Sam Warburg and KC Corkery Upset In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

May 25, 2005

College Station, Tex. - Senior Sam Warburg and junior KC Corkery were both knocked out of the NCAA singles tournament in first round action at the Mitchell Tennis Center in College Station, TX on Wednesday. Warburg, the No. 2 seeded player in the tournament, was edged in three sets by Old Dominion's Izak van der Merwe, while Corkery fell in straight sets to Auburn's Gabor Zoltan Pelva.

Warburg, the No. 1 ranked player in the nation, took the first set 7-5 before van der Merwe rebounded to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-1. Corkery, seeded in the 9-16 grouping, lost a tiebreaker to Pelva in the first set, 7-6 (6), and was topped 6-3 in the second set.

Both players will now turn their attention to the doubles tournament, where they will attempt to defend the doubles championship that they won last season. The duo enters the doubles tournament as the No. 2 seed and will face Oklahoma State's Daniel Byrnes and Mark Van Elden in the first round on Thursday. The two pairings previously faced off on February 18 when the Cowboys defeated the Cardinal at the National Team Indoor Championship in Chicago. The Stanford duo was leading the doubles contest by a narrow 6-5 margin before the match was abandoned when Oklahoma State won the doubles point.

NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Singles Championship
First Round * May 25, 2005
College Station, Texas * Mitchell Tennis Center

1. Izak van der Merwe (Old Dominion) def. Sam Warburg (Stanford), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
2. Gabor Zoltan Pelva (Auburn) def. KC Corkery (Stanford), 7-6 (6), 6-3

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