Stanford Travels To Omni Hotels Regional Championship
Oct. 25, 2002
THE 2002-03 SEASON BEGINS: Stanford University will send nine individuals and three doubles teams into main draw action at the 2002 Omni Hotels Regional Championships on October 26-29 (Saturday-Tuesday) at Saint Mary's College ... Six of the nine Stanford singles entrants in the 99-player field are among the top 24 seeds, highlighted by top-seeded David Martin (Tulsa, OK) ... Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) is seeded fourth, while K.C. Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA), Carter Morris (Washington, D.C.) and Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) are No. 9-16 seeds and James Pade (Woodside, CA) is a No. 17-24 seed ... The Cardinal will also be represented in singles by Joe Kao (Fullerton, CA), Phil Sheng (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Jon Wong (Los Altos, CA) ... Singles play begins on Saturday at 8:00 a.m., and will feature two rounds each on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the final on Tuesday ... In the 46-team doubles draw, two of Stanford's three entrants have been seeded ... Morris and Warburg are the fifth seeds, while Corkery and Pade are seeded seventh ... The third Stanford doubles entry is Kao and Sheng ... Doubles play begins with first round action on Saturday afternoon, and continues with one round on Sunday, two rounds on Monday and the semifinals and final on Tuesday.
PRESEASON RANKINGS: In the Omni Hotels Collegiate Team Rankings (released on September 9), Stanford has three singles players and two doubles teams in the top 35 ... In singles, seniors David Martin and Ryan Haviland (Sumter, SC), who both reached the NCAA Semifinals last May, are ranked No. 11 and No. 22, respectively ... Senior Scott Lipsky is close behind at No. 32 , while freshman K.C. Corkery is No. 93 ... In doubles, Lipsky and Martin enter the 2002-03 campaign at No. 2 (the same place they finished the 2001-02 season) ... Haviland and sophomore Sam Warburg are No. 33.
ITA ALL-AMERICAN: Senior David Martin (Tulsa, OK) won the Cardinal's first title of the year by winning the consolation singles championship at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American on Oct. 8-13 in Chattanooga, Tennessee ... After falling in the first round of main draw action, Martin reeled off five straight wins to capture the consolation singles title ... Martin, who defeated Georgia's Nic Boeker 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the final, did not lose a set in the five victories ... Martin also advanced to the All-American doubles final with senior Scott Lipsky.
RACQUET CLUB INVITATIONAL: Sophomore Sam Warburg won the first tournament title of his collegiate career by capturing The Racquet Club Invitational on October 18-20 in Midland, Texas ... Warburg, who was the fifth seed in the 32-player draw, defeated top-seeded Toni Gordon of TCU 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 in the final.