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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 195?

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1957 THE MICHIGAN DAILY ?AGE SEVEN

M' Squad Seeks
NCAA Net Title

IN CONFERENCE GOLF:
Balanced Field Aids Badgers

By PAUL BORMAN
k Cross the bridge when you come
to it.
That has been the philosophy of
Michigan's tennis team this sea-
son. So far it has been very suc-
cessful. This season the squad ex-
tended its dual meet winning
streak to 43 straight, longest of
any current collegiate team, and
has repeated for the third straight
time as the Big Ten champion.
However, the biggest bridge is
yet to come. This will be the NCAA
Tennis Meet at Salt Lake City
next month. In the entire history
of the meet, a Big Ten team has
never emerged victorious.
Best Net Squad
Coach Bill Murphy rates this
year's team as the best squad he
has had since he began coaching
the Michigan netters in 1949.
Many Big Ten coaches go alongl
with Murphy in praising the many
assets of this year's team.
The last time that a Conference
tennis team equalled or bettered
the Wolverines' 8-1 win in the Big
Ten Meet was in 1939 when the
University of Chicago's squad
emerged as a 9-0 victor.
Pacing the Chicago team were
two brothers, Chet and Bill Mur-
phy - the same Bill Murphy who
currently coaches the Wolverines.
The Wolverines have a lot to do
if they are to establish themselves
as the nation's top tennis team,
Michigan will also benefit by

someone else's misfortune. Miami,
Southern California and UCLA,
but the four netters who will trav-
el to Salt Lake City - Barry Mac-
Kay, Mark Jaffe, Dick Potter and
Jon Erickson - have shown that
they belong with the nation's .best.
three of the nation's collegiate
tennis powers will be absent from
the meet because they were put
on proaation by the NCAA.
Next Year's Prospects
Next fall's practice will find the
team seriously cut into by gradu-
ation. MacKay, Potter, Jaffe, Jen-
sen at sixth singles and Cohen
who was an alternate will all be
gone.
Coach Murphy is hoping that
he will be able to find suitable re-
placements in the freshman ranks
to team with Jon Erickson, John
Harris and George Korol.

By AL JONES
It was anybody's meet, and Wis-
consin was the team that took
advantage of the fact.
That was the picture at the
Big Ten Golf Meet last weekend.
Six teams went into the meet with
a chance to win, and the Badgers
came out victorious.
Season play indicated that Pur-1
due, Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan!
State, Michigan or Wisconsin had
the potential to win the big meet,;
on any given day.
Trail by Nine
However, Friday and Saturday
were both Wisconsin's days. They
trailed Ohio State by nine strokes
at the end of Friday's 36 holes.
But they weren't satisfied with
second, and on Saturday they shot
what Michigan coach Bert Kat-
zenmeyer called "very outstanding

golf," and they moved into the
leader's slot.
"The way those Wisconsin golf-
ers played, they certainly deserved
to win. The weather wasn't good,
but it didn't seem to effect them."
There was some rain on Satur-
day, but Katzenmeyer states that
this was an advantage. "The
greens were very fast, and the rain
helped to slow the ball so that the
boys could putt effectively."
However, after the rain stopped
around noon, the wind came up.
Katzenmeyer said that "the coun-
try is too flat 'to break the wind,
and the afternoon was really
treacherous for golf."
Three of the Michigan men shot
very well, with John Law and Fred
Micklow drawing great praise from
Katzenmeyer. Both of them finish-
ed in the top ten in the Confer-

ence Capt. Steve Uzelac also drew
the coach's praise for a "good,
solid performance."
However, Katzenmeyer wasn't
pleased with the scores of John
Schubeck and Stan Kwasiborski.
Schubeck, who shot a 298 last
year to place fourth in the Big
Ten, was much higher last week-
end with a 309.
Kwasiborski didn't shoot any-
where near his usual best, and
Katzenmeyer feels that he should
have been 15 strokes lower.
"If these two men had played
the game that they are capable
of," Katzenmeyer s t a t e s, "we
might have grabbed the crown. We
shot about the same as we have
all season-no better, no worse.
There wasn't the concentrated
effort that is necessary for a
championship team."

-Daily-Charles Curtiss
BILL MURPHY
.. .wins as player and coach"

Canham Tentative Plans
To Send Five to Nationals

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Following a surprise third-place
finish in the Big Ten meet, track
coach Don Canham is tentatively
planning to send five Wolverines
to compete in the NCAA meet,
June 14 and 15 in Houston, Tex.
Canham definitely states that
Capt. Dave Owen, Big Ten shot put

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champion, will make the trip to the
nationals.
Owen won the Conference cham-
pionship with a meagre toss of
54' 3/2", but he has,' in the past,
made heaves up to 59'. If he is at
his best in the NCAA finals, he
could bring home another cham-
pionship for Michigan.
The o t h e r four possibilities
which Canham mentioned for the
NCAA meet were all third-place
finishers in the Conference meet.
Laird Sloan in the 440-yd. dash,
Lou Williams in the broad jump,
Helmar Dollwet in the mile run,
and Brendan O'Reilly in the high
jump may compete in the national
meet.
The chances are that no high
team finish wi: be in store for
the Wolverines when they invade
Houston. The tnird place finish
in the Big Tezi was unexpected,
and was the result of many un-
usual circumstances.

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Michigan's second base duo
proved to be the most hit pro-
ducing keystone twins in the Con-
ference.
In the final Big Ten batting
averages, Steve Boros and Ken
Tippery are listed at .400 or better.
On The Move?
CHICAGO (P)-The National
League yesterday approved the
tentative plans of the Brooklyn
Dodgers and New York Giants
to move to California cities.
The choice now rests with
the two ball clubs, and if they
decide in favor of it, the move
may be made at any time.
In addition they lead the Con-
ference in hits with 18, and were
one-two in RBI's' with Tippery

bringing home 14 and Boros 12.
Tippery was also the home run
leader with five.
They led the regulars at the
plate. Tippery was tops with .429,
while Boros had an even .400.
Number two catcher Jim Dickey
lea the entire team with .583.
The team batting average was
.280.

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