Wednesday, March 4, 2015

USF men extend streak; TV schedule, calendar

   The 50th-ranked University of San Francisco men rolled to their sixth straight victory today, blanking host Santa Clara 4-0.  
   Bernardo Saraiva provided the clincher on Court 1 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Ashot Khacharyan in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.
   Also winning for the Dons (6-3) were 25th-ranked Saraiva and Nils Skajaa at No. 1 doubles, Christian Brockstedt and Alex Santiago at No. 3 doubles, Thomas Takemoto at No. 4 singles and Vasco Valverde at No. 5 singles. 
   Valverde trounced Max Heerinckx of San Jose 6-0, 6-0 as the Broncos fell to 4-5.
TV SCHEDULE
(All broadcasts on Tennis Channel; all times in California)
  Thursday
   Monterrey (women), early rounds, 5-9 a.m., 1-5 p.m., 8-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-midnight (delay).
   Indian Wells, 2005 women's final, 9 a.m.-noon (repeat).
   Indian Wells, 2013 and 2014 men's doubles finals, 5-8 p.m. (repeat).
  Friday
   Davis Cup, first round, United States at Great Britain, singles matches, 5-11 a.m. (live).
   Davis Cup, first round, France at Germany, singles match, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (delay).
   Monterrey (women), quarterfinals, 3-9 p.m. (live).
   Davis Cup, first round, United States at Great Britain, second singles match, 9 p.m.-midnight (delay).
  Saturday
   Davis Cup, first round, United States at Great Britain, doubles match, 5-8:30 a.m. (live), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. (repeat).
   Davis Cup, first round, France at Germany, doubles match, 8:30-11 a.m. (delay).
   Monterrey (women), semifinals, 2-6 p.m. (live). 
   Kuala Lumpur (women), semifinals, 9 p.m.-midnight (delay).
 Sunday 
   Davis Cup, first round, United States at Great Britain, reverse singles matches, 6 a.m.-noon  (live).
  Monterrey (women), doubles final, 3-5 p.m. (delay).
  Monterrey (women), singles final, 5-7 p.m. (delay).
  Davis Cup, first round, United States at Great Britain, last reverse singles match, 7-10 p.m. (repeat).
CALENDAR
   Friday-Sunday -- Davis Cup, first round, United States vs. Great Britain in Glasgow, Scotland. daviscup.com
   Tuesday-March 22 -- BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, Calif. 2014 champions: Novak Djokovic, Flavia Pennetta, Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai. bnpparibasopen.com
   March 16 -- World TeamTennis draft (marquee and roster players).
   April 4-10 -- Easter Bowl, Indian Wells. www.easterbowl.com
   April 18-19 -- Fed Cup semifinals, World Group playoffs, www.fedcup.com.
   April 22-25 -- West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Championships, San Diego, www.wccsports.com.
   April 22-25 -- Pacific-12 Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Ojai, Calif., www.pac-12.com.
   April 22-26 -- Mountain West Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Albuquerque, N.M, www.themw.com.
   April 23-26 -- Big West Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Indian Wells. www.bigwest.org.
   April 24-26 -- Big Sky Conference Men's and Women's Championships, Gold River Racquet Club, Gold River, Calif., www.bigskyconf.com.
   May 1-4 -- USTA National Men's, Women's and Mixed 30 Indoor Championships, Spare Time Indoor Tennis Center, Gold River, Calif.
   May 8-10 -- Maze Cup (Northern California juniors vs. Southern California), Berkeley Tennis Center.
   May 8-9 -- NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Team Championships, first and second rounds at campus sites.
   May 14-19 -- NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Team Championships, round of 16 through finals, Waco, Texas. www.ncaasports.com.
   May 20-25 -- NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles Championships, Waco, Texas. www.ncaasports.com
   MAY 25-JUNE 8 -- FRENCH OPEN, Paris. 2014 champions: Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Julien Benneteau/Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Hsieh Su-Wei/Peng Shuai, Jean-Julien Rojer/Anna-Lena Groenefeld. www.rolandgarros.com.

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