No. 21 Stanford Knocks Off Santa Clara, 7-0
April 19, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - The No. 21 ranked Stanford men's tennis team was dominant in closing out regular season dual match play with a 7-0 win over Santa Clara at the Taube Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinal swept all three doubles matches and won all six singles matches in straight sets to post the victory. Stanford improves to 13-10 with the win, while the Broncos fall to 12-10.
Head coach John Whitlinger mixed up the doubles pairings for Tuesday's contest, and it proved to be effective with the Cardinal winning all three matches to capture the doubles point. Senior Sam Warburg teamed up with sophomore Eric McKean to post an 8-3 victory over Eric Kochanski and Blane Shields at the No. 1 doubles position, while junior KC Corkery and sophomore James Wan topped Taylor Bedilion and Francisco Zepponi at the No. 2 spot, 8-2. Senior Phil Sheng and junior Jon Wong closed out the doubles sweep, knocking off Jan Macek and Bobby Rasmussen at the No. 3 position, 8-4.
Stanford continued to roll in singles play, as Cardinal competitors won all six matches in straight sets to close out the victory. Warburg, the No. 2 ranked player in the nation, defeated Bedilion at the No. 1 singles position 6-1, 6-2, and No. 13 ranked Corkery topped Macek at No. 2 spot 6-1, 6-4. Sheng defeated Kochanski at the No. 3 position 7-6, 6-3, while Wan breezed past Zepponi at the No. 4 spot 6-1, 6-1. Freshman Phil Kao posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Rasmussen at the No. 5 position, and McKean closed out the Stanford sweep with a 6-0, 6-1 win over A.J. Kerin at the No. 6 spot.
Stanford travels to the Pac-10 individual championships that begin on Thursday in Ojai.
No. 21 Stanford - 7
Santa Clara - 0
Doubles (Stanford wins doubles point)
1. Warburg/McKean (Stanford) def. Kochanski/Shields (SCU) - 8-3
2. Corkery/Wan (Stanford) def. Bedilion/Zepponi (SCU) - 8-2
3. Wong/Sheng (Stanford) def. Macek/Rasmussen (SCU) - 8-4
1. #2 Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. Taylor Bedilion (SCU) - 6-1, 6-2
2. #13 KC Corkery (Stanford) def. Jan Macek (SCU) - 6-1, 6-4
3. Phil Sheng (Stanford) def. Eric Kochanski (SCU) - 7-6, 6-3
4. James Wan (Stanford) def. Francisco Zepponi (SCU) - 6-1, 6-1
5. Phil Kao (Stanford) def. Bobby Rasmussen (SCU) - 6-4, 6-2
6. Eric McKean (Stanford) def. A.J. Kerin (SCU) - 6-0, 6-1
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