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12The Daily Tar Heel Monday, April 3, 1989
Women oetters stomp Boston GolDe
By SCOTT GOLD
The star will make her comeback
soon. The team has two straight wins
under its belt for the first time since
March 5. They are through with their
sixrgame losing streak. One more
victory will put them at .500 for the
They have survived the Fool's Day
The North Carolina woman's
tennis team put together an impres
sive weekend, falling to Duke 5-1 on
Friday, but collecting themselves
enough to oust a tough South Carol
ina team on Saturday and then beat
Boston College on Sunday. Both
games resulted in a 5-4 tally.
"It feels great to finally win two
in a row both 5-4s," said coach
Womemi rum past
Vols; Aostimi sets
triple Jump mwk
By MARK ANDERSON
The North Carolina women's track
team passed its first major test of the
outdoor season by defeating Tennes
see, 83-53, at the Radison Classic dual
meet in Knoxville this weekend.
Coming off an eighth-place NCAA
finish indoors, UNC dominated a
Volunteer program that consistently
ranks in the top 20.
Kim Austin shows no signs of
slowing down. The ACC indoor
MVP again led the Tar Heels by
shattering her own school record in
the triple jump. Her jump of 41 11
14" bettered her previous best by
more than a foot. The Wilson, N.C.,
junior also captured the 100-meter
hurdles ( 14.07), finished third in both
the long and high jumps and fourth
in the 100-meter dash.
Sophomore Kendra Mackey fol
lowed Austin's lead and won two
events of her own. She ran to victories
in both the 100-meter dash (11.91)
and the 200-meter dash (23.84). The
Catawba, S.C., native also finished
fourth in the high jump.
Freshman Rebecca Russell won
the 400 (54.98) and took second in
the 200 (25.13). Teammate Sharon
Couch claimed seconds in both the
longjump(19'U")and the 100-meter
dash (12.47). She added a third place
in the 100-meter hurdles and a sixth
in the 200-meter dash.
Other North Carolina champions
included MartaThacker (high jump),
Sonya Thomas (400-meter hurdles)
and Mia Pollard (800). Both UNC's
400- and 1,600-meter relay teams
were also victorious.
Senior Chryssa Nicholas was the
Tar Heels' leading distance runner,
finishing second in the 3,000 ( 10:03.5).
She was backed by Jeanne Peterson
(third) and Jamie Newnam (fourth).
Sophomore Michelle Faherty took
third in the 1.500 and sixth in the
Senior Michelle Withers claimed
second in the shotput (40' 9") and
Jhird in the discus. Sophomore
)ebbie Mann contributed a second
in the discus (12T 3") and. third in
the shot. The' Tar Heels also dom-
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UNC's top doubles team, Andre
Kitty Harrison. "That's a huge stride
forward for us. It puts us close to
the .500 mark, which would be
another huge step. I think these girls
are finally realizing what they can
Ann Stephenson, tri-captain of the
team and also the number-one seed,
has been out with torn ligaments since
the team's trip to California on March
Without her services, the team
quickly put together a six-game losing
streak. Recently, however, the Tar
Heels finally started to realize that
they could do it without her.
"They're finding out what it's like
without her, and what they can do,"
Harrison said. "The girls are all
playing in higher seeds than usual,
and it's tough. They Ye really risen to
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inated the javelin with Donna Culbert
and Nicole Hudson finishing second
and third respectively. Hudson was
also sixth in the 100-meter hurdles.
Two freshmen performed well for
UNC. Penny Blackwell finished third
in the triple jump, fourth in the long
jump and fifth in the 400. Tisha
Waller was third in the high jump
and fourth in the triple jump.
-Junior Shelby Moorman added a
third in the 400 and a fourth in the
200. Kari Krehnbrink (800) and
Timika Shafeek (400-meter hurdles)
picked up a pair of third-place
finishes for the Tar Heels.
Junior Tracy Cooke was fifth in
three events (100, triple jump, 100
hurdles) and sixth in the long jump.
Junior Cammie Putman was fourth
in the 400-meter hurdles.
UNC has been competing mainly
as individuals at early-season meets,
so head coach Dennis Craddock felt
this weekend's team performance was
"We need more opportunities to
come together as a team instead of
performing as individuals," he said.
"We have to prepare for our confer-
ence and national meets, so this will
help us learn how to gear up for those
big meets. We had a lot of fun at
last week's Raleigh Relays and now
it's time to get serious."
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the occasion, though.
"I can't be anything but encouraged
and optimistic." ' '
Without the play of Stephenson,
Gina Goblirsch has taken over the
number-one spot. The two flip
flopped for the position all of last
year, but Goblirsch has been number
two almost all year.
She has responded to the pressure
of being number one valiantly,
however, losing a close match on
Friday, 6-4, 6-3, but coming back to
win Saturday's and Sunday's matches
by scores of 6-3, 6-3.
Coach Harrison has been duly
"I've really seen her coming
together for a long time, and it's really
nice to see it happen in reality," she
said. "Her attitude is very fun; she's
anet Evans: ChiW turns .superstar
By NEIL AMATO
The back of Janet Evans' blue
warmup jacket says FAST in bold .
red letters. She certainly is that, but
cocky is a word that doesn't fit her
The letters on the Seoul triple
gold medalist's back actually stand
for her club, the Fullerton Aquatic
Swim Team, for whom she com
peted in last week's Short Course
National Championships at UNC's
Koury Natatorium. And Evans
would be the last person to say she's
tops in the water.
"I don't like to make predictions,"
the Placentia, Calif., native said. "I
just get in the water and swim."
What a refreshing statement from
an athlete who, in today's society,
is one bright spot among many dark
blotches. For example, take the
sport of boxing. Yes, Mike Tyson
appears to be the best fighter in the
world, but does . he have to go
around saying it? Janet Evans might
be the world's best in the pool, but
she's never made any comment to
that effect. ,
Evans, who on Saturday before
a national cable audience set an
American record of 9:25.49 in the
1,000-yard freestyle, is still a kid
a 17-year-old high school senior
who still has teen-age worries. For
instance, she was slightly upset
because she spent her spring break
in Blue Heaven, which, for most of
last week was the Gray and Rainy
Hell. She related her problem to the
"Well, it's back to school on
Monday," Evans said. "Everybody's
going to be tan. And since I finally
got to shave my legs, IH be able
to wear shorts. But since my legs
are so white, I can't (wear shorts)
because IH be too embarrassed."
Imagine, a performer who holds
a handful of world and American
records, a trio of gold medals and
tons of fame worrying about a lack
of UV rays.
Men's tempos walks
By ERIC WAGNON
"Next week is a big week for us,"
North Carolina men's tennis coach
Allen Morris said. With that in mind.
comfortable out there on the court.
She's aggressive and things are really
starting to come in place for her.
"She plays points to the hilt. She's
serving well, volleying well, and she
is playing the whole court. It's really
great to see."
With Goblirsch taking over the
helm, Spencer Barnes, another one
of the senior tri-captains, has moved
up into the second position and has
responded well also, though she went
only 1-2 this weekend. Her record in
singles stands at 15-13 for the season,
but much of her value to the team
has come in her tremendous play in
doubles, in which she teams with
Actually, her doubles play proved
to be indispensable on Sunday. With
the team ahead 4-2 after singles play,
And speaking of her latest
entrance into the record books,
Evans didnt just break the record,
she shattered it, cutting nearly three
seconds off the old mark.
. Besides worrying about the
dearth of sun on her 5-foot-5, 102
pound frame, Evans must also
assume the task of being the queen,
or shall we say, the princess of
American swimming. She enjoys the
title, as long as it's for the right
"As far as being an ambassador
for the sport, I like it, especially for
the little kids," Evans said. "They
always need someone to look up to.
Whenever I have a chance to talk
to little kids, I do because they're
at an impressionable age."
Talking to kids also meant giving
autographs at Nationals. Every time
she stepped out of Koury's doors,
Evans was swamped with pen-and-pad-toting
youngsters. She was
more than happy to give the adoring
fans her signature. But that doesn
go the same for her mother.
"Hurry, Janet, your father's
waiting," Janet V mom Sifcd as her
daughter struggled to finish a
Wednesday night signing session.
Despite her mother's nagging and
her father's impatience, Evans says
her parents have been very suppor
tive throughout her brief but bright
career. According to Evans, her
father has been her inspiration and
her mother has been her agent of
"My mom booked all my engage
ments after the Olympics and she
did a very good job," Evans said.
One aspect of Janet's life in which
her parents will have to be suppor
tive will be her college decision.
Evans has her choices narrowed
down to Florida, Stanford and
Texas, with the latter pair still slated
for April recruiting visits. Evans
stated that no clear frontrunner
exists in the race, especially for a
3.6 student with sports as well as
learning on her mind.
the team put itself in a winning frame
of mind with 9-0 victories over
Furman and Richmond to raise its
record to 12-5. UNC dropped only
one set Saturday against Furman and
equaled that feat Sunday versus
Richmond. Furman fell to 12-8 on
the season, while Richmond dropped
The wins kicked off what will be
a tough week for the Tar Heels. UNC
is scheduled to face N.C. State today
in a make-up match, then 19th
ranked Tennessee on Thursday and
ACC foes Georgia Tech and 10th
ranked Clemson next weekend.
North Carolina played without the
services of its number one player,
David Pollack, and number four
player, Thomas Tanner, in the Rich
mond match. Pollack was held out
of the match so he would not exceed
the NCAA's limit of 31 days of
competition in a year. Against Fur
man, Pollack defeated Tawn Harden
in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
Tanner, who also missed Satur
day's match, was hampered by a sore
wrist strained a week earlier in
matches against Maryland and Vir
ginia. Tanner, however, is expected
to play today against the Wolf pack.
Don Johnson, UNC's number one
player last season, moved up into
Pollack's top spot on Sunday to take
on Richmond's John Christensen.
Johnson struggled early but
rebounded for a 7-6, 6-1 win, upping
his individual record to 12-4.
Down 5-1 in the first set with
Christensen serving, Johnson man
aged to break Christensen's serve
three times while holding serve twice
to pull ahead 6-5. Christensen broke
Johnson's serve at that point to force
and three doubles matches to go, B.C.
had a chance to come back and win
The chances looked good for the
Eagles, in fact, in the beginning of
doubles play. Goblirsch appeared
tired, and was obviously getting
frustrated with herself. Barnes,
though, came through with pinpoint
control to get the Tar Heel duo back
in the match.
This appeared to lift Goblirsch, and
the two blazed on for a sealing 6
4, 6-1 victory, the only one for the
Tar Heels in doubles play.
With three matches coming up this
week, North Carolina is looking for
a quick return from Stephenson. Any
recovery before this weekend, how
ever, is doubtful.
"You know when she gets on the
Janet Evans an Olympic
"I want to go to a school 'with
good academics as well as a good
swimming program," Evans said.
With Stanford's location, aca
demic reputation and the Cardinal's
recent NCAA title in women's
swimming, look for Evans to pick
Palo Alto over Austin and
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over Spiders, 9-0
a tie-breaker. Johnson, however,
breezed through the tie-breaker to '
complete his first-set comeback win,
"I just got off to a slow start,"
Johnson said. "I knew I was in the
match: It was just a matter of when
I was going to get control of it."
After Johnson took control, Chris
tensen was obviously flustered. At
one point in the second set, he tossed
his racket in frustration toward a
Johnson crosscourt winner.
"I had heard a lot about this guy,"
Johnson said. "If he's on top, then
he plays real well. So, if you catch
up to him and get on top of him,
then he just sort of throws the match.
"I started playing from the baseline
a little bit more. I'm normally a serve
and volleyer, but things just weren't
working. He was passing me. I was
just watching the ball go by. I was
turning my head 180 (degrees) all the
Johnson won Saturday with a
similar comeback win over Furman's
Morgan Burrington. Johnson lost the
first set, but bounced back to pull
out a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory.
In the number two singles match,
UNC freshman Bryan Jones defeated
Richmond's Rob Celona 6-2, 6-1 in
a match that -was harder fought than
the score might indicate. On Satur
day, Jones defeated Charlie Reiney
of Jacksonville, Fla., 6-0, 6-3.
In the number three slot Sunday,
North Carolina's Andre Janasik
continued his successful season with
a 7-6, 6-2 win over Richmond's Joe
Miller. Along with his 6-4, 6-2 win
against Furman's Colin Delaney,
Janasik's effort for the weekend
upped his season record to a sparkling
court, her opponents are going to;
drop shot her whenever they can,";
In any case, mark April Fool's
weekend as a turning point for the
Tar Heel racketeers. The two wins
have given the team a tremendous
boost and the confidence needed to
close out their season well.
"We feel like we've taken it on the
chin, and we've survived," Harrison
said. "Actually, it's better than
survival we came out on top. When
the players go down in seeds after
being up, I hope they feel invigorated
a lot more powerful, instead of a
letdown that everything is going to
"I think well feel a big thrust
forward, actually. I'm really excited
gold medalist at the age of 17
Despite finding her school deci
sion overwhelming, that's not how
Evans described her Olympic expe
rience, at least while she was in
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"I had to work on my (service)
return," Janasik said. "My return was
a little off, but other than that I
thought I played pretty well."
Senior Jimmy Weilbaecher
defeated Furman's Chuck Anderson
6-4, 6-2 and added another win to
his 12-5 individual record with a 6
1, 6-2 pasting of the Spiders' Scott
Tar Heels Chris Mumford and
James Krege defeated Richmond's
Jay Bolus and Tom Murphy, respec
tively, by identical 6-0, 6-2 scores.
"I think the last two days we played
pretty well in singles," Morris said.
"We're still working on our doubles.
I think that if we keep playing singles
like we have been, well be all right,
but weVe got to pick up our doubles."
UNC's top tandem of Johnson and
Pollack, currently ranked 11th
nationally, did not compete in dou
bles this weekend. Moving into their
slot, UNC's temporary number one
team of Janasik and Weilbaecher
defeated Richmond's Celona and
Slobin 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. ;
UNC's number two doubles team
of Krege and Mumford won on
Sunday over Murphy and Miller by
a 6-1, 6-3 score, while UNC team
mates Jones and Joe Frierson won
by the same tally over .Christensen
and Bolus at the number three
doubles slot. ;
Against the Paladins on Saturday,
Janasik and Weilbaecher won in
straight sets (6-3, 6-3) over Delaney
and Harden. Krege and Mumford
defeated Burrington and Reiney 6-2,
6-4. Jones and Frierson escaped, a
close first-set battle but dominated, in
the second set to win 7-6, 6-1. : : :