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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Rappelling A upsets Wilander Zachary Sumner reaches the moment of truth at the top of the T Bar M rappelting Stiff photo by John Senler England AP Rdscoe the big server who slipped down the tennis came thundering back Saturday to upset Mats Wilander of Sweden and make the last 16 in the Wimbledon The 31yearold lefthander slam mid 19 aces past his 18yearold op who was seeded and won 67 fanner was one of the most exciting players in tennis in when he was runnerup to Bjorn Borg at Wim Now he is ranked 140th in the world and before Wimbledon had won only four matches this Another surprise winner was 23 yearold Robert Vunt Hof of who upset llthseeded Johan Kriek 6 South African born and a resident of said he had not been feeling well and later pulled out of a mens doubles John the second battered Brad Gilbert and Ivan seeded eliminated Jakob an exiled Czech who lives in Jimmy defending champion and top had already reached the last 16 Other thirdround winners were Bill the 14th Pat Cash of Mike Leach and Sandy Scanlon defeated Tim Gullikson 63 and earned a meeting with McEnroe next Of the original 16 mens only seven reached the last Jimmy Arias and Gene withdrew before the tournament began because of Seven more have been gunned down in Martina runaway favorite to retain her womens served and volleyed her way to a 61 victory over Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia for a place in the last Since the defeat of Chris Evert Lloyd by Kathy Jordan critics have seen the womens tournament as a oneway Navratilova quipped The way some people are why not hand me the trophy now and do away with the tournament But Im not taking too much notice of any of Nine of the 16 womens sttids have gone through as Two were eliminated Jennifer 21yearold South African put out 9 Sylvia Hanika of West Germany Eva Pfaff of West Germany edged Britains Jo the But Britain still had a contender 37 yearold Virginia the 1977 who came back from a set down and 15 to master Andrea Leand Hana Mandlikova of seeded outplayed Louise Allen Virginia Ruzici of seeded beat Sabina Simmonds of Italy 6 Claudia Kohde of West seeded won 63 against Barbara elder of the sisters from King of Sunday was scheduled as a rest The first steps the hardest at T Bar M By KARI MITCHELL Sports editor You iake the steep woven steel stairs holding tightly to the one rail and trying desperately not to look Over and over in your mind dances the phrase 33 feet is not far to 33 feet is not far to Suddenly from a voice from above Youre doing Just keep Heart ears you pass the tops of the trees and youre Youve mastered half of the T Bar M rappelling The other halfs said Ed T Bar M counselor and an eightyear veteran of rap Conquering the fear of heights seems to be the hardest thing of all for the Especially when theyre standing up there ready for that first step off the Most of them come walking up to the crane their neck to look up at the top and state that its just too high theres just no way theyll ever do But once they see one of their friends go theyre more And after that first theyre A part of the T Bar M summer camp adventure which also includes archery and rappelling is taught by six experienced counselors wellversed in step by step dos and donts and They ask a lot of said counselor Holly They want to know how and why something is that first step off the platform hard What happens if you fall Will the tower fall And you have to be Its really im portant that you take the time to explain things to them so that they will have faith in the rope and the person holding After everything else is Conquering the fear of heights to he thing of all for the Especially when theyre standing up there ready for that first step off the Most of them come walking up to the crane their neck to look up at the top and state that its just too high theres just no way theyll ever do But once they see one of their friends go theyre more Counselor Ed Moore Completed in May to give a campers a more controlled atmosphere in which to learn the tiltrappelling tower is 33 feet of sheer cliff but very If you know what youre theres no reason fear said Youre being held by two one of which has a safety valve youre strapped in and tied to the person at the and the person at the top is tied in to the tower or a tree or rock if youre on a real All that has to happen to slow you down is for the person anchoring you to stop the feed of the belay rope through the safety When thats theres no way for you go But getting the youngest campers 10 years of age to take that first step is still We have a lot of the younger ones refuse and even some of the older said but thats all We wont make anyone go We want to help them find out their overcome their fear of heights if they have one and build up their Thats why we explain first according to counselors Eel Colleen Jan Carpenter and Gary is to tie 1520 feet of nylon web bing into what is called a swiss seat around the rappellers Then the explanations There are two ropes a belay which is made of a dynamic stretchy and static material and is used as the safety and the rappeling rope which actually holds The friction on these plus the added factor of the safety valve will keep you from going too fast or When you prepare to go you must remember to keep your hands positioned correctly one in front controlling the rope and one behind your back at the waist level like the rope is passing through your stand with your back to the cliffs feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly Then comes the toughest said You edge back and begin the Its actually more of a sitting position because by the time youre your feet are directly in front of your This is to keep you from crashing into the wall when you begin your you take that first Once youre past the rest is The best part of all of said Dave T Bar M sports camp is the pride on their faces once theyve done That makes it all T Bar M is open to hoys and girls ages 1015 and is located four miles west of New Braunfels on state highway All the term camps for the summer are filled at the present but there is a waiting The day camp scheduled for July 2529 is still taking Canned Seattle fires prepares to release Perry SEATTLE AP Del Crandall was named Saturday as manager of the Seattle replacing Rene who was fired earlier in and veteran pitcher Gaylord Perry was designated for assignment by Ithe team that currently has the worst record in the major In a press club owner Geprge Argyros said he and President Dan OBrien had met Friday with Crijndall in where they culminated who managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 1972 through has directed the Pacific Coast League Albuquerque the Los Angeles Dodgers Class AAA farm the past six While with the Crandalls teajn finished sixth the first year and fifth the following three He won PCL titles with Albuquerque from 1978 to and the Dukes were in second place this OBrien also announced that Perry and shortstop Todd Cruz were taken off the roster of the American League club and designated for which means they could be picked up by another To replace OBrien said the Mariners were bringing up Spike from Salt Lake City of the the Mariners farm GAYLORD PERRY OBrien said a replacement for Perry probably would be determined in the next 24 was 310 with a earned run average this He registered his 300th career victory last season and was currently the oldest active player in the major MB soccer player earns honors Kim Pute of New Braunfels will wind up an ex tensive soccer clinic in Houston today by playing for the Western Division team In an exhibition match at the state camp She earned the right to participate in the clinic last weekend at a minitournament and tryouts in San by the South Texas Youth Soccer She is playing in the under14 age AJter todays judges will select players from the Western pivlsion and Eastern Division to form a 15player team to represent the STV8A in further Players were selected for the original teams on the buii of ball speed and nurprfoed when I Putz The judges were looking for attitude a lot how much you WRfltfd 30 payers were in vited tack te Jennifer the teum were Stacy A Cardenas signs with Schreiner program i Michael New Braunfels most valuable player from the state semifinalist baseball has signed to play baseball for Schreiner College in j who led the Unicorns in hitting with a HIM W W f vw Braunfels one built bn pitching and Well play fundamental baseball pitching defense and he I am not interested in a batter standing in there by John Stnttr IliMnfela shortstop Michael Cardenas JQ first during a game list Most of Schreiners high school prospects have come from Central Texas San The only other player from IMA is wno MW uimwnw Fredericksburgs Brian a shortstop who will average last was an allDistrict 134A probably move to second base for the pick at But he may move to third base for Henry is trying to build a program similar to New the who will their first season of Braunfels one built bn pitching and intercollegiate baseball In i I think hell play a lot of baseball for either at shortstop or third Schreiner assistant coach ChucK who was also an joins a knock one out of the park with men on group of approximately 13 freshmen on Schreiners Ill hitandrun or hit behind the runners firstever ffisebalJ The rest of coach Bob anything to advance Emphasis must Henrys team will be filled With junior college be on pitching and defense to build a competitive including several from San Antonio t which Its Schrelner added Juniorlevel classes last school Ivebeen rather shocked with the success weve and will add senloHevel classes in the The Institution ha4 been a twoyear college Including j Im really thrilled that Michael is coming to us The wheel has also added an from i winning program lite to roakf New volleyball which wU bfgin in Braunfels one of our regultr In the imwnwi baseball workouts will also bfgin tn Wed like to get a 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