Dick Gould Becomes All-Time Coaching Win Leader In Division I Men's Tennis

April 17, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University men's tennis head coach Dick Gould became the all-time Division I win leader in the sport as his fourth-ranked Cardinal (19-1) posted a 5-2 home win over #12 Pepperdine (14-7) as Cashin Company Realtors presented 'Twilight Tuesday' at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Gould is now 707-129 (.846) in 34-plus seasons to surpass Dan Magill of Georgia. Magill retired with a career mark of 706-183. Gould, who had won 17 NCAA team titles during his tenure on The Farm, now trails only Hawaii's Jim Schwitters on the all-time win list. Schwitters, who is still active, has an all-time mark of 789-386-8 with many of those wins coming at the non-Division I level.

Gould and the Cardinal reached the milestone thanks to the continued stellar play of senior and defending NCAA Singles Champion Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS).In doubles, the 22nd-ranked Kim and junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) secured the point with an 8-6 upset over seventh-ranked Sebastien Graeff and Stefan Suter. Hippensteel and Kim, who have won seven in a row and 10 of their last 11, won the final three games to rally from a 6-5 deficit.

On the singles side, second-ranked Kim improved to 21-2 overall and 16-2 in duals with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 win over 11th-ranked Al Garland. The Cardinal also received a straight set win from senior Ali Ansari (Houston, TX/Second Baptist HS), and three-set victories from sophomores Ryan Haviland (Sumter, SC/Sumter HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep).

Pepperdine received its points thanks to singles victories from the 43rd-ranked Suter and Gerold Wiring.

The Pac-10 champion Cardinal (7-0 in conference) closes out the regular season with non-conference home matches against #21 USC and #1 UCLA this weekend. Stanford takes on the Trojans on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and the Bruins on Saturday at noon as Bank Of The West presents 'The Stanford Challenge'.

#4 Stanford 5, #12 Pepperdine 2


No. 1 - #2 Alex Kim (S) d. #11 Al Garland, 6-4. 6-4

No. 2 - #43 Stefan Suter (P) d. #22 K.J. Hippensteel, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4

No. 3 - #31 David Martin (S) d. Steve Racioppi, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 - #77 Ryan Haviland (S) d. Calle Hansen, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5

No. 5 - Gerold Wiring (P) d. Scotty Scott, 7-6, 6-3

No. 6 - Ali Ansari (S) d. Ryan Redondo, 6-2, 6-2


No. 1 - #23 K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (S) d. #7 Sebastien Graeff/Stefan Suter, 8-6

No. 2 - Calle Hansen/Ryan Redondo (P) d. #3 Scott Lipsky/David Martin, 8-3

No. 3 - #22 Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (S) d. Al Garland/Steve Racioppi, 8-4

Records - #12 Pepperdine 14-7, #4 Stanford 19-1.

Singles and doubles rankings are according to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association

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