Friday, June 19, 2015

Rankings mover of the week: Tennys Sandgren (up)

Tennys Sandgren is tearing up the Futures circuit in his come-
back from hip surgery. File photo by Paul Bauman
  Tennys Sandgren of the Sacramento-based California Dream in World TeamTennis rose 38 places in singles to No. 319 after reaching his second straight final on the U.S. Futures circuit.
  The 23-year-old American lost to Matija Pecotic of Croatia 6-2, 6-3 on hardcourts in the recent Winston-Salem (N.C.) Futures.
   Sandgren also improved eight notches in doubles to No. 224 by advancing to the final with former University of Tennessee teammate Rhyne Williams. They fell to Julio Peralta of Chile and Matt Seeberger of Los Altos 3-6, 6-3 [10-8].
  Sandgren has been ranked as high as No. 183 in singles in 2013 and No. 115 in doubles early last year. He underwent hip surgery later in 2014 and missed more than six months.
  Sandgren is not named after tennis. He has Swedish heritage, and Tennys was his great-grandfather's name. Sandgren's ancestor did not play tennis.
  The Dream will begin its inaugural season on July 12 in San Diego and play its home opener the following night at 7:30 against Springfield at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights.
   Raquel Kops-Jones, a former Cal star who lives in San Jose, remained No. 14 in doubles after capturing the Nottingham title with regular partner Abigail Spears. They won Birmingham during the same week last year.       
   Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses):
   Collin Altamirano, 19-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 990 in singles (-5).
   Bob Bryan, 36-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Mike Bryan, 37-year-old former Stanford star -- Career-high No. 1 in doubles (no change), unranked in singles.
   Bradley Klahn, 24-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 149 in doubles (+2), No. 239 in singles (+2).
   Scott Lipsky, 33-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 35 in doubles (no change).
   Mackenzie McDonald, 20-year-old Piedmont resident -- No. 555 in singles (-4), No. 565 in doubles (+6).
   Dennis Novikov, 21-year-old San Jose resident -- No. 192 in singles (+6), No. 195 in doubles (-1).
   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, 35-year-old member of Sacramento-based California Dream in World Team Tennis (2015) -- No. 57 in doubles (-1).
   Sam Querrey, 27-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World TeamTennis (2012-13) -- No. 38 in singles (+1), No. 58 in doubles (-1).
   Tennys Sandgren, 23-year-old member of California Dream -- No. 224 in doubles (+8), No. 319 in singles (+38).
   Matt Seeberger, 30-year-old Los Altos resident -- Career-high No. 204 in doubles (+35).
   Dmitry Tursunov, 32-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area -- No. 650 in singles (-54), No. 585 in doubles (-72).
   Kristie Ahn, 23-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 342 in singles (-4), No. 611 in doubles (+2).
   CiCi Bellis, 16-year-old resident of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 170 in singles (-1).
   Alexandra Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 742 in doubles (-3).
   Kat Facey, 22-year-old resident of Cameron Park in Sacramento area -- No. 742 in doubles (-3).
   Jarmila Gajdosova, 28-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 60 in singles (-8), No. 73 in doubles (-4).
   Anabel Medina Garrigues, 32-year-old member of California Dream (2015) -- No. 36 (no change) in doubles.
   Nicole Gibbs, 22-year-old former Stanford star -- No. 102 in singles (-2). 
   Michaela Gordon, 15-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 707 in singles (+4).
    Lejla Hodzic, 29-year-old former Stanford standout -- No. 899 in doubles (-131).
    Raquel Kops-Jones, 32-year-old San Jose resident and former Cal star -- No. 14 in doubles (no change), No. 800 in singles (-3).
   Maria Sanchez, 25-year-old Modesto product -- No. 94 in doubles (+3), No. 169 in singles (+13).
   Allie Will, 24-year-old native of San Mateo in San Francisco Bay Area -- No. 225 in doubles (+6), No. 605 in singles (+3).
   Carol Zhao, 19-year-old Stanford sophomore -- No. 287 in singles (+5), No. 504 in doubles (-2).

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