Men's Tennis Falls In Finals OF USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships
Feb. 18, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - Third-ranked UCLA (8-0) beat top-ranked Stanford University (7-1) 4-2 today to capture the USTA/ITA National Men's Team Tennis Indoor Championships at the University of Washington's Nordstrom Tennis Center.
UCLA's (8-0) title is its seventh at this event and it is the 18th straight California school to win the nation's premier collegiate indoor event. UCLA and Stanford are the only schools to win this tournament since 1990. Stanford was looking for its 12th indoor title today and falls to 11-4 all-time in the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor finals.
UCLA's Jean-Julien Rojer upset defending NCAA Singles Champion Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles to clinch the win.
On the doubles side, the Cardinal's 10th-ranked duo of sophomores Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) completed a perfect 4-0 weekend with a decisive 8-3 victory over Marcin Matkowski and Travis Rettenmaier at No. 2 doubles.
The Cardinal also received singles victories from K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) and Lipsky. The 26th-ranked Hippensteel defeated 33rd-ranked Jean Noel-Grinda 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Lipsky outlasted Rettenmaier 3-6, 7-6, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.
Stanford returns to action on Friday when it hosts UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
#3 UCLA 4, #1 Stanford 2
No. 1 - #10 Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA) d. #5 Alex Kim, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 - #26 K.J. Hippensteel (STAN) d. #33 Jean-Noel Grinda, 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 - Tobias Clemens (UCLA) d. #20 David Martin, 7-5, 6-2
No. 4 - Marcin Matkowski (UCLA) vs. #44 Ryan Haviland (STAN), did not finish
No. 5 - #51 Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) d. Ali Ansari (STAN), 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 - Scott Lipsky (STAN) d. Travis Rettenmaier, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2
Records - #3 UCLA 8-0, #1 Stanford 7-1.