No. 6 Stanford Defeats No. 9 Washington, 5-2

March 28, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The sixth-ranked Stanford men's tennis team (13-2, 1-0) opened Pac-10 play with an impressive 5-2 road win over previously undefeated Washington (14-1, 0-1) on Friday afternoon at Bill Quillian Stadium in Seattle.

The Cardinal concludes this brief two-match trip at No. 56 Oregon on Saturday afternoon at 12:00 p.m. in Eugene.

With the Cardinal leading 3-2,sophomore Phil Sheng (Thousand Oaks, CA) clinched the win over the ninth-ranked Huskies with a thrilling 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 victory over Dillon Ruby at No. 6 singles.

Stanford also received singles victories from senior David Martin (Tulsa, OK) at No. 1, freshman KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) at No. 3, sophomore Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) at No. 4 and freshman James Pade (Woodside, CA) at No. 5.

#6 Stanford 5, #9 Washington 2

Singles

No. 1 - #12 David Martin (S) d. #19 Matt Hanlin, 7-5, 1-6, 6-3

No. 2 - #8 Alex Vlaski (W) d. #64 Scott Lipsky, 7-5, 6-2

No. 3 - #53 KC Corkery (S) d. Fred Sundsten, 6-7, 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 - #57 Sam Warburg (S) d. Christoph Palmanshofer, 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 - James Pade (S) d. Ari Strasberg, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3

No. 6 - Phil Sheng (S) d. Dillon Ruby, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6

Doubles (Washington wins point)

No. 1 - #4 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. #53 Ari Strasberg/Alex Vlaski, 8-6

No. 2 - Matt Hanlin/Dillon Ruby (W) d. #27 KC Corkery/James Pade, 9-8

No. 3 - Christoph Palmanshofer/Peter Scharler d. Carter Morris/Sam Warburg, 8-4

Records - #6 Stanford 13-2 overall (1-0 Pac-10), #9 Washington 14-1 (0-1).

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