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Men's tennis comes
in eighth at Big Tens
y Adam Miller expressed a desire to avenge the Wol-
Daily Sports Writer verines' 7-2 drubbing in Columbus.
The Michigan men's tennis team Kass did his part, downing Gabor
wrapped up adisappointing season by Koves atNo.1,6-3,6-4.Unfortunately
losing allthreeofitsmatchesat the Big for Michigan, that was all for the Wol-
Ten Championship in Madison last verines.OhioStatewonNos.2-6singles,
weekend on way to an eighth-place and doubles was not contested. The
finish. The tournament's No. 1 seed, Buckeyes made it a season sweep with
Minnesota, defeated No. 2 seed Indi- a 5-1 victory.
ana, 5-2, in the championship match "The wind was just unbelievable,"
for the title. Eisnersaid."And wind becomes agreat
A "We wentintotheBig TenCham- equalizer, in favor of (Ohio State's)
pionship with thehope thatfinally this baseline players, and takes away the
wasgoing to betheopportunity to play (Michigan's) serve-and-volley."
the kind of tennis that we were capable Saturday morning, Michigan con-
of playing," Michigan coach Brian tinued its downward spiral with a 5-3
Eisner said. "However, we obviously losstoIllinois.Kasscamethrough again,
didn't play that well." and was joined by No. 5 Adam Wager
The Wolverines opened the tour- andNo.6GregArtz,butthatwasallthe
nament Friday afternoon in what was Wolverines could muster. Illinois won
to be a revenge match against Ohio Nos.2-4singles,andatNos.2-3doubles,
tate. After the final match of the while No.1 doubles was not contested.
gular season, captain David Kass See TENNIS, Page 12
M I C H I G A NR
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by Adam Miller
Daily Basketball Writer
Sometimes your wishes come true.
Associate athletic director Peggy
Bradley-Doppes wished foratop-notch
women's basketball coach to replace
departing Bud VanDeWege, and her
wishes were granted last Thursday by
Tennessee alum and Georgia native
"We have a coach, and we have a
great coach," Bradley-Doppes said.
the day Bud resigned, and when we
started, we set up two tiers. The top tier
had the coaches that we thought would
be agoodmatch for Michigan academi-
cally, in terms of recruiting, and of
course as a coach. I never had to go to
the second tier."
The 37-year old Roberts brings a
world of experience to Michigan -
literally. Roberts was a Kodak All-
American and Female Athlete-of-the-
Year at Tennessee in 1979, a 1976
Basketball's 1978 team, and an All-Pro
in 1981 in the Women's Basketball
at Central Michigan (1982-84), Illinois
(1984-85), and North Carolina (1986-
Roberts has been the head coach of
Maine the last four years, where she
went 82-32 with four consecutive 20-
win seasons. Her team had the highest
See ROBERTS, Page 12
Michigan rookie gymnast Brian Winkler edged
out Brigham Young's Jason Brown and Minnesota's
hn Roethlisberger by .05 points to capture the
'dividualfloor exercise championship at the NCAA
finals April 23-25 at Lincoln, Neb.
Winkler started the exercise with a preliminary
scoreof9.925topace the competition. His final score
of 9.95 was a career high.
"It's probably my best performance of the year,"
Winklersaid."The markismy best which isreflected
by the score. It's great to be a national champ,
especially being a freshman against all the upper-
Stanford took the team
Two other Michigan
corded impressive perfor
the women's champions
Beth Wymer placed fifth
Kelly Carfora tied for 191
Utah's Missy Marlow
title with a mark of 39.65
team title with 195.65 po
TENNIS TIME The Mich
placed fifth at the Big Te
Mitch Rubenstein and the Michigan men's tennis team lost all three
matches en route to an eighth-place finish at the Big Tens in Madison.
'M' gymnast Winkler
wins floor exercise
Evanston, April 24-26. The host Wildcats defeated
title with record score of the fourth seeded Wolverines, 5-1, in the first round
of the championship bracket.
rookie gymnasts also re- The Wolverines bounced back in the consolation
mances at the NCAAs. In bracket by defeating Ohio State, 5-1. That set up a
hip held in Minneapolis, battleforfifthplacebetweenIowaandMichigan.The
with a score of 39.1, and Wolverines took two of the three doubles matches to
th with a score of 38.275. earn the 5-4 victory and fifth-place finish.
ve captured the individual BASEaAL BwEs: The Michigan baseballteam (10-
and her Utes also took the 12 Big Ten, 10-26 overall) dropped the final three
ints. games of a four-game set with Ohio State last week-
igan women's tennis team end at Fisher Stadium. The losses dropped the Wol-
n Championships held in See ROUNDUP, Page 12
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