Friday, November 11, 2016

Rankings mover of the week: CiCi Bellis (up)

CiCi Bellis, 17, talks to the media during the Bank of the
West Classic at Stanford in July. Bellis lives in Atherton,
a five-minute drive from Stanford. She cracked the top
100 in the world this week with her second straight title.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Two months after turning pro, CiCi Bellis became the youngest player ranked among the top 100 women in the world.
   By far.
   Bellis, a 17-year-old product of Atherton in the San Francisco Bay Area, improved 11 places to No. 90 with her second straight title in a $50,000 Canadian indoor hardcourt tournament last week.
  The top-seeded Bellis overcame fourth-seeded Jesika Maleckova, a 22-year-old Czech, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 to win the Tevlin Challenger in Toronto. Bellis also won Saguenay two weeks earlier.
   Bellis was born 15 months after the next youngest player in the top 100, No. 48 Ana Konjuh of Croatia. Konjuh, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist in September, will turn 19 on Dec. 27.
   Bellis reached the third round of the U.S. Open as a qualifier. At 15, she stunned 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open. Cibulkova was the runner-up to since-retired Li Na of China in the Australian Open that year.
WORLD RANKINGS
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
Men's singles
   No. 31 (-2) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 162 (+1) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 293 (career high, +49) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 398 (+3) -- Dmitry Tursunov, 33-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area, 
   No. 711 (+1) -- Ryan Haviland, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 822 (-26) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star. 
Men's doubles
   No. 5 (no change) -- Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 5 (no change) -- Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 48 (+1) -- Scott Lipsky, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 99 (no change) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 146 (career high, +14) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 304 (career high, +30) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 421 (-30) -- John Paul Fruttero, 35-year-old former Cal All-American.
   No. 658 (-1) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star
Women's singles
   No. 36 (no change) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product.
   No. 76 (no change) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford.   
   No. 90 (career high, +11) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area..
   No. 220 (+22) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 345 (-13) -- Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 489 (+2) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.
   No. 760 (+41) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area
Women's doubles
   No. 21 (no change) -- Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 33-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal.
   No. 59 (no change) -- Maria Sanchez, 26-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 142 (-14) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 252 (no change) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 317 (-1) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.   
   No. 431 (+28) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 622 (-3) -- Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal senior.
   No. 709 (+7) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area. 
   No. 749 (-3) -- Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area. 
   No. 749 (-3) -- Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area.
   No. 887 (-8) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product.
   No. 967 (-11) -- Karina Vyrlan, 18-year-old Sacramentan. 

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