Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cal women rise to No. 1; Bears men stun No. 2 TCU

Cal's Klara Fabikova, playing in the 2012 Redding
Challenger, jumped five places to No. 5 in the
college rankings. Photo by Paul Bauman
   It was a big week for Cal and Stanford tennis.
   The Bears won the ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship in Madison, Wis., on Monday to vault from No. 6 to No. 1 in the country.
   Both the national title and top ranking were firsts for the Cal women, who had never won an NCAA or ITA team championship.
   Meanwhile, the No. 24 Cal men overcame a 2-0 deficit to stun No. 2 Texas Christian 4-2 on Sunday in Austin, Texas. J.T. Nishimura, a sophomore from San Jose, clinched the victory with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Reese Stalder on Court 6.
   Cal (4-1) will improve significantly when the next men's team rankings are released on Wednesday.
   Stanford's Tom Fawcett (11-2) rose from No. 9 to No. 3 in men's singles. The 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) sophomore from Winnetka, Ill., defeated then-No. 4 Cameron Norrie 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 18 Cardinal's 4-2 loss to Texas Christian on Saturday in Austin.
   Cal's Andre Goransson, a junior from Sweden, dropped one spot to No. 4.
   Cal's Klara Fabikova (19-4), a senior from the Czech Republic, jumped five places to No. 5 in women's singles. Juniors Maegan Manasse, from Redondo Beach in the Los Angeles area, and Denise Starr, from Brooklyn, N.Y., improved one notch to No. 2 in doubles.
   The Stanford women (2-2) tumbled from six places to No. 14, but juniors Taylor Davidson, from Statesville, N.C., and Caroline Doyle, from San Francisco, rose five spots to No. 5 in doubles.
COLLEGE RANKINGS
(Top 10 and Northern California; previous ranking in parentheses)
Men's team
   1. Virginia (with sophomore Collin Altamirano of Sacramento)
   2. Texas Christian
   3. Texas A&M
   4. Baylor
   5. Oklahoma
   6. USC (with freshman Jake DeVine of Los Altos Hills)
   7. North Carolina
   8. Ohio State
   9. UCLA (with junior Mackenzie McDonald of Piedmont)
   10. Wake Forest (with sophomore Keivon Tabrizi of Fresno)
   18. Stanford
   24. Cal
   57. UC Davis
   72. USF
   73. Pacific
   75. Fresno State
Men's singles
   1. Dominik Koepfer, Tulane (1)
   2. Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (2)
   3. Tom Fawcett, Stanford (9)
   4. Andre Goransson, Cal (3)
   5. Mikael Torpegaard, Ohio State (7)
   6. Cameron Norrie, Texas Christian (4)
   7. Roberto Cid, South Florida (17)
   8. Arthur Rinderknech, Texas A&M (5)
   9. Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech (6)
   10. Jared Hiltzik, Illinois (21)
   32. Billy Griffith (Fresno), Cal (39)
   T34. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont), UCLA (NR)
   36. Florian Lakat, Cal (30) 
   55. Sem Verbeek, Pacific (NR)
   63. Oskar Wikberg, Cal (54)
   81. Alec Adamson, UC Davis (38)
   86. Filip Bergevi, Cal
   90. David Wilczynski, Stanford (57)
   104. Jake DeVine (Los Altos Hills), USC (83)
   106. Maciek Romanowicz, Stanford (89)
   108. Victor Pham (Saratoga), Columbia
   113. Sameer Kumar, Stanford (NR)
   116. J.T. Nishimura (San Jose), Cal (NR)
   119. Michael Genender, Stanfod (61)
Men's doubles
   1. Gordon Watson and Diego Hidalgo, Florida (3)
   2. Hugo Dojas and Felipe Soares, Texas Tech (2)
   3. Brett Clark and Robert Kelly, North Carolina (1)
   4. Mac Styslinger and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, Virginia (5)
   5. Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash, Oklahoma State (9)
   6. Alex Lawson and Quentin Monaghan, Notre Dame (6)
   7. Dominik Koepfer and Chi-Shan Jao, Tulane (17)
   8. Jack Findel-Hawkins and Yannick Zuern, North Florida (4)
   9. Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen, New Mexico (8)
   10. Matic Spec and Felix Corwin, Minnesota (20)
   12. Mackenzie McDonald (Piedmont) and Martin Redlicki, UCLA (NR)
   15. Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham (Saratoga), Columbia (50)
   21. Maciek Romanowicz and Nolan Paige, Stanford (42)
   41. Sem Verbeek and Jose Chamba, Pacific (NR)
   46. Andre Goransson and Florian Lakat, Cal (59)
   59. Tom Fawcett and Sameer Kumar, Stanford (NR)
Women's team
   1. Cal (6)
   2. North Carolina (5)
   3. Florida (3)
   4. Georgia
   5. Vanderbilt (1)
   6. Ohio State (16)
   7. Duke (14)
   8. Michigan (12)
   9. Virginia (7)
   10. Texas Tech (17)
   14. Stanford (8)
   28. Fresno State (30)
   T45. Saint Mary's (47)
   73. San Jose State (73)
Women's singles
   1. Francesca Di Lorenzo, Ohio State (2)
   2. Danielle Collins, Virginia (4)
   3. Hayley Carter, North Carolina (6)
   4. Belinda Woolcock, Florida (3)
   5. Klara Fabikova, Cal (10)
   6. Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine (14)
   7. Sinead Lohan, Miami (7)
   8. Breaunna Addison, Texas (16)
   9. Jasmine Lee, Mississippi State (13)
   10. Stephanie Wagner, Miami (9)
   13. Maegan Manasse, Cal (5)
   26. Maiar Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State (26)
   30. Taylor Davidson, Stanford (20)
   60. Caroline Doyle, Stanford (39)
   38. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont), USC (42)
   50. Paige Cline (Kentfield), South Carolina (43)
   66. Krista Hardebeck, Stanford (NR)
   82. Marie Klocker, San Jose State (90)
   98. Kassidy Jump (Granite Bay), Arizona State (NR)
   102. Olivia Hauger, Cal (81)
   104. Andrea Ka, USF (101)
   121. Denise Starr, Cal (NR)
Women's doubles
   1. Whitney Kay and Hayley Carter, North Carolina (2)
   2. Maegan Manasse and Denise Starr, Cal (3)
   3. Matea Cutura and Christine Maddox, Pepperdine (18)
   4. Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi, Kentucky (1)
   5. Taylor Davidson and Caroline Doyle, Stanford (10)
   6. Courtney Colton and Sydney Campbell, Vanderbilt (11)
   7. Taylor Ng and Kristina Mathis, Dartmouth (34)
   8. Anna Sanford and Miho Kowase, Ohio State (6)
   9. Maddie Lipp and Alex Chatt, Northwestern (7)
   10. Palina Dubavets and Stefani Stojic, UC Santa Barbara (21)
   11. Giuliana Olmos (Fremont) and Gabby Smith, USC (4)
   18. Maiar Sherif Ahmed and Rana Sherif Ahmed, Fresno State (NR)

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