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aEDNELSDAT:SEPTEMBER 20;1
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_TlH E MICHIGAN AILY

Win 25 Straight

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By DAVE PRESTON
As the curtain rang down on
the 1950 season the dual meet
victory skein of the Michigan ten-
nis team stood at twenty-five.
The Wolverines waded through
a nine-game slate, numbering five
conference - foes and four inde-
pendents among their victims. The
last team to inflict defeat on the.
Maize and- Blue was Notre Dame
midway through the 1948 season.
* . * *
COACH BILL MURPHY had
only two experienced performers
Y on hand when the squad moved
outdoors late in April. With co-
captains Don Mackay and Al Het-
zeck as a nucleus, Murphy molded
a squad which exceeded all pre-
season expectations.
The highpoint of the season.
was the road trip which opened
with a 7-2 win over a darkhorse

Wisconsin contingent in Madi-
son.
On Saturday the scene shifted
to Evanston with favored North-
western furnishing the opposition.
Down two matches the Wolverines
surged back to edge the Wildcats
by a tight 5-4 count.
* * *
THE FOLLOWING weekend in
Ann Arbor Illinois layed an un-
blemished record on the line, ap-
)earing by comparative scores to
be at least Michigan's equal.
flashing their top form of the
year the local netmen sent the
Illini home on the short end of
a lopsided 7-2 score.
Mackay held dowtn the num-
ber one singles position all sea-
son, and although week in and
week out he had to face the
cream of the Midwest, Don more
than held his own, losing only

to Grant Golden of Northwest-
ern and, Bob David of Notre
Dame during the regular sea-
son.
Al Hetzeck was equally as tough
at number two, and teamed with
Mackay to form a topnotch doubles
unit.
* * *
SOUTHPAW Dick Lincoln, the
most improved player on the
squad, and Steve. Bromberg, a
sophomore with a fine future, held
down the third and fourth' posi-
tions. Neither Lincoln nor Brom-
berg tasted defeat in any of the
nine dual matches.
Hockey star Lennie Brumm
handled number five in consis-
tent fashion, while Ross Herron
and Doren Russler split the
sixth spot.
The remaining conference op-
ponents, Ohio State and Purdue,
each fell easy prey by the shut-
out route, as. did the University
of Detroit.

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ON THE OTHER hand Michi-
gan State and Notre Dame were
more worthy foes.
The Spartans were 7-1 vic-
tims at Ferry Field, but proved
more stubborn later in Lansing,
finally falling 5-4, as did the
Fighting Irish at South Bend.
On the last three days of May
in vanston the Wolverines tried
to unseat Northwestern as Big
Ten champions, but had to be
content with a third place finish
behind the Wildcats and the II-
lini, both of whom they defeated
during the regular season.
Dick Lincoln salvaged the only
glory for Murphy's charges as he
captured the title in the number
three division.

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By JERRY BALBUS
Michigan's sports are geared not
only for the varsity athlete but
also have a place for every stu-
dent on campus.
The college's Intra-Mural build-
ing, the only one of its kind in the
nation, is the center of activity
for a program, that includes 35
different sports. Within its walls
are facilities for basketball, hand-
ball, volleyball, weightlifting, golf
driving, swimming and numerous
others.
UNDER THE supervision of the
I-M department, individual and
team competition is carried out
in five main divisions: dormitory,
fraternity, independents (all non-
fraternity men), graduate and
faculty. Throughout the year
points are' awarded to the parti-
cipating teams, and trophies are
presented to the ones with the
highest total at the end.
Various all-campus tourna-
ments are also held, in which
undergraduates, regardless of
affiliations compete for top hon-
ors in such sports as tennis,
cross country, wrestling, hand-
ball, paddleball,. boxing and
gymnastics.
Aside from supervising compe-
tition, the intra-milral depart-
ment offers instruction in a wide
variety of activities such as box-
ing, fencing, swimming, wrestling
and gymnastics. Instructors are
in many instances volunteer stu-
dents or faculty members who are
outstanding performers and are
willing to give practically mdivi-
lual attention.

TAKING PAR ' in the I-M pro-
gram is not without rewards. Num-
erous medals and trophies are
presented annually to outstand-
ing individuals and teams.
Just as a varsity athlete can
win his "M" in a major sport,
so can an I-M athlete win his
numeral award. By earning a
sufficient number of points in
a maximum of ten individual
and team sports, a student can
get an intra-mural monogram.
These are awarded each year to
the one hundred highest rank-
ing all-year point winners.
Also, at the end of the year, the
most well-rounded athlete on cam-
pus is picked by the intra-mural
staff on the basis of nuraber of
sports participated :n, advance-
ment in these sports, individual
honors and points accwnulated.
* * ~
TO THIS STUDENT goes the
"Michigan Daily" trophy and his
name is inscribed on , peimanent
DO YOU KNOW ..., that Mich-
igan has won 91 Big Ten cham-
pionships and 22 co-champion-
ships in all sports, a total of
113 times the Wolverines have
figured in titles in the Western
Conference, more than any other
school.

plaque which hangs in the iobby
of the Sports Building.
One of the highlights of the
intra-mural season is the open
house held annually in the
spring since 1928. Last year,
better than 5,000 people watch-
ed the contestants engage in a
variety of 22 sports throughout
the course of the evening.
.Each Friday evening of the
school year is set aside for co-
recreational night. This is the
only time women are allowed to
use the building and nixed groups
have an opportunity to play bad-
minton, basketball, handball, Nol-
leyball, squash and to swim.
* * *
THE BUILDING is open daily
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ordinarily,
but during the late fall ard winter
it swings its doors wide till 10 p.m.,
except for weekends and holidays.
This sports center was built to
give every student a chance to
take part in athletic activities. It
is up to the individual to take
advantage of its many facilities.

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