Warburg Named Pac-10 Player of the Year

May 5, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University men's tennis player Sam Warburg was selected as the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year, as voted on by the league coaches. Freshman standout James Wan was named the 2004 Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year, sharing the award with Washington's Alex Slovic.

Warburg, a junior from Sacramento, CA, has enjoyed a dominant junior season, posting a 28-7 overall record and capturing the Pacific-10 Singles Championship. This season, Warburg has recorded a 19-3 dual match record and has registered a 15-2 mark versus Pac-10 opponents. Ranked No. 71 in the ITA preseason poll, Warburg has competed against and defeated some of the best players in the country, earning a career-high No. 8 ranking in the latest ITA poll. Warburg has posted a 19-3 record versus ranked opponents and a perfect 7-0 record versus opponents ranked in the top 25. In addition to winning the conference player of the year award, Warburg was also named to the Pac-10 First Team.

Wan has enjoyed a standout first season on The Farm. The Woodbury, NY native is currently ranked No. 102 in the latest ITA rankings. Wan has had an immediate impact on the Cardinal lineup, stepping in to post a 27-4 overall record and a near perfect 23-1 dual match record, while playing primarily at the No. 3 and No. 4 singles spots. This season, Wan has posted an 11-2 mark versus Pac-10 opponents.

Sophomore KC Corkery, currently ranked No. 65 in the country, garnered Second Team All-Pac-10 honors for the second year in a row. The Manhattan Beach, CA native was slowed by injuries in the beginning of the season, but came on late in the season, posting a 5-1 record in his last six matches. Corkery owns a 13-13 overall record and a 12-10 mark in dual match play.

Men's First Team
Adriano Biasella, USC
Tobias Clemens, UCLA
Alex Slovic, WASH
Sven Swinnen, ORE
Alex Vlaski, WASH
Sam Warburg, STAN

Men's Second Team
KC Corkery, STAN

Manuel Kost, ORE
Chris Lam, UCLA
Roger Matalonga, ARIZ
Balazs Veress, CAL
Wayne Wong, CAL

Honorable Mention
Jamil Al-Agba, USC
Johan Berg, USC
Luben Pampoulov, UCLA
Chris Stewart, ASU
James Wan, STAN

Men's Player of the Year
Sam Warburg, STAN

Men's Co-Doubles Team of the Year
Balazs Veress/Patrick Briaud, CAL
Alberto Francis/Kris Kwinta, UCLA

Men's Co-Freshman of the Year
Alex Slovic, WASH
James Wan, STAN

Men's Coach of the Year
Peter Smith, USC

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