Scott Lipsky, David Martin Reach Pac-10 Singles Quarterfinals

April 24, 2003

OJAI, Calif. - Stanford seniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK) both reached the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Men's Tennis Singles Championship on Thursday afternoon in Ojai.

Lipsky, who is ranked 56th in the nation, recorded a pair of straight set singles wins on Thursday to improve to 21-8 on the year. He defeated Washington's Dillon Ruby 6-4, 6-1 in the first round and Or Dekel of California 6-4, 6-4 in the second round. Lipsky will face 26th-ranked Marcin Matkowski of UCLA in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Martin, who is a top seed in the doubles draw with Lipsky, was also impressive in Thursday's singles action. The 12th-ranked Martin, who was a NCAA Singles Semifinalist last season, beat Scott Patterson of USC 6-1, 6-3 in the first round and 48th-ranked RobertKowalczyk of California 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the second round. Martin will take on 50th-ranked Chris Lam of UCLA in the quarterfinals.

Stanford's two other championship flight entrants --- sophomore Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) and freshman James Pade (Woodside, CA) --- posted straight set first round wins before being knocked out in the second round.

In the invitational flight, sophomore Phil Sheng (Thousand Oaks, CA) reached Friday's quarterfinals by defeating Arron Spencer of Oregon (6-4, 6-4) and Parker Collins of USC (6-4, 6-3). Sheng plays Mik Ledvonova of California in the quarterfinals.

The Pac-10 Individual Championships continue on Friday in Ojai with the singles quarterfinals at 8:00 a.m., the doubles first round at 11:30 a.m. and the doubles quarterfinals at 2:00 p.m.

2003 Pacific-10 Conference Individual Championships

Men's Singles (Stanford results only)

Championship Flight

First Round

#56 Scott Lipsky (Stanford) d. Dillon Ruby (Washington), 6-4, 6-1

James Pade (Stanford) d. Colin O'Grady (Arizona), 6-1, 6-3

#52 Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. Daniel Langre (USC), 6-3, 6-4

#12 David Martin (Stanford) d. Scott Patterson (USC), 6-1, 6-3

Second Round

#56 Scott Lipsky (Stanford) d. Or Dekel (California), 6-4, 6-4

#27 Matt Hanlin (Washington) d. James Pade (Stanford), 6-4, 7-5

#18 Alex Vlaski (Washington) d. #52 Sam Warburg (Stanford), 6-4, 6-1

#12 David Martin (Stanford) d. #48 Robert Kowalczyk (California), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5

Invitational Flight

First Round

Joe Kao (Stanford) d. Ryan McBride (Arizona State), 6-0, 6-3

Phil Sheng (Stanford) d. Arron Spencer (Oregon), 6-4, 6-4

Travis Kinard (UCLA) d. Carter Morris (Stanford), 6-7 (9), 7-6, 7-5

Second Round

Alberto Francis (UCLA) d. Joe Kao (Stanford), 6-2, 6-2

Phil Sheng (Stanford) d. Parker Collins (USC), 6-4, 6-3

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