No. 1 Stanford Men's Tennis Blanks No. 25 Cal, 6-0
Feb. 25, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. - Following a three-hour rain delay that forced the cancellation of the doubles' competition, top-ranked Stanford swept all six singles matches for a 6-0 victory over No. 25 California at the Hellman Tennis Courts. The Cardinal improves to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Pac-10 play, while the Golden Bears drop to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in conference.
Stanford's Alex Kim was the first of four Cardinal players to win in straight sets, defeating John Paul Fruttero 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. At No. 2, K.J. Hippensteel outlasted Cal's Balazs Veress 7-6, 7-6. Two other Cardinal players posted straight-set wins: Ryan Haviland at No. 4 by a 6-3, 6-1 mark and Ali Ansari at No. 6 (7-5, 7-6).
David Martin, playing out of the No. 3 hole, was stretched to three games before he defeated Cal's Adrian Barnes 6-3, 2-6, 6-4. The other three-set match was played at the No. 5 position, where Stanford's Scotty Scott battled to a 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 victory.
Stanford returns to action next weekend at the Pacific Coast Doubles tournament, to be played March 2-4.
No. 1 Stanford 6, No. 25 California 0SinglesNo. 1 - Alex Kim (STAN) d. John-Paul Fruttero (Cal), 6-3, 6-0No. 2 - K.J. Hippensteel (STAN) d. Balazs Veress (Cal), 7-6, 7-6No. 3 - David Martin (STAN) d. Adrian Barnes (Cal), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4No. 4 - Ryan Haviland (STAN) d. Erik Dmytruk (Cal), 6-3, 6-1No. 5 - Scotty Scott (STAN) d. Scott Kintz (Cal), 6-4, 5-7, 7-6No. 6 - Ali Ansari (STAN) d. Wayne Wong (Cal), 7-5, 7-6