Saturday, June 1, 2013

Querrey loses heartbreaker; rankings, TV, calendar

   Sam Querrey came within a tiebreaker Friday of reaching the fourth round of the French Open.
   The 18th-seeded Querrey lost to No. 15 Gilles Simon of France 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 in Paris.
   Still, it was the best French Open of Querrey's career. A 25-year-old San Francisco and part-time member of the Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis, he had won only one match in six previous appearances in the tournament.
   Querrey is not playing doubles or mixed doubles in the French Open this year.
   Meanwhile, Dmitry Tursunov lost in the first round of men's doubles. Tursunov, a Moscow native based in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay, and Russian Evgeny Donskoy fell to sixth-seeded Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (1).
   Tursunov, a two-time French Open semifinalist in men's doubles, had retired from his second-round singles match on Thursday with a pulled left hamstring. He plans to rest for a maximum of three weeks and play at Wimbledon, which begins June 24.     
   In an all-American matchup in the first round of women's doubles, Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy defeated Madison Keys and Melanie Oudin 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The 28-year-old Moulton-Levy, only 5 feet (1.52 meters), will make her WTT debut with the Capitals debut next month.
   Part-time Capital Mardy Fish missed the French Open with ongoing heart problems. The 31-year-old Los Angeles resident reached a career-high No. 7 in the world in 2011. 
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. 41 in singles (no change), No. 336 in doubles (+2).
   Bradley Klahn, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 184 in singles (no change), No. 346 in doubles (+1).
   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. 20 in singles (no change), No. 101 in doubles (-5).
   Ryan Sweeting, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 267 in singles (+1), No. 859 in doubles (-7).
   Dmitry Tursunov, Folsom resident from Russia -- No. 60 in singles (-2), No. 149 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 80 in singles (+2), No. 352 in doubles (+6). 
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 1,135 in singles (-2).
   Megan Moulton-Levy, Capitals (2013) -- Career-high No. 62 in doubles (+2), unranked in singles.
   Maria Sanchez, Modesto product -- No. 116 in singles (-1), No. 120 in doubles (-1).
   Taylor Townsend, Capitals (2013) -- Career-high No. 333 in singles (+11), No. 533 in doubles (+3). 
FRENCH OPEN TV SCHEDULE
(All times PDT)
   Today
   Third round, Tennis Channel, 2-9 a.m. (live); NBC, 9 a.m.-noon (live).
  Sunday
   Fourth round, Tennis Channel, 2-10 a.m. (live); NBC, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (live).
   Monday
   Fourth round, ESPN2, 2-7 a.m. (live), Tennis Channel, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (live).
Tuesday
   Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 5-10 a.m.; ESPN2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (lve)
  Wednesday
   Quarterfinals, ESPN2, 5-10 a.m. (live); Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (live).
Thursday
   Mixed doubles final, Tennis Channel, 3-6 a.m. (live), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (repeat); women's semifinals, ESPN2, 6-11 a.m. (live); NBC, 8-11 a.m. (live);  
Friday
   Men's semifinals, Tennis Channel, 4-8 a.m. (live), 2-9 p.m. (repeat); NBC, 8-11 a.m. (live).
Saturday, June 8
   Women's final, NBC, 6-9 a.m. (live).
Sunday, June 9
   Men's final, NBC, 6-11 a.m. (live); men's and women's finals, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (repeat).
  CALENDAR

   Through 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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