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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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Sanchez advances in U.S. Open qualifying

Aug 19, 2014
Sanchez advances in U.S. Open qualifying

Maria Sanchez, right, and Zoe Scandalis reached the doubles final in last month's Sacramento Challenger.    Modesto product Maria Sanchez defeated Erika Sema of Japan 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 today in the first round of qualifying for the U.S. Open in F...

Rankings mover of the week: Dmitry Tursunov (down)

Aug 19, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Dmitry Tursunov (down)

Dmitry Tursunov has been sidelined since Wimbledon witha left ankle injury. File photo by Paul Bauman   Dmitry Tursunov, a Russian veteran based in the Sacramento area, continues to fall in the rankings while sitting out with a left ankle inj...

TV schedule, calendar

Aug 19, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All times in California)Wednesday   New Haven (women), round of 16, Tennis Channel, 10 a.m.-noon (live).   Winston-Salem (men)/New Haven (women), round of 16, Tennis Channel, noon-2 p.m. (live).   Winston-Salem...

Ex-Capitals owner fires lawyer; sentencing delayed

Aug 13, 2014
Ex-Capitals owner fires lawyer; sentencing delayed

Then-Capitals owner Deepal Wannakuwatte and his wife, Betsy,pose with Mike, left, and Bob Bryan of the visiting Texas Wildafter a match last summer. Photo by Paul Bauman    The Deepal Wannakuwatte saga continues.   After pleading g...

Mayo, U.S. finish seventh in World Junior Finals

Aug 13, 2014

   Keenan Mayo of Roseville in the Sacramento area helped the United States finish seventh among 16 teams in last week's ITF World Junior Tennis Finals on clay in Prostejov, Czech Republic.   Mayo, 14, went 2-0 in singles and 3-2 in...

Rankings mover of the week: Bradley Klahn (down)

Aug 12, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Bradley Klahn (down)

Ex-Stanford star Bradley Klahn poses with tournament player coordinator Brian Cory, left, and Comerica Bank executive Michael Fulton after winning the 2013 Aptos Challenger.Photo by Paul Bauman   Former Stanford star Bradley Klahn dropped 24...

TV schedule, calendar

Aug 12, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All times in California)Wednesday   Cincinnati (men and women), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (live).Thursday   Cincinnati (men and women), round of 16, ESPN2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. (live).Friday&nbs...

Baghdatis keeps streaks alive in Aptos Challenger

Aug 11, 2014
Baghdatis keeps streaks alive in Aptos Challenger

No. 2 seed Marcos Baghdatis, left, beat No. 1 Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6 (7), 6-4 to win the Aptos Challenger. Photo by Paul Bauman    APTOS, Calif. -- Two streaks continued on Sunday in the final of the $100,000 Comerica Bank Challenger...

Altamirano loses in final of Boys 18 Nationals

Aug 10, 2014
Altamirano loses in final of Boys 18 Nationals

Collin Altamirano fell short in his bid for a second straighttitle in the USTA Boys 18 National Championships.2013 photo by Paul Bauman   Fifth seed and defending champion Collin Altamirano of Sacramento lost to third-seeded Noah Rubin of Roc...

Bellis, 15, to play in women’s main draw at U.S. Open

Aug 10, 2014
Bellis, 15, to play in women’s main draw at U.S. Open

CiCi Bellis, 15, of Atherton became the youngest winner of theUSTA Girls 18 National Championships since Lindsay Daven-port, also 15, in 1991. Photo courtesy of JFS Communications   CiCi Bellis is going to the U.S. Open.   Not as a ...

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