No. 11 Stanford Defeats No. 3 USC, 5-2
April 17, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - No. 11 Stanford knocked off No. 3 USC, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Taube Tennis Center, giving Dick Gould a win in his final home match as the Head Coach of the Cardinal. With the win, Stanford handed USC its first loss in Pac-10 play and improves to 16-7 on the season, while the Trojans drop to 19-3 overall.
USC claimed the doubles point by taking two of the three doubles contests. Sophomore James Pade and freshman James Wan teamed up at the No. 3 doubles position to defeat the USC tandem of Ruben Torres and Parker Collins, 8-5. At the No. 1 doubles spot, junior Sam Warburg and senior Carter Morris fell to Johan Berg and Adriano Biasella, 8-5. The tandem of sophomore KC Corkery and junior Phil Sheng were edged 9-8 by Drew Hoskins and Daniel Langre at the No. 2 spot to seal the doubles point for the Trojans.
Stanford stormed back in singles competition, claiming five of the six singles matches to earn the win. Warburg, Corkery, Wan, Sheng, and Morris each picked up wins in singles play for the Cardinal. Warburg came from behind to post a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Biasella at the No.1 singles position. Corkery, Wan, and Morris each earned victories in straight sets. Corkery defeated Berg at the No. 2 singles spot 6-1, 6-3, while Wan claimed a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jamil Al-Agba at the No. 3 position, and Morris defeated Hoskins 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 6 spot. After dropping the first set of his match, Sheng came back to claim a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 win over Torres at the No. 5 singles position. At the No. 4 spot, Pade fell to Langre 1-6, 2-6.
The win marked the 773rd victory of Head Coach Dick Gould's career. Gould has coached the Cardinal to 17 NCAA team championships, with the last one coming during the 2000 season. Gould has earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors nine times during his tenure on The Farm.
The Cardinal return to action on April 22-25, as they head to the Pac-10 Individual Championships in Ojai, California.
Stanford - 5
USC - 2
Doubles (USC Wins Point)
1. Johan Berg/Adriano Biasella (U) def. #34 Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (S) , 8-5
2. Drew Hoskins/Daniel Langre (U) def. Phil Sheng/KC Corkery (S), 9-8
3. James Pade/James Wan (S) def. Torres/Collins (U), 8-5
1. #11 Sam Warburg (S) def. Adriano Biasella, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. #110 KC Corkery (S) def. Johan Berg, 6-1, 6-3
3. #85 James Wan (S) def. Jamil Al-Agba, 6-3,6-1
4. Daniel Langre (U) def. James Pade, 6-1,6-2
5. Phil Sheng (S) def. Ruben Torres, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Carter Morris (S) def. Drew Hoskins, 6-4,6-3