KC Corkery Advances to Quarterfinals at Wilson/ITA Regional Championships
Oct. 24, 2004
Berkeley Calif. - Junior KC Corkery advanced to the quarterfinals of the main draw at the Wilson/ITA Regional Championships with a three-set win over Cal's Ken Nakahara on Sunday. The No. 3 seeded Corkery will face Cal's Lennart Maack in a quarterfinal match scheduled for 9:00 am on Monday. Corkery also teamed up with senior Sam Warburg to post a pair of victories on Sunday and advance to the semifinals of the doubles tournament.
Corkery moved past the Round of 16 with a three-set victory, knocking off Nakahara, 6-7, 6-0, 7-5. Junior Phil Sheng, the tournament's No. 9 seed, fell to Oregon's Sven Swinnen in third round action, 6-2, 6-2.
The top-seeded doubles tandem of Corkery and senior Sam Warburg continued their impressive run at the Wilson/ITA Regional, posting a pair of victories and earning a berth in the tournament semifinals. The duo registered an 8-1 win over San Francisco's Axel Elvik and Timo Kienle in third round action, before topping Cal's Lennart Maack and Dean Wallace 8-4 to advance past the quarterfinals. Junior Jon Wong and sophomore Eric McKean also earned a third round doubles victory, defeating Matt Loucks and Roman Borvanov of Portland, 8-3. Thomas Bieri and Marcus Shiller of Oregon defeated the tandem in quarterfinal play, 8-3. The duo of junior Phil Sheng and sophomore James Wan were edged in third round action by San Francisco's Pablo Pires de Almeida and Philip Riise-Hansen, 8-5.
Stanford was perfect in consolation play, as Wan, McKean and Wong all registered victories in convincing fashion. Wan defeated Santa Clara's Francisco Zepponi 6-2, 6-0, while McKean posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Gonzaga's Reid Arthur, and Wong topped Oregon's Chris Liao, 6-4, 6-4. The consolation bracket concluded play after a single round.
Action continues tomorrow at Berkeley's Hellman Tennis Center and Channing Courts. The singles finalists and doubles champion from this event will earn spots in the November 4-7 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan.
Wilson/ITA Regional Championships
Men's Main Doubles (Round of 16)
1. Corkery/Warburg (Stanford) def. Elvik/Kienle (San Francisco), 8-1
2. McKean/Wong (Stanford) def. Loucks/Borvanov (Portland), 8-3
3. Pires de Almeida/Riise-Hansen (San Francisco) def. Sheng/Wan (Stanford), 8-5
Men's Main Doubles (Quarterfinals)
1. Corkery/Warburg (Stanford) def. Maack/Wallace (Cal), 8-4
2. Bieri/Shiller (Oregon) def. McKean/Wong (Stanford), 8-3
Men's Consolation Singles
1. James Wan (Stanford) def. Francisco Zepponi (Santa Clara), 6-2, 6-0
2. Eric McKean (Stanford) def. Reid Arthur (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-1
3. Jon Wong (Stanford) def. Chris Liao (Oregon), 6-4, 6-4