Top-Ranked Men's Tennis Defeats No. 43 San Diego State, 5-2

Feb. 10, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The top-ranked Stanford University men's tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over No. 43 San Diego State on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The win improves the Cardinal to 4-0 (2-0 in the Pac-10) on the season while the Aztecs fall to 2-3.

Stanford won four of the singles matches as K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/Palmer Prep) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) each improved their individual records. Hippensteel, ranked No. 52 by the ITA, defeated Valentino Pest 6-1, 7-6 at the No. 2 spot. No. 14 Martin is now 14-2 on the season after a 6-2, 7-5 win over Travis Hasson at No. 3. Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist) was a 6-0, 6-3 winner over Shawn Hiatt and Ryan Haviland (Sumter, SC/Sumter) also won his match against Khalid Naffa 6-0, 6-3.

At No. 1 singles, San Diego State's Oliver Maiberger snapped Alex Kim's (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill) winning streak at 17 matches. Kim took the first set from 59th-ranked Maiberger, but dropped the next two 6-3, 6-1 for his first loss of the season. Stanford's No. 43 Scotty Scott (Belvedere, CA/Pinewood) also fell to Matt Bere 6-3, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.

In doubles play, the Cardinal duo of Martin/Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy) continued to roll as it defeated Hiatt/Naffa 8-1. Martin and Lipsky are 14-2 on the season. Ansari/Scott, ranked 32nd, also picked up an 8-5 win over Bere/Pest but Kim/Hippensteel lost a close 9-8 match to Maiberger/Hasson.

Stanford is next in action at the National Team Indoors in Seattle, Wash. on Feb. 15-18.

Stanford 5, San Diego State 2

SINGLES1. Oliver Maiberger (SDSU) d. Alex Kim (STAN) 4-6, 6-3, 6-12. K.J. Hippensteel (STAN) d. Valentino Pest (SDSU) 6-1, 7-63. David Martin (STAN) d. Travis Hasson (SDSU) 6-2, 7-54. Matt Bere (SDSU) d. Scotty Scott (STAN) 6-3, 6-35. Ali Ansarai (STAN) d. Shawn Hiatt (SDSU) 6-0, 6-36. Ryan Haviland (STAN) d. Khalid Naffa (SDSU) 6-0, 6-3

DOUBLES1. Maiberger/Hasson (SDSU) d. Kim/Hippensteel (STAN) 9-82. Ansari/Scott (STAN) d. Bere/Pest (SDSU) 8-53. Martin/Scott Lipsky (STAN) d. Hiatt/Naffa 8-1

Records: Stanford 4-0, San Diego State 2-3

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