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Sports
Tuesday, May 11, 1982

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The Michigan Daily

Tuesday, May11, 1982 The Michigan Daily

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By RON POLLACK
Entering last season's Big Ten tour-
nament, the Michigan tennis team had
won 13 consecutive team titles. At
tournaments end, the streak had been
extended, but just barely, as the
Wolverines and Minnesota tied for first
place. Then, earlier this season,
Wisconsin ended Michigan's win
streak of 34 straight Big Ten matches
by beating the Wolverines, 5-4.

Michigan foes a glimmer of hope that
the Wolveriines' domination of the Big
Ten title was coming to an end.
MICHIGAN laid such thoughts to
rest this weekend in Madison, Wisconsin
by winning yet another Big Ten title. The
Wolverines topped second-place Minn-
esota, 60-54.
To take the Big Ten crown, Michigan
had to come from behind to catch the
Gophers. After the first day of play,
Minnesota led the Wolverines, 30-24. To
amass such a total, the Gophers got vic-
tories out of all six of its singles players
and all three of its doubles teams.
Michigan, on the other hand, got vic-
tories from five singles players and two
doubles teams. Only Ross Laser (fifth
singles) and the team of Tom Haney
and Ihor Debryn (second doubles) lost
on the first day of play for the
Wolverines.
AFTER TWO days of play, Michigan
had narrowly pulled ahead of the
Gophers, 46-45. But on the third and
final day, Michigan won four-of-nine
titles to give it a more comfortable six-
point margin of victory.
Winning these titles were Mark Mees
(second singles), Haney (third
singles), Bill Godfrey (fourth singles)
and Michael Leach-Mees (first
doubles).
Mees advanced to the finals in the
second-singles competition by eding
Minnesota's Hakan Almstrom,'6-0, 3-6,

4n Big
7-6. In the finals,. Mees again ;required
three setsto win the match. This time,
he beat Wisconsin's Andy Ringlien, 3-6,,
6-2,6-3.
HANEY HAD a much easier time of it
than Mees, as he won both his semifinal
and final matches in straight sets. In
the semi's, he defeated Purdue's Alan
Kaufman, 6-2, 6-3. In the finals, he
downed the Gophers Ted Kauffmann, 6-
4, 6-4.
Godfrey also made easy work of his
semifinal and final opponents. In the
semi's he beat Michigan State's Scott
King, 6-4, 6-3. Illinois' Neil Adams fell
to Godfrey in the finals by a 6-3, 6-4
score.
In the finals of first singles play,
Michigan's Leach squared off against
Ohio State's Ernie Fernandez in what
has become a very familiar sight. In
each of the last three years, Leach and
Fernandez have faced each other in the
championship round at the Big Ten's.
Leach won two years ago, while Fer-
nandez evened the score last season.
FERNANDEZ made it two straight
Big Ten titles as he won, 6-4, 6-3. Des-
pite this loss, Leach joined teammate
Mees on the All-Big Ten team.
Leach was able to defeat Fernandez in
doubles play, however, when he and
Mees downed the first singles champion
and Chris Cunin in the finals of first
doubles play, 7-6, 6-2.
Michigan was represented in one

Ten
other final, but Godfrey and Rod
Schreiber were defeated in third-
singles competition by Northwestern's
Mike Krebs and Danny Weiss, 4-6, 6-0,
6-3.
Following Michigan and Minnesota in
the team scoring were Wisconsin (32
points), Ohio State (29), Illinois (24),
Northwestern (21), Michigan State
U6), Purdue (7), Iowa (6) and Indiana

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Haney
...wins third singles

Mees
... double winner

Ivie home run leads
Tigers to 3-1 win
slammed a two-run homer in the seven-
ARLINGTON, Texas tAP) - Desig- th inning to put Chicago ahead and
nated hitter Mike Ivies first American Tony Bernazard and Greg Luzinski ad-
League home run, a two-run shot in the ded solo shots in the ninth to give the
first inning, backed Milt Wilcox's eight- Chicago White Sox a 6-3 victory over the
hit pitehing last night as the Detroit Toronto Blue Jays last night and extend
Tigers inflicted a3-1 loss on the sagging their winning streak to seven games.
Texas Rangers. Loser Joey McLaughlin, 1-2, relieved
It was the Rangers' third loss in a row starter Luis Leal to start the seventh
and 15th loss in the last 16 games, while' and walked Bernazard with one out.
the victory snapped the Tigers' three- Kemp then hammered an 0-1 pitch over
game losingstreak. the right field wall for his third home
IVIE, SIGNED as a free agent late run of the season. McLaughlin also
last week after the Houston Astros, his surrendered Bernazard's homer in the
third National League team, released ninth, while Luzinski connected off
him, drilled a 1-0 pitch off knuckleballer Jerry Garvin.
Charlie Hough, 2-3, deep into the left WAYNE NORDHAGEN, acquired from
field stands after Kirk Gibson walked Chicago prior to the 1982 season, hit a
with two out. two-run double off Chicago starter Britt
The Rangers, who have scored only Burns, 4-1, in the fifth inning to give
three runs in their last four games, got Toronto a 3-2 lead. Rance Mulliniks led
their run in the bottom of the first. Jim off the inning with a walk, Garth Iorg
Sundberg singled and was out at second singled and Nordhagen hammered a
when right fielder Eddie Miller dropped shot over the head of center fielder Ron
Buddy Bell's fly ball but recovered in LeFlore.
time to force Bell at second. Bell came The White Sox scored a pair of runs in
around on singles by Johnny Grubb and the fourth inning to erase a 1-0 Toronto
Lamar Johnson. lead. Carlton Fisk walked with one out,
The score remained 2-1 until the stole his third base of the season and
Tigers added a run in the ninth on scored on Jim Morrison's single. Bill
singles by Lou Whitaker and Lance Almon followed with a double that
Parrish and an error by Texas second scored Morrison.
baseman Bill Stein. Wilcox, 2-2, walked Toronto nicked Burns for the first run
one and struck out two. of the game in the secondsinning. Otto
White Sox 6, Blue Jays 3 Velez singled, moved to second when
"x JBuck Martinez drew a two-out walk and
TORONTO (AP)- Steve Kemp scored on Willie Upshaw's single.

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AP Photo
TEXAS RANGER first baseman Pat Putnam tags the Tigers' Eddie Miller
out on a successful pickoff attempt by Ranger pitcher Charlie Houg in the fif-
th inning of last night's game. The Tigers went on to win 3-1.

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