Four Stanford Players Earn ITA All-America Honors
June 4, 2002
SKILLMAN, New Jersey - For the second straight year, and fifth time in the last seven years, the Stanford men's tennis team had four players named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America Team. Stanford was also the only school to place four players on the All-America squad, while Georgia, Texas and UCLA each landed three.
Senior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA), who earned All-America honors for the fourth straight season, was joined by juniors Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC), Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK).
Hippensteel, who is Stanford's first four-time men's tennis All-American since Ryan Wolters (1996-99), earned All-America honors in singles after finishing second in the final Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings. Hippensteel, who missed the last six weeks of the season because of injury, went 21-4 in 2001-02 and captured the prestigious ITA All-American Singles Championship for the second time in his career.
Martin earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles after turning in an impressive performance at the NCAA Individual Championships. Martin advanced to the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship (with Lipsky) and semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship to earn All-America honors for the second straight year.
Lipsky also brought home All-America honors for the second straight season thanks to the impressive run at the NCAA Doubles Championship. Lipsky and Martin, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2001 NCA Doubles Championship, finished the season with an impressive 39-10 mark.
Haviland earned the first All-America honors of his career after reaching the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship. Haviland finished the season with a 30-11 singles record.
To earn All-America honors in singles, a player needed to accomplish one of three criteria: be selected as a top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship, reach the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship or finish in the top 20 of the final Omni Hotels College Tennis Rankings.
To earn All-America honors in doubles, a team needed to accomplish one of three criteria: be selected as a top eight seed in the NCAA Doubles Championship, reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship or finish in the top 10 of the final Omni Hotels Collegiate Tennis Rankings.