Men's Tennis Advances To Quarterfinals Of National Team Indoors

Feb. 7, 2002

Louisville, Ky. - The second-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team (2-0) advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 4-0 win over 52nd-ranked San Diego State (2-2) on Friday night at the Louisville Tennis Club. The win was the Cardinal's second over the Azetcs in the last six days, including a 6-1 triumph at Stanford last Saturday.

The Cardinal, which has won a record 11 National Team Indoor Championships, advances to Friday's quarterfinals against No. 9 Duke at 1:00 p.m. (PT). The Blue Devils (1-1) advanced with a 4-1 upset of No. 4 Tennessee (2-1) on Thursday.

Stanford opened the match by capturing both doubles matches to win the opening point. In a battle of two of the top teams in the nation, the Cardinal's third-ranked pair of juniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK/Boca Raton Prep) outlasted second-ranked Oliver Maiberger and Ryan Redondo 8-5.

Stanford clinched the win by capturing three singles matches in straight sets. Martin picked up the Cardinal's fourth and deciding point with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Valentino Pest at No. 3 singles. In other singles action, Lipsky prevailed at No. 2 singles and junior Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC/Sumter HS) was a winner at No. 4.

#2 Stanford 4, #52 San Diego State 0

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #3 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. #2 Oliver Maiberger/Ryan Redondo, 8-5

No. 2 - #7 Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. Felix Hardt/Travis Hasson, 8-6

(The No. 3 doubles match was not completed.)

Singles

No. 2 - #31 Scott Lipsky (S) d. Felix Hardt, 7-6 (6), 6-2

No. 3 - #49 David Martin (S) d. Valentino Pest, 6-2, 6-3*

No. 4 - #43 Ryan Haviland (S) d. Travis Hasson, 6-3, 6-3

* - deciding point

(The No. 1, 5 and 6 singles matches were not completed.)

Records - #52 San Diego State 2-2, #2 Stanford 2-0.

Player rankings are courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Other First Round Scores:

Georgia 4, Brown, 1

Notre Dame 4, Pepperdine 3

Mississippi 4 Indiana State 0

Illinois 4, California 1

Southern California 4, SMU 1

UCLA 4, Kentucky 2

Duke 4, Tennessee 1

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