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Michigan Daily Summer Weekly, 1993-05-05

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Wednesday, May 5, 1993 - TheM hgn Daily Summer Weekly -15

Icers nab
three
for future S.
ByBRETTFORREST U
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
The Michigan hock team an-
nounce the signing ofthe forwrds
to national letters of intent last week.n
Thatmakes sixrecruits signed by coachf
Red Berenson and his staff, includingf
two forwards and a defenseman who
committed during the early signing pe-
riod in November.t
Jason Botterill, a 6-foot-3, 205 lb.
forward will be sporting the Maize and
Blue next season. Botterill, a native of
Winnipeg, Manitoba, currently attends N
St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. He P
scored 22goals and collected 26 assistsf
in 22 games this season. Botterill isI
only ajunior this year and will graduate a N
a year ahead of schedule'
A 5-foot-11, 180 pound. native of JOSH DETHDaiy
Barrie, Ontario, John Madden com- Michigan's Kalei Beaman and the women's tennis team had a
mittedtoMichiganalong with Botterill' frustrating weekend at the Big Ten championships.
As a forward for the Barrie Colts of the
Central Ontario Hockey League, he I L
scored 163 points in 62 regular season M ens tennis hits zenith
games and 39 in 18 playoff games.
Brendan Morison, a center for the n weekend road sweep1
lumbia Junior Hockey League d r a w e
Penticton Panthers of the British o ubaJno okyLau
(BCJHL), rounds out the list of By SAM GOODSTEIN playersinjured,"MichigancoachBrian
Berenson's recruits. A 5-foot-10, 175 DALYSTAFF WRITER Eisner said.
pound native of Pitt Meadows, B.C., In a season that began slowly, the Dan Brakus, No. 1 at both singles
Morrison tallied116points in67games Michigan men's tennis teamhas begun and doubles for the Wolverines, paced
for the Panthers this season and his 22 to show its mettle and its talent -just the netters with three victories in three
post-season points led the league. as the Big Ten season draws to aclose. matches.
Morrison waschosenasaSecondTeam On a weekend barnstorm through the Equally important to getting two
All-Star and was named Rookie of the Midwest, the Wolverines pulled off conference victories,according tocoach
Year for the Panthers and the Interior road victories at Purdue and Illinois, in Eisner, was the fact that the team is
BCJHL. an impressive fashion. pulling together at the right time, only a
Mike Legg, a center/right wing for Despite the notable absence of both week before the season-ending Big Ten
the London (Ont.) Nationals signed in GeoffTrenticeandJohn Costanzo(who Championships.
November. Warren Luhning, a right only played doubles) from the lineup "The team has only gotten better as
wing for the Calgary Royals, also com- this weekend, thenetters blasted Purdue the year has gone on, and will continue
mittedinthefall,asdidBlakeSloan, the 6-1 on Saturday before knocking off toimprove,"Eisnersaid."Wearereally
lone defenseman who plays for the Illinois 5-2 on Sunday. looking forward to the Big Tens, where
Boston Pro Elite Bruins. "It was a very successful weekend, we hope to have our teamhealthy again.
With the loss of senior defensemen not only because we won twice, but "We are peaking at the right time,"
David Harlock, Pat Neaton and Chris because we did soon the road with two Eisner added.
Tamer, the Michigan blueline has been
severely weakened. As it stands now,
Berenson only has one incoming f}1 J1J
defenseman. It is expected that one " " *
more will sign, with the possibility of afrn
third. . S
"We have some experienced de- r
fensemen coming back who have to 1
step up and contribute," center Brian
Wisemansaid,referring to Aaron Ward
and Steven Halko. "They are going to MONDAY: Burger, fries, & soft drink, $4.89
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semifinals, having to lost to eventual
champion Maine this past April. 1220 South University 665-7777

Same old same old
for women netters

By TIM SPOLAR
A4lLY SPORTS WRITER
Status quo. It is the goal of none
save the very best. And it certainly was
not the goal of the Michigan women's
ennis team.
The Wolverines entered last
weekend'slBig Ten championship tour-
nament looking to move into the elite
ranks of the top four spots. After taking
fifth last season and riding the same
fifth seed into this tournament, Michi-
gan seemed primed for a move toward
the top. However,theWolverines came
up well short of this goal, actually fall-
ing a notch to the sixth spot after a
disappointing 1-2 weekend.
Michigan got its only shot at the top
early in the tournament, placed against
No. 4 Northwestern in the first round.
Contrary to the Wolverines' lofty am-
bitions, however, the Wildcats showed
Michigan how far it truly stood from
the top squads. Northwestern swiftly
ended any of Michigan's hopes with a
decisive 5-1 victory.
"The loss to Northwestern was dis-
appointing because our whole goal this
year was to be in the top four," sopho-
more co-captain Jaimie Fielding said.
"As soon as we lost that match, we
knew we wouldn't make it."
Aftercruising past Minnesota 5-2,

the Wolverinesmet their makerin Iowa.
Having defeated the Hawkeyes 5-4 in
last year's fifth-place match, and then
pounding them 7-2 earlier this season,
the Wolverines had reason to be confi-
dent entering the match.
However, LauraDvorak's 6-4,4-6,
7-5 triumph over Kalei Beamon in the
No. 1 singles match did not bode well
for Michigan. Less than a month ear-
lier, Beamon had crushed the nation-
ally-rankedDvorak in straight sets. The
turnabout foreshadowed what was to
come, as the Hawkeyes picked up an-
other singles win - a three-set come-
back by Rhonda Fox at No. 4 - and
headed into the doubles matches.
Because Iowa's only points in the
two squads' previous meeting came in
the doubles matches and the Wolver-
ines' pairings had struggled much of
the season, the Michigan players knew
they were in trouble with only four
singles triumphs.
Three Hawkeye victories later, the
Wolverines' fears became reality, as
Iowa prevailed, 5-4.
"Going into doubles, everyone was
a little worried," Fielding said. "The
last time weplayedthem,thetwopoints
we lost were at Two and Three doubles.
So we knew our No. 1 team had to win,
and we didat."

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