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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The Michigan Daily - michigandaily.com
- Wurtzman joins
men's tennis staff

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Daily Sports Editor
Losing the two-time Big Ten
Athlete of the Year is plenty hard
enough for any program. But
that's not all the Michigan men's
tennis team lost this off-season.
On May 24, Michigan's men's
assistant tennis coach, Mark
Merklein, left the program to take
an equal position at the University
of Florida. Merklein played a key
part in leading the Wolverines to
two straight NCAA tournament
appearances and really clicked
with the players.
However, Michigan has since
hired a new associate head coach
in Jeremy Wurtzman.
Wurtzman is leaving his cur-
rent position as the University of
Denver's head women's tennis
coach. In his tenure at Denver, he
tallied a 31-14 record and led the
Pioneers to their first-ever NCAA
- Prior to his stint at Denver,
Wurtzman was an assistant coach
at Ohio State University, where
he also played college tennis. As
a Buckeye, he became the top-
ranked player in the country.
But would donning the Block
'M' be difficult for an Ohio State
"No. Definitely not. I am just
excited to build on the tradition of
Michigan tennis."
Michigan head coach Bruce
Berque was thrilled when Wurtz-

man accepted his position.
"To me, he's the whole package
of what I'm looking for," Berque
said. "Normally you have an idea
of what you're looking (for) in a
coach, such as a coach who can
recruit, one with playing experi-
ence or a coach who has been a
head coach already. Jeremy has
got it all. I don't know him as well
as Mark Merklein, but I know he
will be great for the guys and a
great example."
A main factor in Berque's deci-
sion was Wurtzman's experience.
The new coach reached a top-30
ranking of American tennis play-
ers, and certainly understands the
grind of the ATP tour.
"Playing professionally has
helped me learn the feelings and
the pressures of tennis," Wurtz-
man said. "In practice, I know
what the players need to do to
push themselves and when they
can let up a bit. I know what the
players are going through."
It's clear the program has
two great coaches, and despite
the losses the Wolverines have
endured, the program is trending
Berque has been successful
with all three of his assistants,
and Wurtzman will be no differ-
"He is going to take a lot of
ownership with the program as
opposed to someone who's just
going to be an assistant," Berque
said. "His reputation is spotless."

Sophomore forward Andrew Copp will join his former teammate, Jacob Trouba, after being drafted by the Winnipeg Jets Sunday
Five Wolverines selecte

NEWARK, N.J. - Michigan
commit JT Compher has been
selected in the second round of
this year's NHL Draft by the Buf-
falo Sabres with the 35th overall
selection. The Carolina Hurri-
canes originally held that pick,
but the Sabres dealt defenseman
Andrej Sekera to the Hurricanes
in exchange for the selection and
defenseman Jamie McBain.
Compher played the past two
seasons, which he called "amaz-
ing," with the United States
National Team Development Pro-
gram and will join the Wolverines
roster this fall. His style of play is
that of an agitator, and he'll head
to Buffalo next week for the orga-
nization's development camp.

"I'm a gritty, two-way cen-
ter," Compher said minutes after
his selection. "Overall, I'm just a
really competitive guy that will
do anything for the team."
He is the first player with a
connection to the Michigan pro-
gram to be selected in this year's
draft. Last year, defenseman
Jacob Trouba went to the Win-
nipeg Jets with the eighth over-
all pick and signed an entry-level
contract following a successful
freshman season at Michigan.
"It's great to be wanted," Com-
pher said. "It's a great organi-
zation. I think it's going to be a
great opportunity for me in the
next couple years to try and make
the club."
A PAIR OF JETS: One year
after Trouba became Winni-
peg's blue-chip prospect, the Jets
decided to take another Wolver-
ine. Alternate captain Andrew
Copp, a sophomore forward,
was selected by Winnipeg in the
fourth round. Michigan assis-
tant coach Brian Wiseman had
told the Daily that Winnipeg had
expressed some degree of interest
in the former Skyline High School
Copp said that he and Trouba
had been texting back and forth
throughout the day, with Trouba,
the current member of the Jets
organization, hoping his team
would land his former teammate.
The two are great friends and
have played together for the past
nine seasons, including a stint
with the National Team Devel-
opment Program. Trouba got his
wish when Winnipeg used the

104th overall selection on Copp,
who posted an 11-10-21 line his
freshman year.
NOTES: Michigan incoming
freshman Michael Downing was
selected by the Florida Panthers
in the fourth round. ... Another
incoming freshman, forward
Tyler Motte, was selected by the
Stanley Cup champion Chicago
Blackhawks with the final selec-
tion of the draft's fourth round.
Motte, whose Ontario Hockey
League rights are held by the
Sarnia Sting, said Michigan fans
shouldn't worry about where
he'll play the upcoming season.
"Michigan's where I'm planning
on going.".-.
MORE: Incoming freshman o
defenseman Nolan de Jong was N
selected by the Minnesota Wild
in the seventh round follow-
ing a successful season with the C
Victoria Grizzlies of the British
Columbia Hockey League out of d
Canada. ... Incoming freshman
forward Evan Allen and incoming
freshman defenseman Spencer t
Hyman, were not selected.... ThisW
is the fourth time since 2000 thatQ
the Wolverines have had at least
five players go in the NHL Draft.

Breast Cancer
If effective, clinical trial
targeting stem cells could
revolutionize treatment
New efforts to reduce
fraternity and sorority
houses' carbon footprints
From The Podium
Women should be
respected regardless of
what country they are in
'BIing Ring' Review
Andrew McClure breaks
down Sofia Coppola's
summer film
NHL Draft
Five Wolverines were
drafted this weekend into
the National Hockey League
Vol CXXI ;, , 181 4*2013 The Michigan Daily
NEW S .............................. 2
OPINION ..............................4
A RTS .....................................8

Bartender Alicia Tirpak pours from one of 40 tap beers at opening night of World of Beer on Monday.
World of Beer hosts grand
opening with 50draughts

ban on
After DOMA
decision, same-sex
couples in state to
gain employee perks
Daily StaffReporter
A U.S. District Court Judge
ruled Friday that a 2011 Michigan
law prohibiting public employers
from offering benefits to employ-
ees' same-sex partnerships was
unconstitutional. The State
House Bill 4770 was challenged
by the American Civil Liberties
Union in 2012.
This decision comes after a
week fueled with debate over
rights for same-sex partners.
Earlier in the week, Democrats
put forward five bills on the topic
of marriage equality, followed by
the U.S. Supreme Court's decision
Wednesday that the Defense of
Marriage Act, which banned gay
marriage at the federal level, was
The AP reported that Federal
Judge David Lawson said in his
remarks that the Michigan law
was unconstitutional as it violated
the Equal Protection clause of the
U.S. Constitution.
While the 2011 law applied to all
public employees of the state, Uni-
versity spokesman Rick Fitzgerald
said because of a loophole in the
legal language of the University's
benefits policy, same-sex couples
could technically receive benefits
after the law went into effect.
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South University bar
boasts 40 rotating
taps and live stage
Daily StaffReporter
Despite the inclement weath-
er, the atmosphere inside the
World of Beer - Ann Arbor's lat-
est addition to the South Univer-
sity Avenue bar scene - was far
from downcast during its grand
opening Monday.
The craft beer establishment
- which opened its first location
in Tampa, Florida in 2007 and
now has several locations across
the Midwest - is located on the
corner of South University Ave-
nue and South Forest Avenue at
the base of the Landmark apart-
ment complex.
The bar features over 500
domestic, imported and craft
beers with 40 rotating draughts
providing an array of local
Michigan and Ann Arbor brews.
University alums Steve Rossi

and Chad Wilson are the owners
of World of Beer. Rossi said he
hoped their bar would become
another facet of the vast craft
brewery presence already in the
city, which consists of establish-
ments such as Ashley's, Arbor
Brewing Company and Grizzly
Peak Brewing Company.
"We have nothing but the
utmost respect for Ashley's,"
Wilson said. "They've done a
phenomenal job over the years
and they still do."
The 3,200 square-foot space
is highlighted by an elevated
stage for musicians and offset
by a full bar - which showcases
numerous coolers of its region-
al and international offerings.
A large garage door separates
the interior from the patio area
outside - a design choice that
Wilson said was inspired by the
original Florida location and
functions to "encompass that
open-air feeling."
Wy Adams, manager at the
neighboring Good Time Char-
ley's, said he could not recall any
other addition quite like World

of Beer on the block.
"I think it adds another
dynamic to things because it's a
live music venue," Adams said.
Adams said he welcomed the
new addition to the lineup of
campus bars. He said the new
bar will not likely infringe on the
clientele at Charley's because
craft beer does not usually find
its market among undergradu-
"The more competition, I
think, is better because it'll
bring more people," he said.
Though the bar does not have
a kitchen, they have partnered
with several local establish-
ments, allowing patrons to order
from one of several Ann Arbor
restaurants - including Pizza
House, Maize & Blue Delicates-
sen and Mr. Spot's - which can
be delivered directly to the bar.
"We have the best menu in
town because we've got all the
restaurants - you can get what-
ever you want," Wilson said. "And
if we don't have something, you
can bring whatever you want."
See BEER, Page 6

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