Monday, March 23, 2015

New USA Career-High Rankings, March 23, 2015

Each week I will bring you a list of USAmerican players who have reached a new career-high ranking (CHR). This list covers all players in the Top 1000. Any player outside the Top 1000 will not be included unless they actually have earned at least one point from their previous career-high ranking. See all the CHR posts.

New WTA Career-High Rankings, March 23, 2015

Player name
New CHR
Last wk
*= previous   CHR
+  from last week
Pvs CHR
If prior to last wk
Date achieved
If prior to last wk
Sachia Vickery
137
152
+15
142
8/18/2014
Louisa Chirico
143
148
+5
145
3/2/2015
CiCi Bellis
211
215*
+4


Lauren Embree
296
322*
+26


Katerina Stewart
338
349
+9
339
2/9/2015
Alexa Guarachi
482
487
+5
484
2/23/2015
Ellie Halbauer
586
606
+20
601
1/5/2015
Rianna Valdes
743
761*
+18
749
1/12/2015
Ingrid Neel
765
800
+35
789
1/12/2015
Sofia Kenin
849
1034
+185
1027
2/9/2015
Jessica Ho
851
898
+47
892
3/2/2015
Alexa Graham
917
970
+53
964
2/23/2015
Caroline Dolehide
984
989
+5
985
3/2/2015
Kaitlyn McCarthy
1037
n/a
n/a





















Not included: Claire Liu (1215)

Indian Wells: Big jump for Sachia Vickery, thanks to her two-tiebreak win over Alla Kudryavtseva in the first round of Indian Wells. Another wildcard, Chirico, lost to Donna Vekic but still gained the benefit of 10 points for the main draw appearance. Embree's jump came courtesy of a first-round qualifying win over Kimiko Date-Krumm. She felt juuuust shy of an even bigger jump when she lost to Daria Gavrilova in an intense, long three-set match.  In any case, she's on the happy side of 300 for the first time, which is pretty damn good, particularly with nothing to defend until the end of June.

Bellis, Guarachi, and Dolehide got their highs thanks to others falling.

As for the others:

Gainesville $10K: This was an exceptional tournament for a LOT of American teens.  Katerina Stewart won this tournament, but her jump was mitigated by the points from her final run at the same tournament in 2014 coming off.  She has another 21 points coming off two weeks from now, so every result will be meaningful this spring. Sofia Kenin reached her first final at this tournament, bringing her into the Top 1000 for the first time; Ellie Halbauer, Ingrid Neel, and Alexa Graham all reached the quarters; and Rianna Valdes got to the second round. Kaitlyn McCarthy, meanwhile, won three matches in qualies, and then three three-setters in the main draw to earn a cool 4 points and enter the rankings for the first time! Congrats to all!

El Kantaoui $10K: In Tunisia, 18-year-old Jessica Ho won two matches back the week of March 3. Sometimes, it pays to go out of your way.


New ATP Career-High Rankings, March 23, 2015


Player name
New CHR
Last wk
*= pvs CHR
+  from last wk
Pvs CHR
If prior to last wk
Date achieved
If prior to last wk
Bjorn Fratangelo
166
170*
+4

3/2/2015
Dennis Novikov
219
256
+37
253
2/23/2015
Daniel Nguyen
265
277
+12


Alexander Sarkissian
459
513*
+54


Tommy Paul
759
763*
+4


Taylor Harry Fritz
803
941
+138
912
1/19/2015
Wil Spencer
840
846*
+6


Michael Grant
969
993
+24
987
3/2/2015
Collin Johns
1057
1130
+73
1109
12/1/2014














Not included: Dennis Uspensky (1280), Alexander Centenari (2040)

Bjorn Fratangelo beat Gastao Elias in Indian Wells qualies and then qualified for the Irving Challenger, both of which counted in this week's rankings. If only he'd converted one of his match points against Coric in the Indian Wells final round of qualies...... Oh well, next year!

Dennis Novikov actually did qualify for Indian Wells, and is now in position to play Roland Garros qualies, which he's psyched about.
And Taylor Harry Fritz recorded an impressive win over #109 Dudi Sela. Turned a lot of heads with that one.

Alexander Sarkissian reached the final of Australia F2 and then the quarters of Australia F3 to burst into the Top 500.

Michael Grant got a first-round win at the Canada F1 event, while two-handed-on-both-sides Collin Johns makes this list for the first time this year after his quarterfinal in Nicaragua.

Paul and Spencer each moved up thanks to others falling down. We'll take it!

Edited to add! Daniel Nguyen reached the semis of the Canada F1 event, then won a round at CAN F2 to add to his haul, giving him his new career high ranking. Our apologize to Daniel and his loved ones for this error.

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