March 2, 2002
LA JOLLA, Calif. -
Stanford University juniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY/Bellmore-Kennedy HS) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK/Boca Raton Prep) won a pair of three-set matches on Saturday afternoon to advance to the semifinals of the 113th Pacific Coast Doubles at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The Pacific Coast Doubles is a 64-team event that is open to both collegiate and open competitors.
Lipsky and Martin, who are the third-seeded collegiate team in the draw, opened the day with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 third round victory over Brent D'Amico and Aaron Talarico of Notre Dame. The Cardinal juniors then outlasted fifth-seeded collegians Sebastian Graeff and Stefan Suter of Pepperdine 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
Stanford's two other entries prevailed in third round action on Saturday morning but bowed out in the afternoon quarterfinals.
Freshman Phil Sheng (Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks HS) and Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA/Jesuit HS) opened the day with an impressive 6-4, 6-2 third round win over the third-seeded open team of Piet Aldrich and Jose Ruelas of La Jolla, California. Sheng and Warburg then dropped a 7-5, 6-1 quarterfinal decision to second-seeded collegians Ryan Moore and Nicholas Rainey.
Senior K.J. Hippensteel (Roanoke, VA/International Academy) and junior Ryan Haviland (Aiken, SC/Sumter HS), who were the fourth-seeded collegians, upended Alberto Francis and Rodrigo Grilli of UCLA 6-3, 6-3 in the third round. Haviland and Hippensteel then lost to the top-seeded open squad in the quarterfinals. Haviland and Hippensteel fell to Pepperdine head coach Peter Smith and Johan Berg 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.
In Sunday's 10:30 a.m. semifinals, Lipsky and Martin will face Teige Sullivan and Ruben Torres of USC and Berg and Smith will battle Moore and Rainey. The championship match will follow at 1:30 p.m.
113th Pacific Coast Men's Doubles
At La Jolla, CA (La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club0
Third Round (Round of 16)
#3 collegiate seeds Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. Brent D'Amico/Aaron Talarico (Notre Dame), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Phil Sheng/Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. #3 open seeds Piet Aldrich/Jose Ruelas (unattached/La Jolla, CA), 6-4, 6-2
#4 collegiate seeds Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford) d. Alberto Francis/Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA), 6-4, 6-3
#3 collegiate seeds Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. #5 collegiate seeds Sebastian Graeff/Stefan Suter (Pepperdine), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
#2 collegiate seeds Ryan Moore/Nicholas Rainey (USC) d. Phil Sheng/Sam Warburg (Stanford), 7-5, 6-1
#1 open seeds Johan Berg/Peter Smith (Pepperdine staff) d. #4 collegiate seeds Ryan Haviland/K.J. Hippensteel (Stanford), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2