Husky Pair Bow Out Of NCAA Doubles Tourney
May 27, 2005
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The season is officially at an end for the Washington men's tennis team, as sophomores Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu were eliminated from the NCAA Doubles Championships in the Round of 16 today. The pair lost to defending NCAA Doubles Champions KC Corkery and Sam Warburg of Stanford at Mitchell Tennis Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M.
Corkery and Warburg are the same team who denied Slovic and Chu in the final of the Pac-10 Championships in April in a close 8-6 match. The NCAAs are scored in the more familiar two out of three sets format. Today's first set went back and forth, with the second-seeded Stanford team picking up an early break before Chu and Slovic got back on serve, taking a 3-2 lead. But the Cardinal duo came back with four straight games to take the first set, 6-3.
In the second set, each team buckled down on their serve, trading holds until the tenth game, at 5-4 Stanford, when Corkery and Warburg broke the Huskies' serve to take the set and the win, 6-4.
Slovic and Chu were the first Washington doubles team to advance to the NCAA Round of 16 in six years, since Eric Drew and Robert Kendrick reached the round in 1999.
Washington Men's Tennis
NCAA Doubles Championships
5/27/05 - Mitchell Tennis Stadium
College Station, Texas
Doubles Round of 16
(2) KC Corkery/Sam Warburg (Stan) def. (18) Alex Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW), 6-3, 6-4
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