Men's Tennis Breezes at Pacific Coast Doubles
March 1, 2002
LA JOLLA, Calif. - Stanford University captured all six of its matches in the opening day of the 113th Pacific Coast Men's Doubles at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on Friday.
The 64-team event, which is open to both collegiate and open competitors, featured two rounds of competition on Saturday. All three Cardinal entrants - third-seeded Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK/Boca Raton Prep), fourth-seeded Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC/Sumter HS) and K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) and unseeded Phil Sheng (Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks HS) and Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA/Jesuit HS) - won both of their matches to advance to the round of 16.
Lipsky and Martin posted an easy win in the first round before outlasting USC's Prakash Armitraj and Daniel Langre of USC 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round. The Stanford juniors will face unseeded Brent D'Amico and Aaron Talarico of Notre Dame in the round of 16 on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Haviland and Hippensteel lost a combined total of just nine games in their two victories, including a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Robbie Blair and Ted Burghardt of the University of San Diego in the second round. The Cardinal duo plays Alberto Francis and Rodrigo Grilli of UCLA in the round of 16 on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Sheng and Warburg breezed through the first round, and survived a test from the University of San Diego's Juan Cerda and Jason Pongsrikul in the second round before prevailing 7-5, 4-6, 6-2. Cerda and Pongsrikul were the sixth-seeded collegiate entry. Sheng and Warburg will face the third-seeded open team - Piet Aldrich and Jose Ruelas of La Jolla, California - in the round of 16 on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to the round of 16, the quarterfinals of the Pacific Coast Doubles will also be played on Saturday.
113th Pacific Coast Men's Doubles
At La Jolla, CA (La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club0
First Round (Round of 64)
#3 collegiate seeds Scott Lipsky/David Martin (STAN) d. Amir Ansari/Jeff Tregoning (unattached/ShermanOaks, CA), 6-1, 6-3
Phil Sheng/Sam Warburg (STAN) d. Eric Riley/Brandon Wai (unattached/San Diego, CA), 6-2, 6-3
#4 collegiate seeds Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (STAN) d. Daniel Albrecht/Michael Meyer (UC San Diego), 6-1, 6-1
Second Round (Round of 32)
#3 collegiate seeds Scott Lipsky/David Martin (STAN) d. Prakash Armitraj/Daniel Langre (USC), 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Phil Sheng/Sam Warburg (STAN) d. #6 collegiate seeds Juan Cerda/Jason Pongsrikul (Univ. of San Diego), 7-5, 4-6, 6-2
#4 collegiate seeds Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (STAN) d. Robbie Blair/Ted Burghardt (Univ. of San Diego), 6-4, 6-3