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DETROIT FREE PRESSSUNDAY, MAY 11, 1986 3D Defending champions repeat in Old Kent road race I By MARK JOSAITIS . Free Presi Special Writer GRAND RAPIDS - Old friends Greg Meyer and Joan Benoit Samuel-son came to the Old Kent River Bank Run in search of something to reverse ' their fortunes. , Meyer, 30, of Grand Rapids had finished a disappointing 12th in last month's Boston Marathon, and he badly wanted a win. Benoit Samuelson, 28, of Freeport, Maine, wanted a new personal best to fire her drive back to the top of women's road racing after having surgery on both feet last fall. They got what they wanted as they successfully defended their titles in the men's and women's divisions of the 25-kilometer ( 1 5.5-mile) race under sunny skies and breezy 60 degree weather. Meyer used his experience and knowledge of the course in posting a Pitching off, but U-M wraps up East title By MICK McCABE Free Press Sports Writer ANN ARBOR After three superlative Big Ten pitching performances in which he gave up only one earned run, Chris Lutz wasn't in top form Saturday in the first game of Michigan's doubleheader with Ohio State. "I didn't have my stuff," Lutz said. "To be truthful, I didn't have a thing fastball, curve, nothing. I just tried to battle them." Lutz's performance wasn't nearly as bad as it sounded. He allowed only three hits in five innings as U-M posted a 6-1 victory over the Buckeyes. The win wrapped up the Big Ten East title for the Wolverines (41-10 overall and 10-3 in the conference). Ohio State dropped to 21-24 and 4-9. U-M will play the Big Ten West's second-place finisher Friday in the Big Ten tournament at the site of West champion. The West title also will be determined this weekend. Lutz's letdown wasn't a surprise to U-M coach Bud Middaugh. He had been expecting it for some time. "I HOPE that's the bad one I've been talking about," Middaugh said. "Chris didn't have much velocity or pop to his pitches. Still, he pitched well enough to win." Although the Wolverines have had defensive problems, they played well behind Lutz. "We played good defense and when they did hit the ball it was right at somebody," Middaugh said. Over Reprinted from Saturday's late editions By STEVE CROWE Free Press Special Writer The promoters of the Lincoln-Mercury Tennis Classics would prefer we think of this weekend's tournament as an excursion into the uncorking of fine wine. The eight pros competing through today at Dearborn's Fairlane Club are not seniors, tournament organizers have taken great pains to point out. Sure they're over 30, but doesn't that just make for the proper vintage? And this is not an exhibition, these players most of whom became tennis-made millionaires long ago insist. Almost straight-faced, they say they have traveled great distances and sacrificed four days of their commitment-cluttered lives for the possibility of making off with a cool $6,000 maximum by winning in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. OK, so Australian John Alexander may have fought back a snicker when he said he "desperately needed the money." But relatively speaking, we're talking spare change. In reality, these players are here to TRANSMISSION TUNE-UP This service holps prevent transmission problems. Should you S&95 already have a problem, we'll diagnoso i! for you and recommend just what's needed. 17333 Liwnois1 341 0772 Sgr f. ft.dfordfodii. HlvjJ , 263b7 Grand River Avre 533-2411 PontiK 3118 W Huron (M59) H 682-7433 ' Hiiiiii B iem, we u diagnose r j B aim vm m mmiini JK f jm&Sa Detroit SSSSZKSSSSSWfl teSP JSXSSST 13033 Gratiot feK"fSSS?' 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"I tried to push the tempo when I II jmmv 4B;. v ; if Casey Close First baseman Hal Morris made a good stop of a hard-hit ball to end the first inning; second baseman Steve Finken made a leaping catch of a line drive and turned it into a double play in the fifth, and left fielder Kurt Zimmerman ended the fifth inning with a tremendous diving catch on a ball hit over his head. "We seem to be getting better defensively," said Middaugh. "I think what we had were errors that were not because of technique. They were more because of concentration. It is a matter of people being ready to make the play on every batter." The U-M defense has been revamped. BECAUSE STARTING third baseman Matt Siuda, a junior, left the team after last week's Michigan State series, Middaugh moved Bill St. Peter from shortstop to third and inserted Jeff Kiel at shortstop. Both St. Peter and Kiel are freshmen, as are second baseman Finken and catchers Darrin Campbell and Mike Gillette, each of whom caught a game in Saturday's doubleheader. - 30s hold court have fun among old friends while still experiencing the thrill of competing for a championship, however minor. "IF I DIDN'T play any of these," said men's singles finalist Ross Case, "I probably wouldn't play at all. ... I don't rely on this to make a living, but it's a nice bonus, definitely. The seniors label doesn't worry me really. But I'm only 34. I'm not that old." Vi jay Amritraj, 32 and playing in his first Classics event, emphasized the fun aspect. "Nowadays I go on the regular tour, which I'll be doing in the next couple weeks," he said, "and I don't know anyone in the locker room. Maybe a few guys here and there that are my age-group kind of guys. That makes the circuit absolutely no fun. . . . Here we're going all-out to win, but we're having a good time doing it." Billie Jean King and Case, playing before about 800 fans, had the most fun Friday night before a crowd of 800, advancing to the singles finals. King played Virginia Wade in Saturday night s women s singles final, and Case will meet Marty Riessen today. I I I Change transmission fluid including nujust oanas, ir neeaea Valine Fluid, Cean scree(li jf needed Replace pan gasket Complete m. road test I I Cltwson I I 700 W 14 Mile Rd 435-2162 Livonia 34957 Plymouth fid 261-5800 Warren I 24111 Groesbeck(M97)l 773-3801 23400 Dequindre 759-4200 I Dearborn Heights 6152 N Telegraph Rd. 565-0690 I J could," said Orman, 25. "I was trying to make it as tough as possible on him (Meyer)." Meyer was content to let Orman lead. "My legs weren't spunky out there," Meyer said. "I'm still tired from the (Boston) marathon. I didn't need to be pushing the pace early." JUST PAST 10 miles, Meyer sensed that Orman was feeling a little flat so he made a move. Orman tried to respond. "After I caught him he did what he was supposed to do," Meyer said. "He tried to hurt me. But I sensed a little letdown and I decided to really stick it to him." Orman couldn't stay with him. "This is the longest race I've run this year," Orman said. "He picked a good point to make his move with 5 miles to go. I didn't feel very strong." The victory was Meyer's sixth at Miami has vise grip on tennis title Free Pratt Staff and Wire Report! Kathleen Boyle and Sue Brozovich of Miami, Ohio, defeated Sherry Collins and Sheri Birndorf of Western Michigan, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), in the MidAmerican Conference women's tennis tournament final at Eastern Michigan, giving Miami its sixth straight title. Miami (38 points) has won the crown outright every year but 1984, when it finished in a tie with Western (34 points). EMU was second with 31 points. Bobby Wadkins hands Nelson lead DALLAS - (AP) - Andy Bean birdied the final hole and with help from Bobby Wadkins stretched his lead to two strokes Saturday after three rounds of the Byron Nelson Classic. Wadkins held the lead alone until he finished with two bogeys. "You just hate to finish like that," said Wadkins, a non-winner in 12 Liverpool WEMBLEY, England - (AP) -Liverpool came from behind to beat Everton, 3-1, Saturday and capture the English Football Association Cup at Wembley Stadium. Ian Rush scored two goals and Craig Johnston produced the third after Gary Lineker connected for Everton in the 28th minute. It was Liverpool's first cup victory since 1974. Liverpool also became only the fifth team in English League soccer history and the third this century to win the elusive domestic league and cup "double." The others were Preston North End KING, 42, needed to rally after falling to Laura DuPont, 37, in the first set of their singles semifinal, but breezed through the final two sets to win, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. "You know, it's funny," King said, "but when you're out there, all the same feelings come back to your gut. And you're going, 'Hey, you don't play as much anymore, why are you trying those shots? You're ridiculous.' But in my memory I can still make them. And I still can make them occasionally, but not as much." Case defeated Amritraj in a spirited men's singles semifinal, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Case, after falling behind, 5-2, in the second, won the next four games before Amritraj forced a tiebreaker by holding serve. In the final match of the night, a mixed doubles semifinal, Rosie Casals and Case defeated Wade and Amritraj, 6-2, 6-3. MA Sizes 6-16 . AAA AA A B C D E EE EEE 10-14 9-15 8-15 I 7-16 7-144'4-16) 6-15 1 6-14 7-14 i -1 -J LrJr f- QARDIN CITY 33145 Ford Rd. asa-agoo ROSIV1U.I 32494 OraHot Ava. 104-S060 RIDPORD 25546 Five Mite Rd. 3-iae LINCOLN PARK 3M1 DtaMwy. 36)S-6)S30 In Htdttw Old Kent ( he also won in 1979-80-82-83-85) and it was the second time he attempted the BostonOld Kent double. In 1983 he won both races, which are only a month apart, but seriously aggravated some injuries that sidelined him quite a while. "The biggest difference between 1983 and this year is that I'm not Injured," Meyer said. "I'm tired but not injured. All the sore spots from Boston are sore again." In the women's race, Benoit Samuelson applied her usual technique of putting it in high gear and never looking back. She didn't see Welte until the turn-around and led by several minutes. "I really need a personal record here to push me in my training," Benoit Samuelson said. "It's been a while since the fall when I set my marathon college roundup Michigan individual champions included Mary Smith of EMU in No. 1 singles; Stephanie Schulte of Western Michigan in No. 6 singles; Mary Smith and Denise Kaercher of EMU in No. 6 doubles; Sonya Garschnek and Schulte of WMU in No. 3 doubles. EMU's Claudia Wasik was named MAC coach of the year. Smith and Kaercher were named to seasons on the PGA Tour. Bean sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 1 8th to complete a three-shot swing on the last two holes. Bean, a one-stroke leader after 36 holes, had a three-under-par 68 and completed three rounds over the rain-soaked Tournament Players Club at Las Colinas in nine-under 201. Five players Wadkins, George wins English Cup in 1889, Aston Villa in 1897, Tottenham Hotspur in 1961 and Arsenal in 1971. Last weekend, Liverpool clinched the league title for the eighth time in 1 1 seasons. Liverpool's triumph its first in the F.A. Cup since 1974 despite consistent league success capped Kenny Dalglish's first season in charge of the club. Another Great Series Coming Up At Tiger Stadium BE THERE FOR FUN! RANQERS May 14 7:35 May 15 7:35 ANGELS May 16 7.35 May 1 7 (Bargain Day) 1:15 May 18 1:35 Order by mall for any game Advance Ticket Office Mli-hlnnn and Trumbull . Open 9:00-6:00 Dally AHKt at all Tlofcrt WorW OtrWteX I Narrow! EEEwide! The Pecos Boot Is by far, our best-selling boot. For the heel-hugging fit of your life, slip on a pair of Pecos boots. We've got your slzel Postal Vendor SHOES ROYAL OAK 110 W. Fourth 81. 399-44B9 WARRIN 2(73 HorAar 761-5400 p.r. in Chicago." SHE ALSO has had three operations on her feet since she set a personal best. Last November, Benoit Samuelson had bone spurs and scar tissue removed from both Achille's tendons and from the sesamoid bone from one of her feet. She's hoping to run a marathon in the fall, and is thinking about running Boston again. Her husband, Scott, also ran the race. "I can't believe him. He's a very good athlete but he probably didn't run 20 miles all last month," she said. Bob Fitch, 35, of East Lansing, defended his title In the wheelchair division, beating Ed Rector of Battle Creek by more than 10 minutes. In addition to his win Meyer had plenty of reason to be happy; his newest son, Daniel Patrick, was going to be baptized later in the day. the all-MAC team, as were Maria Wit-field of WMU. Amy Yeast, the singles champion the past two seasons who died Dec. 21, 1985, was named an honorary member of the all-MAC team. Roman scores 25: Jane Roman, a point guard from Sterling Heights, scored a game-high 25 points, leading the Lady M&Ms to a 94-93 overtime win over the Detroit Eagles in the basketball semifinals of the Macomb to Bean Burns, who tied the course record of 63, Craig Stadler, Mark Wiebe and Payne Stewart were at 203 going into today's final round. Wadkins, who twice holed out from off the green, shot 66. Stadler had a 65. Stewart, who appeared to have this title in his grasp until he made double bogey on the final hole last year, shot 67. Weibe shot 68. Our Guests Have A Splashing Good Tims RAFT TRIPS in nearby west Virginia. 1 to 3 days, we run serious wtilte-water on the Cheat, New and Cauley Rivers. For more Information and our 1986 schedule and price list, please fill In the coupon below. ' 511 t i i Name j Address ! City I State, zip I DT ' FREE: The booklet "Excellence on ' Whitewater" focuses on what to j look for when selecting a rafting J outfitter and is "must" reading for j group organizers. For your free j copy, please check the box below j and provide your telephone numbers. O ( I ( ) . home phone work phone i &ppakichkiii'rWtkh1tteit "Fyrellnrva nn Whitewater" I 21711 W. 10 Mile Read, Suite 122 I I I I Seuthfie)CMI4S073 (315) 353-8515 1-800-624-8060 out of Detroit ! 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Tony Stavnlngs, 32, Bowling Green, Ky., 1:1:8:53 5. Craig Fuller, 30, Canton, 1:21:49 6. Loren Bandl, 30, Livonia, 1:21:57 7. Ken Robinson, 25, East Lansing, 1:22:3? I. Gary Wolfram, 35, East Lansing, 1:23:10 . Steve Underwood, 23, East Lansing, 1:23:49 10. Faustlno Garcia, Jr., 23, Grand Rapids, 1:23:56 ' Women 1. Joan Benoit Samuelson, 28, Freeport, Maine, 1:24:42 2. Cvndle Welle, 24, Lorain, Ohio, 1:29:40 3. Laura Albert, 28, Grand Rapids, 1:37:05 4. Pam Key. 32, Eastmanville, 1:33:54 5. Jane Bucn, 37, Smilhville, Ohio, 1:33:57 6. Ella Willis, 28, Detroit, 1:37:52 7. Gail Holliday, 22, Sherrard, III., 1:38:00 8. Ann Forshee-Crane, 29, Holt, 1:38:35 9. Chanlal Maurvbesl, 23, Portage, 1:38:47 10. Claudia Clavarella, 37, Carv, N.C., 1:38:51 Wheelchair Top Three 1. Bob Fitch, 35, East Lansing, 1:21:05 2. Ed Rector, 25, Battle Creek, 1:32:15 3. Dick Wendt, 41, Grand Rapids, 1:38:14 Maidens AAU-USA Junior Olympics at Schoolcraft College in Livonia. 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