Women's Tennis, 9/30/11

Bears best Broncos after two rescheduled rainouts

The start of the season proffers the Sisyphean dream of perfection to all athletes; pushing aside context and history, the mind of the competitor strays from the bounds of rationality and wanders to thoughts of endless conquests without a single failure. Wednesday afternoon in Santa Clara, Calif., where the Cal
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Senior Jana Juricova dropped only one set in singles in the weekend tournament and swept her opponents on the top court.

Cal annihilates regional opponents after two-month layoff

The Cal women’s tennis team started off the new year with a tyrannizing performance in this weekend’s Cal Winter Invitational. The Invitational, played in the friendly confines of the Hellman Tennis Complex, was an unadulterated massacre as the No. 8 Bears overmatched Cal Poly, Fresno State and Saint Mary’s over
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Weekend’s mixed results display changed Cal team

The Cal women’s tennis team entered the season as a top-heavy team led by defending Jana Juricova. Questions remained about the back end of the Bears’ squad, but Juricova’s success was seen as a given. After more than a month of play, this initial conjecture has flown off the rails.
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Juricova heads east, looks to beast, or feast at least

Jana Juricova’s record stands at 11-2. She has advanced far in all three tournaments she has played in, winning one. Yet, for Juricova, the country’s top collegiate tennis player, it has been an underwhelming campaign. This weekend, Juricova will travel to New York for the largest tournament of the fall
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Tayler Davis Feature

Break point

Tayler Davis passed up a chance at a payday playing professional tennis. She hasn’t looked back since.

Tayler Davis’ serve is an act in two parts: anticipation and violence. She bounces the ball four times against the ground, and tosses it skyward. The ball is still. In moments, it will be smashed and forever lost amidst a cacophony of groundstrokes and volleys. Her body hesitates, coils and
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Cal unable to reach ITA tourney finale

The Cal’s women tennis team seemed to have worked out many glitches in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stanford, Calif. but could not break through to any championships. Top overall singles seed of Jana Juricova showed flashes of her usual brilliance but missed on more than a few opportunities.
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Sophomore Alice Duranteau captured the second-tier singles title this weekend.

Young Bears succeed in Moraga

MORAGA, Calif. — Experience proved not to be necessary in the Saint Mary’s Invitational, as first-time Cal competitors were the highlight of the weekend. Sophomore Alice Duranteau won the second-tier singles tournament, working her way through five matches to nab the trophy. Duranteau is now 15-1 since April, beginning the
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Chang, Visico lead charge into Saint Mary’s Invitational

The Cal women’s tennis team will look to prove its depth this weekend, as seniors Stephany Chang and Catalina Visico lead the charge over the Berkeley Hills to Moraga, Calif., for the Saint Mary’s Invitational. The five Cal players who did not travel to the All-American Championships last weekend will
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