Stanford Falls At California, 4-3
Feb. 1, 2003
BERKELEY, Calif. - Fourth-ranked Stanford University dropped a 4-3 decision at ninth-ranked California on Saturday afternoon at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Cardinal fell to 0-1 on the season, while the Golden Bears are 2-0.
Stanford opened the match with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take a 1-0 advantage. Ninth-ranked freshmen KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) and James Pade (Woodside, CA) breezed to an 8-1 win at No. 3, while third-ranked senior Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK) clinched the point with a 9-7 win at No. 1.
The Cardinal extended the lead to 3-1 thanks to a pair of straight set victories. Martin, who is ranked 15th in the nation, defeated Or Dekel 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 and Pade breezed past Steve Berke 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 to move Stanford within one point of the season-opening victory.
The Golden Bears, however, rallied with a straight set win at No. 6 and three set wins at No. 1 and No. 3 to post the come-from-behind victory. The Golden Bears came back from a set down in both of the three set wins.
Stanford returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 8 against No. 35 TCU at 12:00 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center. The match is the first of four in a row at home for the Cardinal.
# 9 California 4, #4 Stanford 3
No. 1 - #37 Balazs Veress (C) d. Ryan Haviland, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 - #15 David Martin (S) d. Or Dekel, 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 - #31 Conor Niland (C) d. #46 Scott Lipsky, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 4 - #82 Robert Kowalczyk (C) d. #50 KC Corkery, 6-2, 6-2
No. 5 - James Pade (S) d. Steve Berke, 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 - Mik Ledvonova (C) d. Carter Morris, 7-5, 6-3
Doubles (Stanford wins point)
No. 1 - #3 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (S) d. Steve Berke/Robert Kowalczyk, 9-7
No. 2 - Patrick Briaud/Balazs Veress (C) d. Ryan Haviland/Sam Warburg, 8-6
No. 3 - #9 KC Corkery/James Pade (S) d. Or Dekel/Conor Niland, 8-1
Records - #4 Stanford 0-1, #9 California 2-0.
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