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The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 5, 1991 - Page 11

Rusty netters to play
Illinois and Purdue

Women open home
conference season

by Albert Lin
Daily Sports Writer
9 When we last checked in with
the Michigan men's tennis team,
.students were just getting back into
the flow of things after spring
break.
The squad defeated Northwest-
ern March 9th, 5-1, as the Wolver-
,ines' top five singles players beat
their Wildcat counterparts. The
doubles matches were cancelled.
The team had expected to com-
f~ete in the Blue/Gray Champi-
onships in Mobile, Ala., two weeks
;ago, but the tournament committee
,chose to select higher-ranked teams,
and Michigan was not invited.
"We haven't played a competi-
tive match in a while, so you never
know how you're going to per-
form," Michigan coach Brian Eisner
said in anticipation of this week-
end's matches. "I'm very pleased at
~hat' s been happening in practice -
we've needed the time to get some
things in place. But you never
know."
Neither of this weekend's oppo-
nents should present much of a chal-

lenge for the Wolverine squad (2-0
in the Big Ten, 7-2 overall). The
Illini (7-7) and the Boilermakers (6-
5) have both lost to the same oppo-
nents by the same score - No. 22
Minnesota, 8-1, and Iowa, 7-2.
"We are not playing two of the
stronger teams (in the Big Ten),"
Eisner said. "That certainly is a sav-
ing grace, but stranger things have
happened."
No. 1 singles player David Kass
(16-5) should have no problems
with his two unranked opponents,
Illinois' Mark Krajewski (13-13)
and Boilermaker Brian Ritz (9-7).
The only Illini with winning
records are No. 2 seed Ryan Clark
(17-11) and No. 4 Adrian De Vore
(11-10). They may present chal-
lenges for Wolverines Danny
Brakus and John Karzen, respec-
tively.
Karzen (13-5) has the second-
best mark on the squad - but is 0-2
at No. 4. Brakus was unimpressive
against Northwestern, but beat
Giora Payes when Payes went down
with a broken ankle.

by Caryn Seidman
Daily Sports Writer
After taking two out of their
last three games, the Michigan
women's tennis team is ready to
open up their home Big Ten season,
as it plays both Purdue and Illinois
this weekend.
The women showed signs of
spring fever two weeks ago, as they
defeated both Boston College, 5-4,
and Oklahoma, 7-2. Although they
lost to a tough Notre Dame team,
the Wolverines are hoping to return
to the winning form they demon-
strated in their two victories.
"We've been playing outside this
week, and I think we feel real pre-
pared," team member Kalei Beamon
said.
The Wolverines have spent their
week working on their individual
games and developing individual
skills in order to pull the entire
team through.
"I have been practicing a more
aggressive back-court game," Bea-
mon said. "I'm trying to do more
attacking."
Michigan was defeated by the

two toughest teams in the confer-
ence, Northwestern and Wisconsin,
at the beginning of the season. They
are hoping that their added experi-
ence will give them an edge when
they take on their next two Big Ten
opponents, Purdue and Illinois.
Although no lineup has been of-
ficially announced yet, sophomore
Christine Schmeidel and team cap-
tain and senior Stacey Berg are ex-
pected to start in the No.1 and No.2
singles position, respectively.
Besides the success that the team
has been experiencing lately, play-
ing at home should give added sup-
port to the Wolverines.
"We haven't had a home match
here for a while," Beamon said, "so
I think everyone is psyched up to be
playing here."
Earlier in the season Michigan
coach Bitsy Ritt said, "...there is def-
initely a homecourt advantage."
The Wolverines have their chance
to prove Ritt right, as they play on
their home turf at the Huron Valley
Tennis Club at 3 p.m. today and 1
p.m. tomorrow.

Senior Kim Pratt practices at the track and tennis building. Pratt and
her Wolverine teammates hope to get into the swing of things this
weekend against Purdue and Illinois.

Women runners prepare for quad meet

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.y Jeff Williams
Daily Sports Writer
Although the Michigan
women's track team performed
well at the Washington Invita-
tional last weekend, the Wolverines
were left hungry for more.
"We didn't end up with the kind
of meet we wanted," Michigan
coach James Henry said. "We
wanted to run everyone in a lot of
*events, but because of the weather
we didn't get all the work in that
we could have."
The Wolverines travel to Al-
abama this weekend to compete in

the Crimson Classic; a quadrangle
meet with Alabama, Kansas and
Mississippi. Unlike last weekend, a
team score will be compiled, and the
Wolverines will send their full
squad.
"Because it's a championship
meet, scoring points and placing
will be more important than indi-
vidual performances," Henry said.
"Having the distance team there
will help us balance out the
events. "
The distance team will be an-
chored by senior Amy Bannister in
either the half-mile or 1,500-meter

event. Rookie Katie Stern will com-
pete in the 1,500, as well as the;
3,000, and junior Megan Nortz will
run the mile.
Bannister and sophomore Julie1
Victor will rejoin the team after
competing at the Stanford Invita-
tional last weekend. Victor placed
second in the shot put and third in
the discus. Bannister finished third
in the 800.
The Wolverines will be looking
for another good performance from
their 4x 100 relay team. The squad
placed first at Washington with a
time of 48.04 seconds.

"I'm expecting them to do well
again," Henry said. "Their time
should show a substantial im-
provement over last weekend. They
had a good time, but the weather re-
ally held them back."
This weekend will be the first
time that the Wolverines have faced
any of the opposing teams sched-
uled.
"We're unsure of where we'll
stand against them," Henry said.
"We will definitely place at least
first or second. I don't see us finish-
ing any lower than that."

NOW HIRING

This one's for real for men's track

by Chris Carr
Daily Sports Writer
This weekend will be an
"opening day" of sorts for the
men's track team when it travels to
Alabama to compete in the Crimson
Classic.
The meet with Alabama, Kansas,
and Mississippi will be the first
scored outdoor event the Wolver-
ines will compete in as a full squad.
"Alabama and Mississippi will
have an advantage because they have
*had better weather to train,"
Michigan coach Jack Harvey said.
"We are still looking to have some
good performances because I have
heard it is supposed to be sunny and
70 (degrees) down there on Saturday
which are ideal weather conditions
for a meet."
This weekend's meet will be the
first outdoor competition for many
of the Wolverines. Senior Rudy

Redmond and sophomore Bob Cza-
chorski will compete in the hurdles
while sophomores Van Cowan and
Brian Bozo will run in the 400 me-
ters. Bozo and Redmond will also
run in the 4x100 meter relay with
sophomore Michael Eccelston and
junior Jerry Douglas.
Seniors Jeff Barnett, Brad Bar-
quist, and Neal Newman are ex-

pected to compete in the distance
events. Seniors Warde Manuel
(javelin) and Brad Holwerda (high
jump), along with junior Brad Darr
(pole vault) and sophomore Dan
Reddan (high jump), will anchor the
field events corps. To their advan-
tage, all of these Wolverines com-
peted last weekend in an outdoor
meet at Stanford.

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