NorCal Tennis Czar

NorCal Tennis Czar NorCal Tennis Czar focuses on Northern California professional, collegiate, junior and recreational tennis. The blog includes tournament coverage, player profiles, examination of issues and trends, columns, book reviews and more.

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Rankings mover of the week: Tennys Sandgren

Jun 19, 2015
Rankings mover of the week: Tennys Sandgren

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 se...

TV schedule, calendar

Jun 19, 2015

TV SCHEDULE(All broadcasts on Tennis Channel; all times in California)    Today   Birmingham (women), quarterfinals, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (delay).   Halle (men), quarterfinals, 2:30-7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.-midnight (delay). ...

No small feat: Volynets, 13, could surpass Bellis

Jun 16, 2015
No small feat: Volynets, 13, could surpass Bellis

NorCal Sectional Girls 16 champion Katie Volynets, left, and runner-up JillianTaggart pose with tournament director Martin Kosan. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO -- Three years ago, CiCi Bellis of Atherton won the girls 18 singles title in ...

Barretto has banner day in NorCal Boys Sectionals

Jun 16, 2015
Barretto has banner day in NorCal Boys Sectionals

Paul Barretto, left, and Keenan Mayo won the 18sand 16s, respectively, in the NorCal Junior SectionalChampionships. Photo by Paul Bauman   SACRAMENTO -- Paul Barretto's 18-and-under singles title meant so much to him that he took the tourname...

Barretto to face Huang in NorCal Boys Sectional final

Jun 15, 2015

   Paul Barretto ended Mayson Xue's impressive run in the NorCal Boys' 18 & 16 Sectional Championships.   Barretto also avenged his brother's loss.    Seeded fifth from Tiburon, Barretto defeated the unseeded Xue, from...

No. 2 Miller, No. 5 Hu upset in NorCal Girls Sectionals

Jun 14, 2015
No. 2 Miller, No. 5 Hu upset in NorCal Girls Sectionals

No. 2 seed Alaina Miller, who has a two-handedforehand, lost to Katya Tabachnik at Arden Hillsin Sacramento. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman   No. 2 seed and defending champion Alaina Miller and No. 5 seed Sarah Hu were ousted Saturday in the 18-an...

Rankings mover of the week: Kristie Ahn (up)

Jun 13, 2015
Rankings mover of the week: Kristie Ahn (up)

Kristie Ahn, shown in the Redding Challenger last September,won the recent $25,000 Changwon (South Korea) Challenger.Photo by Paul Bauman   Former Stanford star Kristie Ahn soared 127 places to No. 338 in the world this week after winning the...

TV schedule, calendar

Jun 13, 2015

TV SCHEDULE(All broadcasts on Tennis Channel; all times in California)    Today   s'Hertogenbosch (women/men), semifinals, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (delay).   Stuttgart (men), semifinals, 3-7 p.m. (delay).   s'Hertogenbo...

French Open awards: Stan, worst commercial, etc.

Jun 12, 2015
French Open awards: Stan, worst commercial, etc.

Stan Wawrinka stunned Novak Djokovic in the
final. 2014 photo by Paul Bauman
   Reflections on the French Open while wondering whatever happened to Nathalie Tauziat:
   Biggest upsets -- Yes, Stan "The Man" Wawrinka already had won a Grand Slam title. And yes, he had beaten Novak "It's No"...

Results of all 2015 French Open finals

Results of all 2015 French Open finals

Stan WawrinkaSerena Williams   Men's singles -- Stan Wawrinka (8), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4.   Women's singles -- Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Lucie Safarova (13), Czech Republic, ...

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