Bears dust off summer lull on clay courts

Clay courts are not familiar territory for the Cal men’s tennis team. The Bears practice and spend the majority of their season playing on hard courts. But this past weekend, the team changed its terrain at the sixth annual Olympia Fields Country Club Fighting Illini Invitational. Since the Bears were
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Bears enter season of rapid rebuilding, revised strategy

For the first time in years, the Cal men’s tennis team will be without a standout senior. Two seasons ago, standout Pedro Zerbini, who was in the top-2o in singles nationwide, left a noticeable hole in Cal’s lineup after his graduation. Last season, Cal lost some of its most consistent players in seniors Carlos Cueto and Nick Andrews.
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Men's Tennis

Despite consistent season, Bears not elite yet

Given the caliber of the Cal men’s tennis team, the Bears showed remarkable consistency throughout the season. It just wasn’t the consistency of an elite program. After finishing the 2011 season ranked No. 14 in the country, head coach Peter Wright’s squad started the season with the same ranking and
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Doubles duo last hope for Bears in NCAA Championships

The Bears sent two singles players and one doubles pair to this year’s NCAA Men’s Division I Championships at the Dan Magill Tennis Center in Athens, Ga. In the 64-man singles tournament, senior Nick Andrews battled No. 56 George Coupland of Mississippi State on Wednesday. Andrews lost a close 4-6,
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Bears fall to Cavaliers in sweet 16 loss

A doubles point is the ultimate ace in the hole. The team that clinches it inevitably coasts on the advantage for the remainder of the win, while the loser spends the singles round fighting back toward contention. The Cal men’s tennis team prides itself on its doubles play, and its
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The Bears advanced to the round of 16 after a clutch second round win over Texas Tech on Sunday. The Bears play No. 2 Virginia on Friday.

Cal heads to round of 16 at NCAAs

The No. 14 Cal men’s tennis team defeated No. 22 Texas Tech in a close 4-3 match in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Hellman Tennis Complex on Sunday, advancing to the round of 16. Cal (14-11) narrowly qualified to host the first two rounds of NCAAs as
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The Cal men's tennis team advanced to Friday's semifinals after taking down Washington, but couldn't take a single match against UCLA in a 5-0 loss.

Bears bested by No. 5 Bruins in Pac-12 semis

Before Friday, the Bears hadn’t defeated UCLA in six years. After Friday’s Pac-12 semifinal, it’s now seven. The No. 14 Bears finished their conference playoff run with a 5-0 loss to No. 5 UCLA on Friday in Ojai, Calif. Cal now awaits the NCAA committee’s decision on where the team
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Carlos Cueto and the Bears will look to take down Washington in their first match of this years team-based Pac-12 tournament.

Cal prepares for inaugural team-based Pac-12 tourney

For the Cal men’s tennis team, the Pac-12 Championships finally matter. This year, the conference overhauled the traditional tournament format for the men’s teams. Rather than have doubles and singles athletes compete individually, the competition is now team-based, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships in
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