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EMBER is, 1950

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE NINE

I! M B R 1 . 19 ~ T E M I H I G N D A L Y A G E 4T N

Vetters Take Big Ten

Championship

By BUZ STEINBERG
ieigan's mighty netmen not
chalked' up a near-perfect
loss record last season, but
alsol added the Conference
m to their credit as every man
he Wolverine aggregation tri-
is was quite a reversal from
958 season in which the net-
dropped to the third position
he Conference. Also in that
trous 1958 season,. Michigan
a chain of 45 straight vic-
s broken by Notre Dame. In
tion, Illinois went on to de-
the 'M' netters.
it the Michigan representa-
gained back much of its pre-
s prestige by the success of its
feats.
Success Questionable
the season's start, success
ared as a question mark. But
asn't too long afterward that
wolverines seemed to be a.

definite challenger to Iowa's Con-
ference crown.
The opener was a quadrangular
meet with Minnesota, Ohio State
and Toledo. The going was easy
for the Wolverines as they
dropped both Conference foes 9-0
and downed Toledo 6-0 in a short-
ened affair. This resounding start
was the needed spark to get
things rolling for the remainder
of the season.
Coach Bill Murphy had a
depth-laden squad and he used it
to' best advantage. Returning vet-
erans were captain Jon Erickson,
Bob Sassone, Wayne Peacock,
Frank Fulton and John Wiley. In
addition were sophomores Gerry
Duble, Mike Gordon and Bruce
MacDonald, and transfer student
Larry Zaitzeff.
Bow to Notre Dame
The next dual meet entangled a
highly touted NotreDame. squad,
and It lived up- to all expectations

by battling the Wolverines to the
finish before downing them, 5-4.
This was the only loss inflicted
on the 'M' netters last season, as
they went on to mark up a 9-1
win-loss record.
Then Michigan began to roll
with a 7-2 victory over Western
Michigan. Next an abbreviated
6-1 contest was won over North-
western in the final home affair
of the season.
Wisconsin played dead as they
were easily handled, 9-0. Then
Michigan State fell at the Wol-
verine's feet as Michigan added a
7-2 victory.
Michigan found it advantageous
to play at Michigan State, for it
was to be there only one and a
half weeks later where the Wol-
verines were to roll to the Con-
ference crown.

The Conference meet at East
Lansing was a three-day elimina-
tion meet. Michigan entered a
slight favorite over Illinois and
defending champs Iowa.
Then the magic bubble burst.
Erickson, playing number one
singles, conquered Art Andrews of
Iowa for the title. Andrews was
considered to be the best in the
Big Ten, but the Michigan cap-
tain edged him in a closely played
contest, 9-7, 6-4.
Sophomore Dubie added a Wol-
verine triumph in number two
singles by defeating Bob Brecken-
ridge of Illinois 6-3, 6-0.
Sassone continued the Wolver-
ines' winning ways by adding a
6-2, 7-5 triumph over Minnesota's
Ray Raddsevich. Fourth man,
Larry Zaitzeff, then proceeded to

chalk up a victory over Joe Epkins
of Illinois 6-4, 6-3.
Fulton, who was playing in fifth
singles, found the going a bit
more difficult, as he lost the first
set 1-6 (which was one of the
only two sets lost in the three-day
meet; both by Fulton) and then
reversed the trend to crush Don
Mesch of Illinois in the final two
sets, 6-0, 6-3.-
Present captain Wayne Pea-
cock, added the final Wolverine
singles victory in a 6-4, 6-4 tri-
umph over Michigan State's Ron
Mescall.
Both Peaccok and Fulton were
defending titles from the previous
playoffs.
Sweep Possibility Evident
By then the possibility that
Michigan could capture all nine
events was evident. This had only

been done once before in the his-
tory of the Conference playoffs,
and that was back in 1938 when
Chicago swept all honors. It was
for that very team that present
tennis coach Murphy, played.
The Wolverines proved unbeat-
able.
Erickson and Dubie paired to
crush Andrews and Bill Nadig of
Iowa, 6-0, 6-4. Zaitzeff and Pea-
cock teamed to give Illinois'
George Gillmore and Epkins a
6-0, 6-2 licking, while Fulton and
John Wiley edged by Illinois'
Mesch and Bob Ansford, 7-5, 8-6.
for the finale.
Michigan compiled a record-
breaking total of 81 points, better
than doubling the next closest
score. Illinois was second with 40
points while the rest of the teams
were far out of the running.

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