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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NCAA second-round singles, first-round doubles results

May 27, 2016

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPSIn Tulsa, Okla.Northern California resultsMenSinglesSecond round   Gustav Hansson, Mississippi, def. Tom Fawcett (9-16), Stanford, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.   Mackenzie McDonald (6), UCLA/Piedmont, Calif., def. Quentin Monagh...

French Open Day 5 highlights: Controversy erupts

May 26, 2016
French Open Day 5 highlights: Controversy erupts

   Five highlights from Day 5 of the French Open:   1. Alize Cornet of France overcame leg cramps to defeat Tatjana Maria of Germany 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the second round, and each player accused the other of poor sportsmanship afte...

French Open Day 4 highlights: Murray survives again, etc.

May 25, 2016
French Open Day 4 highlights: Murray survives again, etc.

Andy Murray survived a five-setter for the second straightmatch in the French Open. 2015 photo by Paul Bauman   Five highlights from Day 4 of the French Open:   1. Second-seeded Andy Murray survived a five-setter for the second stra...

NCAA first-round singles results

May 25, 2016

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPSToday in Tulsa, Okla.Northern California results onlyMen's singlesFirst round   Tom Fawcett (9-16), Stanford, def. Nicolas Alvarez, Duke, 6-2, 6-3.   Sam Shropshire, Northwestern, def. Alec Adamson, UC D...

Stanford women, Virginia men win NCAA titles

May 24, 2016
Stanford women, Virginia men win NCAA titles

   They were seeded 15th.   They faced the nation's top-ranked team, the NCAA defending champion and the "home" team.   Four of their six dual matches came down to the last encounter.   And they trailed 3-1 in th...

French Open Day 3 highlights: Kerber ousted, etc.

May 24, 2016
French Open Day 3 highlights: Kerber ousted, etc.

Angelique Kerber slugs a forehand during her victory over KarolinaPliskova in the final of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford lastAugust. Mal Taam/www.malt.photo   Five highlights from Day 3 of the French Open:   1. Kiki Berte...

Stanford women reach NCAA final; top seed Cal upset

May 24, 2016

   A San Francisco Bay Area school will play for the NCAA Division I women's team title, but not the one most people expected.   Stanford, ranked and seeded 15th, surprised sixth-ranked Vanderbilt, the defending champion, 4-2, on Mo...

Stanford women reach NCAA final; top seed Cal upset

May 24, 2016

   A San Francisco Bay Area school will play for the NCAA Division I women's team title, but not the one most people expected.   Stanford, ranked and seeded 15th, surprised sixth-ranked Vanderbilt, the defending champion, 4-2, on Mo...

Gibbs, Querrey fall in first round of French Open

May 23, 2016
Gibbs, Querrey fall in first round of French Open

Heather Watson of Great Britain won all fivegames in the resumption of a suspended matchto beat ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs in theFrench Open. 2012 photo by Paul Bauman   Nicole Gibbs suffered an agonizing loss and Sam Querrey's Grand ...

Gibbs, Querrey fall in first round of French Open

May 23, 2016
Gibbs, Querrey fall in first round of French Open

Heather Watson of Great Britain won all fivegames in the resumption of a suspended matchto beat ex-Stanford star Nicole Gibbs in thefirst round of the French Open. 2012 photoby Paul Bauman   Nicole Gibbs suffered an agonizing loss and Sa...

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