Sophomore Ben McLachlan took two straight-sets wins last weekend on the No. 2 court.

Bears face tough match against top-seeded USC

When the Cal men’s tennis team heads down to Los Angeles this weekend, the squad is hoping to pull off its biggest show yet: an upset of two top-10 teams. The No. 12 Bears (11-7, 4-0 in the Pac-12) will face No. 1 USC (23-0, 4-0) at David X. Marks
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Senior captain Nick Andrews has been a prototypical overachiever for the Bears and will look to build off a successful 2011 postseason for his last hurrah.

The underdog

Originally a nonscholarship athlete, men's tennis player Nick Andrews now finds himself holding down the top court as a senior leader for the Bears.

Nick Andrews is in an all-too familiar position. He finds himself down early, 0-2, in the first set against Robin Cambier of Oregon, and the Saturday crowd at the Hellman Tennis Center is anxious to see the senior captain get back in the game. A quick serve catches him off-guard,
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Bears prepare for Huskies and Ducks

Being a member of the Pac-12 means regularly facing nationally top-10 teams — teams that threaten the Cal men’s tennis team’s seeding for the Pac-12 Championships in late April. As a result, it’s crucial for the Bears to win this weekend’s games against lower-tier squads Washington and Oregon to boost their
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Bears travel east to play Pepperdine and Duke

This weekend, Cal will play Pepperdine and Duke in a mini-tournament. And if last year was the standard, then only a sweep will satisfy the Bears. The No. 8 Bears (7-5) travel to Durham, N.C., to play No. 15 Pepperdine (6-6) on Friday at 10 a.m. The team will have
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Cal takes care of Toreros in San Diego

Though freshmen have been seizing the spotlight lately, it took some upperclassmen to get the job done Thursday in San Diego. The No. 11 Cal men’s tennis team defeated the No. 25 Toreros, 5-2. The Bears (7-5) haven’t lost to San Diego (5-4) since the 1993 season and their all-time record against
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Senior Nick Andrews and freshman Andrew Scholnick won on court two.

Melton clinches Cal’s win in Battle of Bears

In his first match ever at Hellman Tennis Complex, Chase Melton held the fate of the dual match in his hands. And he did not disappoint. In an epic “Battle of the Bears,” No. 10 Cal (6-5) found itself relying on the freshman to break the 3-3 tie against No.
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