Sam Warburg Advances to Quarterfinals at Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 8, 2004

Chattanooga, Tenn. - Senior Sam Warburg advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's singles draw at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga on Friday afternoon. The doubles tandem of Warburg and junior KC Corkery was knocked out of the main doubles draw in second round action.

In singles action, Warburg defeated Alabama's Luigi D'Agord, 6-4, 7-5 in the Round of 16 on Friday. Warburg advances to the quarterfinals, where he will face Jonathan Chu of Harvard at 10:00 am on Saturday. The top-seeded doubles team of Corkery and Warburg was upset in the second round of the main doubles draw, falling to Ryan Stotland and David Kowalski of New Mexico, 8-5.

Warburg is looking to continue Stanford's winning tradition at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships. The Cardinal leads all schools with six singles champions at this event, including four champs between 1995-2001. A senior from Sacramento, Calif., Warburg was named ITA National Player to Watch last season after improving his national singles ranking by 66 spots during the course of last season (from No. 71 to No. 5). During the summer, he improved his ATP Entry Ranking by more than 600 spots.

The Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November.

The top eight seeds in singles for the Oct. 7-10 main draw are (in order): Catalin Gard of Mississippi, Sam Warburg of Stanford, Jesse Witten of Kentucky, Hamid Mirzadeh of Florida, Doug Stewart of Virginia, Gabor Zoltan Pelva of Auburn, Pedro Rico of Pepperdine and Izak van der Merwe of Old Dominion. Auburn's Pelva reached the semifinals at last May's NCAA Championships. Stanford's Warburg and KC Corkery are the defending NCAA doubles champions and will be the top seeds in doubles. All told, 46 of the top 50 players in the preseason ITA singles rankings are competing in this year's main draw.

Updated results can be viewed on the official website of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association at www.itatennis.com.

Men's Main Singles (Round of 16)
1. Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. Luigi D'Agord (Alabama), 6-4, 7-5

Men's Main Doubles (Round of 16)
1. Stotland/Kowalski (Stanford) def. Corkery/Warburg (Stanford), 8-5

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