Stanford Defeats Texas A&M, 4-2

Feb. 22, 2003

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Seventh-ranked Stanford finished tied for fifth at the 16-team USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Men's Tennis Championship after a 4-2 quarterfinal playoff victory over 18th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon at the Louisville Tennis Center.

Stanford, which is now 6-2 on the season, defeated ninth-ranked Kentucky 4-0 in the first round on Thursday and fell to third-ranker Baylor 4-0 in the quarterfinals on Friday.

After Texas A&M (6-5) won the doubles point, Stanford won the No. 4, 5 and 6 singles matches to take a 3-1 lead. Fiftieth-ranked freshman KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4, freshman James Pade (Woodside, CA) prevailed 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5 and 52nd-ranked sophomore Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 6 to give Stanford a commanding lead. Senior Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY), who is ranked 46th in the country, clinched the win with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over 83rd-ranked Ante Matijevic at No. 3.

The Cardinal returns home for a Tuesday non-conference match against unranked Utah at 1:30 p.m. at the Taube Tennis Center before traveling to La Jolla, California for the Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship next Friday-Sunday (Feb. 28-March 2).

#7 Stanford 4, #18 Texas A&M 2

Singles

No. 1 - Ryan Haviland (S) v. Ryan Newport (T), did not finish

No. 2 - #71 Lester Cook (T) d. #15 David Martin, 7-6 (3), 6-4

No. 3 - #46 Scott Lipsky (S) d. #83 Ante Matijevic, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 - #50 KC Corkery (S) d. Khaled El Dorry, 6-1, 6-3

No. 5 - James Pade (S) d. Matt Loucks, 6-3, 6-1

No. 6 - #52 Sam Warburg (S) d. John Nallon, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles (Texas A&M wins point)

No. 1 - #5 Lester Cook/Ante Matijevic (T) d. #3 Scott Lipsky/David Martin, 8-6

No. 2 - Ryan Haviland/Sam Warburg (S) v. Matt Loucks/John Nallon (T), did not finish

No. 3 - Khaled El Dorry/Ryan Newport (T) d. #9 KC Corkery/James Pade, 8-6

Records - #7 Stanford 6-2, #18 Texas A&M 6-5.

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