Sunday, July 29, 2012

Querrey captures third Los Angeles title

   Second-seeded Sam Querrey, a San Francisco native, overwhelmed qualifier Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-0, 6-2 Sunday for his third title in the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.
   Querrey, who grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Thousand Oaks, has won 13 straight matches in the tournament. He captured the title in 2009 and 2010 but missed last year's event after undergoing elbow surgery.
   “I feel like I always play well here,” Querrey, who played six matches for the Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis this season, was quoted as saying on atpworldtour.com. “I grew up kind of playing around this area, and I’m really comfortable out there on the courts. It’s fun to play in front of my friends and family. It all came together this week, and especially today.”
   Querrey joined four-time champions Andre Agassi and Jimmy Connors as the only players in the Open Era to have won three or more Los Angeles titles.
   Querrey rose 19 spots to No. 38 in the world with the singles title, his seventh on the ATP World Tour.
   WTT -- The host Capitals, winning every set for the first time this season, defeated the Boston Lobsters 25-17 to finish the regular season 7-7. See below for full results.
   Sacramento will face the Orange Country Breakers (8-6) on Sept. 14 in the Western Conference finals.
   The Washington Kastles (14-0) completed their second consecutive undefeated regular season, beating the host Springfield Lasers 25-14 in overtime.
   Washington has won 30 consecutive matches dating to July 22, 2010. It's the second-longest winning streak in professional sports history behind the Los Angeles Lakers' 33 in a row in 1971-72.
   Olympics --The match between Folsom resident Dmitry Tursunov and Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the first round of the Olympics at Wimbledon was postponed by rain until Monday. Lopez leads the head-to-head series 3-2.
WORLD TEAMTENNIS
In Citrus Heights, Calif.
Capitals 25, Boston 17
    Mixed doubles -- Asia Muhammad-Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Carly Gullickson-Eagle-Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-3.
   Women's doubles -- Asia Muhammad-Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Carly Gullickson-Eagle-Irina Falconi (Lobsters) 5-4.
   Men's singles -- Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-4.
   Women's singles -- Asia Muhammad (Capitals) def. Irina Falconi (Lobsters) 5-2.
   Men's doubles -- Kevin Anderson-Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Eric Butorac-Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-4.
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Monday -- Olympics, second-round singles, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Tuesday -- Olympics, second-round singles and doubles quarterfinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Wednesday -- Olympics, third-round singles and first-round mixed doubles, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Thursday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles quarterfinals and doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Friday -- Olympics, singles and mixed doubles semifinals, Bravo, 4 a.m.-noon (live).
   Saturday -- Olympics, women's singles final, NBC, 6-8 a.m. (live); men's doubles final, NBCSN, 8:30-11 a.m. (live).
   Sunday -- Olympics, mixed doubles final, NBCSN, 4-5:30 a.m. (live); men's singles bronze-medal match, MSNBC, 4-6 a.m. (live); men's singles final, NBC, 6-8:30 a.m. (live); women's doubles final, NBCSN, 9:15-11 a.m. (live).  
CALENDAR
   Through Sunday -- OLYMPIC TENNIS TOURNAMENT, Wimbledon, www.london2012.com.
   Saturday through Aug. 12 -- $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger, Seascape Sports Club, 1505 Seascape Blvd., Aptos, Calif., 95003, www.seascapesportsclub.com/challenger, (831) 688-1993.
   Aug. 27-Sept. 9 -- U.S. OPEN, Flushing Meadows, N.Y., www.usopen.org.
   Sept. 9-16 -- $25,000 USTA Oak River Rehab Challenger, Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness, 3452 Argyle Road, Redding, Calif., 96002, www.sunoakschallenger.com, (530) 227-3498.
   Sept. 14 -- World TeamTennis, Western Conference finals, Sacramento Capitals vs. Orange County Breakers, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 15 -- WTT, Eastern Conference finals, Washington Kastles vs. New York Sportimes, 12:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 16 -- WTT Finals, Western Conference champion vs. Eastern Conference champion, 3:30 p.m. PDT, Charleston, S.C.
   Sept. 29-Oct. 7 -- $100,000 Sacramento Challenger, Natomas Racquet Club, 2450 Natomas Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95833, www.natomaschallenger.com, (916) 649-0909.
   Oct. 6-14 -- $100,000 Tiburon Challenger, Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West St., Tiburon, Calif., 94920, www.tiburon challenger.com, (415) 789-7900.

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