No. 1 Men's Tennis Blanks Santa Clara, 7-0

Feb. 26, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - Top-ranked Stanford University (9-1) won its second non-conference home match in as many days by blanking unranked Santa Clara University (3-4) on Tuesday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center. The Cardinal defeated unranked Utah 6-1 on Monday.

Stanford won all six singles matches in straight sets in its first dual against the Broncos since 1985.

The Cardinal, which gave top-ranked K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/international Academy) the afternoon off, shuffled the top of its lineup with great success. In his first career start at No. 1 singles, 16th-raked junior David Martin (Tulsa, OK/Boca Raton Prep) defeated Bronco freshman Chris Lam (Honolulu, HI) 7-6, 6-2. In just his second career appearance at No. 2, 37th-ranked junior Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC/Sumter HS) defeated sophomore Michael Duong (Sunnyvale, CA/Los Altos HS) 6-4, 6-3.

Stanford also won all three doubles matches, highlighted by second-ranked Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and Martin posting an 8-2 win over Michael Bruggemann and Lam at No. 1 doubles.

The Cardinal hits the road this weekend to compete in the prestigious Pacific Coast Doubles Championships on Friday-Sunday in La Jolla, California.

Stanford's next home match is against 47th-ranked Arizona (6-3) on Friday, March 8 at the Taube Tennis Center at 1:30 p.m.

#1 Stanford 7, Santa Clara 0

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #2 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (STAN) d. Michael Bruggemann/Chris Lam, 8-2

No. 2 - Ryan Haviland/Joe Kao (STAN) d. Erich Chen/Rick Ruso, 8-5

No. 3 - Phil Sheng/Sam Warburg (STAN) d. Victor Camargo/Federico/Mattioli, 8-6

Singles

No. 1 - #16 David Martin (STAN) d. Chris Lam, 7-6, 6-2

No. 2 - #37 Ryan Haviland (STAN) d. Michael Duong, 6-4, 6-3

No. 3 - #45 Scott Lipsky (STAN) d. Victor Camargo, 6-3, 7-6

No. 4 - Sam Warburg (STAN) d. Erich Chen, 6-3, 6-1

No. 5 - Phil Sheng (STAN) d. Francisco Zepponi, 6-2, 6-4

No. 6 - Joe Kao (STAN) d. Federico Mattioli, 7-5, 6-2

Records - Santa Clara 3-4, Stanford 9-1.

Team and player rankings are courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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