Men's Tennis Opens Pac-10 Play With Win

Jan. 26, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The top-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team opened defense of its 2000 Pacific-10 Conference title with a 6-1 win over #63 Oregon on Friday afternoon in Eugene. The Cardinal improved to both 1-0 on the season and in the conference, while the Ducks fell to 1-2 and 0-1.

Defending NCAA single champion Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) saw his first action of the 2000-01 season and was victorious in both singles and doubles for the Cardinal. Kim knocked off the Ducks' Oded Tieg 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and teamed up with 1999 NCAA Doubles Champion K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) to defeat Martin Pawlowski and David Becker 8-6 at No. 1 doubles.

In all, Stanford won three of its five singles matches in straight sets and swept all three doubles contests. The Cardinal is 15-0 against the Ducks dating back to 1967.

Stanford concludes its two-match trip through the Pacific Northwest when it visits #28 Washington on Saturday at noon.

#1 Stanford 6, #63 Oregon 1

Singles

No. 1 - Alex Kim (S) d. Oded Teig, 6-3, 6-3

No. 2 - #52 K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. Martin Pawlowski, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

No. 3 - #14 David Martin (S) d. Buck Mink, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (5)

No. 4 - #83 Ali Ansari (S) d. Alexander Druzenko, 6-0, 6-1

No. 5 - Ryan Haviland (S) d. David Becker, 7-6, 6-3

No. 6 - Jason Menke (O) d. #46 Scott Lipsky, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 - K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (S) d. David Becker/Martin Pawlowski, 8-6

No. 2 - Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. Jason Menke/Buck Mink, 8-1

No. 3 - Ryan Haviland/Carter Morris (S) d. Greg Dubourdieu/Oded Teig, 8-1

Records - #1 Stanford 1-0 overall (1-0 Pac-10), #63 Oregon 1-2 (0-1).

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