Hairston ready to make decision

The Michigan basketball team has one scholarship left to give,
and it’s doing everything it can to make sure it
doesn’t go to waste.

Malik Hairston and his parents met with Michigan coach Tommy
Amaker on Sunday night. The All-American guard from Detroit
Renaissance, who also has interest in Kansas, UCLA and other
schools, is expected to make a decision in the next week.

According to Richard Hairston, Malik’s father, Kansas is
the current favorite.

“Kansas is the one school where, if you were at a
stalemate, you would say Kansas is the one,” Hairston told’s Shay Wildeboor. “Kansas is the safest
situation where it would be a no-brainer when it came to making a

If Michigan doesn’t land Hairston, they will likely still
try to pick up another prospect.


‘M’ bows out to Northwestern

The No. 29 Michigan women’s tennis team fell to No. 10
Northwestern, 4-2, in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on

The Wolverines (6-4 Big Ten, 16-6 overall) dropped the No. 1 and
No. 2 doubles matches to begin the contest.

Trailing 1-0, Michigan Freshman Kara Delicata evened up the
match with a dominating 6-2, 6-0 victory over Northwestern’s
Connie Chiang. The Wildcats (9-1 Big Ten, 22-4 overall) stormed
back and won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, taking a 3-1
match lead. Michigan’s Kavitha Tipiernini narrowed the gap,
beating Northwestern’s Alexis Prousis 7-6, 7-5.

The Wolverines will find out Wednesday evening if they advance
to the the 2004 NCAA Championships in Athens, Georgia.

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