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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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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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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Cardinal overwhelm Bears in singles matches

The Cal men’s tennis team has entered the postseason with a winning record every year for the last decade. For the sixth season in a row, the Bears will enter it after losing its last regular season match. No. 14 Cal lost to No. 12 Stanford 5-2 on Friday at
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Cal clashes with Stanford to close regular season

Senior captain Nick Andrews has two goals before finishing his tennis career at Cal. One is to go deep into the postseason. The other is to beat Stanford in his last regular season home match on Friday. “I really want to beat Stanford this year,” Andrews said. “That’d be a
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Bears leave Los Angeles with one set win

The No. 12 Cal’s men’s tennis team wasn’t expected to win both games this weekend. And the Trojans and Bruins proved why by dominating the Bears. Cal (11-9, 4-2 in the Pac-12) traveled to Los Angeles and lost to No. 1 USC on Saturday, 6-1. They were also defeated by
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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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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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