Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Kristie Ahn (up)

Kristie Ahn turned pro last year after completing her eligi-
bility at Stanford. Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com
   Former Stanford All-American Kristie Ahn jumped 79 places to No. 559 in the world, according to the latest WTA rankings released Monday.  
   The injury-prone Ahn, 22, moved up by reaching the quarterfinals of last month's $25,000 Challenger in Plantation, Fla., on clay as a qualifier before losing to eventual champion Sachia Vickery.
   At 16, Ahn qualified for the 2008 U.S. Open in women's singles before losing to Dinara Safina 6-3, 6-4 in the first round. Safina was ranked seventh at the time and reached No. 1 the following year.
   The 5-foot-5 (1.65-meter) Ahn, from Upper Saddle River, N.J., advanced to the semifinals of the $25,000 Redding Challenger as a qualifier in 2012 and the quarterfinals there last year.
   Ahn gave Stanford the 2013 NCAA team title, winning the deciding match in a 4-3 victory over Texas A&M in the final. She completed her eligibility last May after helping the Cardinal reach the NCAA semifinals and advancing to the round of 16 in singles.
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. 747 in singles (-1), No. 884 in doubles (-3).
   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. 167 in singles (-17), No. 135 in doubles (no change).
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 33 in doubles (-1), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 19-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 634 in singles (+2), No. 560 in doubles (no change).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 271 in singles (+19), career-high No. 317 in doubles (+53).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 42 in singles (-7), No. 64 in doubles (-2).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- Career-high No. 390 in doubles (+8).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 137 in singles (-8), No. 243 in doubles (-45).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 559 in singles (+79), No. 699 in doubles (+1).
   CiCi Bellis, 15-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 248 in singles (+3), career-high No. 810 in doubles (+3).
   Hadley Berg, 18-year-old resident of Greenbrae in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 931 in doubles (+3).
   Alexandra Facey, 21-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 719 in doubles (+8).
   Kat Facey, 21-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 719 in doubles (+8).
   Nicole Gibbs, 21-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 87 in singles (+9), No. 991 in doubles (-168). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 682 in singles (+13).
    Lejla Hodzic, 28-year-old former Stanford standout -- Career-high No. 726 in doubles (+7).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- Career-high No. 11 in doubles (+1), No. 809 in singles (no change).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 94 in doubles (+5), No. 227 in singles (+8).
   Karina Vyrlan, 16-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 950 in singles (+7).
   Allie Will, 23-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 166 in doubles (-6), No. 561 in singles (-30).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 289 in singles (+4), No. 506 in doubles (+4).

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