualify for the
national tournament singles com-
petition, which begins June 8 in Tem-
pe, Ariz.
May 19 NCAA Tournament,
at Athens, Georgia
College Sasebal
Big Ten Tournament
American League
Texas 13, Detroit s
Chicag 7, Toronini
Baltimore , Oakland 1
New York2, Kansas City 1
Caijornia7, Cleveland 2
Boston B Seatlleb

top-seeded UCLA,
Michigan head coach Brian Eisner. breaker); and at sixth singles, Ihor at secs
"Actually we did well considering we Debryn was defeated by Craig Ventor, double
were up against such a super tennis 6-1, 6-4. McLau
team. We had a very close third doubles In, the doubles competition, Leach a close
match which we almost won, and Mark and Horwitch teamed up. to squeeze by
Mees was winning the third set of his the Bruin duo of Davis and Willenborg, UCL,
singles match until his leg cramped 7-5, 6-7, 6-3, to score the third and last the tot
up." Wolverine victory in. the ifatch. Haney 14th t
MEES, WHO played third doubles for and Debryn were defeated by UCLA's today':
the Wolverines, was up, 4-1, in the third Danny Salz and Robbie Venter, 6-3, 6-2, ford, s
set of his match against Bruin Blaine is the d
Willenborg. He continued the match title.
while suffering great pain, said Eisner,
and ended up losing the match, 6-1, 2-6,sMIC
6-4. After the match, Mees was sent to iin the
the hospital because trainers could not which1
adequately dull the pain for him. s witch,
Michigan was able to take two singles respec
wins, however. At first singles, junior qcmpe
Michael Leach was able to put behind freshn
him his loss last weekend to Ohio region'
State's Ernie Fernandez in the Big Ten
Tournament, as he powered his way to Alths
a 6-4, 7-5 victory over UCLA's Marcel to be
Freeman. neither
Michigan scored its other singles vic- tourna
tory at the fourth spot, with Ross Laser time
upsetting John Davis, 7-6, 1-6, 6-4. holder,
IN OTHER singles action, number collegi
two man Matt Horwitch lost to Robbie _ defeat
Ventoer, 6-3, 6-4; at fifth singles, Tom winsu
Haney was downed by Bruce Brescia in ,ac defend
straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (with a 5-4 tie- ...beats top UCLan Fernai


ond doubles, and in the third
s match, Michigan's Dan
ghlin and Mees were defeated in
split-set match, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
A, which to date is undefeated in
urnament, will be vying for its
eam tennis championship in
s finals against Stanford. Stan-
eeded second in the tournament,
defending champion of the NCAA
HIGAN WILL HAVE two players
NCAA singles championships
begin Thursday. Leach and Hor-
who were ranked 14th and 12th
tively, in the preseason, will be
ting, and another Wolverine,
nan Mark Mees, will be the
s first alternate.
ough Eisner said he expects both
in the upper half of the draw,
r Michigan player is seeded in the
ment. Horwitch, who is a four-
Big Ten second singles title
, will be competing in his last
e tournament. Leach was un-
ed this season with 22 season
until he lost in his attempt to.
his Big Ten first singles crown to
ndez last weekend.

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