Alex Kim Repeats As Pac-10 Men's Tennis Player Of The Year

May 7, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford University senior Alex Kim (Potomac, MD/Winston Churchill HS) has earned his second consecutive Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year honor, the conference announced on Monday.

Kim is the defending NCAA Singles Champion and is currently the top-ranked player in the nation. The 2001 ITA Indoor Singles Champion won 18 of his 20 dual matches in the regular season to help lead the top-ranked Cardinal to its fifth consecutive Pac-10 title. Stanford opens up defense of its 2000 NCAA Team Championship when it hosts Pacific on Saturday at noon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.

Kim also teamed with junior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) to win Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year honors. The Cardinal's top duo captured the Pac-10 Doubles Championship last month in Ojai, and are currently ranked 15th-in the country.

Hippensteel and Kim were also named First Team All-Pac-10, while a pair of Stanford sophomores - Ryan Haviland (Sumter, SC/Sumter HS) and David Martin (Key Biscayne, FL/Boca Raton Prep) - earned Second Team honors.

Pac-10 Player of the Year: Alex Kim (Stanford)

Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year: K.J. Hippensteel/Alex Kim (Stanford)

Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Balazs Veress (California)

Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Peter Wright (California)

First Team All-Pac-10: John Paul Fruttero (California), K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford), Alex Kim (Stanford), Ryan Moore (USC), Andrew Park (USC), Jean-Julien Rojer (UCLA).

Second Team All-Pac-10: Andrej Bizjak (Washington), Nic Dubey (Arizona State), Jean-Noel Grinda (UCLA), Matt Hanlin (Washington), Ryan Haviland (Stanford), David Martin (Stanford), Balazs Veress (California).

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