KC Corkery, David Martin Advance At The NCAA Singles Championship
May 21, 2003
ATHENS, Ga. - Stanford senior David Martin (Tulsa, OK) and freshman KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) both recorded first round victories at the NCAA Singles Championship on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Georgia.
Martin, who was an NCAA Semifinalist last season, came back to defeat 56th-ranked David Loewenthal of Wake Forest 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The eighth-seeded and eighth-ranked Martin, who improved to 34-10 on the campaign, will meet 42nd-ranked Oliver Maiberger of San Diego State in the second round on Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the season between Martin and Maiberger.
The 49th-ranked Corkery posted an impressive 6-3, 6-4 win over 46th-ranked Doug Stewart of Virginia to improve to 30-4 on the year. He has now won 22 straight singles matches dating all the way back to Feb. 14. Corkery will face ninth ranked and No. 9-16 seed Jesse Witten of Kentucky in the second round on Thursday in the first meeting of the season between the two players.
Sixty-third ranked Stanford sophomore Sam Warburg (Sacramento, CA) was the sixth singles alternate, but did not gain entry into the tournament.
The NCAA Doubles Championship will begin on Thursday at Georgia with 32 teams vying for the national title. Seniors Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and Martin, who are ranked fourth in the nation, are the fourth seed in the field and will play 27th-ranked Brent Salazar and Ryan Stotland of New Mexico in the opening round.
2003 NCAA Men's Singles Championship
At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)
First Round (Stanford results only)
#8 seed David Martin (Stanford) d. David Loewenthal (Wake Forest), 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
KC Corkery (Stanford) d. Doug Stewart (Virginia), 6-3, 6-4