Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ex-Stanford star Goldstein enters college Hall of Fame

   Stanford men's tennis has fallen on hard times, but its glorious past is being recognized this year with two Hall of Fame inductions.
   Paul Goldstein entered the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Men's Hall of Fame during last month's NCAA Tournament in Urbana, Ill., and Jared Palmer will join the USTA Northern California Hall of Fame on July 25 during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford.
   Goldstein, a high school and college classmate of Chelsea Clinton, became the first player in college tennis history to compete on four NCAA championship teams (1995-98). USC's Steve Johnson (2009-12) also accomplished the feat.
   Goldstein, a four-time All-American in singles and doubles, reached the NCAA singles final as a senior and lost to teammate Bob Bryan. The Washington, D.C., native was named All-Pacific-10 Conference three times and the Pac-10 Player of the Year as a senior.
   He also received the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership in 1997 and 1998. Goldstein ranks fifth in school history with 84 career dual-match victories.
   Only 5-foot-10 (1.77 meters) and 160 pounds (72.6 kilograms), Goldstein went on to an 11-year professional career. He reached the doubles semifinals at the 2005 U.S. Open with former Stanford teammate Jim Thomas, climbed to a career-high No. 58 in singles in 2006 and later that year won the singles title of the second Sacramento Challenger.
   Stanford has won 17 NCAA men's team titles but none since 2000. Last month, the Cardinal lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 35 appearances. 
   Also inducted in the ITA Men's Hall of Fame were just-retired Notre Dame men's coach Bobby Bayliss, former Kentucky coach Dennis Emery, two-time NCAA doubles champion and former doubles world No. 1 Kelly Jones, ex-Tyler (Texas) Junior College men's and women's coach John Peterson, former USTA chairman of the board and president Alan Schwartz, and 1976 French Open runner-up Harold Solomon from Rice.
    Palmer won the 1991 NCAA singles title as a sophomore and reached No. 1 in the world in doubles in 2000. He captured four Grand Slam doubles titles, two in men's doubles (the 1995 Australian Open with Richey Reneberg and Wimbledon in 2001 with Donald Johnson) and two in mixed doubles (the 2000 Australian Open with Rennae Stubbs and 2000 U.S. Open with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario).
   Joining Palmer in the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame will be longtime coach and volunteer Phil Cello, women's pioneer Barbara Scofield Davidson and the late Mark Manning, a teaching pro, mentor and community activist.
   UC Davis fundraiser -- Ben Combs, a former co-owner of the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis, collected slightly more than $4,000 for the UC Davis men's team at last month's fundraiser at his clay court in the Sacramento suburb of Orangevale.
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. 43 in singles (-2), No. 343 in doubles (-7).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 180 in singles (+4), career-high No. 279 in doubles (+67).
   Scott Lipsky, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 22 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 19 in singles (+1), No. 101 in doubles (no change).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 269 in singles (-2), No. 865 in doubles (-6).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident from Russia -- No. 64 in singles (-4), No. 143 in doubles (+6).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 69 in singles (+11), No. 352 in doubles (no change). 
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 1,135 in singles (no change).
   Megan Moulton-Levy, Capitals (2013) -- Career-high No. 62 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto product -- No. 116 in singles (no change), No. 120 in doubles (no change).
   Taylor Townsend, Capitals (2013) -- Career-high No. 333 in singles (no change), No. 533 in doubles (no change).
TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
Thursday
   Halle (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (delay).
Friday
   Halle (men), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 3 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (live), 2-11:30 p.m. (repeat). 
Saturday
   Halle (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 4-9 a.m. (live), 1-11 p.m. (repeat).
   Birmingham, England (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay).
Sunday
   Halle (men), final, Tennis Channel, 5-8 a.m. (live), 8-11 a.m. (repeat), 1-4 p.m. (repeat), 6-9 p.m. (repeat).
   Birmingham, England (women), final, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay), 4-6 p.m. (repeat).
  CALENDAR
   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. Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30, qualifying; Monday, July 1 (main draw), 10 a.m.; Tuesday, July 2-Thursday, July 4, noon and 6:30 p.m.; Friday, July 5 (semifinals), 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 6 (finals), 7 p.m. www.usta.com, www.sparetimeclubs.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 in World TeamTennis, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.   
   July 8 -- Capitals vs. Philadelphia, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com. 
   July 10 -- Capitals (with Mardy Fish) vs. Orange County, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com. 
   July 12 -- Capitals (with Mardy Fish) vs. Boston, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com. 
   July 13 -- Capitals (with Mardy Fish) vs. Washington, Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.  
   July 17 -- Capitals vs. Texas (with Bob and Mike Bryan), Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, Calif., 7:35 p.m., www.saccaps.com.
   July 22 -- Capitals (with Sam Querrey) vs. Orange County, 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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