Men's, Women's Tennis Ranked No. 1 In The Nation

May 7, 2001

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Stanford University men's and women's tennis teams are both No. 1in the latest WingspanBank.com Collegiate Tennis Rankings administered and released by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Both the Cardinal men and women open NCAA Tournament play at home at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium this weekend.The Stanford men and women both hold the top spots in the team rankings for the second week ina row.

The Cardinal men (21-1), who were ranked No. 1 from the pre-season through Feb. 20, regained the top spot on April 25 after upsetting top-ranked UCLA for the second time in 16 days. Stanford, which opens its quest of its second straight NCAA Team Title on Saturday at noon vs. Pacific, enters the post-season with 15 straight dual match victories dating back to Feb. 23.

In the men's singles top 100, Stanford senior and defending NCAA Singles Champion Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) remained at No. 1 for the third consecutive ranking period. Junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy), who was the runner-up at the Pac-10 Singles Championships, is No. 18, followed by sophomores David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) at No. 53, Ryan Haviland (Sumter, SC/Sumter HS) at No. 77 and Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) at No. 97. In doubles, Pac-10 Invitational Champions Martin and Lipsky are No. 14, while Pac-10 Doubles Main Draw Champions Hippensteel and Kim are No. 15. Seniors Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS) and Scotty Scott (Belvedere, CA/Pinewood School) are the Cardinal's third top 50 team at No. 41.

The undefeated Cardinal women (24-0) retained the top spot after concluding its second straight undefeated regular season. Stanford opens up NCAA Tournament play at home against Boston University on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

In the women's individual rankings, the Cardinal maintained its hold on the top spot in both singles and doubles. Defending NCAA Singles Champion Laura Granville (Chicago, IL/The Latin School) remained No. 1, as did the doubles team of junior Lauren Kalvaria (Indialnatic, FL/Boca Raton Prep) and freshman Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ/Woodbridge HS). Also in singles, Kalvaria is ranked No. 9, junior Gabriela Lastra (Reno, NV/Reno HS) is No. 17 and junior Keiko Tokuda (Clifton, NJ/Clifton HS) is No. 50. In women's doubles, Granville and Lastra are No. 2 and Kalvaria and Lastra are No. 24.

Men's Tennis

WingspanBank.com Division I top 25 teams:

1. Stanford (21-1) 112.53 average, 2. Georgia (22-1) 111.28, 3. UCLA (20-2) 111.09, 4. TCU (20-3) 96.53, 5. Duke (21-3) 92.66, 6. Texas A&M (24-3) 92.24, 7. Tennessee (18-5) 90.96, 8. SMU (20-2) 83.64, 9. Mississippi (15-7) 77.60, 10. South Alabama (27-2) 75.38, 11. Miami (Fla.) (19-3) 70.40, 12. Illinois (21-6) 68.29, 13. Notre Dame (16-6) 64.07, 14. LSU (14-7) 60.35, 15. Alabama (19-9) 60.16, 16. California (14-8) 58.84, 17. Mississippi State (12-10) 55.17, 18. Washington (18-7) 54.74, 19. Pepperdine (17-8) 50.88, 20. Fresno State (17-8) 50.85, 21. Ohio State (24-3) 50.58, 22. Texas (17-5) 50.47, 23. Auburn (13-8) 48.17, 24. Southern California (13-8) 42.84, 25. Kentucky (14-14) 42.52.

Women's Tennis

WingspanBank.com Division I top 25 teams:

1. Stanford (24-0) 124.89 average, 2. Duke (24-1) 112.42, 3. Tennessee (23-3) 109.46, 4. Georgia (19-4) 108.42, 5. Florida (20-2) 106.85, 6. Vanderbilt (21-4) 103.09, 7. California (14-6) 82.62, 8. Notre Dame (23-4) 81.79, 9. Northwestern (22-4) 79.6, 10. Arizona State (17-5) 77.96, 11. Fresno State (20-4) 76.73, 12. Southern California (17-7) 76.1, 13. Texas (19-8) 73.36, 14. Washington (18-7) 72.34, 15. Oklahoma State (22-4) 67.37, 16. Texas A&M (20-5) 61.50, 17. Baylor (20-6) 60.95, 18. Pepperdine (18-8) 55.65, 19. TCU (20-3) 52.87, 20. North Carolina (15-6) 52.13, 21. Wake Forest (16-8) 50.65, 22. South Alabama (20-5) 48.48, 23. South Carolina (14-8) 45.00, 24. Kentucky (13-10) 41.57, 25. Florida International (22-2) 40.10.

WingspanBank.com Division I top 25 teams:

Men's Singles top 25:

1. Alex Kim, Stanford, 76.5, 2. Marco Baron, Mississippi State, 71.62, 3. Peter Luczak, Fresno State, 69.75, 4. Oskar Johansson, Arkansas, 68.17, 5. Matias Boeker, Georgia, 62.28, 6. Genius Chidzikwe, SMU, 62.22, 7. Guillaume Legat, South Carolina, 61.86, 8. Bo Hodge, Georgia, 58.48, 9. Phillip King, Duke, 55.89, 10. Esteban Carril, TCU, 53.65, 11. Alex Hartman, Mississippi, 52.03, 12. Ajay Ramaswami, LSU, 51.4, 13. Jean-Julian Rojer, UCLA, 51.08, 14. Brian Vahaly, Virginia, 50.47, 15. Maxim Belski, Alabama, 49.16, 16. Andrew Park, Southern California, 47.83, 17. John Paul Fruttero, California, 46.57, 18. K.J. Hippensteel, Stanford, 45.45, 19. Shuon Madden, Texas A&M, 43.77, 20. Ramsey Smith, Duke, 43.17, 21. Al Garland, Pepperdine, 42.73, 22. Romain Ambert, Mississippi State, 38.27, 23. Edo Bawono, Kentucky, 36.98, 24. Oliver Maiberger, San Diego State, 35.54, 25. Peter Handoyo, Tennessee, 35.18.

Women's Singles top 25:

1. Laura Granville, Stanford, 91.6, 2. Ansley Cargill, Duke, 87.12, 3. Michelle Dasso, Notre Dame, 67.06, 4. Bea Bielik, Wake Forest, 65.8, 5. Nataly Cahana, Old Dominion, 63.46, 6. Adria Engel, Arizona State, 63.33, 7. Whitney Laiho, Florida, 60.15, 8. Bruna Colosio, LSU, 59.06, 9. Lauren Kalvaria, Stanford, 53.64, 10. Amanda Johnson, Duke, 53.18, 11. Kristina Kraszewski, Washington, 52.36, 12. Martina Nedelkova, Virginia Commonwealth, 51.03, 13. Jessica Lehnhoff, Florida, 49.29, 14. Marlene Mejia, North Carolina, 48.33, 15. Julie Ditty, Vanderbilt, 45.56, 16. Chin Bee Khoo, Arkansas, 45.36, 17. Gabriela Lastra, Stanford, 44.47, 18. Sara Walker, UCLA, 42.19, 19. Janet Bergman, Wake Forest, 41.37, 20. Mirela Vladulescu, UAB, 41.34, 21. Mariel Verban, Georgia, 41.26, 22. Anna Monhartova, Tulane, 38.14, 23. Kim Niggemeyer, Fresno State, 37.75, 24. Alison Ojeda, Tennessee, 37.28, 25. Anne Nguyen, Georgia, 36.58.

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