Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cal's Manasse drops to No. 2 in college rankings

   Cal's Maegan Manasse slipped to No. 2 behind Virginia's Julia Elbaba in this week's college rankings, released today.
   Manasse, a sophomore from Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area, went 1-1 in deciding matches against rivals USC and UCLA last weekend.
   Manasse lost to No. 22 Giuliana Olmos of USC 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 in Cal's 4-3 loss and beat No. 9 Chanelle Van Nguyen 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the Bears' 4-3 victory over defending NCAA champion UCLA. Both matches were in Berkeley, near Olmos' home in Fremont.
   Cal led 3-0 against USC. UCLA was missing two of its top players, Robin Anderson and Jennifer Brady, in singles because of injury. Anderson won at No. 2 doubles.
   The idle USC men, with sophomore Connor Farren of Foster City in the San Francisco Bay Area, replaced Oklahoma at No. 1 after the Sooners lost at No. 13 Texas A&M 4-3 and beat No. 8 North Carolina 4-1 in Norman, Okla.
   Sacramento State's Alina Soltanici, a sophomore from Moldova, was named the Big Sky Conference women's Player of the Week after beating No. 80 Elianne Douglas-Miron of Washington 1-6, 6-3 [10-8] and Portland State's Dane Vorster 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.   
   It was Soltanici's first career win over a ranked opponent.
   Daryl Lee, the former men's coach at UC Davis, is now an assistant coach for the Sac State women.
COLLEGE RANKINGS
(Top 10 and Northern California; previous ranking in parentheses)
Women's team
1. North Carolina (1)
2. Georgia (3)
3. Florida (2)
4. USC (11)
5. Virginia (7)
6. Baylor (6)
7. Stanford (10)
8. Cal (5)
9. Albama (8)
10. Michigan (15)
64. Saint Mary's (41)
Women's singles
1. Julia Elbaba, Virginia
2. Maegan Manasse, Cal
3. Robin Anderson, UCLA
4. Carol Zhao, Stanford 
5. Brooke Austin, Florida
6. Lauren Herring,Georgia
7. Chanelle Van Nguyen, UCLA
8. Jamie Loeb, North Carolina
9. Josie Kuhlman, Florida
10. Stephanie Wagner, Miami
13. Taylor Davidson, Stanford
17. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident), USC
22. Caroline Doyle, Stanford
24. Zsofi Susanyi, Cal
29. Lynn Chi, Cal
31. Sophie Watts, Fresno State
41. Karla Popovic, Cal
42. Klara Fabikova, Cal
61. Denise Starr, Cal
70. Danielle Flores, Saint Mary's
79. Andrea Ka, USF
99. Jana McCord, Saint Mary's
118. Ellen Tsay, Stanford
Women's doubles
1. Beatrice Gumulya and Jessy Rompies, Clemson
2. Catherine Harrison and Kyle McPhillips, UCLA
3. Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao, Stanford
4. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal
5. Brooke Austin and Kourtney Keegan, Florida
6. Kelsey Laurente and Viktoriya Lushkova, Oklahoma State
7. Lina Lileikite and Stephanie Wagner, Miami
8. Pleun Burgmans and Emily Flickinger, Auburn
9. Maya Jansen and Erin Routliffe, Alabama
10. Caroline Doyle and Ellen Tsay, Stanford
12. Klara Fabikova and Zsofi Susanyi, Cal
15. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont resident) and Zoe Scandalis, USC
44. Parminder Kaur and Jana McCord, Saint Mary's
Men's team
1. USC (2)
2. Oklahoma (1)
3. Illinois (6)
4. Duke (7)
5. Baylor (5)
6. Texas (10)
7. Georgia (3)
8. Ohio State (9)
9. Texas A&M (13)
10. Mississippi (15)
18. Cal (14)
37. Stanford (39)
64. UC Davis (T70)
66. Santa Clara (65)
Men's singles
1. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia
2. Ryan Shane, Virginia
3. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont resident), UCLA
4. Soren Hess-Olesen, Texas
5. Sebastian Stiefelmeyer, Louisville
6. Yannick Hanfmann, USC
7. Alex Alvarez Llamas, Oklahoma
8. Nicolas Alvarez, Duke
9. Gonzales Austin, Vanderbilt
10. Brayden Schnur, North Carolina
26. Tom Fawcett, Stanford
58. Andre Goransson, Cal
Men's doubles
1. Gonzales Austin and Rhys Johnson, Vanderbilt
2. Roberto Quiroz and Yannick Hanfmann, USC
3. Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese, Tennessee
4. Kevin Metka and Ralf Steinback, Ohio State
5. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont resident) and Martin Redlicki, UCLA
6. Axel Alvarez Llamas and Dane Webb, Oklahoma
7. Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor, Notre Dame
8. Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant, Texas A&M
9. Denis Nguyen and Brian Yeung, Harvard
10. Austin Smith and Ben Wagland, Georgia
25. Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa, USF
31. Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton, Cal
49. Tom Fawcett and Maciek Romanowicz, Stanford

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