Scotty Scott Qualifies For Round Of 16 At ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 12, 2000

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Stanford's Scotty Scott (Belvedere, CA/Pinewood HS), who reached the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships as a qualifier, won a pair of straight set matches on Wednesday to reach the third round of the prestigious event. In other Stanford action, junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy), who was the All-American's defending singles champion, was upset in the second round.

Scott, a senior who is currently ranked 79th in the nation, was the only one of the three Stanford singles entrants to advance safely through the first two rounds. Scott knocked off 39th-ranked Paul Podbury of Tennessee 7-6 (8), 7-5 in the first round, and followed up with a 6-0, 7-6 (6) win over Scott Scharf of St. John's, who had earlier upset 12th-seeded Jason Marshall of Purdue, in the second round. In the third round, Scott faces off with 78th-ranked Nathan Overholser of Florida on Friday at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

Hippensteel, who is currently ranked fifth in the country and was seeded third in the tournament, played a pair of grueling three-set matches. He outlasted 49th-ranked Guillaume Legat of South Carolina 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round before being upset by unranked Javier Taborga of Notre Dame 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 later in the afternoon. Hippensteel was trying to become just the second player in the last 21 years to repeat as All-American singles champion.

The third Cardinal entrant - 74th-ranked sophomore David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) - split his two singles matches. Martin was eliminated from the main draw in the first round by 10th-seeded and 13th-ranked Ramsey Smith of Duke 6-3, 6-1, but bounced back to defeat Frankistel Stejskal of Pennsylvania 6-2, 6-4 in a first round consolation singles match. In second round consolation singles action on Friday at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time, Martin will play 72nd-ranked Graydon oliver of Illinois.

In first round doubles action, Scott and senior Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS) lost to 19th-ranked Ramsey Smith and Mike Yani of Duke 6-2, 6-2. Ansari and Scott lost in the final round of qualifying on Wednesday, but were later admitted into the main after another team withdrew.

Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-American Championships

At Stone Mountain, Georgia (Lincoln Tennis Center)


First Round

#3 seed K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) d. Guillaume Legat (South Carolina), 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

#10 seed Ramsey Smith (Duke) d. David Martin (Stanford), 6-3, 6-1

Scotty Scott (Stanford) d. Paul Podbury (Tennessee), 7-6 (8), 7-5

Second Round

Javier Taborga (Notre Dame) d. #3 seed K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford), 6-1, 1-6, 6-3

Scotty Scott (Stanford) d. Eric Scharf (St. John's), 6-0, 7-6 (6)

Consolation Singles

First Round

David Martin (Stanford) d. Frankistel Stejskal (Pennsylvania), 6-2, 6-4


First Round

Ramsey Smith/Michael Yani (Duke) d. Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (Stanford), 6-2, 6-2

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