Fifth-Ranked Stanford Tops No. 34 UW in Men's Tennis

March 30, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - The fifth-ranked Stanford men's tennis team won all three doubles matches and five of six singles contests Saturday en route to a 6-1 Pacific-10 Conference victory over No. 34 Washington at the Taube Tennis Center.

Washington (14-4) lost for the fourth time in its last five matches after opening the season with 13 consecutive victories. The Huskies, who lost 6-1 Friday at California, dropped to 0-2 in Pac-10 play. Stanford (15-1, 2-0) improved its all-time series record with UW to 26-1.

The nation's top-rated doubles duo, Scott Lipsky and David Martin of Stanford, defeated UW's Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski 8-5.

The Cardinal won the No. 2 doubles match 8-3 as the 12th-ranked tandem of K.J. Hippensteel and Ryan Haviland defeated Matt Hanlin and Dillon Ruby. In No. 3 doubles, Phil Sheng and Sam Warburg teamed up to beat Christoph Palmanshofer and Peter Scharler 8-4.

Ruby claimed the lone Washington win, posting a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 decision over Sheng in the No. 6 singles spot.

Stanford won the top five singles competitions, including a 6-3, 6-3 triumph by fourth-ranked Hippensteel over No. 39 Vlaski in the first position.

No. 37 Martin was a 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 victor over UW's 84th-ranked Hanlin in No. 2 singles and No. 73 Lipsky outlasted Strasberg by a 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 count in the third position.

The Cardinal won the Nos. 4 and 5 singles matches in straight sets. No. 57 Haviland outplayed Palmanshofer 6-2, 7-6 and Warburg registered a 6-2, 6-4 decision over Scharler.

The Huskies return to Seattle to close out the regular season with a five-game homestand, beginning Friday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.

NCAA Men's Tennis
March 30, 2002
Taube Tennis Center, Stanford, Calif.

#5 Stanford 6, #34 Washington 1
Singles
1. #4 K.J. Hippensteel (SU), def. #39 Alex Vlaski (UW), 6-3, 6-3

2. #37 David Martin (SU), def. #84 Matt Hanlin (UW), 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

3. #73 Scott Lipsky (SU), def. Ari Strasberg (UW), 6-7, 7-6, 7-5

4. #57 Ryan Haviland (SU), def. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW), 6-2, 7-6

5. Sam Warburg (SU), def. Peter Scharler (UW), 6-2, 6-4

6. Dillon Ruby (UW), def. Phil Sheng (SU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

Doubles
1. #1 Lipsky/Martin (SU), def. Strasberg/Vlaski (UW), 8-5

2. #12 Haviland/Hippensteel (SU), def. Hanlin/Ruby (UW), 8-3

3. Sheng/Warburg (SU), def. Palmanshofer/Scharler (UW), 8-4

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