Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rankings mover of the week: Mackenzie McDonald (up)

   Mackenzie McDonald soared 269 places to No. 482 in doubles in this week's ATP World Tour rankings.
   McDonald, a 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in the San Francisco Bay Area, and former Cal star Ben McLachlan reached the final of the $100,000 Nordic Naturals Challenger in Aptos, Calif. They lost to South Africans Nicolaas Scholtz and Tucker Vorster 6-7 (5), 6-3 [10-8] in a battle of unseeded teams.
   McDonald turned pro in May, forgoing his senior year at UCLA, after becoming the first man in 15 years to sweep the NCAA singles and doubles titles.
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
   Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 5 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 6 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   John Paul Fruttero, 35-year-old former Cal All-American -- No. 440 in doubles (-2).
   Ryan Haviland, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 779 in singles (-6).
   John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star -- No. 685 in doubles (+3), No. 818 in singles (+59). 
   Scott Lipsky, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 41 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 416 in singles (+9), career-high No. 482 in doubles (+269).
   Dennis Novikov, 22-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area -- Career-high No. 119 in singles (+1), No. 209 in doubles (-1).
   Sam Querrey, 28-year-old San Francisco native -- No. 29 in singles (no change), No. 42 in doubles (no change).
   Matt Seeberger, 32-year-old San Francisco native and former NCAA Division III singles and doubles champion from UC Santa Cruz -- No. 439 in doubles (-2).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 33-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 418 in singles (-8), No. 267 in doubles (-2).
   Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American -- No. 225 in singles (+1), No. 401 in doubles (+4).
   Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 33-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal -- No. 17 in doubles (no change).
   CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 156 in singles (+2), career-high No. 248 in doubles (+2).
   Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 639 in doubles (+10). 
   Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 639 in doubles (+10).
   Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford -- No. 71 in singles (+3), No. 127 in doubles (+2).
   Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 606 in doubles (+4), No. 755 in singles (+4). 
   Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal junior -- No. 597 in doubles (-45), No. 942 in singles (+2).
   Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product -- Career-high No. 57 in doubles (no change), No. 276 in singles (+2).
   Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product -- No. 26 in singles (+2), No. 878 in doubles (+4).
   Karina Vyrlan, 17-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 800 in doubles (-1).
   Carol Zhao, 21-year-old Stanford junior -- No. 261 in doubles (-85), No. 372 in singles (+1).

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