Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rankings mover of the week: Sam Querrey

Sam Querrey defaulted his semifinal in Houston with a pinched
nerve in his back. Photo by Paul Bauman
   Sam Querrey can't seem to get a break.
   Just when the 26-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis finally had a good tournament, he got injured.
   Querrey reached the semifinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston last week to improve 11 places to No. 71 in the world. However, he defaulted against third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain with a pinched nerve in his back. It's uncertain when Querrey will return to the tour.
   Querrey, 6-foot-6 (1.98 meters), had plunged from No. 19 last July to No. 82. He climbed to a career-high No. 17 in January 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, 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 -- No. 65 in singles (no change), No. 135 in doubles (+1).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 38 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 71 in singles (+11), No. 113 in doubles (+2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 33 in singles (-1), No. 95 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 292 in singles (-3), No. 1,139 in doubles (+5).
   Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 166 in singles (+2), No. 405 in doubles (+2).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Redding resident -- No. 369 in doubles (+2), No. 711 in singles (no change).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 15 in doubles (no change), No. 1,097 in singles (-3).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- No. 103 in doubles (-1), No. 243 in singles (+1).
TODAY'S COLLEGE RESULT
Men
   USF 4, Saint Mary's 3: http://www.smcgaels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=101589&SPID=12530&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=209469153&DB_OEM_ID=21400

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