olverines Qualify Seven in Tennis;
>osiers Jump to Early Team Lead
Special to The Daily
NSTON - Six vies in the
and a win yesterday gave
an seven entries in today's
rfinals of the Big Ten Ten-
erday rain postponed the
rfinal matches, forcing them
crowded into today's sched-
with semi-finals, in
may be played tomorrow.
Indiana took the lead with four
points, followed by Illinois, Iowa,
Northwestern, each with three;
Wisconsin, two; Michigan, Michi-
gan State, Minnesota with one.
Purdue and Ohio State were score-
In the preliminary matches,
Michigan won one and lost two.
Jon Erickson and John Harris ad-
vanced to the quarterfinals of the
number-one doubles with a 6-3,
6-3 victory over Sam Schmidt and
Bob Duesler of Purdue. si
In the number four singles
George Korol dropped a hard
fought match to Don Middlebrook
of Indiana, 4-6, 6-4, and 6-2.
Number two doubles team Frank
Fulton and Bill Vogt lost to Bob
Gray and Jack Fitzpatrick of In-
diana, in two 6-3 sets.
In today's quarterfinals Erick-
son meets Bill Bisard of MSU,
with the winner facing the victor
of the Art Andrews (Iowa).-Carl
Noble (Illinois) match. The luck
of the draw pitted co-favorites An-
drews and Noble early in the meet
thus the loser Nwill only will be
of little value to his team.
Harris Faces Hotchkiss
In the second singles Harris
faces Bill Hotchkiss of MSU. The
winner will play either Jack Egan
of NU or Purdue's Duesler.
Third singles player, Bob Sas-
sone, battles Wisconsin's Al Fraser
for the chance to play the winner
of the Gay Messick (NU)-Gray
Fulton plays Fitzpatrick, with
the winner playing the victor of
the Dave Shepard (Wisconsin)-
Jim Righter (Purdue), match.
Wayne Peacock plays Minne-
sota's Bruce Mikkleson with the
winner facing Wisconsin's Jerry
Rotter or NU's Steve Hibben.
Erickson and Harris battle Wis-
consin's Al Hentzen and Rotter.
The winner plays Cristie and Mis-
sick of NU or Gerry Parehute and
Bill Petrick of Indiana.
The remaining Michigan entry
of Korol and John Wiley play 'Jay
Kramer and Hibben of NU.
PEFUL CANDIDATE-Don Lund (second from right), Detroit
er coach, takes part in a training camp discussion with (eft
'ight) Jim Campbell, Detroit business manager, prospect Merlyn
venport, and Jack Tighe, Tiger manager. Lund has expressed a.
Ire to replace retiring-Ray Fisher as Michigan baseball coach.
)SPECT LIST AT 25-30:
Bseball Coach Search Continues
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By JIM BENAGH
Behind Athletic Director H. 0.
isler's "horsehide and stitches
rtain" at the Athletic Adminis-
ation Building, the search for
ichigan's next baseball coach
"S$ome 25 to 30 possibilities,,are
der consideration for the job,
cording to Crisler, who has been
pointed by the Board in Control
Intercollegiate Athletics to sur-
y and interview candidates.
Crisler would not release a car-
ete list of contenders for retiring
y Fisher's position, but said that
s present roll includes about 15
20 applicants and 10 suggestions
"The new coach probably won't
be selected for some time yet," he
said. "No meeting date is planned,
but it will probably be in June,
when Fisher's retirement is effec-
The athletic director stressed
that, at present, he hasn't been
ordered to nominate a coach for
the Board's approval. However, in
the past he has been asked to
nominate them in some cases.
Assistant track coach Elmer
Swanson and freshman baseball
mentor Matt Patanelli/ (also an,
aide in football and basketball),
were the only names revealed.
Another much-rumored aspir-
ant, Don Lund, said that he def-
initely will apply and is "very in-
terested." Rumors throughout the
spring persist that he has the in-
side tract for the job.
Once a nine-letter winner at
Michigan, Lund is now a coach for
the Detroit Tigers. He played for
both Crisler and Fisher and was
Swanson's teammate in the years
"If I was offered the job, I'd
consider it seriously, as I think
it would be a very good deal for
me," Lund said. "Right now, it's
just a matter of sitting down.and
discussing it with Fritz."
Hinting optimism, he explained
about his chances: "All I know is
from hearsay and what I've been
reading in the papers-all of which
has been good."
Crisler pointed out that the new
coach "does not have to come from
the Michigan family (graduated
M' athletes) ."
Many of the Michigan coaches
hired in Crisler's time, including
six present incumbents, were non-
In choosing baseball coaches,
Big Ten schools have preferred to
dip into the professional ranks.
Fisher, a Middlebury (Vt.) College
graduate, came directly from the
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