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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - May 5, 1975, Madison, Wisconsin PAGE 2 SECTION 2 WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL MONDAY MAY 5 1975 Sun Prairie Rolls 257 By JOE DOMMERSHAUSEN State Journal Spnrts Writer Dale Breitlow proved Sunday that he knows about that which he teaches The Cambridge High School baseball coach blasted a three run homer in the last of the 10th inning to lift Utica to a 32 victory over Cottage Grove in one of five Eastern Section games that opened the Home Talent Baseball Leagues 47th season Defending Eastern Section champion Stoughton Badger Bowl trimmed Marshall 82 Deerfield socked the Albion Tigers 154 Lake Mills whipped McFarland 82 and Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce slapped Helenville 257 in seven innings Wet ground set the Ft Atkin sonWaterloo game back to June 5 when it will be played as a night contest Breitlows blow was Sundays most resounding but Manager Sonny Swangstu of Stoughton also had a big day Swangstus two run double in the third set his team into a 40 lead after he had blasted a solo homer in the second Dave Bart Offerdahl turned in Sundays top pitching chore Stoughtons big righthander set Marshall down with five hits while fanning 10 Wayne Nelson the designated hitter and Tom Lawrence each had three hits for Stoughton DAVE OFFERDAHL Breitlows blast which broke up a fine pitching duel came after Manager Karl Raymond walked and Mike Rumpf had doubled The blow made Barry Witkowski the winning pitcher for two innings of relief The long clout to left made young Al Schwenn the loser after he had relieved southpaw Ken Egner starting the 10th Egner and Tim ONeil had duelled for eight in nings John Kvalheim who struck out nine while allowing two hits in four innings had four of Sun Prairies 17 hits in its rout of Helenville Six Helenville errors were big in the CC nines 15run explosion in the sixth Jim Smith turned in three hitless innings for the winners Merle Berges threerun double highlighted a sixrun first inning that propelknl Deerfield to its rout of Albion Dorm Trinrud had two home runs and a double and Berge three hits among Deer fields 15 behind the sleady sevenhit hurling of Joe Peacock and reliever Bruce Frey Gordy Haferman and Gary Pepper combined to space five hits in pitching Lake Mills to victory The Grays took a 31 lead with three runs after two out in the fifth when Don Stein doubled Bob Dorn singled Brady Yost doubled and Bob Nadler singled The Grays mixed three walks and three hits for four runs in the eighth MARSHALL r r h WKnotn 0 0 Trapno 2 1 CKovsr Hanson 0 0 Raisbck 0 1 Kitlsn 1 1 DLange NVike 2 1 Meyers DoVike 0 0 JStnbck 1 1 DaVike 1 1 Gosdck RNelson 1 0 Knotn Swngtu 1 2 Wallers Busch 0 1 KStntbck 0 0 WNelson RLange Lwrnce Woltr 1 1 Hknson 0 0 Lee 0 0 Ptrsn Indy Practice Begins Total 34 2 5 Total 35 813 Marshall000 no 0003 Stoughton 113 000 E M 1 S 1 HR Swangstu 2B Swangstu IP HRER3BSO GosdeckL 7 13 8 33 Kovser 1 00 00 OfferdahlW9 52 3 to MCFARLAND LAKE MILLS r h Fldmer LKuhl 1 Thrrasn 1 1 DStein 1 AStein 0 0 DnEgnr Dorn 2 GEqnr Yost 1 DWitnhn 0 1 Nodler 0 1 DDouglas 1 1 Crsfev TWithhn lb Ellsld Kruznga 3b 3 0 1 Hotter I 1 02T Schndlr 0 0 Darnll 0 1 TEvrsn 0 1 Wolff 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 Total 810 000 010 Lake INDIANAPOLIS AP Rookies Billy Scott and Jigger Sirois took the spotlight Sunday in an otherwise relatively quiet opening of practice at the In dianapolis Motor Speedway Practice for the May 25 Indy 500mile race was scheduled to start Saturday but was rained out Scott a former drag racing champion from San Bernardino Calif was the first driver on the famed oval Sunday go ing out only moments ahead of veteran Dick Simon The 26yearold Scott in his first day of driving here easily completed both phases of his refresher rookie test US Auto Club officials gave him the two part test instead of the usual fourphase exam because he already has qualified and raced this year at both Phoenix and Ontario Calif Scott did a steady 10 laps at 170 miles per hour in an Of fenhauserpowered Webster racer then turned in 10 more between 170 and 174 mph before officials okayed him for faster speeds Sirois of Hammond Ind caused the biggest stir when he crashed his Foytpowered Eagle against the outside wall on the first turn only 18 minutes after the practice session began He lost control on the inside of the first turn skidded backwards 329 feet into the wall slid 66 feet more and wound up uninjured in the middle of the track Sirois had just completed a lap of 1508 Although only seven cars made it onto the track for the rain delayed opening of practice chief steward Tom Binford removed the 180 mph limit midway through the afternoon However the top lap came before the limit was removed when Simon turned a lap at 179 mph in an Eagle Foyt Two members of last years front row Mike Hiss and Wally Dallenbach made it onto the asphalt Sunday but did not get up to speed With the first weekend pf qualifications only six days away most of the top drivers chose to play a waiting game either rac ing in a sprint car event at Terre Haute Ind or holding off until the Speedway track has more rubber on it Most of the 20 cars which had passed technical inspection by the end of the day stayed off the track because of gusty winds By days end 44 cars were quartered in the Speedway garage area Its No Joke Iowa Sweeps Badgers E LM1 McF 22B G Egner D Stein Yost IP H R BBSO 5 2 3 10 Pepper 1j 0002 DWitthuhnL 7 7471 Feldmer1 3430 Why are these men laughing Theyre actually but there are times when its hard to distinguish between a grin and a grimace Golden States Butch Beard tercgrand has nothing at all to be happy about Be has just had the ball batted away from him by the Bulls Chet Walker during their NBA playoff game in Chicago Sunday Hie Bulk win the game 1081M and took a 21 lead in the StoPS ALBION DEERFIELD r r h J Davis 0 1 Pohlmn 1 I TDavis 0 0 Habrkrn 1 1 0 0 D Wedvck 1 1 LBuhrow Schulz 2 1 PBuhrow Wagner 1 0 SEdwrdsn 1 1 Skaar Haugom Peack 2 1 Cskwski Frev P Wilcox 1 0 RBerge 1 1 0 1 Houge 0 I DEdwrosn MBerge 0 0 Mrtnsn Mirick CPope Sargent 0 0 Continued from Page 1 with aninehitter and eight strikeouts in the opener Linn survived some Badger threats but hurled a sixhitter in the nightcap Wisconsin fought right to the wire in the first game as Rick Larsen hammered an llthhour homer that forced an extrainning battle The Badgers jumped ahead 10 in the fifth on hits by Larsen Lee Bauman and Steve Ploetz Meanwhile John Nelsen had limited the Hawkeyesto only three scattered singles in the first four innings but ran into control trouble in the fifth West took over and escaped a jam but was greeted by backtoback homers by Jones and Steve Stumpff in the sixth Laatsch sailed along after seventhinning trouble and Larsens homer pushed the game into extra innings Ewell was invinci ble retiring 11 Badgers in a row after the seventh inning home run But Jones ended if quickly in the 10th In the second game Iowa exploded for four runs off Rennicke in the fourth triggered by Jones third homer of the day A walk an error and hits by Ron Hess Bob Rasley and the Scoreboard Tom Hilinski accounted for the 40 lead Wisconsin rallied for three runs on Duane Guslavsons second homer of the season an error and hits by Randy Johnson and Bauman But Linn completely blanked the Badgers until Bauman singled again in the seventh Again Jones added the frosting with his BosefaoHs Top 70 Brewer Averages Prep Standings longest homer a 380foot centerfield shot in the seventh Wisconsin has only two doubleheaders remaining on its Big 10 schedule and both are against Michigan foes in East Lansing and Ann Arbor on May 1617 Based on SO at Bats AMERICAN LEAGUE Total 34 4 7 Albion 012 010 4 Deerfield 410 031 31015 E D 6 A 3 HR Haugon Trinrud2 Wedvick Skaar 2B M Berge IP HRERBBSO Wedeward L a 46420 98834 Kopp 1 1 I 1 1 0 PeacockW5 6 J 0 2 I Frev4 10032 Carter Wins Hulman Race HELENVILLE ob r h Jensen lb JfWolf 2b Koeplcf Rotncf Palm c Tomck ss MOOSI 3b Brunk ss Munrorf Neiprt If JmWolf p Totals 300 Hinzmn rf 200 Brown 2b 200 Wisnsl 3b 1 0 0 Trumn If 2 I 0 Farmer If 2 0 1 Suehrng cf 200 Lapp lb 3 0 1 Kvlhm p 300 Logan ss 300 Smith p 000 Andrsn c SUN PRAIRIE ab r h 2 3 1 642 432 1 0 0 1 3 0 420 523 624 3 1 2 2 1 1 542 23 1 2 Total 382517 Helenville000 100 1 Sun Prairie403211 x25 H9 SP 6 38 Brown Smith 23 Anderson IP HRERBBSO Jm Wolf L4 99632 ffeoert 2 8 16 3 5 1 KvalheimW4 21119 Smith 3 00036 COTTAGE GROVE UTICA ab r h DeRungs C 601 stndlie c Egner P LiDprtt2b 3 1 1 Rumpf ss Chrsnsncf 3 1 OBrttow 3b Pohlmn 3b 300 vike rt Schwn Ibp 200 Nojtf ib Frdnbrg If 201 ONeil c Daggettlf 300wikwskis Brckrt lb 221 Foss If Prsntn ss 0 0 Klug If Barlow ph 110 Mttste DBuss rf 200 Nenvm Schmng rt 302 ab r h 5 1 3 3 1 0 5 1 2 422 3 1 1 3 0 1 200 i o Total 395 CottaseGrove001 SOD 118 Utica 000 OW 215 E CG 2Ui6 HR Uooirt A Schimmtrvg IP H R ER 5B SO Egner 9 7 3 3 3 Schwenn L 2 3 3 1 o ONeil 8 53255 Witkowski W 2 32200 Policeman Breaks Record in Discus LONG BEACH Calif AP John Powell a San Jose policeman broke the worlds record in the discus throw by two feet Sunday with a toss of 226 feet 8 inches The world record established at the Long Beach Invitational track meet surpassed the record throw of2248 set six weeks ago by South African John Van Reenen Meet officials at first measured the hurl at 2259 but then realized they had been using a fiberglass tape measure which is unacceptable for world records Ten minutes later an official produced a steel tape and after three remeasurements the mark of 2268 was recorded The discus will be weighed to see if it is the precise weight Cordery Captures Squash Tourney MILWAUKEE Gareth Cor dery of Madison defeated Mil waukees Mark McBride 1513 1417131515131714 Saturday to win the Wisconsin Squash Racquctball Assns tournament of champions at the Milwaukee Athletic Club TERRE HAUTE Ind AP Pancho Carter dashed from the sixth starting position Sunday to win the Hulman Classic sprint car race at the Vigo County Fairgrounds Carter who won the first heat race and was the fast qualifier took a high groove to get around early leader Gary Bettenhausen on the third lap and led the remaining 37 laps Varsity Reserves Finish Unbeaten WHITEWATER The Univer sity of WisconsinMadison varsity reserves baseball team finished its season undefeated Sunday by defeating UWWhitewater 74 and 40 for its eighth and ninth victories A tworun triple by Jim Tatera a freshman from Madison marked a fourrun second that spelled victory for the Badgers in the first ganie Wisconsin had six of its 10 hits in the second inning Mark Williams and Brad Ryan checked the Warhawks on four hits Tom Okray righthander from Merrill whitewashed Whitewater on four hits in the second game Scores by innings Vqrsity Reserves 140 000 10 3 Whitewater 002 020 4 2 Williams Ryan 6 and Russell Banks and Baumon Leading hittersScott Metz VR 3x4 Duckert Wh 2x2 Totero Bouman Wh 6 Banks 4 i Banks 1 HitsoffWillioms4 in 5 RvanO in 2 Varsity Reserves 002 200 3 3 Whitewater 00000000 4 1 Okrav and Wedel Hohn and Bauman 3BRussell Thompsen Pasana SOOkrav 4 Hohn I BBOkrav 5 Hahn 3 The race was marred by a firstlap crash involving Chuck Booth and veteran Jim McElreath McElreaths car became airborne and flipped into the parking lot between the first and second turns He suffered a dislocated elbow Lee Osborne won a furious bat tle for second place with George Snider Tom Bigelow and Shel don Kinser trailing him to the finish line Oklahomans Top Longhorn Rodeo Oklahomans dominated the Longhorn World Championship Rodeo which completed a three day run Sunday at the Dane County Coliseum Jimmy Cleveland Carter Okla won first place in the bareback bronc riding competi tion Dexter Bailey Okmulgee Okla won the calfroping Keith Freeman Owasso Okla won the steer wrestling and Metha Bron sen Perry Okla took first in the cowgirls barrel racing Other winners included Gene Maynard Falcon Mo in saddle bronc riding and Wade Boozer Clinton SC bull riding West Ham Wins WEMBLEY England AP Alan Taylor a rookie in top grade soccer scored both goals Satur day to lead favored West Ham United to a 20 victory over Fullham in the English Soccer Cup final Taylor scored twice in a five minute span of the second half TOM SCHUMACHER State Trackmen Do Well in Illinois CHAMPAIGN 111 competitors Pat Matzdorf Jeff Kingstad and Torn Schumacher each won firsts Saturday at the Illinois United States Track and Field Federation classic at the University of Illinois Matzdorf aformerBadgercom peting for the newlyformed Wis consin Track Club won the high jump at 68 over Illinois Tom Keller Kingstad another former Badger took first in the pole vault going 146 in his only try Schumacher a Badger redshirt won the mile run in 4 minutes 9 seconds The meet was run dur ing a constant rain Gottfried Ramirez Win Doubles Title MEXICO CITY AP Brian Gottfried of the United States teamed with Mexicos Raul Ramirez to win the World Cham pionship of Tennis mens doubles title Sunday defeating Mark Cox of Great Britain and Cliff Drys dale of South Africa 76 6762 76 Astrologes Wins Birmingham Playoff BIRMINGHAM Ala AP Thirdyear professional Maria Astrologes rolled in an eightfoot birdie putt in the first hole of a sudden death playoff Sunday to win the Ladies Profes sional Golf Assn Birmingham Golf Classic It was the 23yearold As trologes first professional vic tory She was tied with Joanne Garner and Judy Rankin after 54 holes of regulation play First place prize money was Leaders Moria Astrologes 55700 Judy Rankin S3685 Joanne Corner Donna Young 52325 Jane Blalock 52325 GailDenenbergSlJ67 Sandra Palmer 51567 Mary Mills Joyce Kazmierski 51250 Pat Bradley SI 250 707272214 Jan Stephenson 51000 KathvAhern 51000 Diane Patterson SI 000 716975215 Player Club AAunson NY Yount Mil CMay Chi Lynn Bsn Chalk Cal EModdox NY RWhite NY Henderson Chi CRojas KC Rudi Oak G AB 21 83 20 24 16 24 22 17 22 19 23 69 R H Pet 9 34 410 15 23 384 30 366 20 351 28 350 31 348 21 344 28 333 23 333 28 326 Home Runt Horton Detroit 6 tAAay Baltimore 5 Killebrew Kansas City 5 Burroughs Texas 5 Powell Cleveland 4 Yount Milwaukee 4 Bonds New York 4 RJockson Oakland 4 Runs Batted In McRae Kansas City 19 LMav Balti more 18 Bochte California 18 Horton 17 Munson New York 17 CMav Chicago 17 Pitching 4 Decisions Kaot Chicago 40 1000 Ryan Califor nia 51 833 Blue Oakland 51 833 Champion Milwaukee 41 800 MTorrez Baltimore 31 750 LaGrow Defroif 31 750 Blyteven Minnesota 31 750 Broberg Milwaukee 42 667 Based on so at Bats NATIONAL LEAGUE h 2b 3ta hr bi ave Johnson 4 2 0 0 0 0 500 Yount 73 28 4 1 4 12 384 Heaan 15 52016 357 Scon 77 22 3 1 2 12 286 Ellis 7 2 0 0 OO 286 Garcia 62 16 6 1 0 11 258 Lezcano 71 18 7 0 1 8 25 Mitchel 12 32001 250 Briggs 30 7 1 0 3 3 233 Porter 54 12 2 2 2 10 222 Moore 9 2 2 0 0 2 222 Money 79 17 4 0 1 9 215 Aaron 63 13 3 0 2 10 206 Coluccio 60 12 0 1 1 5 200 Thomas 9 10001 111 1 0 0 0 0 1 000 Team 6251603661791 256 herbbw era Castro 9 4 1 1 3 04 104 Murohv 12 10 2 1 1 10 146 Rodriguez 9 4 2 5 9 10 200 Colborn 9 8 2 2 1 M 208 Broberg 29 10 20 19 42 211 Chomoion 32 15 16 15 41 298 Slaton 52 23 24 31 34 518 Sorague 6 9 4 6 2 M 568 Hausman 2 3 2 2 3 00 900 Team 17515166 77 84 137 314 AB R H Pet 16 50 8 21 420 20 77 7 30 390 26 90 15 34 378 21 91 16 34 374 20 67 5 25 373 21 79 12 29 367 21 80 17 27 363 21 75 17 26 347 26 116 18 40 345 24 93 13 32 344 Pescarolo Bell Win in Alfa FRANCORCHAMPS Belgium AP Henri Pescarolo of France and Derek Bell of Great Britain driving an Alfa Romeo 33T3 won the 1000 Kilometers of Spa for sports cars Sunday The winning duo finished one lap ahead of another Alfa Romeo team Belgiums Jacky Ickx and Italys Arturo Merzario The race was shortened to 750 kilometers because of bad weather The victory of Pescarolo and Bell was achieved mainly because of their use of rain tires while Ickx and Merzario rode on ordinary tires Plover Club Lacy LA Reitz StL Morgan Cin Cash Phi Boone Phi Watson Htn Cardenal Chi Monday Chi Garvev LA Grubb SD Home Runs Cey Los Angeles 6 Winlield San Dieso 6 Luzinski Philadelphia 5 Star gell Pittsburgh 5 Baker Atlanta 5 Evans Atlanta 5 Runs Batted In Garvey Los Angeles 21 Bench Cincin nati 20 TPerezCincinnafi 20 Winfield San Diego 19 Madlock Chicago 18 Evans Atlanta 18 Pitching 4 Decisions SStone Chicago 40 1000 Messersm itn Los Angeles MJ 1000 Morton At lanta 51 833 Sutton Los Angeles 51 833 Guilett Cincinnati 31 750 Rich ard Houston 31 750 Rau Los Angeles 31 750 Mclntosh San Diego 31 750 5 Colborn 1 Rodriguez I Area Baseball ROCK RIVER LEAGUE SooMKrn Division Watertown 6 CJyman 5 Lebanon 3 Hustisford2 11 Ashippun6 Rubicons 12 Neosho3 Slinger2 Johnson CreekJuneau postponed Norttwn Division LeRoylO Long Lake 6 WoypunBrownsville postponed HoriconMavville postponed College Baseball BIG 10 W L PctT BADGER CONFERENCE Baseball w L W L Monona Grove 1 2 Middleton 3 0 Jefferson I 2 Edgerton 3 0 Monroe 0 3 Stoughton 2 1 Ft Atkinson 0 3 Sun Prairie 2 1 Track W L W L Monona Grove 2 0 Middleton 1 I Ft Atkinson 2 0 Edgerton 0 1 Monroe 1 0 Sun Prairie 0 2 Stoughton 1 1 Jefferson 0 2 Edgerton Monroe Jefferson Stoughton Middleton Monroe Jefferson Stoughton BIG EIGHT CONFERENCE Baseball W L w L Craig 5 0 Beloit Mem 2 3 West 4 2 East 1 4 LaFollette 3 3 Madison Mem 1 4 Parker 3 3 W L 2 0 Sun Prairie 2 0 Middleton 2 1 Monona Grave 2 1 Ft Atkinson Golf W L 2 0 Monono Grove 1 0 Sun Prairie 1 0 Edgerton 1 Ft 1 1 0 0 W 1 1 0 1 1 3 3 L 1 1 2 2 Parker Craig Madison Mem Beloit Mem Track W L 3 OWest 2 0 LaFollette 3 1 East 2 1 Tennis W L Madison Mem 4 0 Parker West 3 1 Beloit Mem East 2 1 CaFollette Craig 2 1 GoH W L Madison Mem West Parker LaFoiiette 0 Beloif Mem 3 OEast 2 2 Craig 1 1 W L I 2 1 4 0 4 W L I 2 0 3 0 4 W L I I 0 3 0 3 Pro Basketball NBA Saturdays Result Boston 101 Washington 90 Washington leads bestofseven semifinal series 21 Sundays Result Chicago 108 Golden State 101 Chicago leads bestofseven semifinal series 21 Todays Games No gomes scheduled ABA Saturdays Result Indiana 104 Denver 96 Indiana wins bestofseven semifinal series 43 Sundays Results No games scheduled Todays Games No gomes scheduled Parochial Softball GAMES TODAY 4 PM St Bernard St Patrick Tennev 1 Edgewood East Side Lutheran Tennev 2 St Maria Goretti Queen of Peace Vilos St James Blessed Sacrament Wingra Michigan 5 2 714 Iowa 7 3 700 Minnesota 9 4 692 Wisconsin 9 5 643 Indiana i 5 7 417 Ohio State 4 7 364 Illinois 4 7 364 Northwestern 5 9 357 Purdue 1 11 091 Football Transactions LOS tight end Bob Klein who had played out his option and become o free agent also signed firstround draft choice Mike Fanning a defensive tackle from Notre Dome to a multiyear contract Baseball Transactions PHILADELPHIAtraded first baseman Willie Montanez to San Francisco for out fielder Garry Maddox catcher Ellle Rodriguez on the 15day disabled list otter he suffered a sorained ankle during the Angels gome Saturday niaht in Texas CITY SERIES SOCCER W L T W L T West 4 0 1 Memorial 230 East 2 1 1 LaFollette 040 Pro Hockey NHL Saturdays Result Montreal 8 Buffalo 2 Bestolseven semi final series tied 22 Sundays Result Philadelphia 1 New York Islanders 0 Philadelphia leads bestofseven semifinal series 30 Todays Games No somes scheduled WHA Saturdays Rtsutt Houston 6 Quebec 2 Houston leads best ofseven championship series 10 Sundays Result No game scheduled Todays Game No game scheduled Junior Bowling At ARCADE LANES Juniors Dave Barkenhagen 467 Jeff Therlng 453185 Dave Hoyt 419 Julie Whit comb 366 Renee Schwenk 360 Bantams Jeff Barkenhagen 347 Scott Ready 321 Pam Schwenk 223 Tami Richardson 219 Connors Needs Spanking Says Tennis Prof NEW YORK AP At 23 Jimmy Connors is too young to think he can control the world and needs a good spanking a Pacific Coast tennis professor who doubles as a psychiatrist says He is a spoiled frightened kid who is the victim of a lot of people using him to their advantage added Vic Braden He hasnt found himself When he does he should be fun Braden is headmaster of a unique tennis college in Goto de Caza Calif midway between Los Angeles and San Diego which utilizes modern laboratory techniques and psychology to turn out tennis players on an as semblyline basis You may go to Harvard to study law Vanderbilt to become a doctor and Cornell to learn the hotel business But if you want to learn how to hit a tennis ball you can sign up with the Vic Braden Tennis College The institution provides crash courses costing for two days and for five days During that period students undergo a whirlwind curricjilum including clinics court drills classroom strategy sessions instructional films and psychology courses Braden doesnt guarantee that in a couple of years you will be making a but he vows you will be graduated with a degree not only in better stroke production but in court behavior Connors does things that an 11yearold kid might do out of petulance but unlike the 11 yearold he doesnt get paddled for it Braden said He gets away with saying the worst things and making the most ob scene gestures He is hostile an tiestablishment guiltridden He is the product of a sport that was maligned for years considered a sissy game Like others he is exercising resent ment For years tennis players found themselves champions of nothing Now that there is a boom and they are in the public eye playing for thousands of dollars they dont know how to handle it Billie Jean King is much like Jimmy aggressive often in considerate of promoters and fans btlligercnt to linesmen and umpires I think Jimmy will find himself before Billie Jean does Braden and his wife Melody the colleges official pho tographer were in New York last week to promote their complex which is part of a 5000 acre ranch in a lush area of Orange County The college includes seven courts lying beneath an instruc tional tower a 200capacily classroom with sophisticated audiovisual equipment photo laboratory 17 training alleys ball machines and an eight member instructional staff Braden is a short husky man in his 40s who was infected with tennis fever at Kalamazoo College in Michigan long a proving ground for American juniors He majored in psychology got a masters degree at UCLA and California State in Los Angeles taught school for a while and then joined Jack Kramer in the promotion of the pro tennis tour In 1963 Braden built the Kramer Tennis Club in Palos Verdes Peninsula and taught tennis for six years from 7 am until 10 pm seven days a week before moving to the softer life as headmaster of his own college He now has assistants to do most of the hard work Kramer has referred to him as the worlds No 1 tennis coach When I was in school I was more intercsled in football basketball and baseball Braden says I liked tennis But it was awfully demoralizing to try to play VIC BRADEN Tennis wasnt on the athletic program Coaches all looked down their noses at it If the coach found an athlete who couldnt cut it in football baseball or basketball he would suggest taking up tennis The football and baseball players always passed the tennis courts on the way to the practice field They would yell tuttifrut ti and other insults at us and laugh at our white snorts I feel that this is the reason that tennis has developed so many hangups while also producing many fine athletes There are some who seem to be trying to get even for all of the indignities theyve suffered in the past Braden said court demeanor is a vital part of the curriculum in his college We try to play down the old athletic axiom that winning is everything ho said In every tennis match there has to be one winner and one loser So 50 per cent always lose We donl feel that the latter 50 per cent should feel commuted to failure in life
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