Wednesday, May 8, 2013

UC Davis fundraiser set; pro rankings; TV; calendar

Toki Sherbakov, UC Davis' No. 1 men's singles and doubles player,
is scheduled to play in an exhibition fundraiser on May 18 in the
Sacramento suburb of Orangevale. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Former Sacramento Capitals co-owner Ben Combs will hold an exhibition fundraiser for the UC Davis men's tennis team on Saturday, May 18, at his clay court in Orangevale, Calif.
   Challenge matches between the Aggies and contributors will begin at 10 a.m. at 8582 Westin Lane. The festivities, which include a barbecue and kegs of different beers, will end with a match between UCD's No. 1 doubles team of Adam Levie and Toki Sherbakov and some of the Sacramento area's best former pros at 2 p.m.
   The VIP table is still available for $500. Chef Kenny Vowel will serve salmon, shrimp, the finest steaks and adult beverages. The shady table also will come with a server and the best view of the matches.
   Anyone interested in donating to the team may send a check, payable to UC Davis Men's Tennis, to the above address (zip code 95662).
   For more information, call Combs at (916) 425-5889. 
PRO RANKINGS
   Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Bob Bryan, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 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, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 42 in singles (+2), No. 338 in doubles (+2).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 187 in singles (+1), No. 346 in doubles (+1).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 26 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 18 in singles (+1), No. 109 in doubles (-1).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 270 in singles (-5), No. 829 in doubles (+2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident from Russia -- No. 57 in singles (+1), No. 146 in doubles (+124).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 84 in singles (+1), No. 364 in doubles (-2). 
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 1,133 in singles (-6).
   Megan Moulton-Levy, Capitals (2013) -- Career-high No. 63 in doubles (+2), unranked in singles.
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto product -- No. 124 in singles (-9), No. 123 in doubles (no change).
   Taylor Townsend, Capitals (2013) -- No. 349 in singles (no change), No. 533 in doubles (-2).
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
Thursday 
   Madrid (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 5 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (live), 2:30 p.m.-midnight (repeat).
Friday
   Madrid (men), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. (live), 7-9 p.m. (repeat).
   Madrid (women), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 3-7 p.m. (delay).
Saturday
   Madrid (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 2-6 a.m. (live). 
   Madrid (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 6:30-9 a.m. (live), 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (live).
   (men and women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 12:30-11:30 p.m. (repeat).
Sunday
   Madrid (women), final, Tennis Channel, 4-6 a.m. (live), 9:30-11:30 a.m. (repeat), 6:30-8:30 p.m. (repeat).
   Madrid (men), final, Tennis Channel, 7-9:30 a.m. (live), 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (repeat), 4-6:30 p.m. (repeat), 8:30-11 p.m. (repeat).
 CALENDAR
   Friday-Monday -- $10,000 USTA National Men's, Women's & Mixed 30 Indoor Championships, Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center, 11205 Pyrites Way, Gold River, Calif., 95670, www.usta.com, www.sparetimeinc.com.
   Friday-Saturday -- NCAA Men's and Women's Team Championships, first and second rounds at campus sites, www.ncaa.com.    
   Saturday-Monday -- USTA Boys and Girls 16 National Open, Laguna Creek Racquet Club, Elk Grove, Calif., www.norcal.usta.com.
   Saturday-Monday -- USTA Boys 14 National Open, Harbor Bay Club, Alameda, Calif., www.norcal.usta.com.
   Thursday-May 21 -- NCAA Men's and Women's Team Championships, round of 16 through finals, Urbana, Ill., www.ncaa.com, www.fightingillini.com.
   May 22-27 -- NCAA Men's and Women's Individual Championships, Urbana, Ill., www.ncaa.com, www.fightingillini.com.
   May 26-June 9 -- FRENCH OPEN, www.rolandgarros.com. 2012 champions: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Max Mirnyi-Daniel Nestor, Sara Errani-Roberta Vinci.
   June 24-July 7 -- WIMBLEDON, www.wimbledon.com. 2012 champions: Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Jonathan Marray-Frederik Nielsen, Serena Williams-Venus Williams.
   June 29-July 6 -- $50,000 Gold River Women's Challenger, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif., www.usta.com. 2012 champions: Maria Sanchez, Asia Muhammad-Yasmin Schnack.
   July 6-8 -- West Coast Junior Championships, Rio del Oro Racquet Club, 119 Scripps Dr., Sacramento 95825, www.norcal.usta.com.
   July 7 -- Sacramento Capitals open season vs. Texas Wild in World TeamTennis, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.   
   July 22-28 -- Bank of the West Classic, Stanford, www.bankofthewestclassic.com. 2012 champions: Serena Williams, Marina Erakovic-Heather Watson. 
   July 25 -- World TeamTennis conference championships at highest seeds, www.wtt.com.
   July 28 -- World TeamTennis Finals at Eastern Conference champion, www.wtt.com.
   Aug. 5-11 -- $100,00 Comerica Bank Challenger, Seascape Sports Club, Aptos, Calif., www.seascapesportsclub.com/challenger. 2012 champions: Steve Johnson, Rik de Voest-John Peers.

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