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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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Querrey heads field for Sacramento Challenger

Sep 16, 2014
Querrey heads field for Sacramento Challenger

Sam Querrey waves to the sparse crowd afterhis late-night win in the first round at IndianWells in March. Photo by Paul Bauman   Sam Querrey, ranked 52nd in the world and fourth in the United States, is scheduled to make his first Challenger ...

Rankings mover of the week: Carol Zhao (down)

Sep 16, 2014
Rankings mover of the week: Carol Zhao (down)

Carol Zhao, a Stanford sophomore, addresses the media afterlosing to Ana Ivanovic in the second round of the Bank of theWest Classic at Stanford in July. Photo by Paul Bauman   Carol Zhao, a Stanford sophomore from Canada, tumbled 188 places ...

TV schedule, calendar

Sep 16, 2014

TV SCHEDULE(All tournaments on Tennis Channel; all times in California)Wednesday   Metz (men), early rounds, 5-11 p.m. (delay).Thursday   Metz (men), early rounds, 1-5 p.m. (delay).   Tokyo (women), quarterfinals, 5-11 p.m...

Brady, 19, routs Embree for Redding title

Sep 15, 2014
Brady, 19, routs Embree for Redding title

Jennifer Brady, right, dismantled Lauren Embree6-2, 6-1 to win the $25,000 Redding Challenger.Photo by Stephen Campbell   It has been quite a year for Jennifer Brady.   After helping UCLA win the NCAA title in May as a freshman, the...

Doubles champs to play for Redding singles title

Sep 14, 2014
Doubles champs to play for Redding singles title

Jennifer Brady, left, and Lauren Embree wonthe doubles title in the Redding Challenger.Photo by Stephen Campbell   Jennifer Brady and Lauren Embree won the doubles title in The Ascension Project $25,000 Women's Challenger on Saturday. &n...

Brady knocks off top seed in Redding Challenger

Sep 13, 2014
Brady knocks off top seed in Redding Challenger

Unseeded Jennifer Brady toppled No. 1 seed Mayo Hibi of Japan7-5, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Redding Challenger.Photo by Stephen Campbell   Unseeded Jennifer Brady of Boca Raton, Fla., reached her first semifinal of a professional tou...

Embree, 15-year-old Gordon stun seeds in Challenger

Sep 12, 2014

   Notes: Photos will be added to this story today. A profile of Michaela Gordon will be posted next week, probably on Wednesday or Thursday.    REDDING, Calif. -- Playing in their home state, Lauren Embree and 15-year-old Michaela ...

Two Americans beat seeds in Redding Challenger

Sep 10, 2014

   REDDING, Calif. -- Two former college stars from the United States knocked off seeds today in the first round of The Ascension Project $25,000 Women's Challenger.    Jacqueline Cako, a 23-year-old former All-American at Arizona S...

Redding Challenger results, schedule

THE ASCENSION PROJECT $25,000 WOMEN'S CHALLENGERAt Sun Oaks Tennis & FitnessIn Redding, Calif.First-round singles    Lauren Embree, United States, def. Anne-Liz Jeukeng, United States, 6-1, 6-2.   Mayo Hibi (1), Japan, def. Cait...

Rankings mover of the week: CiCi Bellis (way up)

Rankings mover of the week: CiCi Bellis (way up)

CiCi Bellis displays her plaque after winning the USTA Girls18 National Championships in San Diego last month. Bellis received a wild card in women's singles at the U.S. Open andshocked 12th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round.Photo courtesy o...

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