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Gabashvili helps Austin top Dream again in WTT

Jul 19, 2015

   Teymuraz Gabashvili is a nightmare for the California Dream.   For the third time in four nights, Gabashvili beat Tennys Sandgren in men's singles as the Austin Aces beat California. And for the second time in that span, Gabashvi...

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One of "next Williams sisters" quits Sacramento match

Jul 19, 2015

   Ena Shibahara beat second-seeded Tornado Alicia Black 3-2, retired, in a matchup of 17-year-old Americans today in the first round of qualifying for the $50,000 FSP Gold River Women's Challenger at the Gold River Racquet Club in the Sacram...

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Roseville’s Riffice, 16, sweeps USTA Clay Court titles

Jul 19, 2015

   Sam Riffice of Roseville in the Sacramento area continues to rack up big titles.   Riffice, 16, swept the boys 18 singles and doubles crowns in the USTA National Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Fla.   Seeded f...

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Hibino avenges one-sided loss to reach Stockton final

Jul 19, 2015
Hibino avenges one-sided loss to reach Stockton final

Nao Hibino beat Sanaz Marand after losing to her6-1, 6-0 last September. Photo by Paul Bauman   STOCKTON, Calif. -- So much for past results.   Sanaz Marand crushed Nao Hibino in their only meeting before the semifinals of the inaug...

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Stevenson to play today in Sacramento qualifying

Jul 19, 2015
Stevenson to play today in Sacramento qualifying

Alexandra Stevenson, the daughter of basketballHall of Famer Julius Erving, drew internationalattention in 1999 by becoming the first femalequalifier to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.   Top-seeded Alexandra Stevenson, a former Wimbledon semi...

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Dream wins last set to end skid in WTT

Jul 18, 2015

   California Dream coach David Macpherson knew what he was doing when he scheduled mixed doubles last on Saturday night.   Anabel Medina Garrigues and Neal Skupski routed Boston's Arantxa Para Santonja and Scott Lipsky 5-1 to give ...

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Date-Krumm, 44, gains Stockton Challenger semis

Jul 18, 2015
Date-Krumm, 44, gains Stockton Challenger semis

Kimiko Date-Krumm, 44, overcame a slow startto rout wild card Danielle Lao in the quarterfinals.Photo by Paul Bauman   STOCKTON, Calif. -- Talk about a turnaround ...    Danielle Lao won the first three games, breaking serve twice a...

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Gibbs, Austin beat Dream again in WTT

Jul 17, 2015

   The California Dream started well, but it was downhill from there.   The Austin Aces beat the Dream for the second consecutive night, 22-16 in a World TeamTennis match on Friday at Dream Stadium at Sunrise Mall in the Sacramento ...

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Stockton Challenger results, schedule

Jul 17, 2015

   Note: A story with photos will be posted Saturday at about 2 a.m. California time.$50,000 USTA PRO CIRCUIT CHALLENGERAt University of the Pacific in StocktonSingles quarterfinals   Nao Hibino (5), Japan, def. Amandine ...

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Oudin tops eighth seed in Stockton Challenger

Jul 17, 2015

   STOCKTON, Calif. -- Melanie Oudin, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist in 2009 who has battled health problems for the past two years, knocked off eighth-seeded Naomi Broady of Great Britain 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of ...

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