Paul Bauman

Paul Bauman has more than 30 years of professional journalism experience, including the past 11 years at his hometown newspaper, The Sacramento Bee. He has covered hundreds of professional tennis tournaments, including Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and the Japan Open. Bauman earned third-place awards in the 2008 and 2009 United States Tennis Writers’ Association contests and was nominated for the inaugural class of the Sacramento Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. He wrote “Agassi & Ecstasy,” a biography of Andre Agassi published in 1997, while working at the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Agassi's hometown and was named the 1986 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year during a stint at the Reno Gazette-Journal. He also served as the editor of the ATP World Tour newspaper. Bauman graduated from Stanford University.

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Bryans to play one home match for WTT Dream

Apr 16, 2015
Bryans to play one home match for WTT Dream

Bob Bryan, left, and Mike Bryan, shown in last month's BNPParibas Open at Indian Wells, will play for the California Dream against San Diego on July 23 at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights.Photo by Paul Bauman   Northern California fans will hav...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Apr 15, 2015

WORLD RANKINGS    Players with Northern California ties ranked in the top 1,000 in the world (change from last week in parentheses): Men   Collin Altamirano, 19-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 884 in singles (+4).   Bob Bryan...

Stanford men crack Top 25 after big upsets

Apr 14, 2015

   The Stanford men reached the Top 25 in the nation for the first time this season, according to the  new rankings released today.   The Cardinal (15-4, 6-0 Pacific-12 Conference) rose 12 spots to No. 24 after upsetting UCLA a...

Querrey, Riffice lose in finals; Altamirano streak ends

Apr 13, 2015
Querrey, Riffice lose in finals; Altamirano streak ends

Sam Querrey, shown en route to the Sacramento Challenger titlelast October, lost to Jack Sock 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. Photo by Paul Bauman   From the pros to the colleges to the juniors, North...

Roseville’s Riffice to play for Easter Bowl title

Apr 12, 2015

   Sam Riffice learns quickly.   Only one week after losing to William Blumberg, the 14th-seeded Riffice crushed his second-seeded rival 6-2, 6-0 on Saturday to reach the boys 18 final at the Easter Bowl in Indian Wells.  ...

Stanford men stun fifth-ranked USC

Apr 12, 2015

   The Stanford men appear to be back under first-year coach Paul Goldstein.    Thanks to John Morrissey's dramatic victory, the 36th-ranked Cardinal stunned No. 5 USC 4-3 on Saturday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium f...

Roseville’s Riffice advances to Easter Bowl semis

Apr 11, 2015

   Northern California's singles hopes in the Easter Bowl rest with Sam Riffice.   The 14th-seeded Riffice, from Roseville in the Sacramento area, beat No. 10 Mwendwa Mbithi of Deerfield Beach, Fla., 6-1, 7-5 on Friday to reach the ...

Stanford men upset UCLA; Altamirano stays unbeaten

Apr 11, 2015
Stanford men upset UCLA; Altamirano stays unbeaten

Paul Goldstein   The Stanford men are rebounding under new coach Paul Goldstein.   The 36th-ranked Cardinal surprised No. 15 UCLA 4-3 on Friday at Stanford's Taube Family Tennis Stadium. It was Stanford's first win over the Bruins i...

Riffice, Klinger reach Easter Bowl boys 18 quarters

Apr 10, 2015

   Two Sacramento-area boys have reached the 18-and-under quarterfinals in the Easter Bowl.   No. 14 seed Sam Riffice of Roseville ousted No. 3 Ulises Blanch of Deerfield Beach, Fla., 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday at Indian Wells. Also,...

Stanford product to head USTA player development

Apr 9, 2015

   The USTA's board of directors apparently likes former Stanford players.   The federation on Monday named Martin Blackman to succeed his former Stanford doubles partner, Patrick McEnroe, as general manager of player development.&n...

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