No. 5 Stanford Defeats No. 48 Tulsa, 6-1

Jan. 24, 2004

TULSA, Okla. - The No. 5 ranked Stanford University men's tennis team opened the 2004 season by defeating the 48th ranked University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 6-1 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center on the Tulsa campus.

The Cardinal won two of the three doubles contests to capture the doubles point. The No. 10 ranked sophomore tandem of KC Corkery and James Pade downed Tulsa's Dustin Taylor and Alejandro Tejerina, 9-7 in the No. 1 doubles slot. Senior captain Carter Morris and junior Sam Warburg teamed up to seal the doubles point for the Cardinal by posting an 8-6 win over Aleksander Charpantidi and Lucques Maasdorp in the No. 2 doubles spot. The team of junior Phil Sheng and freshman Chris Rasmussen fell to TU's Tom Murray and Federico Soriano, 8-4 in the No. 3 doubles contest.

In singles competition, Stanford's Warburg, Sheng, Pade, Morris, and freshman James Wan each collected wins. Warburg, ranked No. 71, defeated Tejerina, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 2 singles spot. Sheng, playing in the No. 3 singles spot, was leading Massdorp 6-0, 2-1 before Maasdorp was forced to retire due to injury. At No. 4 singles, Pade was also leading 6-1, 3-1, before Charpantidis was also forced to retire due to injury. Morris, playing at the No. 5 singles spot cruised in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, defeating Soriano, while Wan also won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, defeating Murray.

The Cardinal's only defeat in singles competition was at No. 1 singles, when No. 93 Taylor upset No. 43 Corkery, 6-4, 6-3.

The Cardinal return to The Farm to face Hawaii on Tuesday, January 27th at the Taube Tennis Center at 1:30 pm (PT).

RESULTS
Doubles - Stanford Wins Point
#10 Corkery/Pade (Stanford) def. Taylor/Tejerina (Tulsa), 9-7
Morris/Warburg (Stanford) def. Charpantidis/Maasdorp (Tulsa), 8-6
Murray/Soriano (Tulsa) def. Chris Rasmussen/Sheng (Stanford), 8-4

Singles
#93 Dustin Taylor (Tulsa) def. #43 KC Corkery (Stanford), 6-4, 6-3
#71 Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. #57 Alejandro Tejerina (Tulsa), 6-3, 6-3
Phil Sheng (Stanford) def. Lucques Maasdorp (Tulsa), 6-0, 2-1, inj. ret.
#87 James Pade (Stanford) def. Aleksander Charpantidis (Tulsa), 6-1, 3-1, inj. ret.
Carter Morris (Stanford) def. Federico Soriano (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-4
James Wan (Stanford) def. Tom Murray (Tulsa), 6-4, 6-3

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