The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 18, 2002, Image 8

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THE BATTALION Friday, January IS,. 1 Youth, experience in the mix for A&M squat By Joel Hudgins THE BATTALION Even to hard-core Aggie ten nis fans, the Texas A&M men’s tennis team that heads to Houston to play in the Met/Rice Indoors Tournament on Friday may not seem terribly familiar. Just one tournament into the season, . the Aggies have already proven that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The No. 13 Aggies travel to Rice this weekend, hoping to continue the success they began last weekend in the Miami Hurricane Invitational. Freshmen Lester Cook, Ante Matijevic, Derrick Bauer and Hunter Emmott all won at least one match, with Cook and Bauer each winning two. Some of the freshmen became enrolled with in the last week, making their play more impressive. “We were both ineligible on Friday, then at 4:30 p.m., we became eligible,” said Cook. “We played Miami on Saturday, and Clemson on Sunday. It was a little rushed, but it was a great experience.” “Our kids have come in with an awful lot of experience already,” said A&M head coach Tim Cass. “I think that they came because the oppor tunity was there for them to contribute immediately. I think last weekend was a good first step for them, because these kids hadn’t even started yet.” The field at the Met/Rice Indoors Tournament features five of the nation's top 25 teams, including No. 9 SMU and No. 21 Texas. Like last weekend’s tour nament in Miami, the Rice tour nament is an individual tourna ment, and the results will not be reflected in the team record. Cass said that does not take away from the importance of the tournament to his young team. “This is the last of our indi vidual tournaments for the year, and it gives our guys a chance to build some team chemistry,” Cass said. “It’s a very strong held, probably the best tourna ment in the country for this time of year. It will be a test for both our older guys and our younger guys.” The Aggies also have some experience to go along with their youth. Seniors Jarin Skube and Keith From and jun ior Ryan Newport are returning to the team, after pla\ir; every match a year ago. C| said the trio will provide- ership and experience. “We have Jarin, Keith, i Ryan, who have played ine match since they’ve been at!. AiX: M ( ass said. 'We\t core group that’s got some; rience, and that should help The tournament at Rice sists of two singles flight two doubles tVhis. It Friday and ends Sunday. E Battle of the Brazos GUY ROGERS • THE BATTALION Texas A&M sophomore center Nolan Butterfras and junior guard Bernard King go for a rebound against Texas Tech. The Aggies (6-11, 0-3 Big 12) will play the Baylor Bears (12-5, 2-2') Saturday at Reed Arena at 5 p.m. Aggies head to Colorado Somet tions. Th* tatives fn 1 that the c : such a cJ Monday ( of the rac Studer days that Aggies d<- significan 2Chh centr ical time t races to s The Bi No. 22 Buffaloes waiting in Boulder By Kevin Espenlaub THE BATTALION The Texas A&M women’s basketball team will be in Boulder, Colo., to face its third-straight nationally-ranked opponent Saturday against the No. 22 University of Colorado Buffaloes (12-6, 2- 3 Big 12) at 1 p.m. The game comes after two straight home appearances in which the Aggies (10-6, 2-2) were victorious over the then-ranked No. 5 Iowa State Cyclones, 88-71, last Saturday and were narrowly defeated by the No. 9 Kansas State Wildcats on Wednesday, 66-61. “We're not going to change anything going into the Colorado game.” said A&M head coach Peggie Gillom. “They’re a big team while we’re really pret ty small. It takes a lot of energy playing against all these bigger teams, but we’re gonna have to pressure the ball and do the other things that we’re good at doing. We’re also going to have to get our shots to start falling a little more.” In Wednesday’s action, the top scorer for the Aggies was junior forward Meg Banahan who. after missing practice because of soreness in her knee, scored 26 points including the first nine of the game for the Aggies. Banahan is the Aggies’ leading scor er this season with 12.1 points per game. Colorado’s last competition was also on Wednesday when it defeated an University of Kansas, 70-35 in Lawrence, Kan., behind the off-the- bench performance by sophomore guard Kate Fagan who scored 16 points to lead the team. The Buffaloes interprets thing, M;i to modi I' 1 publishiiu understar diversity ; The ic resonates achieved those wh< JOHN l IVAS • Th Texas A&M junior forward Kim Moore drives par State’s Angie Welle during A&M’s 88-71 win Sat certain g simply ij from the stick to j ■racism is i problem. cause at i ■tion of w For tf ■ minority ■ up by the ■ferent gr llenges oi ■ standing Iquestioii'. ■by the ne ■ a cartoon ■the positi We ur Day and “How stressed. allowed only 13 points in the first half. Colorado leads the all-time series agair Aggies with a 7-1 record. A&M defeate: Buffaloes in its first meeting between the two in 1992, and since then Colorado has won sc row and is 4-0 when playing in Boulder. The game will be shown regionally on tk Sports cable television network. janswer u [enough t< understar NEWS IN BRIEF Nelson’s back surgery succesful IRVING, Texas (AP) - Byron Nelson had successful back sur gery Thursday and will remain hospitalized until next week to recuperate, a spokesman for his golf tournament said. The surgery had been previous ly scheduled for Nelson, who turns 90 on Feb. 4. Mike Prusinski, spokesman for the Byron Nelson Classic, said Nelson was resting comfortably. No other details were released. Nelson, who retired from tour nament golf in 1947, won the Masters and PGA Championship two times, and also the Open. He is best known forv ning 11 straight tournament;: 1945, considered one of ther] untouchable records in sports His tournament, scheduled' May 9-12, is one of the r: lucrative on the PGA Tout:' donates the most money: charity every year. ; Managing Opinion News News The Bo less and ii tor reserve submitted may be mi Station, TX A Dancer's Trunk Shoes, Dancewear, Accesories Leo • Capezio • Danskin Body Wrappers I’m Yours 10% Student Discount Hours: 12-6 Mon-Fri / 10-3 Sat 809 University Dr. East Suite 103 B, College Station, TX 77840 (979)691-0359 VICTOR’S Quality Mens & Ladies Boot & Shoe Repair Juniors order now! Delivery in April 3601 Texas Ave. 1 mile north of campus Hours Mon.-Fri. 8-6:30 Sat. 9-3 846-4114 Shop on-line at Cartooi more C VARSITY FORD Hundreds of02’s, 01 s andptv-oumed to choosejmr toon of th< Check out our specials on ALL trucks, | b e |j eve Explorers, Mustangs and Focus called "off College Grad and 1st Time Buyer Program for Internet Usf criticize Questions? 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