Warburg and Corkery Advance at Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships
Oct. 7, 2004
Chattanooga, Tenn. - The doubles tandem of senior Sam Warburg and junior KC Corkery advanced to the second round of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships in Chattanooga with an 8-6 win over Harvard's team of Brandon Chiu and Jonathan Chu on Thursday. Warburg also advanced to the round of 16 with a pair of victories in the main singles draw.
In doubles competition, the top seeded team of Warburg and Corkery handed the pairing from Harvard an 8-6 defeat in first round action. The tandem competes in second round competition on Friday afternoon.
In singles action, Warburg advanced to the round of 16 in the singles tournament with a pair of wins. Warburg handed Florida's Janne Holmia a 6-4, 6-2 defeat before registering a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Winthrop's Clayton Almeida. The tournament's No. 2 seed, Warburg moves on to face Alabama's Luigi D'Agord in the round of 16.
Corkery began singles action with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 first round win over Malcolm Scatliffe of Penn State. The junior was knocked out of the tournament in the second round, as Virginia's Doug Stewart registered a 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 victory.
The Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships offer the first national singles and doubles titles of the season, and are followed by the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in November.
The top eight seeds in singles for the Oct. 7-10 main draw are (in order): Catalin Gard of Mississippi, Sam Warburg of Stanford, Jesse Witten of Kentucky, Hamid Mirzadeh of Florida, Doug Stewart of Virginia, Gabor Zoltan Pelva of Auburn, Pedro Rico of Pepperdine and Izak van der Merwe of Old Dominion. Auburn's Pelva reached the semifinals at last May's NCAA Championships. Stanford's Warburg and KC Corkery are the defending NCAA doubles champions and will be the top seeds in doubles. All told, 46 of the top 50 players in the preseason ITA singles rankings are competing in this year's main draw.
Updated results can be viewed on the official website of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association at www.itatennis.com.
Men's Main Doubles (First Round)
1. Corkery/Warburg (Stanford) def. Chiu/Chu (Harvard), 8-6