Stanford Captures Two Titles At The Pac-10 Championship
April 24, 2005
Ojai, Calif. - Sam Warburg captured his second straight Pac-10 singles championship with a straight set win over Washington's Alex Vlaski in Ojai on Sunday afternoon. The senior then paired with teammate KC Corkery to claim the Pac-10 doubles title with an 8-6 win over Washington's Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic.
Warburg, the No. 2 ranked player in the nation, won the singles title with a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 victory over the No. 10 ranked Vlaski. Warburg became just the second player to win back-to-back Pac-10 singles titles, and the first player to accomplish the feat since Cardinal alum and Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame member Alex O'Brien captured two straight conference crowns in 1991 and 1992.
Just an hour after playing in the singles final, Warburg teamed with Corkery to register an 8-6 win over the No. 15 ranked duo of Chu and Slovic. The tandem, who captured the NCAA doubles championship last season, is the first Cardinal pairing to win the conference title since K.J. Hippensteel and Alex Kim won the tournament in 2001.
The two titles mark the first time since 1998 that Stanford players have won both the Pac-10 singles and doubles championships in the same year. Warburg is the first player to win both the Pac-10 singles and doubles championships in the same year since USC's Wayne Black claimed both titles in 1994.
The Stanford men's tennis team will next take to the court on May 13-15 for NCAA first and second round action at selected campus sites. The men's championship finals will be hosted by Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
Main Singles Draw
1. #2 Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. #10 Alex Vlaski (Washington) - 7-5, 7-5
Main Doubles Draw
1. #4 Warburg/Corkery (Stanford) def. #15 Chu/Slovic (Washington) - 8-6