CORONA DEL MAR — Shane Korber was cramping up so bad Tuesday afternoon that he could barely stand up straight.
The Corona del Mar High senior almost limped around the court late in his set against Woodbridge sophomore Jake De Vries, a set that the Sea Kings desperately needed.
With De Vries serving at 5-5, Korber grabbed his left leg and fell to the ground.
He stayed there for a few minutes. Korber's father, Tim, an emergency room physician, worked on rubbing his son's leg muscles. Woodbridge Coach Ric Barth, watching Shane get up and continue to walk gingerly around the court, turned to CdM Coach Brian Ricker and asked, "Can he hurt himself?"
But the set continued. By the end of the dramatic tiebreaker, Shane Korber somehow made the Warriors feel the pain.
He came up with two winners at 5-5 in the tiebreaker. After the first, Korber let out a huge yell and raised both his arms. Then on match point, he hit a whistling cross-court passing shot when De Vries came in.