Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sac State teams to visit Bay Area in NCAAs

   The Sacramento State men and women will play at Stanford and Cal, respectively, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the selection committee announced Tuesday.
   The Sac State men (11-12) will face the 11th-seeded Cardinal (17-8) on May 12 at noon. Earlier that day at Stanford, Texas (16-9) will take on Santa Clara (21-5). The winners will play on May 13 at noon at Stanford for a berth in the Round of 16.
   The 14th-seeded Cal men (12-11) will host Texas-San Antonio (13-10) on May 12 at noon. 
   The Hornets women (17-9) will meet the ninth-seeded Bears (17-6) on May 11 at a time to be determined. Also that day in Berkeley, Purdue (14-6) will go against Pepperdine (15-8). The winners will meet on May 12 at Cal for a spot in the Round of 16.
   On May 11 at Stanford, the fourth-seeded Cardinal women (17-1) will play Stony Brook (11-7), and Saint Mary's (14-7) will face Yale (19-3). The winners will meet on May 12.
   In the last match between the Stanford and Sac State men, the Cardinal won 7-0 in January 2011. The Cal and Sac State women met last March, with the Bears also romping 7-0.
   Although the Sac State women will be making their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and the Hornets men their ninth in 14 years, neither has reached the second round.
   The University of Georgia in Athens will host the Round of 16 through the finals in the men's and women's team tournaments from May 17 to May 22 and the individual championships from May 23 to May 28.
   The men's and women's singles and doubles fields will be announced Wednesday.
   WTA Tour in Estoril, Portugal -- Raquel Kops-Jones, a former NCAA doubles champion from Cal, and Abigail Spears of San Diego defeated Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain and Barbara Luz of Portugal 7-6 (2), 6-2 in the first round of the Estoril Open.
   Women's Challenger in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. --Seventh-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe of the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis dismissed Akiko Omae of Japan 6-2, 6-2 in the opening round of the $50,000 Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic.
   Top-seeded Yasmin Schnack, a Sacramento-area resident who also plays for the Capitals, and Maria Sanchez of Modesto edged Elena Bovina of Russia and Julia Glushko of Israel 7-6 (1), 3-6, 10-2 tiebreak in the first round.
   It was the second consecutive match between the teams. Schnack and Sanchez defeated Bovina and Glushko 6-2, 6-2 Sunday for the title in Charlottesville, Va.
   Men's Futures in Vero Beach, Fla. -- Dean O'Brien of South Africa and Pedro Zerbini, a former Cal star, beat Sekou Bangoura of Bradenton, Fla., and Pedro Graber-Anguita of Chile 6-4, 6-4 in the opening round of the $10,000 sorensenrealestate.com Tennis Classic.
   Pro rankings -- Following are this week's 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.
   Mardy Fish, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- No. 9 in singles (no change), No. 101 in doubles (-2).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- Career-high No. 85 in doubles (+8), unranked in singles.
   Kiryl Harbatsiuk, three-time Big Sky Conference MVP (2009-11) at Sacramento State -- No. 788 in singles (-5), No. 1,261 in doubles (-6).
   Mark Knowles, Capitals (2001-07, 2009-12), three-time World TeamTennis Male MVP (2001, 2005 and 2007) -- No. 74 in doubles (+3), unranked in singles.
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 42 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   David Martin, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 174 in doubles (+1), No. 779 in singles (-3).
   Conor Niland, 2006 Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year and two-time All-American at Cal -- No. 346 in singles (-6), unranked in doubles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native -- No. 76 in singles (+4), No. 24 in doubles (no change).
   Jean-Julien Rojer, Capitals (2012) -- No. 38 in doubles (-2), unranked in singles.
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 86 in singles (+2), No. 225 in doubles (-1).
   Jimmy Wang, Folsom resident -- No. 192 in singles (+1), No. 386 in doubles (-4).
   Pedro Zerbini, Pacific-10 All-Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- No. 777 in singles (-4), No. 1,373 in doubles (-25).
Women
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 25 in doubles (-1), No. 721 in singles (+1).
   Asia Muhammed, Capitals (2012) -- No. 183 in doubles (-5), No. 409 in singles (-22).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- Career-high No. 155 in doubles (+19), career-high No. 341 in singles (+30).
   Yasmin Schnack, Elk Grove resident, Capitals (2011-12) -- Career-high No. 147 in doubles (+16), career-high No. 371 in singles (+3).
   Coco Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 154 in singles (+9), No. 293 in doubles (+38).

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