Sam Warburg Reaches Singles Final At Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

Oct. 19, 2002

MIDLAND, Tex. - Stanford sophomore Sam Warburg reached the singles final of The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational with two victories on Saturday. Warburg is the fifth-seed in the 32-player main singles draw.

Warburg will seek his first career singles title on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) against the winner of Sunday morning's semifinal between top-seeded Toni Gordon of Texas Christian and seventh-seeded Ante Matijevic of Texas A&M.

In the first of Warburg's three matches on Saturday, the sophomore defeated Tryston Meniane of North Carolina 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Warburg outlasted Diego Acuna of Pepperdine 7-6 (2), 6-4.

In the first set of the semifinal match, Warburg and Acuna broke each other twice in back-to-back games to set up the tiebreaker. Warburg scored the first six points of the tiebreaker, and went on to win 7-2. In the second set, Warburg broke Acuna to take a 5-4 lead. Acuna then survived several match points at deuce before the Cardinal standout put the match away.

Warburg came back out for a third match, and lost a quarterfinal doubles contest 8-1 with partner Carter Morris (Washington, D.C.) against Roger Gubsen and Drew Hoskins of Texas. Morris and Warburg received a first round bye in the doubles draw.

In consolation singles action, Morris posted a pair of wins over opponents from Texas Tech to reach the semifinals. Morris beat Alfonso Perez 6-4, 6-4 in the first round andRader Nijaki 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.

The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

At Midland, Texas (The Racquet Club)

Singles

Main Draw

QuarterfinalsNo. 5 seed Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. Tryston Meniane (North Carolina), 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Semifinals

No. 5 seed Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. Diego Acuna (Pepperdine), 7-6 (2), 6-4

Consolation

First Round

Carter Morris (Stanford) d. Alfonso Perez (Texas Tech), 6-4, 6-4

Quarterfinals

Carter Morris (Stanford) d. Rader Nijaki (Texas Tech), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles

Main Draw

First Round

Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (Stanford) bye

Quarterfinals

Roger Gubsen/Drew Hoskins (Texas) d. Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (Stanford), 8-1

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