Tuesday, December 20, 2011

NorCal players advance in Junior Orange Bowl

   Three Northern Californians reached the round of 16 Monday at the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables, Fla.
   Second-seeded Cameron Klinger of San Jose had the toughest time, downing Karlo Lozic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4 in the boys 14s.
   Ninth-seeded Sam Riffice of Roseville pounded Andrew Fenty of Washington, D.C., 6-1, 6-1 in the boys 12s, and seed Catherine Bellis of Atherton crushed Meredith Jones of the Philippines 6-1, 6-0 in the girls 12s.
   New rankings -- Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   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 (no change), unranked in singles.
   Kiryl Harbatsiuk, three-time Big Sky Conference MVP (2009-11) at Sacramento State -- No. 763 in singles (-1), No. 1,246 in doubles (+1).
   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 (no change), No. 754 in singles (-1).
    Conor Niland, 2006 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year and two-time All-American at Cal -- No. 286 in singles (no change), 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 (-1).
   Dusan Vemic, Capitals (2010-11) -- No. 499 in doubles (-1), No. 1,511 in singles (+2).
   Jimmy Wang, Folsom resident -- No. 274 in singles (+1), No. 521 in doubles (+3).
 Women
   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. 718 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 268 in doubles (+1), No. 694 in singles (+1).
   Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove resident, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2011) -- No. 180 in doubles (-1), No. 409 in singles (+5). 

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