Men's Tennis Defeats #69 Arizona, 5-2

March 30, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. - The sixth-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team improved to 11-1 with a 5-2 non-conference road victory over the University of Arizona (9-6) on Friday afternoon.

The Cardinal pulled out the victory by capturing two of the three singles matches that went to a third set. Senior Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS) sealed the victory for the visitors with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory over Bruno Arapovic, while 19th-ranked junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) increased his winning streak to nine matches by outlasting Tom Lloyd 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 2.

Stanford also went the distance to capture the doubles point. After both teams had won one match, Hippensteel and sophomore David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) defeated Whi Kim and Lloyd 9-8 (3) at No. 2 to capture the first point of the dual.

Stanford concludes this two-game road trip at #28 Arizona State (8-7) on Saturday at noon (MT)/11:00 a.m. (PT). The Sun Devils dropped a 4-3 home decision to California (8-4) on Friday afternoon. The Cardinal's next home match is Wednesday, April 4 against the University of Utah (6-5) at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

#6 Stanford 5, #69 Arizona 2

Singles

No. 1 - #3 Alex Kim (S) d. Steven Capriati, 6-3, 6-1

No. 2 - #19 K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. Tom Lloyd, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

No. 3 - Carl Hagman (A) d. #23 David Martin, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

No. 4 - Whi Kim (A) d. #78 Ryan Haviland, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

No. 5 - Scotty Scott (S) d. Roeland Brateanu, 6-2, 6-3

No. 6 - Ali Ansari (S) d. Bruno Arapovic, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

Doubles

No. 1 - Steven Capriati/Carl Hagman (A) d. K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim, 8-5

No. 2 - #5 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. Carl Hagman/Whi Kim, 9-8 (3)

No. 3 - #15 Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (S) d. Arnaud Agniel/Roeland Brateanu, 8-3

Records - #6 Stanford 11-1, #69 Arizona 9-6.

Singles and doubles rankings are according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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