|| Sam Warburg
**2005 Team Captain**
**2004 NCAA Doubles Champion**
**2004 Pac-10 Player of the Year**
**2004 First Team All-Pac-10**
**2004 ITA National Player to Watch**
Fall of 2004: Posted an 8-2 record while competing at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship and the ITA National Indoor Championship ... Was the No. 2 seed at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship and advanced to the final of the tournament ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Championship ... Teamed with KC Corkery to record a 9-2 mark in doubles play during the Fall ... Top seeded duo advanced to the second round of the Icy Hot/ITA All-American championship ... Tandem won the Wilson/ITA regional championship and was the runner up at the ITA National Indoor Championship.
Summer of 2004: Participated in the US Open doubles championship with teammate KC Corkery ... Won the singles championship of the Futures event in Decatur, GA ... Advanced to the quarterfinals in the Futures events in Auburn, AL and Chico, CA.
As a Junior in 2003-04: Enjoyed a standout junior season, posting a 33-8 overall record and a 22-3 dual match record ... Named as the 2004 ITA National Player to Watch ... Selected as the 2004 Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Year, as voted on by the league coaches ... Named to the All-Pac-10 First Team ... Ranked a career-best No. 5 in the final ITA poll ... Seeded No. 8 in the NCAA Singles Championship ... Advanced to the quarterfinals ... Collected a pair of ranked wins in Stanford's first and second round NCAA matches versus Pacific (CA) and Washington ... Defeated No. 68 ranked Lennart Maack of Pacific in the first round and No. 10 ranked Alex Vlaski of Washington in the second round ... Won five matches in four days to claim the 2004 Pac-10 Championship Singles title ... Collected a 7-6, 6-3 straight sets win over USC's No. 31 ranked Adriano Biaselia to claim the Pac-10 Men's Singles crown ... The ninth Stanford men's tennis player to capture the Pac-10 singles title since the tournament's inception in 1987 ... Owned an impressive 21-3 record versus ranked opponents and a 16-2 mark against Pac-10 foes ... Sixteen of his 21 wins versus ranked opponents came via straight sets ... Posted a 17-3 mark at the No. 1 singles position ... Notched an 8-0 record versus opponents ranked in the top 25, including wins over then-No. 1 Benedikt Dorsch of Baylor, two wins over then-No. 6/10 Alex Vlaski of Washington and two wins over then-No. 5/6 Tobias Clemens of UCLA ... Entered the season with a No. 28 preseason ITA ranking ... Advanced to the semifinals of the West Coast ITA Regional Championship ... In doubles, won the NCAA Doubles Championship with teammate KC Corkery ... Posted a 27-9 overall record and a 20-7 dual match mark with two different doubles partners ... Ranked No. 35 in the country with doubles partner, senior Carter Morris ... Teamed with Morris to collect a pair of doubles wins in Stanford's first and second round NCAA Tournament wins over Pacific (CA) and Washington, including a 9-7 win over the Huskies' No. 19 ranked Alex Vlaski and Daniel Chu ... Posted a 13-5 overall record this season and a 10-3 dual match record with Morris ... Played at the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles position, registering a 6-2 record at the top spot and a 4-1 mark at the No. 2 slot ... Warburg and Morris recorded a 4-0 mark versus ranked opponents ... Ranked wins included a 9-7 win over No. 19 Alex Vlaski and Daniel Chu of Washington, an 8-4 win over then-No. 14 Chris Martin and Michael Calkins of Illinois (2/7), a 9-8 win over then-No. 22 Pedro Rico and Calle Hansen of Pepperdine (4/13) and an 8-5 win over then-No. 8 Alberto Francis and Kris Kwinta of UCLA ... Also ranked No. 26 in the final ITA doubles poll along with teammate Carter Morris.
Summer of 2003: Captured the doubles championship at the Joplin Futures ... Advanced to the Auburn Futures doubles semifinals ... In singles action, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Claremont Futures ... Achieved career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 1244.
As a Sophomore in 2002-03: Enjoyed a dominating sophomore season, compiling a 32-4 record in singles and a 25-10 mark in doubles with three different partners ... Finished the season ranked No. 51 in singles by ITA ... Was selected as the sixth alternate for the NCAA Singles Championship ... Was named All-Pac-10 honorable mention ...Played primarily No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles with Carter Morris ... Won the Pac-10 Invitational Doubles Championship with Morris in April ... Defeated California's Or Dekel and Obert Kowalczyk 8-5 in the final ... Compiled a 24-2 dual singles record, including a 16-1 mark at the No. 4 slot ... Owns a career dual singles winning percentage of .880 (44-6), which is the eighth highest in school history ... His .923 (24-2) dual singles winning percentage in 2003 was the ninth highest single-season winning percentage in program history ... Finished the season by winning 11 of his last 12 singles matches dating back to April 8, and 21 of his last 23 going back to Feb. 22 ... Clinched the win for the Cardinal versus Tulane in the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Mattias Westerberg at No. 4 ... In the match versus Tulane, he teamed with Carter Morris to defeat the Green Waves' Jorge Lievano/Mattias Westerberg, 8-1 at No. 3 doubles ... Clinched the doubles point for Stanford in the its semifinal match versus top ranked Illinois by teaming up with Morris to defeat the Illini's Chris Martin/Phil Stolt, 9-7 ... Collected a big win over then-No. 35 Chris Lam (6-3, 3-6, 7-5) on April 18 at UCLA ... The win over Lam gave Stanford a 4-3 win over the Bruins in Westwood, and helped lock up the Cardinal's sixth Pac-10 title in the last seven seasons ... In doubles, teamed with Morris to win their last 12 matches dating back to April 4 ... Provided the decisive victory in a thrilling 4-3 home win over California on April 8 ... In that match, he defeated the Golden Bears' Or Dekel 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 by winning the final five games of the third set ... Posted a 12-3 record versus Pac-10 opposition and a 4-3 mark versus nationally-ranked opponents ... Collected three singles wins in the NCAA Championships , including a 6-2, 6-2 win over then-No. 20 Phil Stolt of Illinois in the semifinals ... Teamed with Morris to capture four doubles wins for Stanford in the NCAA Team Championships ... Captured his first career singles title at the Racquet Club Invitational on October 18-20 in Midland, Texas by posting five victories in three days ... In the final, upset then-No. 46 Toni Gordon of TCU 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 ... Advanced to the fourth round of the Omni Hotels Regional Singles Championship in October ... In doubles, teamed with Morris to advance to the final of the Omni Hotels Regional Championship in October ... The duo recorded four wins in three days before losing to teammates KC Corkery and James Pade 8-5 in the final. Summer of 2002: Doubles semifinalist at the Aptos Challenger ... Qualified for the Auburn Futures in singles .. Achieved career-high doubles ATP ranking of No. 726.
As a Freshman in 2001-02: Perhaps the top freshman in the Pac-10, Warburg posted a stellar 27-10 overall record in his first season of collegiate competition ... Also recorded a 20-12 record in doubles with four different partners ... Made an outstanding collegiate debut by winning three of five matches at the prestigious ITA All-American Championships in October ... Opened the tournament by posting back-to-back qualifying victories over No. 100 Mattias Mathaes of Rice and No. 95 Frantisek Krepelka of Oklahoma State ... Dropped a three-set heartbreaker to 15th-ranked and ninth-seeded Michael Kogan of Tulane in the first round of the main draw, but responded with a 6-2, 6-2 rout over No. 94 Chris Gotsek of Alabama in the first round of consolation play ... Lost another three-set heartbreaker - this one in a tiebreaker - to No. 25 Javgeni Cairov of DePaul in the consolation second round ... Reeled off eight straight victories in February and March on his way to a 20-4 slate in dual match competition, which ranks as one of the best single season dual records in Stanford history ... Received the sixth seed at the Omni Hotels Northern California Regional Championship, and went on to advance to the round of 16 ... Also advanced to the round of 16 in regional doubles competition as the No. 8 seed with junior Carter Morris ... In his first event of 2002, reached the consolation singles final and doubles semifinals (w/Phil Sheng) at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic ... Reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship (w/ Sheng).
Prior to Stanford: 2001: Advanced to the singles and doubles quarterfinals at the National Hardcourt Championships ... Ranked seventh in the nation and first in the section (18's) ... 2000: In the U.S. Open Boys Championships, upset fifth-ranked Adrian Cruciat of Romania 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the opening round ... Easter Bowl Doubles Champion ... Copper Bowl Singles Champion ... Ranked eighth in the nation and first in the section (18's) ... 1999: Singles and Doubles Champion at the Winter Super Nationals ... Ranked fourth in the nation and first in the section (16's).
Personal: Son of Andy and Judy Warburg ... Graduated from Jesuit High School ... Made the honor roll in all eight semesters at Jesuit ... Majoring in communications.
John Whitlinger & David Hodge Say: "Sam has gotten better every year that he has been at Stanford, and we expect him to emerge as the team's leader in his senior season. He's a very tough kid that gives his all for the team. Sam can attack from anywhere on the court, and we believe that he's one of the top players in country."
Career Statistics (Singles):
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dual Season
2001-02 - - 1-0 2-0 14-3 3-1 20-4 27-10
2002-03 - - 3-0 16-1 2-0 3-1 24-2 32-4
2003-04 18-3 4-0 - - - - 22-3 33-8
2004-05 (Fall) - - - - - - - 8-2
Career 18-3 4-0 4-0 18-1 16-3 6-2 66-9 100-24