Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Raquel Kops-Jones (down)

Raquel Kops-Jones fell from a career-
high No. 11 to No. 14 in doubles.
2012 photo by Paul Bauman
   Raquel Kops-Jones of San Jose slipped from a career-high No. 11 in doubles to No. 14 after losing in the first round at Dubai with Abigail Spears last week.
   Seeded fifth, Kops-Jones and Spears fell to Germans Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 7-6 (1), 6-2.
   It was the first tournament for Kops-Jones, 32, and Spears since they reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. They also advanced to the final in Sydney last month, losing to Bethanie Mattek-Sands of Phoenix and Sania Mirza of India. 
   Kops-Jones and Spears gained the Dubai final last year, falling to Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia and Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 5-7 [10-8].
   Kops-Jones won the 2003 NCAA doubles crown with Cal teammate Christina Fusano, a Sacramento native who climbed to a career-high No. 84 in doubles in 2008 and retired in 2011. 
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, 19-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 744 in singles (+5), No. 885 in doubles (+1).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 24-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 204 in singles (no change), No. 153 in doubles (-15).
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 33 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 19-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 625 in singles (+6), No. 557 in doubles (+2).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 253 in singles (+18), career-high No. 293 in doubles (no change).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 40 in singles (-1), No. 64 in doubles (no change).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- No. 395 in doubles (-1).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 140 in singles (no change), No. 245 in doubles (-4).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 539 in singles (+3), No. 606 in doubles (+2).
   CiCi Bellis, 15-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 247 in singles (-3), No. 977 in doubles (-160).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 728 in doubles (-1).
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 728 in doubles (-1).
   Nicole Gibbs, 21-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 86 in singles (no change), No. 1,000 in doubles (-4). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 759 in singles (-76).
    Lejla Hodzic, 29-year-old former Stanford standout -- No. 744 in doubles (no change).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 14 in doubles (-3), No. 788 in singles (+21).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 108 in doubles (-2), No. 229 in singles (-5).
   Karina Vyrlan, 16-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 951 in singles (+3).
   Allie Will, 23-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 178 in doubles (-4), No. 564 in singles (+5).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 288 in singles (+1), No. 514 in doubles (-3).

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