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  KC Corkery
KC Corkery

Player Profile
Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, CA

High School:
Mira Costa

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Major:
Communications

Three-time All-American
2005 NCAA Doubles Semifinalist
2005 Second Team All-Pac-10
2004 NCAA Doubles Champion
2004 Second Team All-Pac-10
2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
2003 Second Team All-Pac-10
2003 ITA West Region Rookie of the Year

Fall of 2005: Posted a 11-2 record while competing in the All-American Championships, the Northwest Regional Championships and the ITA National Indoor Championships ... He won the Regional tournament by winning six matches, including a straight set win over No. 23 Alex Slovic of Washington ... At the National Indoors, he won his first three matches and advanced to the semifinals where he was defeated by No. 2 Ludovic Walter of Duke in a tough 7-6, 6-4 match ... Went 1-1 at the All-American Championships and advanced to the Round of 32 ... In doubles play, he and partner James Pade entered the season ranked No. 13 nationally ... The duo won three matches at the All-American Championships, but eventually lost in the semifinals ... At the National Indoors, they lost in the Round of 16 in the main draw, then won three straight matches in the consolation bracket ... Finished the Fall with a 6-2 doubles record ... Named Stanford's team captain for 2006 ... Ranked No. 21 in singles and No. 5 in doubles (with Pade) in the 2006 Pre-Season ITA Poll.

Summer of 2005: Won two Futures doubles tournaments with teammate James Pade ... Captured the doubles titles at the Japan Futures and Claremont, CA Futures.

As a Junior is 2004-05: Turned in an outstanding season both in singles and doubles play ... He and teammate Sam Warburg formed one of the top doubles teams in the country ... The Cardinal duo, who won the 2004 NCAA doubles title, reached the semifinals before losing a tough 7-6 (1), 6-4 match to LSU's Mark Growcott and Ken Skupski ... Corkery earned All-America honors in doubles for the second consecutive year ... He finished the year ranked No. 15 in singles after going 29-8 overall and 21-4 in dual match play ... He played all but one dual match at No. 2 for the Cardinal ... He was named Second-Team All-Pac-10 and he and Warburg were named the Pac-10's Doubles Team of the Year ... Corkery was also named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10 ... Posted a singles record of 12-3 vs. Pac-10 opponents and 12-8 vs. nationally-ranked opponents ... Defeated five ranked opponents in the month of April alone, highlighted by a win over No. 8 ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA (4/9), 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 ... Notched a three-set win over then-No. 6 ranked Ryler DeHeart of Illinois (3/29), 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (6) ... Other impressive wins include a 6-2, 6-3 straight set win over then-No. 51 Drew Hoskins of USC (2/26), a 6-4, 6-2 victory over then-No. 47 Roger Matalonga of Arizona (4/2), and a come-from-behind 1-6, 7-6, 6-1 win over then-No. 46 Scott Doerner of Pepperdine (4/12) ...He began the year with a 9-3 record in the Fall ... Advanced to the second round of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship ... A quarterfinalist at the Wilson/ITA regional championship ... Qualified for the ITA National Indoor Championship and posted a 4-1 record, winning the consolation bracket ... Had a 13-match and 10-match winning streak during the season ... He won 23 of 26 matches at one point during the season with two of those losses coming against the No. 1 and No. 4 players in the country ... In doubles, KC and Warburg marched through the season as one of the best in the country ... They finished the year ranked No. 3 with a 38-7 overall record, 16-4 in dual match play and 17-6 vs. nationally-ranked opponents ... The duo claimed the Pac-10 doubles championship (4/22-4/24), knocking off then-No. 15 Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic in the final, 8-6 ... The pair also defeated then-No. 21 Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Championship ... The tandem topped then-No. 5 Benedikt Dorsch and Matija Zgaga of Baylor (3/23), 8-6 ... Strung together 18 straight victories from January 29 through March 23, before being upset by Washington's Chu and Slovic (3/25) in a dual match, 8-2 ... Claimed the title of the prestigious Pacific Coast Doubles tournament in March, becoming the first Stanford tandem to win the title since 1999 ... Advanced to the final of the ITA National Indoor Championship in November, and won the Wilson/ITA Regional Championship in October ... In Pac-10 play, Corkery and Warburg were an impressive 21-2.

Summer of 2004: Competed in the US Open doubles tournament with teammate Sam Warburg ... Reached the quarterfinals of three different Futures events in singles play ... Captured the doubles title at the Joplin, MO Futures tournament and posted a runner up performance at the Chico, CA Futures event.

As a Sophomore in 2003-04: Finished the season ranked No. 40 in the ITA poll ... Selected as Second Team All-Pac-10 performer for the second straight season ... Made it to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship ... Posted a 17-15 overall record and a 14-11 mark in dual match play ... Won 7 of his last 8 matches of the season ... Collected a pair of wins in Stanford's first and second round wins over Pacific (CA) and Washington, including a 6-3, 6-2 straight sets win over the Huskies' No. 25 ranked Alex Slovic ... Played primarily the No. 2 singles spot, posting a 13-7 record ... Posted a 7-5 record against ranked opponents ... Won 6-4, 6-2 straight sets win over then-No. 22 William Barker of Rice, a 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win over then-No. 43 Alex Slovic of Washington, and a 6-4, 3-6, 4-1 win over then-No. 22 Pedro Rico of Pepperdine ... In doubles, played primarily No. 1 and No. 2 ... Finished the season as the No. 1 ranked doubles tandem in the nation with teammate Sam Warburg ... Teamed with Warburg to win the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Registered a 8-3 win with teammate Phil Sheng over Pacific's Michael Duong and Vladimir Zdravkovic in the first round of the NCAA tournament ... Teamed with fellow sophomore standout James Pade to advance to the finals of the Pac-10 Individual Tournament main draw ... Defeated then-No. 40 Aaron Spencer and Sven Swinnen of Oregon in the first round, 8-5, before downing then-No. 20 Daniel Chu and Alex Vlaski of Washington in the quarterfinals, 8-5 ... Posted a 8-6 record with Pade ... Teamed with James Pade to advance to the round of 16 in the main draw in the men's open doubles at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship ... Advanced to the second round of the Icy/Hot ITA All-American singles championship ... Ranked No. 43 in the preseason ITA singles rankings ... Ranked No. 10 in the preseason ITA doubles rankings with teammate James Pade.

Summer of 2003: Captured the 2003 Futures of Auburn tourney, a USTA Pro Circuit Event ... Defeated fellow teammates Sam Warburg (6-4, 7-5) and James Pade (6-1, 2-6, 6-4) and former teammates Ryan Haviland and David Martin (Finals, 7-6, 6-2) en route to the title ... Teamed with James Pade to win the Claremont Futures championship and advanced to the doubles final of the 2003 Futures of Auburn.

As a Freshman in 2002-03: Emerged as one of the top young players in the country ... The 2003 ITA West Region Rookie of the Year and 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... Also named Second-Team All-Pac-10 ... Was named the 2003 Stanford Freshman Athlete of the Year ... Invited to participate in the 2003 NCAA Singles Championship, defeating 46th-ranked Doug Stewart of Virginia and ninth-ranked Jesse Witten of Kentucky to advance to the third round ... Posted a 31-5 singles record and a 33-11 doubles mark ... Finished the season ranked No. 42 in the nation in singles ... Concluded the season by winning 23 of his last 24 singles matches, including 17 in straight sets ... Won 13 of his 17 singles matches against nationally-ranked opponents ... Played primarily No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles ... In his first collegiate singles tournament, won five of seven matches at the prestigious ITA All-American Championship in October in Chattanooga, Tennessee ... Advanced through the All-American qualifying draw with two victories, and after a first round main draw loss, reeled off three straight set wins over ranked opponents to reach the consolation semifinals ... In the consolation quarterfinals, upset then-No. 40 Carlos Palencia of UC Santa Barbara 6-0, 6-3 ... Reached the singles fourth round at the Omni Hotels Regional Championship ... Compiled a 21-1 dual match record in 2003, including a perfect 18-0 mark at the No. 3 slot ... His season dual winning percentage of .955 ranks seventh in Stanford history ... Lost a combined total of just eight games in singles victories against Oral Roberts (d. Chris Moore 6-2, 6-0) on May 10 and Fresno State (d. Greg Shearer 6-4, 6-2) on May 11 in the first two rounds of the NCAA Team Championship ... The singles win against Oral Roberts clinched the Cardinal's 4-0 team win ... Posted a 10-2 record against Pac-10 opposition, and has won nine straight dating back to March 8 ... Upset then-No. 40 Erfan Djahangiri of UCLA 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 on April 5 at Stanford ... In doubles, Corkery and fellow freshman James Pade were not ranked in the pre-season, but jumped all the way to No. 9 in the nation in January ... The duo posted wins in the NCAA Team Championship over Oral Roberts (8-3), Fresno State (8-3), Tulane (9-8), California (8-6), and Illinois (9-8) ... Corkery and Pade closed out the season by winning 14 of their last 15 matches ... The freshmen won five matches in three days to capture the Omni Hotels Regional Doubles Championship in October, including an 8-6 quarterfinal win over then-No. 32 Quinn Borchard and Peter Malacek of Portland and an 8-5 semifinal victory over then-No. 27 Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski of Washington ... Corkery and Pade then defeated Carter Morris and Sam Warburg 8-5 in an all-Stanford final ... The pair also competed in the Omni Hotels National Indoor Championship in November, and reached the consolation semifinals before losing in a tiebreaker to then-No. 4 Michael Calkins and Amer Delic of Illinois ... Reached the semifinals of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship in March in La Jolla, California, including a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over then-No. 33 Diego Acuna and Calle Hansen of Pepperdine ... Advanced to the final of the Pac-10 Doubles Championship in April before falling to Parker Collins and Daniel Langre of USC 8-3.

Summer of 2002: Played in the qualifying singles draw at the U.S. Open ... Won three doubles futures events and reached the final at three others ... Reached the singles final at two different futures events ... Ranked No. 493 in the world in singles and No. 401 in doubles by the ATP.

Prior to Stanford: Took a year off after high school to compete on the professional tour as an amateur in 2002 ... Singles and doubles champion at the 2001 International Grasscourts ... Member of Team USA at the World Youth Cup in '01... The recipient of numerous sportsmanship awards ... Ranked 10th in the nation in singles and third in doubles (18's) in 2001 ... Ranked first in the section in both singles and doubles in 2001 ... 2000 Easter Bowl Doubles Champion ... Ranked 18th in the nation in singles and second in doubles (18's) in 2000 ... Ranked first in the section in both singles and doubles ... 1999 Singles and doubles champion at the National Indoors ... Ranked seventh in the nation in singles and third in doubles (16's) in '99... Ranked first in the section in both singles and doubles ... 1998 Doubles champion at the National Indoors.

Personal: Son of Ernest and Diana Corkery ... Graduated from Mira Costa High School ... Also played water polo at Mira Costa ... Majoring in communication.

John Whitlinger & David Hodge Say: "KC is definitely a threat to win the NCAA singles championship this season. He's a very smart player, and an excellent doubles player as well. He really knows the game well. It's almost like having another coach on the court. He's had a great career at Stanford and it's hard to believe it's his final year. He is our team captain. I'm looking forward to a tremendous season from KC this year. He had a very good year last year playing mainly No. 2 and we expect him to have another great year as a senior this season."


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