Singles and Doubles Upsets Not Enough In 6-1 Loss To Cardinal.
April 22, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Despite upset victories in singles and doubles, the 18th-ranked USC men's tennis team (13-8) could not match the efforts of fifth-ranked Stanford (21-1) in a 6-1 loss at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The nonconference dual was the Cardinal's 70th-consecutive home dual match victory. Stanford has not lost on its home court since April of 1996.
The match was a make-up of Friday's contest that was rained out, and was the final dual of the regular season for both teams. The Trojans and Cardinal will now travel to the Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships in Ojai, Calif., this Thursday-Saturday. Following the tournament, pairings and sites for the 64-team NCAA Tournament will be officially announced on Thursday, May 3.
Stanford won two of the three doubles matches to capture the first point, and then captured five of the six singles matches to to earn the win.
USC's lone victory came at the No. 2 position when junior Ryan Moore upset the Cardinal's 25th-ranked K.J. Hippensteel in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Moore, along with doubles partner Ruben Torres, also captured the Trojans' only win in doubles as the pair stunned sixth-ranked Scott Lipsky and David Martin 8-4.
Stanford 6, USC 1
(1) Hippensteel/Kim (Stan) def. Park/Rainey (USC) - 8-3
(2) Moore/Torres (USC) def. Lipsky/Martin (Stan) - 8-4
(3) Ansari/Scott (Stan) def. Collins/Spizzo (USC) - 9-8
Stanford wins doubles point.
(1) Alex Kim (Stan) def. Andrew Park (USC) - 6-1, retired
(2) Ryan Moore (USC) def. K.J. Hippensteel (Stan) - 6-4, 6-1
(3) David Martin (Stan) def. Damien Spizzo (USC) - 6-4, 6-2
(4) Ryan Haviland (Stan) def. Nick Rainey (USC) - 6-1, 7-6
(5) Scotty Scott (Stan) def. Ruben Torres (USC) - 6-2, 7-6
(6) Ali Ansari (Stan) def. Parker Collins (USC) - 6-1, 6-3