Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Top seed to kick off men's pro tourney in Sacramento

   Last week, a women's professional tournament was held in the Sacramento area. This week, the men are in town.
   Top-seeded Tennys Sandgren of Gallatin, Tenn., will meet wild card Jeff Dadamo of Tampa, Fla., today at 10 a.m. in the first round of the $15,000 Tennis Town Pro Tennis at Park Terrace in Sacramento.
   Sandgren, 20, has won five ITF Futures singles titles since turning pro last summer after his sophomore year at Tennessee. This year, he has soared from No. 540 in the world to No. 289. Sandgren is named after his grandfather, not his sport. "Tennys" is a Swedish name.
   Dadamo, 22, won the NCAA doubles title last year as a Texas A&M senior (with Austin Krajicek). He is ranked No. 641 in singles.
   In another first-round match today, former Cal star Pedro Zerbini of Brazil will face Bjorn Fratangelo, 18, of Pittsburgh not before 11 a.m.
   Zerbini, 23, debuted in the world rankings at No. 1,218 on April 2. Since then, he has jumped to No. 675.
   Fratangelo, who is named after Bjorn Borg, last year became the first American since John McEnroe in 1977 to win the French Open boys singles title.
MONDAY'S FRENCH OPEN RESULTS
(Players with Northern California ties only)
Mixed doubles quarterfinals 
   Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi (7), India, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Mike Bryan (2), former Stanford-All American from Wesley Chapel, Fla., 6-2, 6-3.
Boys first-round singles
   Jordan Thompson, Australia, def. Mackenzie McDonald (12), Piedmont, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8.
Boys first-round doubles
   Laurent Lokoli and Armel Rancezot, France, def. McDonald and Spencer Papa (6), Edmond, Okla., 7-5, 6-4.
   Girls first-round doubles
   Anna Danilina, Kazakhstan, and Victoria Kan, Russia, def. Krista Hardebeck, incoming Stanford freshman from Santa Ana, and Chalena Scholl (7), Pampano Beach, Fla., 6-2, 6-2.
FRENCH OPEN TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Today -- Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 5-10 a.m. (live); ESPN2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (taped). French Open Tonight (daily wrapup), Tennis Channel, 4-7 p.m. (premiere), 7-10 p.m. (repeat). 
   Wednesday -- Quarterfinals, ESPN2, 5-10 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (taped). French Open Tonight (daily wrapup), Tennis Channel, 4-7 p.m. (premiere), 7-10 p.m. (repeat). 
   Thursday --Women's semifinals, ESPN2, 5-10 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (repeat). French Open Tonight (daily wrapup), Tennis Channel, 4-7 p.m. (premiere), 7-10 p.m. (repeat). 
   Friday -- Men's semifinals, Tennis Channel, 4-8 a.m. (live); NBC, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (taped), Tennis Channel, 2-9 p.m. (repeat). 
   Saturday -- Women's final, NBC, 6-9 a.m. (live).
   Sunday -- Men's final, NBC, 6-11 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (repeat), 5-9 p.m. (repeat). Women's final, Tennis Channel, 3-5 p.m. (repeat).
 CALENDAR
   THROUGH SUNDAY -- FRENCH OPEN, www.rolandgarros.com.
   Today-Sunday -- $15,000 Tennis Town Pro Tennis at Park Terrace, Park Terrace Swim & Tennis Club, 5500 Parkfield Court, Sacramento, 10 a.m. www.parkterraceprotennis.org.
   Saturday-Sunday, June 16-18 -- NorCal 18 Junior Sectional Championships, Sacramento State, www.norcal.usta.com.
   Saturday-June 17 -- $15,000 Chico Futures, Chico Racquet Club & Resort, 1629 Manzanita Ave.
Chico, www.chicoracquetclub.com.
   JUNE 25-JULY 8 -- WIMBLEDON, www.wimbledon.com.
   July 7-15 -- WTA, Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, www.bankofthewestclassic.com.
   July 9 -- World TeamTennis, Sacramento Capitals' season opener at Boston, 4 p.m., www.saccaps.com.
   July 12 -- World TeamTennis, Capitals' home opener (with Mardy Fish) vs. Kansas City, Sunrise Marketplace Stadium, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.      

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