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18 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 8, 1995

Tennis teams to benefit
fromupgraded facility

By Alan Goldenbach
Daily Sports Writer
In the past, all but one Michigan
varsity sport has had a field or arena
that it can call its home turf - and
have it actually be on campus grounds.
The exceptions to the rule were the
tennis teams.
However, the Wolverine netters will
soon be the recipients of the
University's newest on-campus ath-
letic facility.
The new Varsity Tennis Complex,
which will be located on State Street,
adjacent to the University Golf
Course, is slated to open in May 1996.
Construction on the site began in
July of this year. It's state-of-the-art
design hopes to rival other premiere
college facilities throughout the coun-
try.
The plan calls for 12 outdoor courts
along with eight indoor surfaces. The

indoor courts will be completed by
the May deadline, with completion of
the outdoor courts expected later in
the year.
The complex is also to include mod-
ern training facilities, locker rooms,
meeting rooms and coaches' offices.
"The facility should really upgrade
what was already a top tennis pro-
gram and further help us in our re-
cruiting," Michigan assistant men's
tennis coach Dave Goldberg said.
The Wolverines currently play their
home matches at the Liberty Sports
Complex. The courts are located on
Liberty Street a few miles west of the
university campus, so far away that it's
outside of the Ann Arbor city limit.
A good deal of seating for specta-
tors will be provided by the new com-
plex, which is a sharp contrast from
the arrangement at the Liberty Com-
plex. This has done nothing but excite

the Michigan coaching staff.
"Ann Arbor is really a big tennis
town and we should be able to draw
some big crowds there," Goldberg
said.
The $5 million price tag for The
facility was intended to be covered
entirely by private donations.
Since the fund-raising campaign
began about a year ago, only $3.3
million of the necessary amount has
been raised - barely two-thirds of
the goal.
One million dollars came from the
pocket of William Clay Ford, co-Hon-
orary Chair of the project and mem-
ber of the 1944 Men's Varsity Tennis
team. Ford's donation was the first
contribution to the fund.
The complex will not solely befor
intercollegiate competition, but xfor
student, staff, and alumni recreation,
as well.

MARK FIEDMAN/Uaily
Steve Butler works on the plans for the waterline grids at the site of the new Varsity Tennis Facility on state street, adjacent
to the University Golf Course. The facility Is scheduled to open in May of 1996.

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Bay area stadium goes from Candlestick to 3Com Park

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- SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Candlestick Park,
home of baseball's Giants and football's 49ers,
was officially renamed 3Com Park on Thurs-
day.
3Com Corp., a Santa Clara data networking
company, will pay the city $500,000 for the
rights to the name through the end of 1995. The
city's Recreation and Parks Commission unani-
mously approved the change.
The company is also paying an undisclosed
amount to the San Francisco 49ers for promo-
tional considerations.
3Com wants to extend the deal though 2000

for a total of $4 million, but that will have to go
before the San Francisco board of supervisors.
Shauna Rose, secretary of the commission,
said the city needs the money to refurbish the
stadium, known by most as "The 'Stick."
"This money will be used to begin the design
process for the improvements that will need to
be made for the 1999 Super Bowl," she said. The
city will need an additional $22 million to com-
plete the reforms.
The most immediate change fans will notice
will be a banner hanging over the entrance road

to the park, which now says "Welcome to Candle-
stick Park." That will be changed to "Welcome
to 3Com Park," the 49ers have informed the
city, said Rose.
Most media organizations, including stations
that broadcast the 49ers and Giants games, are
expected to go along with the change.
But San Francisco residents and the board of
supervisors may balk at the long-term deal.
Supervisor Tom Ammiano said his office had
already begun fielding calls from San
Franciscans unhappy about the pending name

change.
"They're saying that in their heart and soul
it will always be Candlestick," Ammiano said.
"They object to the commercialization part of
sports, and coming on the heels of the recent
baseball strike, they feel they're once again
being held hostage to the business side of
sports."
The Candlestick sponsorship is a much smaller
deal than the $30 million Shawmut National
Bank is paying to connect its name to Boston's
new arena for the next 15 years, or the $40

million that Atlantic Richfield Co. paid for the
right to give Sacramento's Arco Arena its name
for 40 years.
But the city has said that with the long-term
future of both the stadium and the Giants in
question, a short-term deal was the best alterna-
tive.
Candlestick Park, built for the San Francisco
Giants when they moved from New York, held
its firstgamein 1960.It wasnamedafterCandle-
stick Point, on which it was built, after a 1959
ballot by fans.

TIGERS
Continued from page 17
thing you can do is (go away) from
that philosophy just for one game."
It's nosurprise that Scherer intends
to run the ball; he ran a ball-control
offense at James Madison, his previ-
ous school.
But as stifling as the Wolverines
have been against the run, a smaller
team that lives and dies by the run like
Memphis probably won't survive for
long.
"We're not going to take any team
lightly," Michigan defensive back
Steve King said. "(Upsets) have hap-
pened in the past (when) we look past
another team."
King's statement acknowledges that

Memphis is a decided underdog in
this one. Out-of-conference games
like this often are played because a
school is willing to take a pasting on
the field in exchange for a huge pay-
check off of it.
"It's obviously a heck of a chal-
lenge," said Scherer, who led James
Madison into the Division I-AA tour-
nament last season. "(But) we're not
coming just to make money on a guar-
antee. We are trying to upgrade our
program.
"You've got to learn how to play
against the best people. You can't ask
for a better opportunity than to play a
great team in a great stadium."
Memphis has never had an oppor-
tunity quite like this one. The Tigers
have never played Michigan nor any
Big Ten team in their history.

Women golfers look for Big Ten crown
McDonald, freshman class hold key to Wolverines' success on the links

First-time opponents
Tomorrow's game between Michigan and Memphis will mark
the first time the two schools have met on the gridiron. So
you might be wondering how the Wolverines have fared
against previous first-time opponents. Here is a list of the
last 10 times Michigan has faced a foe it had never played
before:
Year Opponent Score Occ asion
1995 Colorado State W 24-14 H oliday Bowl
1_994 North Carolina State W 42-7 Hall of Fame Bowl
1991 Mississippi W 35-3 Gator Bowl
1988 Alabama W 28-24 Hall of FameBowl
1987 Lang Beach Statee W 49-0 Regular Season
1987 Arizona State L 2245 RoseBowl
1986 Haw ai W 27-10 Regular Season
1984 Brigham Young L 24-17 Holiday Bowl
1984 Auburn L 9-7 Sugar Bowl
1976-Oklahoma L 14-6 Orange Bowl

By John Lerol
Daily Sports Writer
If you wanted to watch a women's
golfmeet at Michigan, the course might
be a little hard to find. Not too many
people couldtell you where it's located.
Ifyou were looking for women's golf
coach Kathy Teichert, you might not
even be able to find her office phone
number.
In fact, not too many people at the
University even know that a women's
golf team exists.
But the third-year coach is looking to
change that.
She is eagerly anticipating the 1995
season for a number of reasons.
The first is Shannon McDonald, the
only returning senior on the roster.
The team captain has been the No. I
golfer since her freshman year and
led the team a year ago with an 80.00
scoring average and four top 10 fin-
ishes.
McDonald feels comfortable as the
team's emotional leader in her last sea-
son as a Wolverine.
"Shannon has consistently improved
each year and I will rely on her maturity
and competitiveness to lead the team,"
Teichert said.
But McDonald cannot carry the team
alone. The Wolverines will rely heavily
on the efforts of four juniors if they are
to compete for the Big Ten title.
Wendy Westfall has been the most
consistent of the crop of juniors, play-
ing in all 28 rounds of the team's I I
tournaments last season. She has been
either the No. 2 or No. 3 golfer for
Michigan since her first season and
finished second on the squad at 82.43
strokes per round last year.
Molly Vanderbark has also been a
regular contributor in her two seasons
with the Wolverines. She finished fourth
on the team with an 84.56 strokes per
round average and was the only Michi-

'fHaving a player
like her on the
team makes
everyone work
harder."
- Kathy Teichert,
women's golf coach, on
freshman golfer Katy Loy
gan golferotherthan McDonaldto notch
a top 10 finish.
Westfall and Vanderbark should be
the No. 2 and 3 golfers, respectively,
for Teichert in 1995.
Juniors Ashley Williams and Ann
Arbor Pioneer graduate Jodi Smith
should also compete this fall.
"The juniors have become the back-
bone of this program," Teichert said."I
believe they will start reaping the ben-
efits of their hard work this season."
But two sophomores are pushing
Williams and Smith for starting spots.
Laura Tzakis and Nicole Green both
made significant contributions as fresh-
man and should improve this year.
The Wolverines also brought in one
of their best recruiting classes ever.
A Class A All-State pick at Ann
Arbor Pioneer High School, Katy Loy,
leads a trio of newcomers with im-
pressive credentials. Loy is almost
assured of a starting spot after a spec-
tacular high school career, including
three consecutive individual state
titles. She was also named Miss Golf
in Michigan in both her junior and
senior seasons.
"Katy is going to push everyone in
our program," Teichert said. "She has a
lot of national tournament experience
and she does best under pressure.

"Having a player like her on the team
makes everyone work harder."
Joining Loy as a Miss Golf winner is
Kentucky's Sharon Park. Park won the
Kentucky state individual title as a se-
nior and hopes to add depth to an al-
ready potent Michigan lineup.
Loy should also be used to playing
with Sarah Lindholm, who finished run-
ner-up to Loy in two state title runs.
Lindholm was also named to the state
of Michigan Super Team two years in a
row.
"All three ofthese players could bein
our lineup next year," said Teichert,

who believes this class is among the top
five in the nation.
"You never know how freshmen are
going to play and progress though. It
will just be a matter of time and gaining
confidence."
The Wolverines first match is Sep-
tember 16 and 17 at the Spartan Invita-
tional at Forest Akers West golf course
in East Lansing.
Michigan plays in only four meets
during the fall season before returning
in the spring for a seven-meet tour that
culminates with the Big Ten Champi-
onship April 26-28 at Indiana.

Veterans hope to lead
Michigan men's golf
team to NCAAs

By Ryan White
Daily Sports Editor
In the words of Maxwell Smart, the
Michigan men's golfteam, "Missed it
by that much," last season.
The Wolverines came up just four
strokes short of advancing to the
NCAA Championships for the first
time in 43 years.
While last season ended on a disap-
pointing note for the Wolverines, all
was not lost. In fact only one was lost,
one key player that is.
Bill Lyle, last season's second lead-
ing scorer, is gone but coach Jim
Carras returns a veteran squad which
he hopes will return to NCAA play.
"I'm guardedly optimistic, but I am
optimistic," Carras said. "I say guard-
edly because one never knows if the
players are going to be as good or
better than last year."
Carras, however, liked what he saw
out of his players in various tourna-
ments throughout the summer and
feels that they will be ready this sea-
son.
Chris Brockway, the team's only
senior and the top golfer from last
season, and junior Kyle Dobbs return
as the Wolverine's top golfers.
"Brockman will be in the lineup
continuously," Carras said. "It's not a
given because every kid had a chance
to work his way into the lineup, but he
should definitely be in there."
And on Dobbs: "If he's not in the
lineup everyday I should find another
job," Carras joked.

76.64 average last year.
Carras hoping to get a major contri-
bution from Mike Emanuel.
Emanuel came to Michigan last sea-
son as Carras' top recruit, but was
unable to play due to what doctors
told Carras was the most severe case
of mononucleosis they had ever seen.
Carras likes what he has seen out of
Emanuel so far and expects him to
show up among the team's top five
this year.
Adam Anderson and Keith Hinton
also return from last year's team.
Michael Harris, the Wolverines'top
freshman, is expected to see some
time amidst the starting five.
One thing that will be tougher than
last year for Carras' squad is the sched-
ule, mostly due to Michigan's suc-
cess last year.
"We have a rigid schedule that is
very demanding," Carras said. "It is
the strongest tournament schedule
since I've been here."
The Wolverines begin their fall slate
next weekend at the RellaStar Colle-
giate Golf Invitational in Dellwood,
Minn., and then host the Wolverine
Classic a week later.
The biggest meet of the season,
however, won't come until May 16
when Michigan hosts the NCAA Cen-
tral Regional Championship, the tour-
nament it came up just short in last
season.
"We're awfully excited about (host-
ing the tournament)," Carras said. "It
is one of our main goals to get there.
It wounld be a shame if we ~were host-

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