Scott Lipsky/David Martin Prevail In Quarterfinals, Fall In Semifinals Of NCAA Doubles Championships

May 27, 2001

ATHENS, Ga. - Stanford University sophomores Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) saw their successful run in the NCAA Doubles Championships come to an end in the semifinals on Sunday night at the University of Georgia.

Lipsky and Martin, who were unseeded in the 32-team tournament and ranked 14th in the nation, opened the day with a straight set upset over second-ranked, and fourth-seeded, Amer Delic and Graydon Oliver of Illinois. Lipsky and Martin prevailed 7-6 (5), 6-3 to post their second win over a seeded opponent in as many days. The Stanford duo defeated No. 5-8 seeds Michael Kogan and Mikko Viljanen of Tulane 6-2, 6-3 in Saturday's second round.

'We didn't get after it enough at the beginning,' Oliver said. '(Lipsky and Martin) were steadier ... In this tournament, the seeds really don't matter.'

Lipsky and Martin's run in the tournament, which included three wins over top 20 opposition, then came to an end in the semifinals. Second-seeded and fourth-ranked Matias Boeker and Travis Parrott of host Georgia knocked out the Stanford team 7-5, 6-0.

'We had some opportunities in the first set,' Lipsky said. 'They got some big shots when they needed them and played well. They deserved to win.'

Lipsky and Martin conclude their first season as a team with an impressive 37-7 record. The duo also captured tournament titles at the ITA Regional and the Pac-10 Invitational.

NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Championships

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

Semifinals

(5) Matias Boeker (Georgia) d. (7) Guilaume Legat (South Carolina), 6-2, 6-2

(14) Brian Vahaly (Virginia) d. (21) Al Garland (Pepperdine), 6-4, 6-0

NCAA Men's Tennis Doubles Championships

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

Quarterfinals

(3) Johan Brunstrom/Jon Wallmark (SMU) d. (7) Florian Marquardt/Frank Moser (VCU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4

(14) Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. (2) Amer Delic/Graydon Oliver (Illinois), 7-6 (5), 6-3

(4) Matias Boeker/Travis Parrott (Georgia) d. (16) Trace Fielding/Jimmy Haney (TCU), 6-4, 6-2

(1) Huntley Montgomery/Brian Vahaly (Virginia) d. (11) Ryan Moore/Nick Rainey (USC), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Semifinals

(4) Matias Boeker/Travis Parrott (Georgia) d. (14) Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford), 7-5, 6-0

(3) Johan Brunstrom/Jon Wallmark (SMU) d. (1) Huntley Montgomery/Brian Vahaly (Virginia), 6-1, 6-4

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