No. 7 Stanford Shuts Out No. 22 USC

April 4, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - The seventh-ranked Stanford men's tennis team won its 10th straight dual match, and improved to 9-0 at home this season, with an impressive 7-0 victory over defending NCAA Champion USC on Friday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center.

The Cardinal improved to 15-2 on the season, while the 22nd-ranked Trojans dropped to 11-7. The match does not count in the Pac-10 standings.

Stanford won all six matches in straight sets, including wins over nationally-ranked opposition at both No. 1 and No. 2. David Martin (Tulsa, OK), who is ranked 12th in the nation, defeated 34th-ranked Prakash Amritraj 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1, while 64th-ranked Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) beat 80th-ranked Johan Berg 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2.

The Cardinal also won the doubles point with victories at No. 1 and No. 3. In the top spot, fourth-ranked Lipsky and Martin beat 17th-ranked Amritraj and Daniel Langre 8-6.

Stanford continues this six-match homestand against No. 6 UCLA on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center.

#7 Stanford 7, #22 USC 0

Singles

No. 1 - #12 David Martin (S) d. #34 Prakash Amritraj, 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 - #64 Scott Lipsky (S) d. #80 Johan Berg, 6-4, 6-3

No. 3 - #53 KC Corkery (S) d. Daniel Langre, 7-5, 6-4

No. 4 - #57 Sam Warburg (S) d. Ruben Torres, 6-4, 2-0, retired (injury)

No. 5 - James Pade (S) d. Parker Collins, 6-3, 6-1

No. 6 - Phil Sheng (S) d. Whit Livingston, 6-3, 6-2

Doubles (Stanford wins point)

No. 1 - #4 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. #17 Prakash Amritraj/Daniel Langre, 8-6

No. 2 - Johan Berg/Ruben Torres (USC) d. #27 KC Corkery/James Pade, 8-6

No. 3 - Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (S) d. Parker Collins/Whit Livingston, 9-7

Records - #22 USC 11-7, #7 Stanford 15-2.

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