No. 9 Stanford Defeats No. 15 Harvard, 5-2
March 30, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 9 ranked Stanford University men's tennis team earned a 5-2 dual match victory over the Harvard Crimson at Taube Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinal improve to 12-3 overall, while Harvard falls to 9-4.
Stanford claimed the doubles point by taking two of three doubles contests. Sophomore KC Corkery and junior Sam Warburg teamed up to defeat Harvard's team of David Lingman and Jonathan Chu 8-6 at the No. 1 doubles slot. The tandem of senior Carter Morris and junior Phil Sheng took the No. 2 doubles match by a score of 8-6 as well, dropping Mark Riddell and Brandon Chu. After posting a perfect 3-0 record in doubles play last week, the tandem of freshmen James Wan and Chris Rasmussen had their streak snapped, falling 8-5 to Cliff Nguyen and Chris Chiou.
In singles competition, Stanford's Warburg, Sheng, Wan, and Morris each registered victories. Warburg, ranked No. 23, defeated No. 27 ranked Lingman 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles spot. Sheng also captured a win in straight sets, beating Riddell, 7-6, 6-3 at the No. 3 spot. Wan remained undefeated in dual match play, posting a 6-1, 6-1 win over Nguyen at the No. 4 singles slot to improve to 16-0. Morris rounded out the Stanford victories in singles action, coming from behind to defeat Jack Li, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 5 spot.
The only Cardinal defeats in singles play came at the No. 2 and No. 6 singles slots. Corkery dropped a hard fought match to Chu at the No. 2 spot, 7-5, 7-6 and Rasmussen fell to Chiou at the No. 6 spot, 6-3, 6-2.
After five straight matches on The Farm, the Cardinal gear up for a five-match road trip beginning this weekend. Stanford will face No. 3 ranked USC on Friday and No. 5 ranked UCLA on Saturday in Pac-10 action.
Stanford - 5
Harvard - 2
Doubles (Stanford Wins Point)
1. Corkery/Warburg (S) def. Lingman/Chu, 8-6
2. Morris/Sheng (S) def. Riddell/Chiu, 8-6
3. Nguyen/Chiou (H) def. Wan/Rasmussen, 8-5
1. Warburg (S) def. Lingman, 6-3, 6-2
2. Chu (H) def. Corkery, 7-5, 7-6
3. Sheng (S) def. Riddell, 7-6, 6-3
4. Wan (S) def. Nguyen, 6-1, 6-1
5. Morris (S) def. Li, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
6. Chiou (H) def. Rasmussen, 6-3, 6-2