Saturday, May 22, 1982
The Michigan Daily
'M' netter Leach in semis
ATHENS, Ga.- Michigan's Michael Leach qualified for
the NCAA tennis semi-finals yesterday by defeating sixth-
seeded Glen Michibata of Pepperdine 7-5, 6-2, in the quarter-
Leach earned the right to meet Michibata by defeating
Howard Sands of Harvard earlier in the day in the third
round, 6-2, 6-2.
In the doubles competition, Leach and Mark Mees, the only
other Wolverine netter in the tournament, did not fair well, as
they lost to the team of Sands and Adam Beren, which
represented Harvard. Leach and Mees lost the first two sets,
7-6 and 7-5. In the third set they struggled back and seemed
on the verge of taking it before falling, 10-8.
Leach's singles victory upped his season record to 31-12.
Last season, the Michigan senior finished out the year with a
12:00 noon in the semi-finals competition. The Wolverines
have had only one NCAA singles champion. Barry MacKay
went the distance in 1957, the same year Michigan won the
Should Leach defeat Stein, he will meet the winner of the
other semi-final matchup between Brad Gilbert of Pepper-
dine and Marciel Freeman, the tournament's second seed, of
UCLA. The finals are scheduled for tomorrow.
Leach made it into the third round with victories over
Glenn Lyendecker of Yale and Tom Warneke of Trinity. San-
ds entered the tournament touted as Harvard's number one
Mees dropped out of singles competition in the first round
of the championship tournament Thursday with a two set
defeat at the hands of Scott Davis of Stanford.
Stein defeated Leach 6-4, 6-4, when Michigan met Miami
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Leach will meet Christo Stein of Miami University today at while Michibata, Leach's opponent yesterday, was ranked Leach
9th in the nation. . . one step away
Michigan nine downs Illinois, 4-2
The defending champion Wolverines, After a force out, Jacobsen hit a three- - Howe and Scott Elam.
d Tony Evans hit back-to-back home 44-8, will play the winner of last night's run homer to left, his sixthhome run of Reliever Steve Ontiveros came in
ins in the seventh inning yesterday to second game between Minnesota and the year, and Evans followed with his with one out in the ninth and struck out
n Michigan e 4-2 victor er Illinois Ohio State today at 1 p.m. in the double- fifth round tripper of the season, a solo Warmbier on a called third strike and
ithe opening game of the Big Ten elimination tournament to determine shot to the same spot. got pinch-hitter Gary Borg swinging to
tsebal playoffs. the Big Ten's representative at the Michigan right-hander Rich Stoll left end the game.
NCAA national tournament. the game in the ninth inning after A victory today would send the
ILLINOIS WILL play the loser of the giving up two one-out singles. The vic- Wolverinies to the finals, which will be
OSU-Minnesota game today at 10 a.m. tory upped Stoll's record to 12-1 and his held tomorrow. However, if Michigan
Illinois hung on to a 2-0 lead going in twelfth win is a new single season should lose today, it will meet the win-
to the seventh. Losing pitcher Rick Michigan record, breaking the old ner of the 10 a.m. game today at4 p.m.
Filippo, 7-3, had given up only one hit to
Illinois took a 1-0 lead in the fifth
when Ken Warmbier's bunt single
scored Joe Olker and took a 2-0 lead in
the sixth on Tim Richardson's RBI
Jim Paciorek started the Michigan
rally with a one-out single in the seven-
th. Ken Hayward hit an apparent
double-play ball to Filippo, who threw
the ball into center field, allowing
Paciorek to advance to third.
MICHIGAN .....:..............0040 040 400-4 s 1
Illinois................000 011 000-2 9 1
Stoll, Ontiveros (9) and Young; Filippo, B. Innis (7)
mark of 11 wnicnh a el y e
... breaks win mark
in NCAA tournament
Special to the Daily
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Michigan women's tennis head coach Ollie Owen's
words turned out to be prophetic. Prior to the NCAA Championship he said of the
Wolverines' Mary Mactaggert, "If she gets over her nervousness she'll do all
right. If not, she'll bomb out."
Mactaggert played her first-round match yesterday, against Rollins College's
(Florida) Vicki Nelson, and according to Owens she was nervous during a 6-0, 6-0
Nervousness, however, was not the sole reason for this drubbing which took
place on center court. The fact that Nelson was the tournament's number-one seed
undoubtedly had something to do with the lopsided outcome.
In spite of the final score, Owens did find something positive to say. "At least it
was a good experience, and it will help her down the road," he said.
The loss dropped Mactaggert's record to 12-9. Mactaggert was the only Michigan
player in the tournament.
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Doily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
MICHIGAN'S JEFF JACOBSON, shown here in another game, helped pace
the Wolverines to a first-round win in the Big Ten baseball tournament with
his seventh inning homer against Illinois.