KC Corkery Reaches Third Round Of NCAA Singles Championship

May 22, 2003

ATHENS, Ga. - Stanford freshman KC Corkery (Manhattan Beach, CA) turned in a dominant performance on Thursday to advance to the third round of the NCAA Singles Championship at the University of Georgia.

Corkery, who is ranked 49th in the nation, overwhelmed ninth-ranked and No. 9-16 seed Jesse Witten of Kentucky 6-1, 6-0. Witten was an NCAA Singles Finalist in 2002. The win was Corkery's 23rd in a row dating back to Feb. 14, and improved his season record to 31-4.

The Cardinal freshman will meet second-ranked and second-seeded Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor in the third round on Friday.

In other second round action, Stanford senior David Martin (Tulsa, OK) fell to 42nd-ranked Oliver Maiberger of San Diego State 6-1, 6-3. Martin, who was seeded eighth and ranked eighth, finished the season with a 34-11 singles record.

In the first round of the NCAA Doubles Championship, Stanford's fourth-ranked and fourth-seeded team of Scott Lipsky (Merrick, NY) and Martin beat 27th-ranked Brent Salazar and Ryan Stotland of New Mexico 7-6 (5), 6-2. Lipsky and Martin, who were NCAA Doubles Finalists in 2002, have won eight of their 10 career matches in the NCAA Doubles Championship.

Lipsky and Martin will play 12th-ranked Nicholas Boeker and Bo Hodge of Georgia or 14th-ranked Zoltan Csanadi and Izak Van der Merwe of Old Dominion in Friday's second round.

All of Thursday's singles and doubles matches were played indoors because of rain.

2003 NCAA Men's Singles Championship

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

Second Round (Stanford results only)

Oliver Maiberger (San Diego State) d. #8 seed David Martin (Stanford), 6-1, 6-3

KC Corkery (Stanford) d. #9-16 seed Jesse Witten (Kentucky), 6-1, 6-0

2003 NCAA Men's Doubles Championship

At Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia)

First Round (Stanford results only)

#4 seeds Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stanford) d. Brent Salazar/Ryan Stotland (New Mexico), 7-6 (5), 6-2

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