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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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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Waves come close to shipwrecking Cal team

The Cal women’s tennis team was looking for a hero to secure a win against Pepperdine on Saturday. It found two. Tayler Davis and Anett Schutting notched gritty comeback wins in a match that was not expected to be a major test for the No. 7 Bears, yet became a
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Without Juricova, Bears no match for Cardinal

In its third straight match without top player Jana Juricova, the Cal women’s tennis team lost a 5-2 decision to visiting Stanford on Friday. The No. 11 Cardinal (6-0) took the doubles point and never looked back, as the Bears (6-4) suffered their first four-match losing streak since 2005. The
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Freshmen to play leading role in Bears’ trip to L.A.

A coup has taken place in women’s collegiate tennis. First-year players throughout the country have unseated the old guard and will likely determine the national pecking order as the dual season continues. In an indication of the strength of the vanguard, four freshmen were placed in the top 10 in
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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
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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
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