Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Rankings movers of the week: Bryan brothers (down)

Bob Bryan, left, and Mike Bryan plunged to No. 9 and No. 10, respectively,
in doubles. 2016 photo by Mal Taam/www.malt.photo
   Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, who were ranked No. 1 in doubles for almost three years until last November, tumbled three places to No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, this week.
   The former Stanford stars, who will turn 38 on April 29, lost in the second round at Monte Carlo last week after winning the title last year.
   The rankings are the Bryans' lowest since Mike was No. 11 and Bob was No. 13 in August 2002. They won the last of their record 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles in the 2014 U.S. Open.
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, 20-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 826 in singles (-1), 968 in doubles (-8).
   Bob Bryan, 37-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 9 in doubles (-3), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 37-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 10 in doubles (-3), unranked in singles.
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 43 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 424 in singles (no change), No. 563 in doubles (+2).
   Dennis Novikov, 22-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 148 in singles (+1), No. 162 in doubles (-2).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 38 in singles (+1), No. 44 in doubles (no change).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old San Francisco native and former UC Santa Cruz star -- No. 161 in doubles (-3).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 33-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 493 in singles (-3), No. 259 in doubles (+2).
Women
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 185 in singles (+9), No. 439 in doubles (+3).
   Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 33-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 21 in doubles (no change).
   CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 268 in singles (-4), No. 331 in doubles (-2).
   Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 604 in doubles (+2). 
   Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 604 in doubles (+2).
   Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 74 in singles (-1), No. 124 in doubles (+1).
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 600 in singles (+4), No. 732 in doubles (-5). 
   Maegan Manasse, 20-year-old Cal junior -- No. 527 in doubles (+2), No. 758 in singles (-1).
   Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product -- Career-high No. 65 in doubles (+2), No. 238 in singles (-10).
   Karina Vyrlan, 17-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 812 in doubles (+1).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- Career-high No. 164 in doubles (+3), No. 315 in singles (-1).

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