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Sanchez repeats in Vancouver doubles

Aug 23, 2015
Sanchez repeats in Vancouver doubles

Maria Sanchez, playing singles in last month's StocktonChallenger, won the doubles crown in Vancouver withJohanna Konta of Great Britain. Photo by Paul Bauman   Modesto product Maria Sanchez claimed her second straight Vancouver Challenger do...

Rankings, TV schedule, calendar

Aug 23, 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. 794 in singles (+116), 943 in doubles (-6)....

Fellow Aussies: Kyrgios, Tomic will learn from mistakes

Aug 22, 2015
Fellow Aussies: Kyrgios, Tomic will learn from mistakes

Nick Kyrgios, shown in the 2013 Sacra-mento Challenger, was fined $10,000 for insulting Stan Wawrinka last week.Photo by Paul Bauman   Australia has built a sterling tennis reputation, symbolized by gentlemanly legend Rod Laver, over the past...

Video of incredible shot in Aptos; U.S. Open wild cards

Aug 21, 2015
Video of incredible shot in Aptos; U.S. Open wild cards

Eighth-seeded Yoshihito Nishioka, playing wild card JaredDonaldson in the first round of last week's $100,000 Comer-ica Bank Challenger, might have pulled off the shot of theyear later in the match. Photo by Paul Bauman    It gets chilly at n...

High school grads net scholarships from USTA

Aug 20, 2015

   The USTA has awarded college scholarships to three Northern Californians.   Savannah Fisher of Oakland and Yok Jing Kamerian Ma of Manteca received $8,000 educational scholarships, and Annie Banks of Manteca picked up $1,000 for ...

Aussie Millman makes Aptos history with title

Aug 17, 2015
Aussie Millman makes Aptos history with title

John Millman, posing with Comerica Bank senior vice presidentCathy Schlumbrecht, became the first No. 1 seed in the 28-yearhistory of the Aptos Challenger to win the singles title.Photo by Paul Bauman   APTOS, Calif. -- There's nothing flashy...

Millman, Krajicek have much at stake in Aptos final

Aug 16, 2015
Millman, Krajicek have much at stake in Aptos final

John Millman, shown Wednesday, can win his secondstraight Challenger and become the first No. 1 seed inthe 28-year history of the Aptos tournament to win thetitle. Photo by Paul Bauman     John Millman and Austin Krajicek have extra moti...

Americans have extra incentive in Aptos semifinal

Aug 15, 2015
Americans have extra incentive in Aptos semifinal

Seventh-seeded Austin Krajicek, shown Thursday, beat No. 2Malek Jaziri on Friday in the only upset involving a seed thisweek in the Comerica Bank Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman   Bjorn Fratangelo and Austin Krajicek will meet today for more than...

Ebden overcomes big deficit to beat Haas in Aptos

Aug 14, 2015
Ebden overcomes big deficit to beat Haas in Aptos

Matthew Ebden, foreground, of Australia won in the first round of doubleswith Yuki Bhambri of India on Wednesday. Photo by Paul Bauman    For all that Tommy Haas has accomplished, Matthew Ebden has one thing the German veteran lacks. &nb...

Aptos Challenger results, schedule

Aug 12, 2015

   APTOS, Calif. -- Following are Wednesday's results and Thursday's schedule in the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger at the Seascape Sports Club. A complete story with photos will be posted Thursday by 10 a.m. California time.$100,000 COMER...

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