Sam Warburg And KC Corkery Advance To Semifinals At Pacific Coast Doubles Championship

March 5, 2005

La Jolla, Calif. - The tandem of senior Sam Warburg and junior KC Corkery won three doubles matches to advance to the semifinals of the 116th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on Saturday. The pairing will meet Cal's Patrick Briaud and Conor Niland in the semifinals on Sunday morning.

Warburg and Corkery, the No. 2 ranked duo in collegiate tennis, started the day by defeating Zack Malmgren and Bryan Wooten of Texas A & M, 8-1. The pairing's success continued in the Round of 16, as the team was dominant in an 8-1 victory over San Diego State's No. 9 seeded Armando Carrascosa and Benni Stronk. In the quarterfinals, the duo handed Pepperdine's No. 5 seeded team of Pedro Rico and Scott Doerner an 8-6 defeat.

The duo of senior Phil Sheng and Phil Kao fell in Round of 64 play, dropping a 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (6) decision to USC alums Daniel Langre and Ruben Torres. Sophomores Eric McKean and James Wan were also defeated in Round of 64 action, falling to UCLA's Mathieu Dehaine and Kris Kwinta, 8-6.

Matches were contested in pro sets instead of best of three sets because of inclement weather. Sheng and Kao's match was completed in three sets because play had begun on Friday before weather postponed the match. Warburg and Corkery's semifinal match will be played in a best of three set format.

Main draw and consolation draw action at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship concludes on Sunday.

116th Annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
La Jolla, CA

Main Draw (Round of 64)
1. Mathieu Dehaine/Kris Kwinta (UCLA) def. Eric McKean/James Wan (Stanford) - 8-6
2. Daniel Langre/Ruben Torres (Independent) def. Phil Kao/Phil Sheng (Stanford) - 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (6)

Main Draw (Round of 32)
1. Sam Warburg/KC Corkery (Stanford) def. Zack Malmgren/Bryan Wooten (Texas A&M) - 8-2

Main Draw (Round of 16)
1. Sam Warburg/KC Corkery (Stanford) def. Armando Carrascosa/Benni Stronk (San Diego State) - 8-1

Main Draw (Quarterfinals)
1. Sam Warburg/KC Corkery (Stanford) def. Pedro Rico/Scott Doerner (Pepperdine) - 8-6

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