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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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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Cal’s depth on display in weekend’s tournament

Coming into this weekend’s Cal Nike Invitational, the Cal women’s tennis team was sitting pretty. Four of the top five seeded players were Bears, including the top three – Jana Juricova, Tayler Davis and Annie Goransson. Although this is in part due to the lack of other top teams competing
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Juricova plays so nice, she wins it twice

Jana Juricova’s senior season started with a bang during this weekend’s Cal Nike Invitational at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Juricova and new doubles partner Annet Schutting captured the doubles’ crown, and Juricova rolled through teammate Tayler Davis to win the singles’ championship. Although the doubles championship against Sacramento State was
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The Bears of Summer

Softball After just missing out on the Women’s College World Series in 2010, the Cal softball team seemed poised to take the next step in 2011. However, when Valerie Arioto — who split time between pitcher and first base and was devastating from both the circle and the plate —
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