Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rankings movers of the week: Querrey, Altamirano

Sam Querrey, shown in 2014, rose from No. 32 to No. 27 in this week's
world rankings after reaching the third round of the Australian Open.
Photo by Paul Bauman
   Rising five places in the world rankings might not sound like much, especially considering Collin Altamirano of Sacramento has skyrocketed 584 spots in the last two weeks.
   But the higher you go, the harder it is to move up. So Sam Querrey's jump from No. 32 to
No. 27 is significant.
   Querrey, a 29-year-old San Francisco native, improved by reaching the third round of the Australian Open (losing to top-ranked Andy Murray) after falling in the first round in Melbourne last year.
   It's Querrey's highest ranking since he was No. 26 on Aug. 5, 2013. He attained his career high of No. 17 in 2011.
   Altamirano, a junior at two-time defending NCAA champion Virginia, soared from No. 1,395 to No. 811 by advancing to the quarterfinals in Los Angeles and the final in Long Beach on the Futures circuit.  
WORLD RANKINGS
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from previous week in parentheses):
Men's singles
   No. 27 (+5) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 179 (-10) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 277 (career high, +8) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 403 (+2) -- Dmitry Tursunov, 34-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area, 
   No. 719 (+1) -- Ryan Haviland, 36-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 767 (+87) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
   No. 807 (+1) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star. 
   No. 811 (+372) -- Collin Altamirano, 21-year-old Sacramento native and resident.
   No. 864 (no change) -- Connor Farren, 22-year-old product former USC standout from Hillsborough in San Francisco Bay Area.
Men's doubles
   No. 3 (+2) -- Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 3 (+2) -- Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 61 (-9) -- Scott Lipsky, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 80 (+8) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 161 (-14) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 287 (career high, +15) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old resident of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 415 (+53) -- John Paul Fruttero, 35-year-old former Cal All-American.
   No. 540 (+5) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star
   No. 824 (no change) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
Women's singles
   No. 50 (-1) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product. 
   No. 72 (career high, +1) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 89 (+3) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 228 (+1) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 409 (-67) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 512 (-16) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.
   No. 724 (-14) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area
Women's doubles
   No. 20 (+1) -- Raquel Atawo (formerly Kops-Jones), 34-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal.
   No. 60 (-1) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 147 (+2) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 242 (career high, +5) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 327 (-21) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.   
   No. 400 (-14) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 602 (+8) -- Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal senior.
   No. 709 (+1) -- Felicity Maltby, 19-year-old Sunnyvale resident.
   No. 731 (+5) -- Alexandra Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area. 
   No. 731 (+5) -- Kat Facey, 23-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area.
   No. 742 (-38) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area. 
   No. 884 (+1) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product.  

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