Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rankings movers of the week: Gibbs (down), Harkins (up)

Nicole Gibbs fell 22 places to No. 167 in the world
after losing early in the Gold River Challenger.
   Former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs dropped from a career-high No. 145 in the world in singles to No. 167 after losing in the second round of last week's $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger in the Sacramento area.
   Gibbs won the $50,000 Yakima (Wash.) Challenger during the corresponding week last year, one month after forgoing her senior year at Stanford and turning pro. Rankings are compiled on a 52-week revolving basis.
   Gibbs also fell 68 places to No. 609 in doubles after playing singles only in the Gold River Challenger. She reached the doubles quarterfinals in Yakima last year with then-UCLA standout Robin Anderson.
   Gibbs, 21, of Marina del Rey in the Los Angeles area, 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.
Macall Harkins, right, rose 69 spots to No. 373 in doubles
after reaching the Gold River semifinals with Peggy Porter.
   Meanwhile, Macall Harkins of Concord in the San Francisco Bay Area, rose 69 spots in doubles to No. 373 and 47 notches in singles to No. 656.
   Harkins, a 28-year-old left-hander who's 6 feet (1.84 meters) tall, reached the Gold River doubles semifinals with Peggy Porter, 18, of Dallas. Harkins also qualified for the singles main draw before losing to top seed and eventual champion Olivia Rogowska of Australia. 
    Following are this week's world rankings of professional players with Northern California ties (change from last week in parentheses):
   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. 77 in singles (-3), No. 177 in doubles (+4).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 43 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Sacramento Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 62 in singles (+1), No. 149 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. 121 in doubles (-4).
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 1,043 in singles (+2), unranked in doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- No. 167 in singles (-22), No. 609 in doubles (-68).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Concord resident -- No. 373 in doubles (+69), No. 656 in singles (+47).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, San Jose resident, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 13 in doubles (no change), No. 1,044 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- No. 105 in doubles (no change), No. 398 in singles (+1).
   Allie Will, 23 years old, born in San Mateo -- No. 129 in doubles (-7), No. 509 in singles (-6).

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