Friday, September 25, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Dennis Novikov

Dennis Novikov, playing doubles in the recent U.S.
Open, won his first career Challenger singles title
on Sunday. Photo by Paul Bauman
  Dennis Novikov of Milpitas in the San Francisco Bay Area soared 45 places in the world rankings to a career-high No. 163 in the world by winning his first career Challenger singles title on Sunday.
   The seventh-seeded Novikov, 21, beat fifth-seeded Ryan Harrison of Austin, Texas, 6-4, 7-5 on a hardcourt in the final of the $50,000 Cary (N.C.) Tennis Championships.
   Novikov, a 6-foot-3 (1.90-meter) Moscow native, turned pro in 2013 after leading UCLA to the NCAA final as a sophomore.
   He won the singles and doubles titles in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 2012 to earn wild cards for both main draws in the U.S. Open. 
   Novikov reached the second round in each event at Flushing Meadows. He shocked 86th-ranked Jerzy Janowicz, a 6-foot-8 (2.03-meter) Pole and Wimbledon semifinalist in 2013, in singles and teamed with Michael Redlicki to knock off U.S. veterans Bobby Reynolds and Michael Russell in doubles.
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. 914 in singles (-4), 925 in doubles (+11).
   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, 25-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 249 in doubles (no change), No. 239 in singles (-9).
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 48 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 822 in singles (-6), No. 749 in doubles (-23).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- Career-high No. 163 in singles (+45), career-high No. 175 in doubles (no change).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 41 in singles (no change), No. 45 in doubles (+1).
   Tennys Sandgren, 24-year-old member of Sacramento-based California Dream in World TeamTennis -- No. 230 in singles (+17), No. 205 in doubles (+14).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old Los Altos resident -- No. 161 in doubles (-1).
   Neal Skupski, 25-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 128 in doubles (-17).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 256 in singles (-8), No. 611 in doubles (+1).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 176 in singles (no change).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 918 in doubles (-296).
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 918 in doubles (-296).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 87 in singles (-6), No. 94 in doubles (-8).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 33-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 33 (+1) in doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 144 in singles (-16). 
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 688 in singles (-76).
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 16 in doubles (-1).
   Maegan Manasse, 20-year-old Cal junior -- No. 495 in doubles (-3), No. 851 in singles (-16).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 81 in doubles (-2), No. 187 in singles (+4).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- No. 195 in doubles (no change), No. 440 in singles (-6).

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