Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New rankings, TV schedule, calendar

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, 35 years old, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 35 years old, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mardy Fish, 31 years old, Sacramento Capitals of World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 356 in singles (+3), No. 128 in doubles (+2).
   Bradley Klahn, 23 years old, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 134 in singles (-1), No. 185 in doubles (-5).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 29 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 25 years old, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 31 in singles (no change), No. 173 in doubles (-3).
   Ryan Sweeting, 26 years old, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 532 in singles (-7), No. 874 in doubles (-1).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 30 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 36 in singles (-2), No. 158 in doubles (+40).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 22 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 122 in singles (-1), No. 435 in doubles (-2).
   Nicole Gibbs, 20 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- No. 207 in singles (+3), No. 553 in doubles (+4).
   Macall Harkins, Redding resident -- No. 275 in doubles (-31), No. 776 in singles (-19).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 30 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 17 in doubles (-1), unranked in singles.
   Megan Moulton-Levy, 28 years old, Capitals (2013) -- No. 53 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Maria Sanchez, 23 years old, Modesto product -- No. 142 in singles (-27), No. 141 in doubles (-13).
   Taylor Townsend, 17 years old, Capitals (2013) -- No. 278 in singles (-1), No. 227 in doubles (+68).
TV SCHEDULE
(All Times PDT)
Thursday
   Tokyo (women), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (delay), 5:30-11:30 p.m. (repeat). 
   Tokyo (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m. Friday (live).
Friday
   Tokyo (women), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. (repeat).      
   Kuala Lumpur (men), quarterfinals, Tennis Channel, 1-5 p.m. (delay).
   Tokyo (women), final, Tennis Channel, 9-11 p.m. (live).
Saturday
   Tokyo (women), final, Tennis Channel, 9-11 a.m. (replay).
   Kuala Lumpur (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (delay), 7-9 p.m. (repeat).
   Bangkok (men), semifinals, Tennis Channel, 3-7 p.m. (delay).
Sunday
   Kuala Lumpur (men), final, Tennis Channel, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay), 7-9 p.m. (repeat).
   Bangkok (men), final, Tennis Channel, 1-3 p.m. (delay), 5-7 p.m. (repeat). 
CALENDAR
   Thru Sunday -- $50,000 Napa Valley Challenger (men), Napa Valley Country Club, 3385 Hagen Road, Napa, Calif., 94558, www.napavalleychallenger.com, (707) 252-2299. 2012 champions -- Inaugural tournament.
   Monday-Oct. 6 -- $100,000 Natomas Challenger (men), Natomas Racquet Club, 2450 Natomas Park Drive, Sacramento, Calif., 95833, www.natomaschallenger.com, (916) 649-0909. Qualifying begins Saturday at 9 a.m., main draw Monday at 10 a.m. 2012 champions: James Blake, Tennys Sandgren-Rhyne Williams.
   Oct. 7-13 -- $100,000 First Republic Bank Tiburon Challenger (men), Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West Street, Tiburon, Calif., 94920, (415) 789-7900, www.tiburonchallenger.com. Qualifying begins Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., main draw Oct. 7 not before 11:30 a.m. 2012 champions: Jack Sock, Rik de Voest-Chris Guccione.
   Oct. 19-Nov. 3 -- Sacramento Clay Court League, Ben Combs' house, 8582 Westin Lane, Orangevale, Calif., 95662, registration deadline Oct. 4, www.sacramentoclaycourtleague.com.

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