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.