Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Carol Zhao (up)

Carol Zhao, a Stanford junior, reached the singles and doubles
semifinals in her hometown of Toronto. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman

  Playing in her hometown, Stanford junior Carol Zhao reached the singles and doubles semifinals in the $50,000 Toronto Challenger last week.
   Zhao, from the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill, lost to the top seeds and eventual champions in both events. She jumped 59 places in singles to No. 341 and 15 spots in doubles to a career-high No. 186.
   In singles, Zhao defeated former world No. 11 Shahar Peer of Israel in the second round and Canada's Heidi El Tabakh, who won the $25,000 Redding Challenger in September, in the quarterfinals before losing to top-seeded Tatjana Maria of Germany.
   In doubles, Zhao and Jessica Pegula of Charleston, S.C., fell to Sharon Fichman of Canada and Maria Sanchez, a Modesto native based in Los Angeles and Boca Raton, Fla.
   Sanchez won her fifth doubles title of the year with her fourth partner.
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses): 
   Collin Altamirano, 19-year-old Sacramento resident -- No. 810 in singles (+3), 959 in doubles (+3).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star, part-time member of Sacramento-based California Dream in World TeamTennis in 2015 -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 37-year-old former Stanford star, part-time member of Dream in 2015 -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 25-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 519 in singles (-204), No. 452 in doubles (+1).
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 41 in doubles (+3).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 454 in singles (+6), No. 542 in doubles (-1).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old Milpitas resident in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 138 in singles (+4), No. 184 in doubles (-3).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 59 in singles (-9), No. 37 in doubles (no change).
   Tennys Sandgren, 24-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 255 in singles (-15), No. 220 in doubles (-3).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old San Francisco native and former UC Santa Cruz star -- No. 174 in doubles (-3).
   Neal Skupski, 25-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 103 in doubles (-5).
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 217 in singles (+6), career-high No. 406 in doubles (+149).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 249 in singles (-2).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 621 in doubles (-7). 
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 621 in doubles (-7).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 103 in singles (-1), No. 141 in doubles (-3).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 33-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 32 (no change) in doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 128 in singles (+2), career-high No. 244 in doubles (+3).
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 687 in singles (+43), career-high No. 842 in doubles (+160). 
   Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 18 in doubles (-2).
   Maegan Manasse, 20-year-old Cal junior -- No. 514 in doubles (-4), No. 748 in singles (+1).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 84 in doubles (-1), No. 196 in singles(-18).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- Career-high No. 186 in doubles (+15), No. 341 in singles (+58).

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