Warburg Selected As ITA National Player To Watch

May 28, 2004

TULSA, Okla. - Stanford University men's tennis standout Sam Warburg was selected as the 2004 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Player to Watch at the national awards banquet at the Promenade Ballroom at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Tulsa.

The ITA National Player to Watch award goes to a highly-ranked non-senior player who has had an outstanding season, has not yet won an ITA national singles title, but is expected to contend for one in the future. Warburg, a junior from Sacramento, Calif., is ranked a career-best No. 8 in the latest ITA singles and doubles rankings.

This season, Warburg has registered a 33-8 overall record and posted a 24-4 record versus ranked opponents. Warburg, who started the season ranked No. 71 in the preseason ITA poll, captured the Pac-10 Singles Championship and was selected as the conference player of the year.

This year's ITA national award winners are:
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year - Ron Smarr, Rice
ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year - Shaheen Ladhani, Rice
ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Players of the Year - (co-winners) Brian Wilson, Illinois, and Jeremy Wurtzman, Ohio State
ITA National Rookie of the Year - Alex Slovic, Washington
ITA National Player to Watch - Sam Warburg, Stanford
ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship - Lee Taylor Walker, Memphis
ITA/John Van Nostrand Memorial Award - Nicholas Monroe, North Carolina
ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award - William Barker, Rice

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