Saturday, February 9, 2013

SAP draw, pro rankings, TV, college scores, calendar

   Last year's SAP Open finalists could meet in the quarterfinals next week at HP Pavilion in San Jose.
   Two-time defending champion Milos Raonic of Canada is seeded first with a world ranking of No. 13. Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan is seeded sixth at No. 46. Raonic defeated Istomin 7-6 (3), 6-2 for the 2012 title.
   The draw for this year's SAP Open, the last after 125 years, was held Friday. The tournament will be replaced on the calendar by Rio de Janeiro beginning next year.
   The top four seeds -- Raonic, Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey, and Germany's Tommy Haas -- received first-round byes. See below for the night schedule during the week.
   Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine and Feliciano Lopez of Spain withdrew with injuries. Dolgopolov, ranked 23rd, injured an ankle in his country's 3-2 victory over the Slovak Republic in the Davis Cup last weekend, and Lopez, ranked 47th, cited a wrist problem.
   Following are links to the SAP Open singles main and qualifying draws and schedule for today. The doubles draw has not been held.
   For more information, visit

Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 PM
Benjamin Becker vs. Ryan Harrison
(1st round singles)
followed by
Jesse Levine vs. Bradley Klahn
(1st round singles)

Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 PM
Bryan Brothers
(1st round doubles)
followed by
Fernando Verdasco vs. Qualifier
(1st round singles)

Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 PM

John Isner (2nd round singles)
followed by
Tommy Haas (2nd round singles)

Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 PM
Presented by: SAP
Milos Raonic (2nd round singles)
followed by
Sam Querrey (2nd round singles)

Friday, Feb. 15, at 7 PM
Presented by: Corona

Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7 PM
Presented by: Citrix
Mixed Doubles Exhibition featuring Stefanie Graf, Lindsay Davenport & Andy Roddick
followed by
A singles semi-final match

 *Players subject to change

   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
   Kevin Anderson, Sacramento Capitals (2012) of World TeamTennis -- Career-high No. 28 in singles (+1), career-high No. 74 in doubles (+5).
   Nick Andrews, Cal All-American in 2012, resident of Folsom in the Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 1,061 in doubles (+8), No. 1,504 in singles (+7).  
   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. 30 in singles (+1), No. 721 in doubles (+4).
   John Paul Fruttero, Cal All-American in 2001 and 2002 -- No. 137 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
   Artem Ilyushin, resident of Granite Bay in the Sacramento area -- No. 1,100 in singles (no change), No. 1,511 in doubles (+1).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 222 in singles (+2), No. 522 in doubles (+1).
   Alex Kuznetsov, Capitals (2012) -- No. 265 in singles (no change), No. 224 in doubles (no change).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 28 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012) -- No. 20 in singles (no change), No. 41 in doubles (+1).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012) -- No. 162 in singles (+1), No. 1,087 in doubles (+5).
   Ryan Thacher, 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 548 in doubles (-2), career-high No. 976 in singles (+5).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident -- No. 117 in singles (+6), No. 283 in doubles (+2).
   Pedro Zerbini, All-Pacific-10 Conference first team at Cal (2009-11) -- No. 471 in singles (-3), No. 552 in doubles (-3).
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 146 in singles (-1), No. 433 in doubles (no change). 
   Vania King, Capitals (2010-12) -- No. 28 in doubles (no change), No. 105 in singles (-1).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- Career-high No. 13 in doubles (no change), No. 1,113 in singles (-4).
   Asia Muhammad, Capitals (2012) -- No. 165 in doubles (-1), No. 441 in singles (-4).
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto resident -- No. 116 in doubles (-2), No. 119 in singles (-2).
   Yasmin Schnack, resident of Elk Grove in the Sacramento area, Capitals (2011-12) -- No. 173 in doubles (+1), No. 686 in singles (no change).
   Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy resident -- No. 464 in singles (no change), No. 1,111 in doubles (-4).
   CoCo Vandeweghe, Capitals (2009, 2012) -- No. 102 in singles (-3), No. 493 in doubles (+2).
(All times PST)
   Today -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, Tennis Channel, 6-10 a.m. (live). Montpellier (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (delay). Vina del Mar (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 2-6 p.m. (live). Zagreb (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 6-10 p.m. (delay).
   Sunday -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy, Tennis Channel, 4:30-10:30 a.m. (live), 8-10 p.m. (repeat). Montpellier (men), final, Tennis Channel, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (delay). Vina del Mar (men), final, Tennis Channel, 2-4 p.m. (live), 6-8 p.m. (repeat). Zagreb (men), final, Tennis Channel, 4-6 p.m. (delay).
   No. 3 UCLA (6-0) def. No. 19 Stanford (3-3) 7-0 in Los Angeles.
   No. 2 USC (8-0) def. No. 13 Cal (3-1) 7-0 in Los Angeles.
   No. 7 Cal (4-0) def. No. 16 Michigan (3-2) 4-0 in the first round of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va.
   No. 35 Washington State (4-2) def. No. 58 Sacramento State (0-3) 7-0 in Pullman, Wash.
   Today-Sunday -- Fed Cup, first round, United States at Italy,
   Monday-Feb. 17 -- SAP Open, HP Pavilion in San Jose, 2012 champions: Milos Raonic, Mark Knowles-Xavier Malisse.
   March 4-17 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Victoria Azarenka, Marc Lopez-Rafael Nadal, Liezel Huber-Lisa Raymond.
   April 23-28 -- Pac-12 Men's and Women's Championships, Ojai Valley Athletic Club/Libbey Park, Ojai,
   April 25-28 -- Big West Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Indian Wells Tennis Garden,
   April 26-28 -- Big Sky Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif.,
   May 10-11 -- NCAA Men's and Women's Team Championships, first and second rounds at campus sites,
   May 16-21 -- NCAA Men's and Women's Team Championships, round of 16 through finals, Urbana, Ill.,,
   May 22-27 -- NCAA Men's and Women's Individual Championships, Urbana, Ill.,,

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