Warburg Advances To Quarterfinals At Pac-10 Tournament

April 22, 2004

OJAI, Calif. - On the first day of action at the Pac-10 Individual Championships at Ojai, CA, eight Stanford men's tennis players took the court on Thursday. Junior standout Sam Warburg advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles main draw. The Cardinal will be back in action on Friday.

Warburg advanced to the second round with a straight sets, 6-2, 7-5 win over Markus Schiller of Oregon. Warburg then dispatched USC's Ruben Torres, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the quarterfinals. The Sacramento, CA native will face Cal's Patrick Briaud in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The rest of the Cardinal struggled on Thursday, with junior Phil Sheng, sophomore KC Corkery and freshman James Wan falling in the first round of the singles main draw. Sheng was defeated by Cal's Balazs Veress, 6-2, 6-3, while Corkery fell to Washington's Christoph Palmanshofer, 6-3, 6-2. Wan pushed UCLA's Alberto Francis to three sets before falling, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5.

In the singles invitational draw, senior captain Carter Morris advanced to the quarterfinals. Morris received a bye in the first round before defeating Washington's Nick Weiss in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Morris will face Oregon's Aaron Spencer in quarterfinal action on Friday.

In other invitational draw play, freshman Chris Rasmussen defeated Vladmire Pino of Oregon, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7-3) before falling to Washington's Michael Ricks in the second round, 6-3, 6-4. After receiving first round byes, senior Joe Kao and sophomore James Pade were eliminated in the second round. Kao was defeated by UCLA's Aaron Yovan, 6-1, 7-5, while Pade was eliminated by ASU's Daniel Davis (def. Ns). Freshman Eric McKean fell in first round invitational action to Arizona's Paul Warkentin, 6-3, 6-2.

Complete draw results can be found at www.ojaitournament.org.

SINGLES, MAIN DRAW

Second Round -- Thurs., April 22
Sam Warburg (Stan) d. Ruben Torres (USC), 6-4, 6-2

First Round -- Thurs., April 22
Balazs Veress (Cal) d. Philip Sheng (Stan), 6-2, 6-3
Sam Warburg (Stan) d. Markus Schiller (Ore), 6-2, 7-5
Christoph Palmanshofer (Wash) d. K.C. Corkery (Stan), 6-3, 6-2
Alberto Francis (UCLA) d. James Wan (Stan), 6-3, 1-6, 7-5

SINGLES, INVITATIONAL DRAW

Second Round -- Thurs., April 22
Carter Morris (Stan) d. Nick Weiss (Wash), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
Aaron Yovan (UCLA) d. Joseph Kao (Stan), 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Davis (ASU) d. James Pade (Stan), Def (ns)
Michael Ricks (Wash) d. Chris Rasmussen (Stan), 6-3, 6-4

First Round -- Thurs., April 22
Carter Morris (Stan), Bye
James Pade (Stan), Bye
Joseph Kao (Stan), Bye
Chris Rasmussen (Stan) d. Vladmire Pino (Ore), 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7-3)
Paul Warkentin (Ariz) d. Eric McKean (Stan), 6-3, 6-2

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