Stanford Wins Three ITA Regional Awards
May 12, 2003
SKILLMAN, N.J. - The Stanford University men's tennis team has received three 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Awards, as announced on Monday by National ITA Division I Awards Chairman Jim Osborne.
Stanford head coach Dick Gould has been named Wilson/ITA West Regional Coach of the Year, David Martin (Tulsa, OK) was selected as West Region/ITA Farnsworth Senior of the Year and freshman KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) was tabbed as National ITA West Region Rookie Player of the Year.
Gould, who was named the ITA/Wilson Coach of the Decade for both the 1980's and 1990's, is in his 37th year at the helm of the Cardinal men's tennis program. He is the all-time NCAA Division I win leader with a career record of 755-139 (.845). The four-time Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year (1974, '94, '98, 2000) had led Stanford to 17 NCAA Team Championships, 10 NCAA Singles Championships and six NCAA Doubles Championships during his tenure. This season, Gould has led the fourth-ranked Cardinal to a 23-3 record and sixth Pac-10 Championship in the last seven seasons. For his efforts, Gould earned his ninth career Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor last week.
Martin, who was an NCAA Singles Semifinalist and NCAA Doubles Finalist a year ago, is currently ranked eighth in the nation in singles and fourth in doubles. He is 32-9 in singles this season, including a 16-5 record against Pac-10 opponents and 14 wins over nationally-ranked opposition. He was the consolation singles champion at the ITA All-American, a semifinalist at the Omni Northern California Regional Singles Championship and a quarterfinalist at the Pac-10 Singles Championship. In doubles, he has compiled a 27-8 record this season with long-time partner Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY). The duo reached the final of the ITA All-American, the semifinals of the Omni National Indoors and the quarterfinals of both the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship and the Pac-10 Doubles Championship. Lipsky and Martin were also named the 2002-03 Pac-10 Doubles Team of the Year.
Corkery, who was also named the 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, has emerged as one of the top young players in the nation. He is an amazing 28-4 in singles, and has won 20 straight matches dating all the way back to Feb. 14. The 49th-ranked Corkery, who is 12-3 against nationally-ranked opponents this season, has been invited to the 2003 NCAA Singles Championship. In doubles, Corkery and fellow freshman partner James Pade (Woodside, CA) have compiled a 30-11 record and have appeared in the national rankings for most of the 2003 campaign.
The Cardinal, which is seeded fifth in the 2003 NCAA Championship, will travel to Athens, Georgia this week for the final four rounds of the 64-team event. Stanford will face Tulane in the round of 16 on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (ET)/3:00 p.m. (PT).