Men's Tennis Claims Three Titles at Pac-10 Championships

April 29, 2001

OJAI, Calif. -- Stanford senior Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) and junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) claimed the Pac-10 men's tennis doubles championship this afternoon in Ojai, Calif. Hippensteel competed in both the singles and doubles finals as the Cardinal men were represented in all four championship matches.

The 19th-ranked pair of Hippensteel and Kim claimed the Pac-10 doubles title against Olivier Charroin and Pim Van Mele of Arizona State with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. The Cardinal pair has now won 14 of their last 16 matches after starting the season 4-3.

Earlier in the day, the 21st-ranked Hippensteel fell to USC's 77th-ranked Ryan Moore in two sets, 6-3, 6-2, in the singles final. Moore also upset Kim in the quarterfinals en route to the title.

Sophomore Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) defeated teammate senior Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS), 6-3, 6-2 to claim the Pac-10 men's singles invitational title.

In the men's doubles invitational final, the 10th-ranked duo of Lipsky and sophomore David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) survived against Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola of UCLA. Lipsky and Martin took the 3-0 victory as the Bruins retired due to injury.

Stanford will return to action on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 when the first and second rounds of the NCAA Team Championships begin.

Men's Singles

Main Draw Final (ITA Rankings in parenthesis)
(77) Ryan Moore (USC) d. (21) K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford), 6-3, 6-2

Invitational Final
Scott Lipsky (Stanford) d. Ali Ansari (Stanford), 6-3, 6-2

Men's Doubles

Main Draw Final (ITA Rankings in parenthesis)
(19) K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (Stanford) d. Olivier Charroin/Pim Van Mele (Arizona State), 6-1, 6-1

Invitational Final
(10) Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. Tobias Clemens/Lassi Ketola (UCLA), 3-0 Ret. (inj)

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