Friday, March 10, 2017

Rankings mover of the week: Sam Querrey (up)

Sam Querrey addresses the crowd after winning
the 2014 Napa Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman
  Sam Querrey jumped 14 places to
No. 26 in the world on Monday after winning last week's Mexican Open in Acapulco.
   It's Querrey's highest ranking since he also was No. 26 in 2013. The 29-year-old San Francisco native reached a career-high No. 17 in 2011.
   The unseeded Querrey knocked off four top-20 players in succession to become the first U.S. man to win Acapulco in the 24-year history of the tournament. He ousted, in order, No. 11 David Goffin, No. 9 Dominic Thiem, No. 17 Nick Kyrgios and No. 6 Rafael Nadal.
   Thiem was the defending champion, Kyrgios had upset Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, and Nadal won Acapulco twice (2005 and 2013) when the tournament was played on clay.
   Querrey, seeded 23rd in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, will play the winner of today's first-round match between Americans Donald Young and Stefan Kozlov. All men's and women's seeds received opening-round byes.
   Querrey reached the round of 16 at Indian Wells in 2011 and 2013 for his best results in the tournament.
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. 26 (+14) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 173 (-2) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 257 (-3) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old product of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 554 (+1) -- Dmitry Tursunov, 34-year-old resident of Folsom in Sacramento area, 
   No. 716 (+2) -- Ryan Haviland, 36-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 763 (-1) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
   No. 800 (no change) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star. 
   No. 818 (-4) -- Collin Altamirano, 21-year-old Sacramento native and resident.
   No. 863 (-3) -- Connor Farren, 22-year-old product former USC standout from Hillsborough in San Francisco Bay Area.
Men's doubles
   No. 3 (no change) -- Bob Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 3 (no change) -- Mike Bryan, 38-year-old former NCAA doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 58 (+3) -- Scott Lipsky, 35-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 79 (+6) -- Sam Querrey, 29-year-old San Francisco native.
   No. 148 (-8) -- Dennis Novikov, 23-year-old resident of Milpitas in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 252 (-3) -- Mackenzie McDonald, 21-year-old product of Piedmont in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 390 (-4) -- John Paul Fruttero, 35-year-old former Cal All-American.
   No. 534 (no change) -- John Lamble, 24-year-old Saratoga resident and former Santa Clara star
   No. 614 (-1) -- Bradley Klahn, 26-year-old former NCAA singles champion from Stanford.
Women's singles
   No. 55 (career high, +1) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 70 (-2) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product. 
   No. 94 (-10) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford..
   No. 213 (+4) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 371 (+28) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 527 (+1) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.
   No. 718 (-6) -- 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), 34-year-old San Jose resident and 2003 NCAA doubles champion from Cal.
   No. 60 (-2) -- Maria Sanchez, 27-year-old Modesto product.
   No. 155 (-1) -- Nicole Gibbs, 23-year-old former NCAA singles and doubles champion from Stanford.
   No. 361 (-1) -- Kristie Ahn, 24-year-old former Stanford All-American.
   No. 393 (-63) -- Carol Zhao, 21-year-old former Stanford star.   
   No. 508 (-62) -- CiCi Bellis, 17-year-old product of Atherton in San Francisco Bay Area.
   No. 598 (+2) -- Maegan Manasse, 21-year-old Cal senior.
   No. 613 (+113) -- Michaela Gordon, 17-year-old resident of Saratoga in San Francisco Bay Area. 
   No. 699 (+2) -- Felicity Maltby, 19-year-old Sunnyvale resident.
   No. 722 (-2) -- Alexandra Facey, 24-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area. 
   No. 722 (-2) -- Kat Facey, 24-year-old product of Cameron Park in Sacramento area.
   No. 881 (+2) -- Sloane Stephens, 23-year-old Fresno product.  

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