Scott Lipsky/David Martin Reach NCAA Doubles Quarterfinals

May 26, 2001

ATHENS, Ga. - Stanford University sophomores Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships on Saturday afternoon at the University of Georgia.

In the NCAA Singles Championships, K.J. Hippesnteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) won his third round match but was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Lipsky and Martin, who are ranked 14th in the nation, improved to 36-6 on the season with a straight set upset of No. 5-8 seeds Michael Kogan and Mikko Viljanen of Tulane. The Stanford sophomores beat the 12th-ranked Tulane duo 6-2, 6-3. Lipsky and Martin have won eight of their 10 matches against nationally-ranked opponents this season.

Lipsky and Martin now advance to a Sunday morning quarterfinal match against second-ranked and fourth-seeded Amer Delic and Graydon Oliver of Illinois. The winner of that match will play in Sunday evening's semifinals against the winner of the contest between 16th-ranked Trace Fielding/Jimmy Haney of TCU and second-seeded and fourth-ranked Matias Boeker/Travis Parrott of host Georgia.

In other doubles action, the Cardinal's Hippensteel and Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) dropped a three-set heartbreaker to top-ranked and top-seeded Huntley Montgomery and Brian Vahaly of Virginia. Montgomery and Vahaly won the first set 6-1, before the 15th-ranked Hippensteel and Kim won the second set 6-4. Hippensteel and Kim cut a 5-2 third set deficit to 5-4 before the Virginia team closed out the match. Hippensteel and Kim conclude their season with a 21-6 record.

In the singles draw, Hippensteel started off the day with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 win over 25th-ranked Peter Handoyo of Tennessee. The Cardinal junior, who is ranked 18th and a No. 9-16 seed, then fell 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to seventh-ranked and seventh-seeded Guilaume Legat of South Carolina. Hippensteel, who was the 1999 NCAA Doubles Champion (w/Ryan Wolters) and 2000 NCAA Singles Semifinalist, finishes the season 35-9.

NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championships

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

Third Round

(18) K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) d. (25) Peter Handoyo (Tennessee), 6-2, 6-2

(7) Guilaume Legat (South Carolina) d. (20) Ramsey Smith (Duke), 7-6 (5), 7-5

(5) Matias Boeker (Georgia) d. (13) Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA), 6-1, 6-4

(NR) Steve Berke (Yale) d. (11) Alex Hartman (Mississippi), 6-3, 6-1

(34) Michael Kogan (Tulane) d. (49) Andres Pedroso (Duke), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

(21) Al Garland (Pepperdine) d. (12) Ajay Ramaswami (LSU), 6-3, 5-7, 6-3

(14) Brian Vahaly (Virginia) d. (55) Matt Hanlin (Washington), 6-1, 6-1

(9) Phil King (Duke) d. (24) Oliver Maiberger (San Diego State), 6-4, 6-4


(7) Guilaume Legat (South Carolina) d. (18) K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford), 7-5, 6-3

(5) Matias Boeker (Georgia) d. (NR) Steve Berke (Yale), 6-3, 6-4

(21) Al Garland (Pepperdine) d. (34) Michael Kogan (Tulane), 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

(14) Brian Vahaly (Virginia) d. (9) Phil King (Duke), 6-2, 1-6, 6-0

NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championships

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

Second Round(1) Huntley Montgomery/Brian Vahaly (Virginia) d. (15) K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (Stanford), 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

(11) Ryan Moore/Nick Rainey (USC) d. (21) Marco Baron/Chris McDonald (Mississippi State), 6-3, 6-4

(3) Johan Brunstrom/Jon Wallmark (SMU) d. (33) Daniel Kiernan/Sebastian Rutka (LSU), 6-1, 7-6 (5)

(7) Florian Marquardt/Frank Moser (Virginia Commonwealth) d. (NR) Jorge Duenas/Harsh Mankad (Minnesota), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4

(14) Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. (12) Michael Kogan/Mikko Viljanen (Tulane), 6-2, 6-3

(2) Amer Delic/Graydon Oliver (Illinois) d. (28) Patrick Brown/Trevor Spracklin (William & Mary), 6-3, 7-5

(16) Trace Fielding/Jimmy Haney (TCU) d. (5) Peter Luczak/David Mullins (Fresno State), 6-3, 6-4

(4) Matias Boeker/Travis Parrott (Georgia) d. (NR) Kyle Kliegerman/John Portlock (Princeton), 7-6 (0), 6-2

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