No. 6 UCLA Holds Off No. 7 Stanford, 5-2

April 5, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) picked up big singles wins for the Cardinal, but it was not enough as sixth-ranked UCLA defeated the seventh-ranked Stanford men's tennis team on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal, which had won 10 straight matches, fall to 15-3 while the Bruins improve to 17-2.

UCLA captured the doubles point, collecting wins at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Stanford's fourth-ranked duo of David Martin (Tulsa, OK) and Lipsky did pick up an impressive 8-4 win at the top doubles spot over No. 37 Tobias Clemens and Lassi Ketola.

The Bruins continued to collect points winning the first two singles matches to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Lipsky then picked up the Cardinal's first point at No. 2 with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Rodrigo Grilli. Alberto Francis sealed the win for UCLA, defeating Carter Morris (Washington, D.C.) 7-6, 6-4 at No. 6.

Corkery gave Stanford its final point at No. 3 with a three set win over Erfan Djahangiri, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1. Chris Lam beat Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) in a third-set tie break to give UCLA a 5-2 win.

Stanford will continue its homestand when they host rival and fourth-ranked California on Tuesday, April 8 at 4 p.m.

No. 6 UCLA 5, No. 7 Stanford 2

Singles:
No. 1 #9 Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. #12 David Martin (STAN) -- 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 #64 Scott Lipsky (STAN) def. #93 Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA) -- 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 #53 KC Corkery (STAN) def. #40 Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA) -- 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 #44 Chris Lam (UCLA) def. #57 Sam Warburg (STAN) -- 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4)
No. 5 #99 Lassi Ketola (UCLA) def. James Pade (STAN) -- 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Carter Morris (STAN) -- 7-6, 6-4

Doubles:
No. 1 #4 Martin/Lipsky (STAN) def. #37 Clemens/Ketola (UCLA) -- 8-4
No. 2 Djahangiri/Francis (UCLA) def. #27 Corkery/Pade (STAN) -- 8-3
No. 3 Aaron Yovan/Grilli (UCLA) def. Warburg/Sheng (STAN) -- 8-5

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