Juricova in top form in solid weekend for Bears

The Cal women’s tennis team boosted its national reputation in the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championships, dominating two matches against esteemed programs before falling to No. 3 Duke, 4-1. The No. 7 Bears (6-1) advanced to the semifinal of the prestigious Charlottesville, Va., tournament for the third time in
Read More…

Indoors, Bears look to survive Hurricanes

Since its season began in September, the Cal women’s tennis team has been focused on a singular goal: winning the NCAA Team Championships in late May. This weekend’s ITA National Team Indoor Championships will serve as a checkpoint for that aim, as the No. 7 Bears (4-0) are hoping to
Read More…

Bears decimate Aztecs in 6-1 decision

A dual tennis match is a highly temporal affair. The fact that the matches take place in parallel, rather than sequentially, is too often forgotten, and the timing of the match is too often overlooked. Although a match is considered a singular event, it is often set in the context
Read More…

Bears look to the future, even as Aztecs travel north

The phrase “one game at a time” has become a sports maxim, judging by the frequency with which it is uttered by coaches, players, pundits and prognosticators. Although it can be used as a clarion call against reverie, the phrase’s meaning has been reduced to mush, as its regularity places
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…

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
Read More…