Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Rankings mover of the week: CiCi Bellis (up)

CiCi Bellis, a 17-year-old amateur from Atherton,
soared 49 places to No. 280 in doubles by reach-
ing the semifinals of a $75,000 tournament in
Florida last week. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman
   CiCi Bellis, a 17-year-old amateur from Atherton in the San Francisco Bay Area, soared 49 places to a career-high No. 280 in the world in doubles by reaching the semifinals of a $75,000 clay-court tournament last week.
   Bellis teamed with 5-foot-2 (1.57-meter) Lauren Davis, 22, of Boca Raton, Fla., in the Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
   Bellis and Davis defeated Jennifer Elie and Michaela Gordon, 16, of Saratoga in the Bay Area 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals before losing to eventual runners-up Jessica Pegula and Maria Sanchez, a 26-year-old Modesto product, 6-0, 6-1.
   Gordon jumped 137 spots to a career-high No. 592 in doubles.
   Bellis won the biggest doubles title of her life in the $100,000 Dow Corning Tennis Classic in Midland, Mich., in February with 17-year-old American Ingrid Neel.
   Bellis lost in the first round of singles in Indian Harbour Beach to top-seeded Shelby Rogers of Charleston, S.C., and remained No. 257. Bellis and Neel defeated Rogers and Naomi Broady for the Midland doubles championship.
   American Jennifer Brady won the Indian Harbour Beach singles title, and Julia Glushko of Israel and Alexandra Panova of Russia took the doubles crown.
   Brady, a former UCLA All-American, also won the 2014 Redding Challenger.
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
   Collin Altamirano, 20-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 814 in singles (+6), 960 in doubles (+1).
   Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 7 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 8 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Ryan Haviland, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 857 in singles (-22).
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 43 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 421 in singles (no change), No. 563 in doubles (-5).
   Dennis Novikov, 22-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 145 in singles (-3), No. 176 in doubles (-2).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 36 in singles (+1), No. 45 in doubles (no change).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old San Francisco native and former NCAA Division III singles and doubles champion from UC Santa Cruz -- No. 186 in doubles (-3).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 33-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 487 in singles (+6), No. 251 in doubles (+3).
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 191 in singles (-2), No. 431 in doubles (+5).
   Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 33-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 20 in doubles (+1).
   CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 257 in singles (no change), career-high No. 280 in doubles (+49).
   Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- Career-high No. 601 in doubles (+4)
   Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area --Career-high No. 601 in doubles (+4).
   Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 74 in singles (-1), No. 123 in doubles (+4).
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 610 in singles (+10), No. 592 in doubles (+137). 
   Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal junior -- No. 526 in doubles (-1), No. 759 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product -- No. 67 in doubles (-3), No. 242 in singles (-21).
   Karina Vyrlan, 17-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 809 in doubles (+9).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- No. 172 in doubles (-3), No. 320 in singles (no change).

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