Sophomore Alice Duranteau has garnered a 23-6 singles record this season.

Bears face key stretch against top-10 schools

The first three months of Pac-12 women’s tennis play have left four teams – Cal, Stanford, UCLA and USC – undefeated in conference play. In a dream scenario for the conference and for fans, these four teams will play what turns out to be a round-robin tournament over the next
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Bears win ninth straight as rivalry showdowns loom

Following its loss to Stanford on March 2, the Cal women’s tennis team had a record of 6-4 and had lost four consecutive matches. To categorize the Bears’ play since that point as “bouncing back” would be a profound understatement No. 9 Cal (15-4, 7-0 in the Pac-12) continued its
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Hornets lack sting as Bears cruise to victory

The Cal women’s tennis team won an easy victory in its return home Friday, beating Sacramento State 7-0 at the Hellman Tennis Complex. After winning a closely contested doubles point, the No. 10 Bears (12-4, 4-0 in the Pac-12) cruised to victory, needing little more than an hour of singles
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Bears have history on their side for weekend tilts

If history is any guide for the future, the Cal women’s tennis team is sitting pretty. This weekend, the No. 10 Bears (11-4, 4-0 in the Pac-12) will play home matches against Sacramento State and Washington State, who have combined for a 0-10 record against Cal over the last five
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Zsofi Susanyi has accumulated a 26-4 record in her freshman campaign in Berkeley.

Hungary for more

Tennis always came easily to Zsofi Susanyi. But her competitive nature and ability to persevere have led to a dominant freshman season.

The city of Szeged can only be described as resilient. An ancient city in the southern plains of Hungary, Szeged has been invaded by Mongols, pillaged by Turks, frenzied by witch trials and, in 1879, was flooded over. During World War II, it was the departure point of scores of
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Juricova returns as Cal dominates in Northwest

In her first singles match back from injury, Jana Juricova’s timing was off. Julia Metzger of Oregon had grabbed a 3-0 lead, spoiling a potentially triumphant return for the All-American. But reality can only be overruled for so long. Juricova found her rhythm and did not lose a single game
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Cal’s road swing ends with trip to northwest

When the Cal women’s tennis team flew through Reno, Nev., after matches against Colorado and Utah, it dawned on the group that it would soon achieve an impressive feat: visiting six Western states in nine days. Bears coach Amanda Augustus said the team was on “the grand tour of the
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Cal takes down conference newcomers in weekend routs

There may be myriad of benefits of the Pac-12’s conference realignment, but parity in women’s tennis is surely not one of them. The No. 10 Cal women’s tennis team gave a rough introduction to conference newcomers Colorado and Utah in two dominant victories, giving the Bears a 2-0 record in
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Junior Tayler Davis pulled through with a 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 triumph over Khunpak Issara to help lead the Bears to a 5-2 victory on Saturday.

Parallel matches nearly spelled loss

The form of a sports event has a substantial impact on its substance. In collegiate tennis, six singles matches are played simultaneously, creating parallel narratives and adding a team element to a fiercely individual sport. The score of Cal’s 5-2 win Saturday over Pepperdine belies the fragility of the match.
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