Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New TV schedule, calendar, pro rankings

TV SCHEDULE
(All times PST)
   Wednesday -- ATP World Tour Finals, round-robin singles, Tennis Channel, 2-10 p.m. (repeat).
   Thursday -- ATP World Tour Finals, round-robin doubles, Tennis Channel, 4-5:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. (live), 8-9:30 a.m. (repeat); round-robin singles, ESPN2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay), Tennis Channel, 2-10 p.m. (repeat). 
   Friday -- ATP World Tour Finals, round-robin doubles, Tennis Channel, 4-5:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. (live), 8-9:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (repeat); round-robin singles, ESPN2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay), Tennis Channel, 2-10 p.m. (repeat). 
   Saturday -- ATP World Tour Finals, round-robin doubles, Tennis Channel, 4-5:30 a.m. and 9:30-11:30 a.m. (live), 8-9:30 a.m., 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday (repeat); round-robin singles, Tennis Channel, 5:30-8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live), 1:30-9:30 p.m. (repeat). 
   Sunday -- ATP World Tour Finals, doubles semifinals, Tennis Channel, 4-5:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. (live); singles semifinals, ESPN2, 6-8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (live).
   Monday -- ATP World Tour Finals, doubles final, Tennis Channel, 10-11:30 a.m. (live); singles final, ESPN2, noon-2 p.m. (live).
CALENDAR
   Through Monday -- ATP World Tour Finals (top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams of 2012), London, www.atpworldtour.com/Finals/2012.aspx. 2011 champions: Roger Federer, Max Mirnyi-Daniel Nestor.
   Saturday -- Sacramento Clay Court League semifinals,  10 a.m., 8725 Hammersmith Lane, Fair Oaks, Calif., 95628, www.sacramentoclaycourtleague.com.
   Sunday -- Sacramento Clay Court League final,  noon, 8582 Westin Lane, Orangevale, Calif., 95662, www.sacramentoclaycourtleague.com.
   Nov. 16 -- BILT Champions Showdown (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe), 7:30 p.m., HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif., www.PowerSharesSeries.com.
   Nov. 16-18 -- Davis Cup Final, Spain at Czech Republic, www.daviscup.com. 2011 champion: Spain.
   Jan. 14-27, 2013 -- AUSTRALIAN OPEN, www.australianopen.org. 2012 champions: Novak Djokovic, Victoria Azarenka, Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek, Svetlana Kuznetsova-Vera Zvonareva.
   Jan. 15 -- Sacramento State men at Stanford in spring season opener for both teams, 1:30 p.m, www.hornetsports.com, www.gostanford.com.
   Jan. 18 -- Stanford women open spring season at Freeman Invitational in Las Vegas and at NCTC Classic in Indian Wells, Calif., times TBA, www.gostanford.com. UC Davis women open spring season vs. Northern Arizona in Tempe, Ariz., 1 p.m., www.ucdavisaggies.com.
   Jan. 19 -- UC Davis men at Santa Clara in spring season opener for both teams, 10 a.m., www.ucdavisaggies.com, www.santaclarabroncos.com.
   Feb. 1 -- Sacramento State women open spring season at Arizona, 12:30 p.m., www.hornetsports.com.
   Feb. 1-3, 2013 -- Davis Cup, first round, Brazil at United States, www.daviscup.com.
   Feb. 9-10, 2013 -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, www.fedcup.com.
   Feb. 11-17, 2013 -- SAP Open, HP Pavilion in San Jose, www.sapopentennis.com. 2012 champions: Milos Raonic, Mark Knowles-Xavier Malisse.
   March 4-17, 2013 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif., www.bnpparibasopen.com. 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   April 26-28 -- Big Sky Conference men's and women's tournament, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif., www.bigskyconf.com.
PRO RANKINGS
   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Kevin Anderson, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- No. 36 in singles (+3), No. 89 in doubles (-14).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, resident of Folsom in the Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 1,064 in doubles (+3), No. 1,449 in singles (-4).  
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 2 in doubles (-1), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, Capitals (2012) -- No. 27 in singles (-1), No. 717 in doubles (+6).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 115 in doubles (-7), unranked in singles.
   Artem Ilyushin, resident of Granite Bay in the Sacramento area -- No. 969 in singles (-59), No. 1,208 in doubles (+1).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 269 in singles (+22), No. 774 in doubles (-1). 
   Mark Knowles, Capitals (2001-07, 2009-12), three-time World TeamTennis Male MVP (2001, 2005 and 2007) -- No. 127 in doubles (+2), unranked in singles.
   Alex Kuznetsov, Capitals (2012) -- No. 180 in singles (+37), No. 296 in doubles (+46).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 25 in doubles (+2), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 22 in singles (+1), No. 45 in doubles (+2).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012) -- No. 151 in singles (-3), unranked in doubles.
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 783 in doubles (-2), career-high 1,156 in singles (+55).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 127 in singles (-3), No. 208 in doubles (+23).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- Career-high No. 603 in singles (+6), No. 645 in doubles (+5).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 142 in singles (-3), No. 512 in doubles (-3). 
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-12) -- No. 22 in doubles (no change), No. 70 in singles (no change).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- Career-high No. 13 in doubles (no change), No. 1,116 in singles (-2).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 169 in doubles (-2), No. 471 in singles (-1).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- Career-high No. 108 in doubles (+1), career-high No. 139 in singles (+10).
   Yasmin Schnack, resident of Elk Grove in the Sacramento area, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 149 in doubles (no change), No. 522 in singles (-4).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 464 in singles (+61), No. 1,117 in doubles (+2).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 95 in singles (-2), No. 493 in doubles (-5).

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