Friday, June 10, 2016

Rankings movers of the week: Bryan brothers (up)

Bob Bryan, right, and Mike Bryan play at Indian Wells in March. Photo by
Paul Bauman
   Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan improved three spots to No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, in the world doubles rankings after reaching the French Open final for the second consecutive year.
   Seeded fifth, they lost to 15th-seeded Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez (no relation) of Spain 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Saturday.
   The Bryans were co-No. 1s for almost three years until last November. The 38-year-old twins have won a record 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles but none since the 2014 U.S. Open.
   The Bryans played at Stanford in 1997 and 1998, leading the Cardinal to the NCAA title both years. They won the NCAA doubles title in 1998.
   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. 810 in singles (+1), 955 in doubles (-2).
   Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 4 in doubles (+3), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 5 in doubles (+3), unranked in singles.
   Ryan Haviland, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 894 in singles (+3).
   Scott Lipsky, 34-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 37 in doubles (+4).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 427 in singles (-7), No. 555 in doubles (+3).
   Dennis Novikov, 22-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 146 in singles (no change), No. 184 in doubles (+4).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 37 in singles (no change), No. 40 in doubles (-5).
   Matt Seeberger, 31-year-old San Francisco native and former NCAA Division III singles and doubles champion from UC Santa Cruz -- No. 183 in doubles (+3).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 33-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 458 in singles (+22), No. 253 in doubles (+1).
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 215 in singles (-22), No. 447 in doubles (-12).
   Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 33-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 21 in doubles (-2).
   CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 247 in singles (+1), career-high No. 279 in doubles (+1).
   Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 607 in doubles (-3). 
   Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 607 in doubles (-3).
   Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 75 in singles (-3), No. 124 in doubles (-1).
   Michaela Gordon, 16-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 660 in singles (+1), No. 603 in doubles (-4). 
   Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal junior -- No. 539 in doubles (-9), No. 747 in singles (+7).
   Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product -- No. 65 in doubles (-1), No. 259 in singles (-14).
   Karina Vyrlan, 17-year-old Sacramentan -- Career-high No. 799 in doubles (+15).
   Carol Zhao, 20-year-old Stanford junior -- No. 168 in doubles (-1), No. 317 in singles (+6).

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