No. 7 Stanford Wins Home Opener 5-2 over TCU

Feb. 8, 2003

Stanford recorded its first win of the 2003 season as the No. 7 Cardinal built a 5-0 lead over TCU and breezed to a 5-2 victory in the home opener at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal, which opened the season on Feb. 1 with a 4-3 loss at Cal, is now 1-1 on the year while the Horned Frogs dropped to 4-2.

Led by seniors David Martin and Scott Lipsky, Stanford won all three doubles matches to win the doubles point and take a 1-0 lead. Martin and Lipsky defeated TCU's Alex Menichi and Fabrizio Sestini 8-4. Both Martin, who played No. 1 singles, and Lipsky, who played No. 2, won their singles matches as well.

Stanford's other two doubles team were victorious as well. The No. 2 doubles team of freshman James Pade and freshman K.C. Corkery beat Toni Gordon and Daniel Scholten 8-5 while the Cardinal's No. 3 doubles team of sophomore Sam Warburg and junior Carter Morris won their match 8-4.

In singles competition, Martin beat Sestini at No. 1 singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1 while Lipsky beat Menichini at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-4. The Cardinal won at No. 3 singles with Pade recording another straight set win, 6-3, 7-6 over TCU's Gordon. The match was clinched for Stanford at No. 4 singles when Warburg beat Scholten 6-3, 6-3.

Stanford returns to action on Feb. 14 with a home match against U.C. Irvine at 1:30 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Men's Tennis: Stanford 5, TCU 2

Singles

No. 1 David Martin (S) def.Fabrizio Sestini (TCU), 6-4, 6-1

No. 2 Scott Lipsky (S) def. Alex Menichini (TCU), 6-2, 6-4

No. 3 James Pade (S) def. Toni Gordon (TCU), 6-3, 7-6

No. 4 Sam Warburg (S) def. Daniel Scholten (TCU), 6-3, 6-3

No. 5 Rafael Abreu (TCU) def. Carter Morris (S), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

No. 6 Jacopo Tezza (TCU) def. Phil Sheng (S), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)

No. 1 Martin and Lipsky (S) def. Menichini and Sestini (TCU), 8-4

No. 2 Pade and Corkery (S) def. Gordon and Scholten (TCU), 8-5

No. 3 Warburg and Moris (S) def. Abreu and Martin (TCU), 8-4

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