Dick Gould Named Pac-10 Coach Of The Year
May 6, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford University's Dick Gould earned his ninth career Pacific-10 Conference Men's Tennis Coach of the Year honor, as announced on Tuesday after a vote by the conference coaches. In addition, Cardinal seniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and David Martin (Tulsa, OK) were named the conference's top doubles team and KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
Gould earned his first Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor since 1998 after leading the Cardinal to its 14th conference title and sixth in the last seven years. Fourth-ranked Stanford, which is 21-3 overall this season, went a perfect 7-0 in conference play, including thrilling 4-3 wins over fifth-ranked UCLA and seventh-ranked California. Gould, who has also won 17 NCAA Championships in his 36-plus seasons, owns a career record of 753-139 (.844).
Lipsky and Martin, who are currently ranked fourth in the nation, have compiled a 26-8 record this season. The Stanford seniors went 12-3 against Pac-10 competition, and are an impressive 14-7 against nationally-ranked competition.
Corkery has emerged as one of the top young players in the country while playing out of the No. 3 singles slot. The freshman, who is ranked 49th in the nation in singles, in as impressive 26-4 overall and 18-1 in dual competition. He has won 18 singles matches in a row, including 15 in straight sets, dating back to Feb. 14.
Martin was also named First-Team All-Pac-10, while Corkery and Lipsky were selected to the Second-Team and sophomore Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) was named Honorable Mention.