Men's Tennis Defeats #28 Arizona State, 6-1

March 31, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. - The sixth-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team (12-1) increased its winning streak to five with an impressive 6-1 non-conference road victory over #28 Arizona State (8-8) on Saturday afternoon at the Whiteman Tennis Center.

Stanford opened the dual by sweeping all three doubles match. The Cardinal has captured the doubles point 11 times in 12 tries this season (doubles was not played at California). Fifth-ranked David Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) improved to 11-0 in duals and 24-2 overall with an 8-5 win over Nic Dubey and Jarrod Eckermann.

The Cardinal also captured five of the six singles matches, including four in straight sets. Third-ranked and defending NCAA singles Champion Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) improved to 14-2 on the year with a 6-2, 7-5 win over 57th-ranked Dubey at No. 1, while K.J. Hippensteel won his 20th match in 23 tries, and 10th in a row, by knocking off 95th-ranked Matt Klinger 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Stanford returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts the University of Utah (7-7) at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

#6 Stanford 6, #28 Arizona State 1

Singles

No. 1 - #3 Alex Kim (S) d. #57 Nic Dubey, 6-2, 7-5

No. 2 - #19 K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. #95 Matt Klinger, 6-2, 7-6 (3)

No. 3 - Mirza Duranovic (ASU) d. #23 David Martin, 7-5, 6-3

No. 4 - #78 Ryan Haviland (S) d. Pim Van Mele, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

No. 5 - Scotty Scott (S) d. Olivier Charroin, 6-4, 7-6 (3)

No. 6 - Ali Ansari (S) d. Jarrod Eckermann, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 - K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (S) d. Matt Klinger/Pim Van Mele, 8-1

No. 2 - #5 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. Nic Dubey/Jarrod Eckermann, 8-5

No. 3 - #15 Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (S) d. Mitchell Bowen/Olivier Charroin, 8-4

Records - #6 Stanford 12-1, #28 Arizona State 8-8.

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

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