Men's Tennis Advances Four To Singles Quarterfinals At ITA Regional Championships

Oct. 30, 2000

PLEASANTON, Calif. - Stanford University continued to dominate the singles draw of the ITA Regional Championships by advancing four players to the quarterfinals in Monday action at Clubsport Pleasanton. In addition, Stanford has three doubles teams in the quarterfinals that will return to action on Tuesday at the University of California-Berkeley.

Stanford assured itself of at least one semifinalist in the 128-player draw when both top-seeded and fifth-ranked junior K.J. Hippensteel and 17th-seeded sophomore Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) posted fourth round wins to set up a head-to-head quarterfinal match. Hippensteel knocked out 12th-seeded Ari Strasberg of Washington 6-2, 6-4 and Lipsky posted his second straight upset over a top 12 seed with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over eighth-seeded Balazs Veress of California.

Two other Cardinal - fifth-seeded and 79th-ranked senior Scotty Scott (Belvedere, CA/Pinewood HS) and seventh-seeded and 96th-ranked senior Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS) - advanced to the quarters. Scott defeated 17th-seeded Scott Kintz of California 6-3, 6-4, and will meet second-seeded and 38th-ranked John Paul Fruttero of California in the quarterfinals. Ansari ousted 17th-seeded Fabio Jesus of Sacramento State 6-4, 6-1, and will next face third-seeded Matt Hanlin of Washington.

ITA Regional Championships

At Clubsport Pleasanton


Fourth Round

#1 seed K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) d. #12 seed Ari Strasberg (Washington), 6-2, 6-4

#17 seed Scott Lipsky (Stanford) d. #8 seed Balasz Veress (California), 6-4, 7-5

#3 seed Matt Hanlin (Washington) d. #10 seed Oded Teig (Oregon), 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4)

#7 seed Ali Ansari (Stanford) d. #17 seed Fabio Jesus (Sacramento State), 6-4, 6-1

#13 seed Adrian Barnes (California) d. #6 seed Jeremy Berman (Washington), scores unavailable

#17 seed Nick Fustar (Fresno State) d. #17 seed Marius Lunde (Washington), 6-2, 6-3

#5 seed Scotty Scott (Stanford) d. #17 seed Scott Kintz (California), 6-3, 6-4

#2 seed John Paul Fruttero (California) d. #9 seed David Mullins (Fresno State), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4

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