Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Dennis Novikov (up)

   Dennis Novikov cracked the top 200 in the world in doubles for the first time by reaching the semifinals of the $47,250 Heilbronn (Germany) Challenger on indoor clay last week with Alessandro Motti of Italy.
   Novikov, 21, of San Jose rose from No. 206 to No. 195. 
   The 6-foot-4 (1.93-meter), 200-pound (91-kilogram) Novikov also improved four spots to a career-high No. 185 in singles by advancing to the second round in Heilbronn.
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. 891 in singles (-4).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 37-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. 223 in singles (+3), No. 152 in doubles (no change).
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 33 in doubles (-2), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 539 in singles (-1), No. 564 in doubles (-4).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 185 in singles (+4), career-high No. 195 in doubles (+11).
   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 35-year-old member of Sacramento-based California Dream in World Team Tennis (2015) -- No. 47 in doubles (+1).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 38 in singles (-1), No. 61 in doubles (no change).
   Tennys Sandgren, 23-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 235 in doubles (-1), No. 377 in singles (no change).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- Career-high No. 241 in doubles (no change).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 267 in singles (-61), No. 515 in doubles (-10).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 526 in singles (+2), No. 606 in doubles (no change).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 170 in singles (+1).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 736 in doubles (-1).
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 736 in doubles (-1).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 52 in singles (no change), No. 64 in doubles (-5).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 32-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 40 (-2) in doubles, No. 736 (+2) in singles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 97 in singles (no change), No. 999 in doubles (-3). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 779 in singles (-65).
    Lejla Hodzic, 29-year-old former Stanford standout -- No. 756 in doubles (-1).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 15 in doubles (no change), No. 794 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 89 in doubles (+1), No. 187 in singles (-15).
   Allie Will, 24-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 227 in doubles (-5), No. 594 in singles (-12).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 289 in singles (+3), No. 501 in doubles (no change).

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