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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1948

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HOT RACQUET!
Experience Leads Paton
To Top SinglesPosition

By JOHN BARBOUR
It was the State High School
Tennis Tournament in the spring
of '41, and a certain young brown-
haired kid had pushed through the
quarter-finals, squeezing by a Bill
Mikulich from Traunik, Michigan.
Then in the semi-finals he was
to meet tall, lanky Fred Otto from
' St. Pu High, Grosse Pointe,
Michigan. The pressure was on
and Otto was too. The young tenth
grader from University High just
couldn't match Otto's stuf.
Paton State Champion
The next year it was different.
This time Otto fell to the young-
ster from Ann Arbor in the finals
of the State Tournament.
The State Singles Champion
that year was Andy Paton, cur-
rently the hottest No. 1 singles
player in the Conference.
Andy played three years of ten-
nis for 'U' High and a month after
he graduated in June of '43 he
went into the Navy. That kind of
put the squelch on tennis, except
for one season at Wesleyan under
V-12.
After a year as a midshipman
Andy graduated to the Pacific as
an ensign. In June '46 he said
goodbye to the Navy and ran home
for a tennis racquet.
Teamed with Otto
Andy started at the University,
teamed up with Fred 'Otto and
began working into shape, playing
doubles. A year after his return,
Otto and he went to the Eastern
Inter-Collegiates at Worcester,
Mass.
It was there that he met Gard-
* ner Molloy ranked about fifth in
the amateur standings in the
country. Andy lost the first set
rather quickly 6-2 but took Mol-
loy to set point three times in the
second that finally ended 10-8.
Andy thinks that he has im-

proved most this winter in the
I-M Building. The fast, hard-
played indoor game hardened him
quickly for the Spring work.
Uses Three Serves
Hle uses about three serves all
based on an American Twist. First
there's a plain twist, bringing the
racquet under the ball and put-
ting on top-spin which gives it a
high bounce in the opponents
court.
Then with variation "1" Andy
starts off something the same ex-
cept he throws the ball a little to
his right which brings the racquet
up on the side of the ball and gives
it a slice, curving it usually away
from his opponents.
The "boomer," as Andy calls it,
gives power and speed and the
greatest varying factor to the col-
lection. He flattens out his nor-
mal twist, and gives it a sharp
quickness.
Improved Backhand
It's these serves plus an im-
proved, flattened, speedy back-
hand that has put Andy in No. 1
singles.
But that isn't all. It's a dead se-
riousness in his game. It isn't the
ball or the racquet Andy gets mad
at; it's Andy. A mistake, a fault
means more hard work.
It means more time on the
courts, ironing out the wrinkles.
Persistence makes sk ill. Skill
makes winners.
Coaltown Wins
NEW YORK, May 19-(/)-
Coaltown took over the winning
chores for Calumet Farm today
while his stablemate Citation re-
mained in the barn, and blazed to
a new stake record in the aptly-
named Swift stakes at Belmont
Park.

DAVE BARCLAY
... heads Wolverine golfers
Freshmen Get
Numerals as
Season Ends
Twenty-eight freshmen baseball
players were awarded numerals as
they completed their season's
practice with an intra-squad game
yesterday.
Bucholz, at second base for his
team, headed the batting order
and was followed by Bart Grimes
of Ann Arbor, right field; Al's
brother, Lee Hartzmark in center
field; Connie Nelson of Chesaning,
Michigan at third; Joe Marmo of
Boston, Mass. at short; Jack
Brinck from Grosse Pointe, Mich.,
in left field; Ray Sawusch, also of
Grosse Pointe. catching; John1
Case of Ann Arbor at first; and
pitchers Dave Lewis of Ann Arbor,
Ken Krueger of Chicago, and Neil
Brown of Detroit.
Lead-off man for Hartzmark's
team was second baseman Alex
Ratsko of Detroit. He was fol-
lowed by Hartzmark in center
field; Harry Pomrenke of Trenton,
catching; Morris Hanzek of De -
troit in left field; Jim Horn at
third; Harvey Dean of Bay City at
short; Floyd Lasser of Jackson at
first; Bill Huff of Plymouth. in
right field and pitchers Dave Set-
tle of Atlanta, Georgia; Pete Van
Boven of Ann Arbor, and Don
Ainslie of Goderich, Ontario.
Other numeral winners an-
nounced by Frosh coach Ernie
McCoy are Ken Hurlin, Detroit;
Ted Heitschmidt, Chicago; Rob-
ert Larsen, Quinnesec, Michigan;
Tom Persohm, Youngstown, N.Y.;
Gordon Raynor, Hamden, Conn.,
and Robert Fleming of Edmonton,
Alberta.

M' Golfers
Face MSC
Away Today
MSC will be gunning for that
nine match streak the Wolverine
golfers sport when the two teams
tee off against each other this af-
ternoon at East Lansing.
Although the Wolverines
romped over the Spartans in their
match on the University course,
today's meeting is expected to be
a different story.
The handicap for a visiting
team playing the University
layout is not quite as great as
taking on an unknown quantity
like the MSC Course.
Admittedly the Michigan course
is tough; but it isn't a bag full of
tricks.
It's a rolling, moderately long,
well-trapped course, but the ma-
jority of its fairways are wide,
the rough is not high, and its
greens are nice to shoot at; it's
just a good test of all-around
ability.
Michigan State's set-up is
more on the tricky side greatly
favoring players used to its ar-
tifices. It proved so difficult to
OSU that the Spartans were able
to whip them 14-13. Here we
1 nipped OSU 15-13 while we
lambasted MSC 23-7; the par-
ticular course means a lot to
the success or failure of a team.
On the other hand to compen-
sate for the course, the Wolverines
seem to be blessed with an ability
comparable to that of the old
Ruth-Gehrig New York Yankee
teams. When one of the boys isn't
hitting the ball somebody further
down the line takes over to bring
home the markers.
Ken Berke's performance in the
Notre Dame match is an excellent
example. While everyone else was
having trouble staying in the 70's,
Berke came through with his best
rounds of the year, 73 and 75, to
clinch the Michigan triumph.
Katzenmeyer will take his
regular six man combination
that has proved so successful
this year.
Dave Barclay is up in the num-
ber one slot followed by the re-
liable Ed Schalon who continues
hitting them right down the
middle.
Playing the number three posi-
tion will be Rog Kessler, and tak-
ing on the last trio of Spartans
will be Pete Elliott, Doug Beath,
and Ken Berke.

Paton Leads Team with Singles Triumph,
Mikulich Remains Unbeaten in No. 2 Slot
(Special to The Daily)
By MERLE LEVIN
A steadily improving Michigan tennis squad tuned up for Friday's
home match with unbeaten Michigan State by trouncing the strong
Kalamazoo College Hornets, 7-2 at Kalamazoo yesterday.
It was the fifth straight win for the rampaging Wolverines and
their second contest of Kalamazoo. Michigan had previously de-
feated the Hornets, 6-3.1
Andy Paton racked up his seventh win in eight starts by defeat-
ing Jack Sunderland 6-4, 10-8 in the No. 1 singles, to start the Wol-
verines on the victory road. Andy"

Court Squad Tukes Fifth

Consecutive Victory,

7-2

has lost only to Jim Evert of
Notre Dame in regular season
play.
Capt. Bill Mikulich remained
undefeated since his elevation to
the second slot as he defeated
Kalamazoo's placement expert,
Art Leighton, 6-2, 6-8, 6-3. Leigh-
ton who relies almost solely on
lobs and slow stuff thus suffered
his second loss at the hands of
the imperturbable Mikulich.
Fred Otto played some of the'
best tennis of the day to down
Nick Beresky 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in the
third singles, but the Hornets fi-
nally crashed into the win col-
umn when Mary Martin downed
Jack Hersh in fourth singles play
8-6, 6-3.
Martin, who was promoted to
the No. 4 spot since the Kazoos
visit to Ann Arbor, thus became
the only Hornet to sport two wins
over the Wolverines. Martin de-
feated Don 14acKay here two
weeks ago.
Vic Braden avenged a previous
defeat at the hands of Gordie
Naugle by defeating Gordie 6-1,
6-2 in the No. 5 singles to give
Kalamazoo its only other victory
of the day.
Don MacKay wound up the
singles play on a triumphant note
for Michigan as he whipped Ax
Jemal in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.
The first and third doubles were
easy for the Wolverines. Paton
and Mikulich teamed up to out- j
class Leighton and Beres 6-2, 6-2

and MacKay whipped Sunderland
and Jemal 8-6, 6-2 at No. 3.
The second doubles, however,
was a different story. Fred Otto
and Jack Hersh had to go all-out
against Braden and Martin in a
marathon set which finally went
to the Wolverines 11-9, 3-6, 6-4.
The victorious Wolverines will
have little time to celebrate their
win. They'll be hard at work today
in preparation for tomorrow's
final home match against a pow-
er-laden MSC squad which earlier
defeated Michigan 6-3.
A win over the Spartans would
be sweet revenge indeed for the
Maize and Blue racquet-wielders
and, of course, there's that victory
string to protect.
Major League
Leaders
BASEBALL'S BIG SIX
(Three leaders each league)
Player and Club G AB t, II Pet.
Holmes, Braves 15 50 4 22 .440
Blatnik, Phillies 17 52 15 22 .423
Boudreau. Ind. .20 78 13 33 .423
Zarilla. Browns .21 79 10 30 .380
Gustine. Pirates 24 92 19 35 .380
Williams, R. Sox 24 86 24 32 .372
RUNS BATTED IN
American League
Williams, Red Sox ............30
Majeski, Athletics ............24
National League
Sauer, Reds ..................23

Michigan's diamond squad is
going to give Notre Dame another
crack at ,smashing its superiority
over the Irish this afternoon at
South Bend.
The Wolverines blanked Notre
Dame in the first meeting of the
two schools Tuesday, 3-0, behind
the effective hurling of Art Dole
and lefty Bud Rankin.
Port-sider John Campbell, who
went the route for the Irish,
showed flashes of excellence and
except for the rough first inning
throttled all Michigan scoring
bids.
Bill Taft to Start
Lanky Bill Taft will probably
be Coach Ray Fisher's choice to
step on the mound this after-
noon, although the Michigan
mentor is apt to use more than
one hurler, whetherhe needs to
or not.
Rankin wasn't needed in the
game Tuesday since Dole had only
yielded five scattered hits to the
Irish, but Fisher evidently decided
to see just what Rankin had
against left-handed batters.
(Notre Dame had five players who

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Major League Standings
American League National League
W. L. Pct. G.B. W. L. Pet. G.B.
Cleveland.....15 6 .714 .. . St. Louis ......15 7 .682 ...
Philadelphia ..16 8 .667 % New York .....14 9 .609 111
New York.....10 9 .609 2 Boston ........13 11 .542 3
Detroit........1.3 14 .481 5 Philadelphia . .14 12 .538 3
Boston. ........11 13 .458 51% Pittsburgh ... .13 12 .520 31/2
Waslinatot ..11 13 .458 5 Brooklyn .......11 14 .440 51/
St. Louis .......9 12 .429 6 Chicago ........9 14 .391 611
Chicago........4 18 .182 11 Cincinnati .... 9 19 .321 9
Yesterday's Results Yesterday's Results
Detroit 4, Boston 1. New York 5, Cincinnati 0.
Chicago 4. Washington 1. Boston 4, Pittsburgh 1
New York 8, St. Louis 4. St. Louis 14, Brooklyn 7.
Cleveland 6, Philadelphia I. Philadelphia 2, Chicago 1.
Probablye pitchers for today's Probable pitchers for today's
Major League games (won and games. (Won and lost records in
lost records in parentheses): parentheses):
New York at Chicago--Raschi Cincinnati at New York-Fox
(2-1) vs (Grove (1-3). (0-2) vs. Koslo (2-1).
Philadelphia at Detroit-Mar- St. Louis at Brooklyn - Pollet
childon (4-2) vs. Hutchinson (2- (3-0) vs. Roe (1-1) or Hatten (2-
2). 1).
Boston at Cleveland (night)- Pittsburgh at Boston - Riddle
Harris (1-2) vs. Lemon (3-2). (3-1) vs. Barret (2-1).
Washington at St. Louis (night) Chicago at Philadelphia-Mey-
-Wynn (3-3) vs. Stephens (1-0). er (3-2) vs. Dubiel (1-1).

DETIROIT, May 19-(A')-Hal
Newhouser returned to form today
with home run backing at the
plate and double play support in
the field as the Detroit Tigers took
their second straight decision
from the Boston Red Sox, 4 to 1.
Newhouse, shelled from the
box his last five times out, scat-
tered four hits to take his first
victory since opening day.
It was the first time this year
the Tigers' No. 1 lefthander has
approached his brilliant form of
1944-46, when he won 80 games!
in three seasons.I
All four Tiger runs scored on
homers, one by Pat Mullin in the
fourth with nobody on base and
another by Vic Wertz in the ninth
with two men aboard. Neil Berry
and Mullin had singled before
Wertz lifted his game-winning
clout into the press box (third)
deck in right field with two men
out in the ninth.
NEW YORK, May 19 -Larry
Jansen hurled the , New York
Giants to a 5-0 victory over the
cellar dwelling Cincinnati Reds
today.
Jansen, in registering his fourth
triumph and first shut out of the
season, allowed seven hits but was
in trouble in only one inning, the
sixth. With runners on second and
third and two out as a result of
singles by Augie Galan and Hank
Sauer, and an error by Jack
Lohrke, Jansen forced Babe
Young to pop weakly to shortstop
Buddy Kerr.
The Giants collected only eight
hits off Kent Peterson and Bud
Lively, but they included home
runs by Whitey Lockman and
Billy Rigney. Lockman got his
in the first inning, his third of
the season, with the bases empty.
Rigney hit his in the sixth with
one matq aboard.
CHICAGO, May 19 - Pitcher
Early Winn used his bat today in
helping the Washington Senators
hand the Chicago White Sox a
4-1 licking for a sweep of the
two game series. Wynn's pinch
single in the seventh inning
scored the Senators' first two runs

off Joe Haynes to wipe out a 1-0
Chicago edge.
Chicago scored its only run in
the fourth.
Ed Stewart and Mickey Vernon
racked infield singles with one out
in the seventh. Then the pair
pulled a double steal before Car-
den Gillenwater struck out.
Jake Early was purposely
passed, filling the bases. Wynn
batted for shortstop Johnny Sul-
livan and a line single to right
followed, scoring Stewart and
Vernon.
Marino Pieretti, who ran for
Wynn, teamed with Early to work
the second double steal of the
inning as the Washington catcher
scored.
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