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SPORTS
The Michigan Daily Friday, June 10, 1988 Page 11

'M's Scherrer wins
NCAA's 10,000 race
BY ADAM BENSON
Michigan's John Scherrer breezed
past Eastern Michigan's Pat Johns
and Dartmouth's Bob Kempainen on
the final lap to win the 1988 NCAA
10,000 meter title in a time of
29:50.39. John's finished a close
second, only .09 of a second behind.
Scherrer began the race in back of
the pack, and moved steadily
throughout the race before taking
the lead in the eighteenth lap. He led
for two laps, before being passed by
Kempainen and Johns. Scherrer was
w able to stay close to the leaders and
'The last 100 on the final lap, Scherrer made his
move. Johns followed, trailing him
meters was t h e right to the wire, but was unable to
pass the charging Scherrer.
toughest I've ever The last 100 meters was the
run. To win here toughest I've ever run," he said. "To
was a good feel- winherewasagood feeling."
, "John ran a very smart and
ing, controlled race," said assistant track
-Wolverine John coach Ron Warhurst. "He moved
when he had to and picked up the
Scherrer, w h O pace when it was necessary."
won the N C A A Scherrer will return next year to
compete in Cross-Country and
10,000 meter race. Track for the Wolverines.
Michigan pitcher
signs with Brewers
FROM STAFF REPORTS game with back-to-back strikeouts
Michigan pitcher Mike Ignasiak of Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro,
signed with Milwaukee Brewers, who have gone on to play pro-
after the Brewers selected him in last fessional baseball for the San Fran-
week's amateur draft. cisco Giants and Chicago Cubs
Ignasiak is Michigan's all-time respectively.
1winningest pitcher, winning 33 Ignasiak is the second Wolverine
games for the Wolverines from from last season's Big Ten regular
1985 to '88. He was the fifth season champion to sign a
Michigan pitcher to strikeout over professional contract. Pitcher Jim
200 batters, and won the Ray Abbott signed a contract with the
Fisher-Most Valuable Player Award Angels last week.
in his junior year.
Ignasiak was drafted in 1987, in
the fourth round, by the St. Louis MEXICAN
Cardinals, but turned down their
offer to finish out his career with LIKE YOU'VE NEV
(the Wolverines. Ignasiak's brother,
Gary, was briefly played pro ball,
pitching for the Tigers in 1973. La Casita
Among "Iggy's" Wolverines de L
highlights are his one-hit shutout of , d pe
Miami of Ohio in the Wolverines .
'87 season opener, a five-hit shutout
of Ohio State, which gave Michigan BREAKFAST: Sa
manager Bud Middaugh his 700th LUNCH: Tu
career win, and his '85 relief app- DINNER: Tue.-Th. 5-9:30
earance against Mississippi State.
r In that game, Iggy came out of 20% OFF any meal, by
the bullpen to threw seven innings 315 Braun Ct.
for Michigan, getting the win for (across from Kerryto
the Wolverines. He finished the Just a short wall

THE SPORTING VIEWS Blue netters look
to future success

BY ADAM BENSON "The three seniors were all
(Part two in a two-part series) leaders," said Chip McColl, Morris'
Michigan's heartbreaking doubles partner. "All of them were a
semifinal loss to LSU in the NCAA big help."
tennis tournament was the final "Our seniors lent their experience
match for three key Wolverines: Ed to the younger players," said coach
Nagel, Jon Morris, and Brad Koontz. Brian Eisner. "They are a great
Nagel, the No. 2 singles player, group."
may be headed for a pro career. After Eisner does not harp on the past.
an outstanding performance in the He will compliment his seniors, but
NCAA tournament, it seems that he knows that they won't play any
anything is possible for Nagel. more matches for the Wolverines.
Formerly at Pep-perdine, Nagel had a Eisner is more excited about
key victory to help upset the fourth- Michigan's future.
ranked Waves. This "totally rad" win "Now, we have to set lofty goals
by the former Wave, gave bad vibes for ourselves," said Eisner. "This
to his former team. (perfor-mance) presents a n
Michigan also loses Morris and interesting challenge for next year."
Koontz, its fourth and fifth singles Next year's team features Dar
players respectively. Morris scored a Goldberg, the 1988 Big Ten Player-
big victory in the LSU match, of-the-Year, and Malivai
helping the Wolverines back from an Washington, the conference's
early deficit and Koontz was a Newcomer-of-the-Year.
consistent performer for Michigan in Goldberg's big win also came
singles and doubles. These three will against Pepperdine, defeating Robbie
be missed for more than just their Weiss. Weiss was the nation's No. 1
tennis ability. player before the tournament, and the
eventual winner of the N C A A
individual tournament.
But Goldberg lost against LSU,
and in the first round of the
individual tournament. Two
shocking losses for the seventh seed
4< in the individual tournament, who
advanced to the finals of the
tournament last year. He will not be
able to let down next year for the
r Wolverines to have the same kind of
success.
Goldberg will have to pick-up the
leadership role for this team. No
Wolverine can match Goldberg's ex-
perience in pressure matches. He
will be the Wolverines leader on and
off the court.
Washington had a sensational
NCAA tourney. He won all of his
matches in the dual meets, and
s nscored a major upset in the
W ashington individual tourney. Washington
...tonconferene newcomier defeated Jeff Tarrango, the No.2-

singles player of the national
champion Stanford Cardinal.
Although he went on to lose in the
second round, Washington im-
pressed enough people to join
Goldberg as a member of the seven-
man U.S. National Tennis Team.
Michigan is the best tennis team
in the midwest, but Eisner is hoping
that now more teams from this
region will make an impact.
"We've proven that midwestern
teams can compete," said Eisner.
"Stanford's No. 1 player, David
Wheaton, came from Minnesota.
Robbie Weiss is from Chicago.
These players head out west because
they don't get the competition
playing against schools in the
midwest. That is starting to change."
It is premature call the 1988
Michigan tennis team a major
turning force in college tennis. Yet
this team will be remembered for its
gutsy effort against LSU, as well as
a dominating season in Michigan's
remarkable tennis history.

Goldberg
...1987 NCAA finalist

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