Sam Warburg and KC Corkery Selected for NCAA Championships
May 5, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Senior Sam Warburg and junior KC Corkery have been selected to compete for NCAA individual titles, as announced by the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee on Thursday. The singles and doubles competition will be conducted from May 25-30 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, Texas, following the conclusion of the team championship.
64 singles players and 32 doubles teams will compete in the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships, and Warburg and Corkery are among the top seeds in both the singles and doubles tournaments. Warburg, the nation's No. 1 ranked player according to the most recent ITA rankings, will enter the tournament as the No. 2 seed, while Corkery has been seeded in the 9-16 grouping. Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor garnered the top seed, and teammate Benjamin Becker will be looking to defend his singles title.
Warburg has posted a 36-5 overall record this season, and recently claimed his second straight Pac-10 singles title. Corkery has recorded a 28-6 overall mark, and captured the consolation title of the ITA National Indoor Championship in November. Warburg enters next week's NCAA team tournament on a 15-match winning streak, while Corkery has reeled off eight straight wins in singles play.
The No. 3 ranked tandem of Warburg and Corkery will also be back to defend their NCAA men's doubles title. The duo received the No. 2 seed and will attempt to be the first to win back-to-back doubles titles since Southern California's tandem of Stan Smith and Bob Lutz won two consecutive titles together back in 1967-68.
The pairing has posted a 35-6 record and recently claimed the Pac-10 doubles title. The duo also won the prestigious Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in early March in addition to the Wilson/ITA Regional Championship in October.
Stanford will begin its quest for the NCAA team title next weekend, when the Cardinal travels to Malibu to face San Diego in first round action. The winner of that match will advance to second round play to meet the winner of the first round contest between host Pepperdine and UC Irvine.
For the second straight year The Tennis Channel will be broadcasting the NCAA men's and women's singles and doubles finals. The taped broadcast schedule is as follows:
June 4 at 8 p.m. - Women's Singles Final
June 4 at 10 p.m. - Women's Doubles Final
June 5 at 8 p.m. - Men's Singles Final
June 5 at 10 p.m. - Men's Doubles Final
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