K.C. Corkery/James Pade Win Omni Hotels Regional Doubles Championship
Oct. 29, 2002
Stanford freshmen K.C. Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) and James Pade(Woodside, CA) captured the 2002 Omni Hotels Regional DoublesChampionship on Tuesday afternoon by defeating two of the top fiveseeds. In fact, seventh-seeded Corkery and Pade beat the No. 2, 3, 5and 10 seeds in just over 24 hours to win their first careercollegiate title (singles or doubles).
Corkery and Pade were locked in an all-Stanford final against seniorCarter Morris (Washington, D.C.) and sophomore Sam Warburg(Sacramento, CA). The Cardinal freshmen defeated fifth-seeded Morrisand Warburg 8-5 to post their fifth win in three days.
Corkery and Pade advanced to the final with an impressive 8-5 upsetvictory over second-seeded Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski ofWashington.
Morris and Warburg, who reached their first doubles final as a team,opened the day with an 8-5 semifinal victory over Hector Almada andStefan Suta of Fresno State.
Stanford returns to action at the Omni Hotels National IndoorChampionship on November 7-10 (Thursday-Sunday) in Dallas, Texas.With Tuesday's win, Corkery and Pade automatically qualified for themain draw of the Omni National Indoors.
2002 Omni Hotels Regional Championship
At Moraga, California (Saint Mary's College) Doubles
No. 5 seeds Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (Stanford) d. No. 8 seeds
Hector Almada/Stefan Suta (Fresno State), 8-5
No. 7 seeds K.C. Corkery/James Pade (Stanford) d. No. 2 seeds Ari
Strasberg/Alex Vlaski (Washington), 8-5
No. 7 seeds K.C. Corkery/James Pade (Stanford) d. No. 5 seeds Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (Stanford), 8-5
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