Ranked 20th in the country, senior Pedro Zerbini was Cal’s top singles player this year.

Bears break through to end Sweet 16 drought

A less thankful coach might have been disappointed with a round of 16 exit at the NCAA Team Championships. The No. 14 Cal men’s tennis team lost, 4-2, to third-ranked Tennessee in the third round of competition — but for Peter Wright, the results dismissed a crucial doubt that hovered
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Sophomore ace Jolene Henderson couldn’t deliver a game three win for the Bears, giving up 10 hits against the Gators in Oklahoma City.

Chomp! Florida eliminates Bears from Women’s College World Series

Cal unable to hang on to first inning advantage

The Gators did it again. For the third time in four years, the Cal softball team’s postseason run has ended at the hands of Florida — the latest instance being a 5-2 loss in Saturday’s second game of the Women’s College World Series. After dropping its opening WCWS contest to
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Cal Baseball vs. USC, 4/2/11

Bears survive in 10-6 win to top Alcorn State

Cal erupts for six runs in third to overcome 4-0 deficit

One day after spotting Baylor a 6-0 lead in three frames, the Cal baseball team generously handed Alcorn State four second-inning runs Saturday afternoon. Luckily for the Bears, the Braves more than returned the favor, handing coach David Esquer his second postseason win at Cal and first since 2001. “We
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‘Bama rolls over Bears in 1-0 shutout

Cal musters 1 hit in WCWS opener

Britt Vonk sent the 14th pitch of the game skittering to shortstop for an infield single, connecting on a full count to put Cal softball team on base in a Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2005. It turned out to be the No. 7-seeded Bears’ lone hit
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Cal's batters will have their hands full against Virginia lefty Danny Hultzen, the No. 2 pick this year's MLB Draft.

Cal sputters into postseason, takes on Baylor to open NCAA tournament

Houston regional features a familiar foe in Rice

The Cal baseball team slumped its way to the end of the year, finishing its regular season by being swept at home by Stanford. Offensive troubles, pitching stumbles and defensive missteps plagued the Bears in turn — and sometimes simultaneously — as they fell to sixth in the year-end conference
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Women’s crew finishes in third place at NCAAs

The No. 2 Cal women’s crew team was two points shy of the 2011 NCAA Championship title. All three boats advanced to the finals on Sunday morning, but their 83 total points ended their run in third place. Though tying Stanford with 85 points, Brown won the title due to
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On her way to winning the NCAA singles title, Jana Juricova posted two-set victories in each of the first three rounds.

Juricova breaks through to capture NCAA Singles crown

Two-set sweep in title match clinches the program's second ever NCAA singles title

For all its championship banners and record win streaks, Stanford’s Taube Tennis Center may have a soft spot for Cal women’s tennis. On Monday, Jana Juricova hoisted the NCAA Singles Championships trophy — on the very same courts where the Bears’ Susie Babos lifted hers in 2006. The top-seeded Juricova
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Christina Jones

Champion squad doesn’t just talk the talk

Covering the Cal rugby team this year, I’ve learned a lot of terminology — however incompletely. I finally grasped the difference between a ruck and a scrum, even though I still can’t explain either term particularly well and always fall back on hand gestures to convey the meaning. While I
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