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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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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Photo Gallery: This Week in Cal Sports

This week, the Cal men’s basketball team lost its chance at the Pac-12 title, the women’s basketball team was outplayed by Stanford, the Cal baseball won despite many defensive miscues, the women’s tennis team overcame a resilient Pepperdine squad and women’s water polo team won its game late.

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
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Juricova wins conference award with big weekend

Jana Juricova may have silenced doubts about her “disappointing” fall tournament season with a dominant curtain raiser in the Cal Winter Invitational. Juricova earned the Bank of the West Pac-12 Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 9-15.

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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