No. 10 Stanford Swept By No. 1 Baylor, 7-0

March 23, 2005

Waco, Texas - No. 1 ranked Baylor took the doubles point and won five of six singles matches in straight sets to hand No. 10 Stanford a 7-0 defeat in Waco on Wednesday. Stanford falls to 8-5 overall with the loss, while the Bears remain undefeated at 17-0.

Baylor claimed the doubles point to start the evening, taking two of three doubles matches. Sophomores Eric McKean and James Wan fell to Baylor's Benjamin Becker and Jon Reckewey at the No. 3 doubles position, 8-2. The Bears wrapped up the point at the No. 2 spot, where the No. 44 ranked duo of Michal Kokta and Lars Poerschke defeated senior Phil Sheng and freshman Phil Kao, 8-5. The No. 3 ranked doubles tandem of senior Sam Warburg and junior KC Corkery posted a big win at the No. 1 doubles spot, knocking off the No. 5 ranked pairing of Benedikt Dorsch and Matija Zgaga, 8-6.

The Cardinal continued to struggle in singles play, with Baylor competitors taking five matches in straight sets. Zgaga topped McKean at the No. 5 position 6-2, 6-0 and No. 89 ranked Vladimir Portnov defeated Kao at the No. 6 spot 6-4, 6-1 to stake Baylor to an early lead. The Bears clinched the victory at the No. 3 position, where No. 17 ranked Poerschke handed No. 91 Sheng a 7-6, 6-1 defeat.

In one of the most anticipated match ups of the college season, No. 1 ranked Dorsch edged No. 2 ranked Warburg at the No. 1 spot 7-5, 6-2. At the No. 2 singles position, No. 33 ranked Corkery stretched No. 49 ranked Becker to three sets before losing a tiebreaker 6-3, 6-7, (10-6).

The Cardinal begins Pac-10 conference play this weekend, traveling to the northwest to take on Washington on Friday and Oregon on Saturday.

No. 1 Baylor - 7
No. 10 Stanford - 0

Doubles (Baylor wins doubles point)
1. #3 Warburg/Corkery (Stanford) def. #5 Dorsch/Zgaga (Baylor) - 8-6
2. #44 Kokta/Poerschke (Baylor) def. Kao/Sheng (Stanford) - 8-5
3. Becker/Reckewey (Baylor) def. McKean/Wan (Stanford) - 8-2
*order of finish: 3, 2, 1

Singles
1. #1 Bendikt Dorsch (Baylor) def. #2 Sam Warburg (Stanford) - 7-5, 6-2
2. #49 Benjamin Becker (Baylor) def. #33 KC Corkery (Stanford) - 3-6, 7-6 (0), (10-6)
3. #17 Lars Poerschke (Baylor) def. #91 Phil Sheng (Stanford) - 7-6 (0), 6-1
4. Michal Kokta (Baylor) def. James Wan (Stanford) - 6-3, 6-2
5. Matija Zgaga (Baylor) def. Eric McKean (Stanford) - 6-2, 6-0
6. #89 Vladimir Portnov (Baylor) def. Phil Kao (Stanford) - 6-4, 6-1
*order of finish: 5, 6, 3, 4, 1, 2

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