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
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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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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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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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