Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rankings mover of the week: Bradley Klahn (down)

Ex-Stanford star Bradley Klahn poses with tournament player
coordinator Brian Cory, left, and Comerica Bank executive
Michael Fulton after winning the 2013 Aptos Challenger.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Former Stanford star Bradley Klahn dropped 24 spots to No. 116 in the world on Monday after sitting out last week.
   Klahn won his first Challenger singles title in Aptos during the corresponding week last year, and his ranking points fell off the computer. The rankings are based on a revolving 52-week system. 
   Klahn, a 23-year-old left-hander from the San Diego suburb of Poway, has not played since defaulting his singles quarterfinal and doubles semifinal with a foot injury on July 19 in the Binghamton (N.Y.) Challenger.
   But Klahn, who reached a career-high No. 63 in March, tweeted that he's "good to go" for the upcoming U.S. Open.
   At Stanford, Klahn captured the 2010 NCAA singles title as a sophomore, underwent surgery for a herniated disc as a junior and graduated in economics in 2012.
   Here's a link to my story on Klahn winning the Aptos title last year: http://norcaltennisczar.blogspot.com/2013/08/klahn-cashes-in-this-time-for-first.html
    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. 116 in singles (-24), No. 248 in doubles (+1).
   Scott Lipsky, 32 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 42 in doubles (+2), unranked in singles.
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Sacramento Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 61 in singles (+7), No. 100 in doubles (+2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 40 in singles (-2), No. 117 in doubles (no change).
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- No. 1,084 in singles (-5), 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. 141 in singles (+1), No. 602 in doubles (+2).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Concord resident -- No. 417 in doubles (no change), No. 693 in singles (-4).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, San Jose resident, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 16 in doubles (+2), No. 779 in singles (no change).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- No. 91 in doubles (-1), No. 320 in singles (+1).
   Allie Will, 23 years old, born in San Mateo -- No. 137 in doubles (+3), No. 482 in singles (+3).

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