Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Rankings movers of the week: Sanchez, Sandgren (up)

Maria Sanchez, from Modesto, returned
to the top 100 in doubles. 2013 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Maria Sanchez returned to the top 100 in doubles in this week's rankings, while Tennys Sandgren continued to climb back in singles and doubles after undergoing hip surgery.
   Sanchez, a 25-year-old Modesto product, rose seven places in doubles to No. 97 after winning her second Challenger doubles title in two weeks in Charlottesville, Va. She reached a career-high No. 79 last November.
   Sandgren, who's scheduled to play for the Sacramento-based California Dream in World TeamTennis in July, jumped 72 spots in singles to No. 377 and 28 notches in doubles to No. 231 after advancing to the semifinals in both events in the Tallahassee Challenger.
   Sandgren has been ranked as high as No. 183 in singles in 2013 and No. 115 in doubles early last year. The 23-year-old former University of Tennessee All-American had surgery later in 2014 and missed more than six months.
   Sanchez played doubles with Francoise Abanda, an 18-year-old Canadian sensation, last week. Sandgren paired with Alex Kuznetsov of Tampa, Fla.
   Sandgren is not named after tennis. He has Swedish heritage, and Tennys was his great-grandfather's name. Sandgren's ancestor did not play tennis.
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. 884 in singles (-1).
   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. 229 in singles (+1), No. 150 in doubles (+1).
Tennys Sandgren, who's scheduled to play for the
California Dream in World Team Tennis in July,
reached the semifinals in singles and doubles in
last week's Tallahassee Challenger. 2012 photo
by Paul Bauman
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 32 in doubles (+1), unranked in singles.
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 536 in singles (-1), No. 560 in doubles (+2).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 188 in singles (+4), career-high No. 206 in doubles (+37).
   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. 39 in singles (-1), No. 59 in doubles (no change).
   Tennys Sandgren, 23-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 231 in doubles (+28), No. 377 in singles (+72).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- Career-high No. 255 in doubles (+6).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 198 in singles (+3), No. 504 in doubles (-179).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 528 in singles (-3), No. 601 in doubles (+2).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 168 in singles (+5).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 727 in doubles (no change).
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 727 in doubles (no change).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 49 in singles (no change), No. 57 in doubles (-3).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 32-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 35 (no change) in doubles, No. 623 (-104) in singles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 98 in singles (-4), No. 990 in doubles (+2). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 712 in singles (no change).
    Lejla Hodzic, 29-year-old former Stanford standout -- No. 748 in doubles (+4).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 791 in singles (-1).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 97 in doubles (+7), No. 185 in singles (-1).
   Allie Will, 24-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 219 in doubles (-5), No. 580 in singles (-4).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 292 in singles (-5), No. 496 in doubles (+5).

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