Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Rankings mover of the week: Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez cracked the top 100 in the world
in doubles. 2013 photo by Paul Bauman
   Less than three years after turning professional, Maria Sanchez cracked the top 100 in the world in doubles for the first time this week.
   The 24-year-old Modesto product improved 13 places in the rankings to No. 98 after reaching the final of last week's $100,000 Midland (Mich.) Challenger with Sharon Fichman of Canada.
   Fichman and Sanchez, seeded second after winning their first WTA title last month in Auckland, lost to fourth-seeded Anna Tatishvili of Georgia and Heather Watson of Great Britain 7-5, 5-7 [10-6].
   Sanchez is ranked No. 209 in singles after climbing to a career-high No. 107 last July. Chris Evert mentors her at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla.
   Sanchez won the singles title and reached the doubles final in the inaugural FSP Gold River Women's Challenger in the Sacramento area in 2012.
   She was named the 2011 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Player of the Year as a senior at USC.
PRO RANKINGS
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.
   Bradley Klahn, 23 years old, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- Career-high No. 66 in singles (+1), No. 145 in doubles (-1).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 35 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 57 in singles (-1), No. 189 in doubles (+28).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 28 in singles (no change), No. 108 in doubles (+2).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 164 in singles (+1), No. 1,140 in doubles (+2).
   Nicole Gibbs, 20 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- No. 189 in singles (-4), No. 408 in doubles (-1).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Redding resident -- No. 279 in doubles (+3), No. 685 in singles (+4).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 19 in doubles (-1), No. 1,085 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- Career-high No. 98 in doubles (+13), No. 209 in singles (+1).

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