Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rankings mover of the week (down): Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov reached the doubles semifinals in the
Portugal Open yet dropped 25 places in the world rankings.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Dmitry Tursunov had a good week in doubles.
   But not good enough.
   The 31-year-old Russian, who's based in the Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay, reached the semifinals of the Portugal Open in Oeiras with Matthew Ebden of Australia.
   Still, Tursunov dropped 25 places in the world rankings to No. 122. How can that be? Simple. During the same week last year, Tursunov won the Munich title with Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.
   The rankings are based on a revolving 52-week system. As the results from one week fall off the computer, they are replaced by the results in the corresponding week the next year.
   Similarly, former Stanford All-American Scott Lipsky of Irvine won the doubles title in the Portugal Open with Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico yet remained No. 38 because they also took the crown last year. Had Lipsky fallen short of the title, he would have dropped in the rankings.
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, 36 years old, 1998 NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 36 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. 66 in singles (-1), No. 155 in doubles (-1).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 38 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Sacramento Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 72 in singles (no change), No. 116 in doubles (+2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 32 in singles (no change), No. 122 in doubles (-25).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 295 in singles (+1), No. 1,140 in doubles (+1).
   Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- No. 166 in singles (+1), No. 544 in doubles (+3).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Redding resident -- No. 372 in doubles (+2), No. 713 in singles (+1).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 15 in doubles (no change), No. 1,088 in singles (+9).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- No. 99 in doubles (+1), No. 244 in singles (+4).
   Allie Will, 23 years old, born in San Mateo -- No. 113 in doubles (-6), No. 414 in singles (-9).

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