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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Tiilikainen, Hansen top men’s field in USTA 30 Indoors

Apr 30, 2016
Tiilikainen, Hansen top men’s field in USTA 30 Indoors

Calle Hansen returns to the USTA National 30 Indoorsfor the first time since winning his second straight titlein the tournament in 2013. 2012 photo by Paul Bauman   Jan Tiilikainen is the men's top seed, the two-time defending champion and a ...

Oh, brother: Fresno State men stun Utah State

Apr 30, 2016

   In a matchup of coaching brothers, the eighth-seeded Fresno State men stunned top-seeded Utah State 4-2 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Championships in Las Vegas.   Jeremy Moser clinched the victory for Fresn...

Santa Clara women win thriller in conference tourney

Apr 29, 2016

   The Santa Clara women overcame a 2-0 deficit to stun BYU 4-3 on Thursday in the first round of the West Coast Conference Championships in Claremont, Calif.   Chelby Cooke, saving four match points, kept the fourth-seeded Broncos ...

UC Davis men blank Hawaii to reach Big West semis

Apr 27, 2016
UC Davis men blank Hawaii to reach Big West semis

Brett Bacharach, a senior from Newcastle in the Sacramentoarea, clinched UC Davis' 4-0 victory over Hawaii today.2014 photo by Paul Bauman   No. 3 seed UC Davis rolled to a 4-0 victory over No. 6 Hawaii today in the first round of the Big Wes...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Apr 27, 2016

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, 20-year-old Sacramentan -- No. 823 in singles (+3), 960 ...

Florida women replace Cal at No. 1 in national rankings

Apr 26, 2016
Florida women replace Cal at No. 1 in national rankings

Brooke Austin, a semifinalist in the $50,000 FSP Gold RiverWomen's Challenger in the Sacramento area last July as a wildcard, leads top-ranked Florida. Photo by Paul Bauman    The Florida women, who won the Southeastern Conference t...

Batta, Taggart earn NorCal Junior Excellence titles

Apr 25, 2016
Batta, Taggart earn NorCal Junior Excellence titles

Amit Batta of Los Altos slugs a forehand during hisvictory in the boys 18 final. Photo by Paul Bauman   Amit Batta of Los Altos won the NorCal Junior Excellence boys 18 singles title for the second consecutive year on Sunday.  &nbsp...

Cal’s Manasse wins Pac-12 women’s singles title

Apr 25, 2016
Cal’s Manasse wins Pac-12 women’s singles title

Cal's Maegan Manasse practices her serveduring the Sacramento Challenger last July.Photo by Paul Bauman   Cal's Maegan Manasse ended UCLA's streak of three consecutive women's singles titles in the Pacific-12 Conference Championships.  &...

Cal men fall in Pac-12 final; Manasse seeks women’s title

Apr 24, 2016
Cal men fall in Pac-12 final; Manasse seeks women’s title

Mackenzie McDonald of  Piedmont beat Florian Lakaton Court 1 to clinch UCLA's 4-1 victory over Cal in thePac-12 final. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman    Cal fell short of the men's title in the Pacific-12 Confererence Champions...

Cal men defeat USC, advance to first Pac-12 final

Apr 23, 2016

   The No. 3-seeded Cal men defeated No. 2 USC 4-1 on Friday in Ojai, Calif., to reach their first Pacific-12 Conference Championships final.   No. 82 Billy Griffith, a sophomore from Fresno, provided the clincher with a 6-4, 6-2 vi...

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