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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Ex-Capitals owner to plead guilty, lawyer says

Apr 23, 2014

   Deepal Wannakuwatte, the former owner of the defunct Sacramento Capitals in World TeamTennis, apparently has changed his mind and will plead guilty in an alleged Ponzi scheme.   The Sacramento Bee reported today that Wannakuwatte...

Jullien of Saint Mary’s repeats as WCC Player of Year

Apr 22, 2014

   Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's was named the West Coast Conference Women's Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, the league announced this week.   Jullien, a senior from France, finished the regular season with a 1...

TV schedule, calendar

Apr 22, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All times in California)Wednesday    Barcelona (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 4:30-10:30 a.m. (live), 1-10 p.m. (repeat).Thursday   Barcelona (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 5:30 a.m.-noon (live), noon-10 p.m....

Mike Bryan wins 100th ATP doubles title

Apr 20, 2014

   Mike Bryan today became the first player to win 100 ATP World Tour doubles titles.
   Bryan and twin brother Bob, the top-ranked doubles team, edged third-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 6-3, 3-6 for their fourth Monte Carlo title and 98th as a team.
   “It's amazing to hit...

No. 10 Cal women rout No. 5 Stanford

Apr 20, 2014

   The 10th-ranked Cal women trounced No. 5 Stanford 6-1 on Saturday at Stanford to win the Pacific-12 Conference title.   The Cardinal lost for only the fifth time at home since 1999, including a 4-3 setback to UCLA on April 4.&nbs...

Emotional Jullien leads Saint Mary’s over Santa Clara

Apr 19, 2014

   Jenny Jullien, playing her last home match, defeated Katie Le 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles to lead No. 46 Saint Mary's over Santa Clara 5-2 on Friday in Moraga.   Jullien is ranked 12th nationally and Le 27th.   "It w...

Challenger champ Hibi changes mind, turns pro

Apr 18, 2014
Challenger champ Hibi changes mind, turns pro

Mayo Hibi won the $50,000 FSP Gold River Women'sChallenger at 17 last July. Photo by Paul Bauman   Mayo Hibi, who won a $50,000 Challenger in the Sacramento area last July at 17 years old, has decided to turn professional rather than attend U...

Rankings mover of the week: Sam Querrey

Apr 16, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Sam Querrey

Sam Querrey defaulted his semifinal in Houston with a pinchednerve in his back. Photo by Paul Bauman   Sam Querrey can't seem to get a break.   Just when the 26-year-old San Francisco native and former Sacramento Capital in World Te...

TV schedule, college result, calendar

Apr 15, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All times in California)Wednesday    Monte Carlo (men), early rounds, Tennis Channel, 1:30-9:30 a.m. (live), 2 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursday (repeat).Thursday   Monte Carlo (men), round of 16, Tennis Channel, 1:30-9:30 a.m. (l...

Bellis wins girls 18 title in Easter Bowl

Apr 14, 2014
Bellis wins girls 18 title in Easter Bowl

CiCi Bellis topped Katie Swan 6-3, 6-1for the girls 18 title in the Easter Bowl.2012 photo by Paul Bauman   Fourth-seeded CiCi Bellis of Atherton outclassed 11th-seeded Katie Swan of Wichita, Kan., 6-3, 6-1 Sunday to win the girls 18 title in...