Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten

Jan. 27, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The top-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team survived a scare from 28th-ranked and previously unbeaten Washington before prevailing 4-3 in Pacific-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Cardinal is now 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the Pac-10, while the Huskies fell to 3-1 and 1-1.

Stanford started the afternoon off on the right foot by sweeping all three doubles matches. The victories by the teams of Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS)/K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy), 32nd-ranked Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS)/Scotty Scott (Belvedere, CA/Pinewood HS) and Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS)/David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) gave the Cardinal a 1-0 advantage.

The Cardinal then secured the victory by splitting the six singles matches, including two crucial three-set victories. Defending NCAA singles champion Kim pulled out a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over the Huskies' Matt Hanlin at No. 1 singles, while the 14th-ranked Martin gave the Cardinal a win at No. 3 singles by defeating Jeremy Berman 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Stanford returns to action on Feb. 1-4 at the ITA Individual Indoors in Dallas, Texas. The Cardinal then returns to The Farm for its 2001 home opener against No. 21 Fresno State on Friday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

#1 Stanford 4, #28 Washington 3

SINGLES

No. 1 - Alex Kim (S) d. Matt Hanlin, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1

No. 2 - Andrej Bizjak (W) d. #52 K.J. Hippensteel, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3

No. 3 - #14 David Martin (S) d. Jeremy Berman, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4

No. 4 - Andy Posavac (W) d. #83 Ali Ansari 6-4, 6-1

No. 5 - Ryan Haviland (S) d. #89 Ari Strasberg, 7-6, 6-3

No. 6 - Marius Lunde (W) d. #46 Scott Lipsky, 7-5, 6-2

DOUBLES

No. 1 - K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (S) d. Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac, 8-2

No. 2 - Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (S) d. Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg, 9-8 (3)

No. 3 - Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. Andrej Bizjak/Matt Hanlin, 8-5

Records - #1 Stanford 2-0 overall (2-0 Pac-10), #28 Washington 3-1 (1-1).

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