Juricova returns as Cal dominates in Northwest

In her first singles match back from injury, Jana Juricova’s timing was off. Julia Metzger of Oregon had grabbed a 3-0 lead, spoiling a potentially triumphant return for the All-American. But reality can only be overruled for so long. Juricova found her rhythm and did not lose a single game
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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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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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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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