Men's Tennis Routs Arizona, 7-0

March 8, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - Second-ranked Stanford (10-1) increased its winning streak to three with a 7-0 home win over 47th-ranked Arizona (7-5) on Friday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center.

The Cardinal, which has dropped just one point during the three-match winning streak, rolled to the victory by winning five of the six singles matches in straight sets.

At No. 3 singles, Stanford junior Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC/Sumter HS) dropped the first two games of the match but came back to win 12 of the final 14 to turn back Tom Lloyd 6-4, 6-0. The Cardinal also received decisive victories from juniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK/Boca Raton Prep) and freshmen Phil Sheng (Thosand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks HS) and Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA/Jesuit HS).

In the only singles match to go three sets, Stanford's K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) outlasted Steven Capriati 6-3, 5-7, 6-2. Hippensteel is currently ranked fourth in the nation singles, while Capriati is 55th.

Stanford also won all three doubles matches. In the No. 1 slot, top-ranked Lipsky and Martin defeated 60th-ranked Capriati and Carl Hagman 8-3.

The Cardinal returns to action on Saturday when it hosts No. 42 Arizona State (6-2) on Saturday at noon. Arizona visits 10th-ranked California (7-3) on Saturday at noon in Berkeley. This weekend's matches between the Arizona schools and the Bay Area schools do not count in the Pacific-10 Conference standings.

#2 Stanford 7, #47 Arizona 0

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #1 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. #60 Steven Capriati/Carl Hagman, 8-3

No. 2 - #14 Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. Whi Kim/Tom Lloyd, 8-3

No. 3 - Joe Kao/Sam Warburg (S) d. Arnaud Agniel/Colin O'Grady, 9-8

Singles

No. 1 - #4 K.J. Hippensteel (S) d. #55 Steven Capriati, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2

No. 2 - #26 David Martin (S) d. Whi Kim, 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 - #45 Ryan Haviland (S) d. Tom Lloyd, 6-4, 6-0

No. 4 - #58 Scott Lipsky (S) d. Carl Hagman, 6-2, 6-3

No. 5 - Sam Warburg (S) d. Bruno Arapovic, 6-2, 6-2

No. 6 - Phil Sheng (S) d, Roeland Bratianu, 6-3, 7-6

Records - Arizona 7-5, Stanford 10-1.

Player and team rankings are courtesy of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

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