Stanford grad Lipsky mixing it up at the US Open


Stanford grad Scott Lipsky and his partner Rajeev Ram reached the third round of the US Open men's doubles tournament with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over American duo Michael Mmoh and Francis Tiafoe on Friday in Flushing Meadows.

Two other Stanford-related doubles teams will try to join them on Saturday, with the top-seeded Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan taking on USA's Jared Donaldson and Michael Russell in the Grandstand Stadium at approximately 4 p.m.

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Cardinal grad Bradley Klahn and partner Tim Smyczek take on Germany's Benjamin Becker and New Zealand's Artem Sitak on court six at about 3 p.m.

Should the Bryan's and Klahn-Smyczek each advance, they would meet in the third round.

Lipsky, currently ranked No. 48 as a doubles player, and Ram plays the third-seeded team of Canada's Daniel Nestor and Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic in their next match.

Lipsky, playing in his seventh US Open, matched his best finish from 2012 by reaching the third round. He's won 12 career doubles titles.

In their second round victory, Lipsky and Ram recorded five aces, won 78 percent of their first serve points and had five fewer unforced errors than their opponents.

Lipsky is also playing mixed doubles, with Florida grad Lisa Raymond, who won one of her two NCAA singles titles at Stanford in 1992. They meet Czech Republic's Kveta Peschke and Poland's Marcin Matkowski in a first round match on court six, following the Klahn-Smyczek and Becker-Sitak match.

The former world No. 1 in doubles, Raymond has won 11 career Grand Slam doubles titles, five in mixed doubles.

Stanford grad and two-time NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs meets Italy's 11th-seeded Flavia Penetta in the main stadium, Arthur Ashe Stadium, on Saturday morning in a third-round women's singles match, at 8 a.m. PT.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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