Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rankings mover of the week: CiCi Bellis (way up)

CiCi Bellis displays her plaque after winning the USTA Girls
18 National Championships in San Diego last month. Bellis
received a wild card in women's singles at the U.S. Open and
shocked 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round.
Photo courtesy of JFS Communications
    CiCi Bellis, a 15-year-old amateur from Atherton in the San Francisco Bay Area, skyrocketed 777 places in the world rankings to No. 431 by reaching the second round of the U.S. Open in women's singles.
   Bellis became a national sensation when she stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova, the Australian Open runner-up in January, in the first round before losing to Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.
   Bellis received a wild card into the main draw by winning the USTA Girls 18 National Championships in San Diego last month.
   Even though Bellis lost in the second round of girls singles in the U.S. Open as the top seed, she rose from No. 2 to No. 1 in the world among juniors. 
   Meanwhile, former Stanford star Nicole Gibbs climbed 34 spots to a career-high No. 101 in the women's rankings by advancing to the third round of the U.S. Open.
   Raquel Kops-Jones of San Jose tied her career high of No. 11 in doubles despite losing in the first round at Flushing Meadows with Abigail Spears of San Diego.
WORLD RANKINGS
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
Men
   Collin Altamirano, 18 years old, 2013 USTA Boys 18 national champion from Sacramento -- No. 749 in singles (+88), No. 890 in doubles (-4).
   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.
   Connor Farren, 19 years old, USC sophomore from Foster City -- No. 995 in singles (-16).
   Bradley Klahn, 24 years old, 2010 NCAA singles champion and 2011 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 120 in singles (-3), No. 164 in doubles (+82).
   Scott Lipsky, 33 years old, 2002 NCAA doubles runner-up from Stanford -- No. 36 in doubles (+12), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 19 years old, UCLA sophomore from Piedmont -- No. 575 in doubles (-7), No. 645 in singles (-1).
   Sam Querrey, 26 years old, San Francisco native, Sacramento Capitals (2012-13) -- No. 51 in singles (+6), No. 62 in doubles (no change).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 31 years old, trains at Gorin Tennis Academy in Sacramento suburb of Granite Bay -- No. 68 in singles (-10), No. 118 in doubles (no change).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22 years old, member of Stanford's 2013 NCAA championship team, singles round of 16 in 2014 NCAA Tournament as a senior -- No. 766 in doubles (-5), No. 889 in singles (-4).
   CiCi Bellis, 15 years old, 2014 USTA Girls 18 national champion from Atherton -- Career-high No. 431 in singles (+777), No. 885 in doubles (+3).
   Hadley Berg, 18 years old, University of South Carolina freshman from Greenbrae -- No. 987 in doubles (-1).
   Mallory Burdette, 23 years old, NCAA singles runner-up in 2012 and NCAA doubles champion in 2011 and 2012 from Stanford -- Injured, unranked in singles and doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 21 years old, NCAA singles champion in 2012 and 2013 and NCAA doubles champion in 2012 from Stanford -- Career-high No. 101 in singles (+34), No. 546 in doubles (+40). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15 years old, 2014 USTA Girls 18 quarterfinalist from Saratoga -- No. 937 in singles (-8).
   Macall Harkins, 28 years old, Concord resident -- No. 415 in doubles (-2), No. 676 in singles (+7).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 31 years old, San Jose resident, 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- Career-high No. 11 in doubles (+3), No. 769 in singles (+1).
   Maria Sanchez, 24 years old, born and raised in Modesto -- Career-high No. 90 in doubles (+2), No. 275 in singles (+29).
   Karina Vyrlan, 15 years old, Sacramento resident -- No. 850 in singles (-108).
   Allie Will, 23 years old, born in San Mateo -- No. 140 in doubles (-5), No. 474 in singles (+6).

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