Bizjak, Lunde, and Posavac Upset Top-ranked Seeds in Husky Loss

Jan. 27, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The 28th-ranked Washington men's tennis team suffered their first loss of the season, falling to No. 1 Stanford, 3-4. The Huskies (3-1, 1-1) came away with three singles victories, all over top-ranked individuals.

Junior transfer Andrej Bizjak lost his first set, 4-6, but came back to defeat No. 52 K.J. Hippensteel in the next two sets, 7-6, 6-3. Bizjak is now 11-2 on the year, second on the team in singles victories. Senior Andy Posavac had little trouble with No. 83 Ali Ansari, defeating the Cardinal, 6-4, 6-1. Also in singles action, senior Marius Lunde took care of No. 46 Scott Lipsky, 7-5, 6-2.

The Huskies lost the doubles point, with all three teams being defeated by Stanford. Playing in the No. 2 position, Washington duo Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg were very competitive against Stanford duo Ali Ansari and Scotty Scott, who are ranked 32nd by the ITA, losing in the tie-breaker, 8-9.

Upcoming action for the Huskies will be next weekend, Feb. 3-4, when they travel to Tulsa, Okla. to face host and 43rd-ranked Tulsa, along with 19th-ranked San Diego State.

SINGLES1. Alex Kim d. Matt Hanlin (4-6, 6-1, 6-1)2. Andrej Bizjak d K.J. Hippensteel (4-6, 7-6, 6-3))3. David Martin d. Jeremy Berman (6-2, 2-6, 6-4)4. Andy Posavac d. Ali Ansari (6-4, 6-1)5. Ryan Haviland d. Ari Strasberg (7-6, 6-3)6. Marius Lunde d. Scotty Lipsky (7-5, 6-2)

DOUBLES1. Alex Kim/K.J. Hippensteel d. Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac (8-2)2. Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott d. Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (9-8) (3)3. Scott Lipsky/David Martin d. Andrej Bizjak/Matt Hanlin (8-5)

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