Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tarango has easy time in USTA 40s; new rankings

   Jeff Tarango hasn't struck a ball yet, but he's in the third round of the USTA National Men's and Women's 40 Hard Court Championships.
   The top seed, defending champion and former Stanford All-American received a bye in the first round and a walkover against Kosei Ohno of Kirkland, Wash., on Monday in the second round in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, Calif.
   Tarango, 43, of Manhattan Beach reached No. 10 in the world in doubles in 1999 and No. 42 in singles in 1992. He and fellow left-hander Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia lost to Indian stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes in the 1999 French Open doubles final.
   Also reaching the third round Monday were second-seeded Oren Motevassel of Sunnyvale, Calif., third-seeded Jeff Greenwald of Corte Madera, Calif., eighth-seeded Curtis Dunn of San Francisco and John Saviano of Los Altos Hills, Calif. Sunnyvale, Corte Madera and Los Altos Hills are in the San Francisco Bay Area.
   After receiving a first-round bye, Dave Kuhn of Elk Grove, Calif., in the Sacramento area lost to Jimmy Gleason of Laguna Beach, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the second round.
   In women's singles, Nicole Samuel of Tiburon, Calif., across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, defeated Olivia Burgos of Los Angeles 6-3, 6-4 in the first round.
   New rankings -- Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
  John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- Career-high No. 117 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
  Kiryl Harbatsiuk, three-time Big Sky Conference MVP (2009-11) at Sacramento State -- No. 762 in singles (-2), No. 1,255 in doubles (-9).
   Mark Knowles, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2001-07, 2009-11) -- No. 58 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 29 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   David Martin, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 105 in doubles (-1), No. 753 in singles (-1).
    Conor Niland, 2006 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year and two-time All-American at Cal -- No. 287 in singles (-4), unranked in doubles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native -- No. 93 in singles (no change), No. 38 in doubles (no change).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 40 in singles (no change), No. 237 in doubles
   Dusan Vemic, Capitals (2010-11) -- No. 501 in doubles (-3), No. 1,514 in singles (-3).
   Jimmy Wang, Folsom resident -- No. 274 in singles (-1), No. 523 in doubles (-1).
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-11) -- No. 6 in doubles (no change), No. 76 in singles (no change).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 37 in doubles (no change), No. 721 in singles (-4).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 265 in doubles (+1), No. 694 in singles (-1).
   Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove resident, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2011) -- Career-high No. 179 in doubles (no change), No. 411 in singles (-4). 

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