Sam Warburg Wins The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

Oct. 20, 2002

MIDLAND, Tex. - Sophomore Sam Warburg won his first collegiate singles tournament title with a three-set victory over Toni Gordon of Texas Christian in the final of The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

Warburg, who was seeded fifth in the 32-player draw, outlasted the top-seeded Gordon 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1.

Gordon, who had reached the final with a 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 victory over seventh-seeded Ante Matijevic on Sunday morning, was down 6-5 and 40-0 in the first set before rallying to tie the match and win the ensuing tiebreaker 7-4.

In the second set, Warburg scored the first service break of the match to take a 2-1 lead and never looked back en route to the 6-4 victory. The Cardinal sophomore then broke Gordon three times in the third set to win going away.

In consolation singles action, Stanford redshirt junior Carter Morris was handed an 8-5 semifinal loss by Pepperdine's Calle Hansen.

Stanford returns to action this weekend at the Omni Hotels Regional Championship on Saturday-Tuesday at Saint Mary's College in Moraga.

The Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational

At Midland, Texas (The Racquet Club)

Singles

Main Draw

Final

No. 5 seed Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. No. 1 seed Toni Gordon (Texas Christian), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1

Consolation

Semifinals

Calle Hansen (Pepperdine) d. Carter Morris (Stanford), 8-5

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