Junior Christoffer Konigsfeldt began singles qualification on Monday.

Bears head to ‘grand slam tournament’ in Oklahoma

During preseason, the Cal men’s tennis team participates in a bevy of tournaments, each one presenting an opportunity to improve play and ramp up for the start of spring. That’s all they really are — competitive practices. However, this it not the case at this week’s ITA Men’s All-American Championship,
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Melton leaves impression in first tournament

With the match tied at 1-1, Cal’s Chase Melton came into the third set against Andre Almeada of Fresno City College looking to rebound from his second set loss and earn his first win in the Bears’ uniform. With a score of 6-4, Melton did just that. On Friday at
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Freshmen to get experience at Bulldog Classic

So far during preseason play, the Cal men’s tennis team has focused mainly on its returning upperclassmen, bringing them to compete in tournaments as the younglings watch. This weekend the newbies will get their time to shine. From Friday through Sunday, the Bears will be competing in the 2011 Men’s
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Andrews, Cal fruitful in Napa Valley Classic

This past weekend, the Cal men’s tennis team faced some unexpected difficulties, but senior Ahmed Ismail stepped  up and handled them with poise. Carlos Cueto, a senior scheduled to play for the Bears in the Land Rover Napa Valley Tennis Classic, dropped out due to a sprained ankle, and was replaced
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Cal hosts preseason tournament in Napa

Before the regular tennis season officially commences in the spring, the Cal men’s tennis team participates in a new preseason tournament practically every weekend. Yet this weekend is actually different from the others, as the tournament is the Bears’ very own. Eleven years ago, Peter Wright, head coach of the
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Cal fares well in preseason opener

Many people associate the beginning of the school year and the advent of fall with the start of football season. Few would realize that the men’s tennis team has already begun doing work, as it has kick-started its preseason play this past weekend. Starting on Sept. 16, the team participated
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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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Early doubles loss ends Cal’s NCAA run

The Cal men’s tennis squad concluded its run at the NCAA Championships on Thursday when junior Nick Andrews and sophomore Christoffer Konigsfeldt fell in the first round of the doubles tournament. The  Bears’ 23rd-ranked tandem lost 6-4, 7-5, to the No. 17 duo of Sekou Bangoura Jr. and Alexander Lacroix
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Early upset can’t deliver Bears a victory over Vols

Cal bounced in round of 16 despite knocking off Tennessee's top-ranked doubles team

Thursday had all the makings of a classic underdog story. With the score sitting at 6-4 in favor of Tennessee, the nation’s top-ranked tandem of Boris Conkic and John Patrick-Smith were two points way from securing the doubles point against Cal in the NCAA round of 16. But in a
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