Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rankings mover of the week: Nicole Gibbs (up)

Ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs, shown two weeks ago in the Sacramento
Challenger, jumped 25 spots to a career-high No. 142 in the world.
   Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs rose 25 places to a career-high No. 142 in the world by winning last week's USTA Player Development Women's $50,000 Classic in Carson.
   Gibbs, 21, defeated Melanie Oudin 6-4, 6-4 for her fourth career ITF (minor-league) singles title. Oudin, 22, reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals in 2009, climbed to a career-high No. 31 in 2010 and won the U.S. Open mixed doubles title with fellow American Jack Sock in 2011.
  Gibbs practices at the USTA Training Center West, the site of the Carson tournament. She lives in Marina del Rey and grew up in Santa Monica, both near Carson in the Los Angeles area.
  Gibbs became the fifth woman in history -- and fourth from Stanford -- to win back-to-back NCAA singles titles (2012 and 2013). She also won the 2012 NCAA doubles crown with Mallory Burdette and led the Cardinal to the 2013 team title.
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. 85 in singles (-8), No. 200 in doubles (-23).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 44 in doubles (-1), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Sacramento Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 61 in singles (+1), No. 151 in doubles (-2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 30 in singles (no change), No. 118 in doubles (+3).
Women
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 1,037 in singles (+6), unranked in doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 142 in singles (+25), No. 606 in doubles (+3).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Concord resident -- No. 408 in doubles (-35), No. 692 in singles (-36).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, San Jose resident, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 13 in doubles (no change), No. 1,038 in singles (+6).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- No. 106 in doubles (-1), No. 357 in singles (+41).
   Allie Will, 23 years old, born in San Mateo -- No. 132 in doubles (-3), No. 503 in singles (+6).

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