Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New TV schedule, calendar, rankings of NorCal players

TV SCHEDULE
(All times PST)
   Friday -- Davis Cup final, Spain at Czech Republic, singles, Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. (live), 1-4 p.m. (repeat), 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday (repeat).
   Saturday -- Davis Cup final, Spain at Czech Republic, doubles, Tennis Channel, 5-8 a.m. (live), 8-11 a.m. (repeat), 5-8 p.m. (repeat).
   Sunday -- Davis Cup final, Spain at Czech Republic, reverse singles, Tennis Channel, 4-10 a.m. (live), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (repeat), 5-8 p.m. (repeat). 
CALENDAR
   Friday -- BILT Champions Showdown (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, John McEnroe and Todd Martin), 7:30 p.m., HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif., www.PowerSharesSeries.com.
   Friday-Sunday -- 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 (no change), No. 89 in doubles (no change).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, resident of Folsom in the Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 1,062 in doubles (+2), No. 1,485 in singles (-36).  
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 2 in doubles (no change), 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 (no change), No. 721 in doubles (-4).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 120 in doubles (-5), unranked in singles.
   Artem Ilyushin, resident of Granite Bay in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,153 in singles (-184), No. 1,481 in doubles (-273).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 260 in singles (+9), No. 678 in doubles (+96).
   Alex Kuznetsov, Capitals (2012) -- No. 178 in singles (+2), No. 225 in doubles (+71).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 25 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 22 in singles (no change), No. 45 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012) -- No. 147 in singles (+4), unranked in doubles.
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 783 in doubles (no change), 1,165 in singles (-9).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 127 in singles (no change), No. 209 in doubles (-1).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- Career-high No. 528 in singles (+75), No. 645 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 145 in singles (-3), No. 432 in doubles (+80). 
   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. 1,120 in singles (-4).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 162 in doubles (+7), No. 469 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 115 in doubles (+1), career-high No. 127 in singles (+12).
   Yasmin Schnack, resident of Elk Grove in the Sacramento area, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 170 in doubles (-21), No. 552 in singles (-30).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 465 in singles (-1), No. 1,116 in doubles (+1).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 98 in singles (-3), No. 501 in doubles (-8).

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