Cal Women's Tennis to Host Boston U in NCAA First Round
Dear Friends of Cal Tennis,
Its that time of year again, Cal Tennis fans, and we have some exciting matches coming up at Hellman next week. We would love to see everyone there to support your Golden Bears!
NCAA Tournament Bracket Announced: Golden Bears to Host Boston University in NCAA First Round
Yesterday, the NCAA announced its 64 team field for the 2011 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship. The Golden Bears (16-6) will be facing Boston University (12-8) in their opening round match on Saturday May 14th at Hellman Tennis Complex, starting at Noon. Cal is ranked No. 9 in the national bracket. As the regional host, Cal will also be welcoming USC (14-7) and St. Mary's (13-9) to Berkeley for their opening round match on Saturday May 14th at 9AM. The opening round winners will face each other at Hellman on Sunday May 15th at Noon. Tickets will be sold at the gate. For more ticket information, please call 1-800-GO-BEARS. For more tournament information, please visit www.calbears.com.
2011 Pac-10 Championships: Andersson and Juricova Claim Doubles Crown
The Pac-10 Championships were held in Ojai, CA at Libbey Park on April 28 - May 1. Leading the way for Cal at the tournament were the top-ranked doubles team of senior Mari Andersson and junior Jana Juricova. The duo took the Championship Doubles title on Sunday with their thrilling three-set victory over USC's fifth-ranked team of Kaitlyn Christian and Maria Sanchez, 7-6 (10-8), 4-6, 6-1.
The Golden Bears became the first Cal pair to win the title since Christina Fusano and Raquel Kops-Jones secured back-to-back trophies in 2002 and 2003. It is the seventh time in the history of the Pac-10 championships that a team from Cal has won the doubles crown. With the win, the pair also secured an automatic bid into the 32 team field at the NCAA Doubles Championship.
In singles play, freshman Alice Duranteau won her sixth straight singles match as she took out Arizona's Susan McRann in the invitational final, 6-3, 7-5.
Cal Tennis Camps with Amanda Augustus
Our Junior camps will be held three weeks this year (Session 1: June 20-June 24, Session 2: June 27-July 1, Session 3: July 5-July 8), with Adult camps in the evenings (Session 1: June 21-June 23, Session 2: June 28-June 30). The camps are fun-filled, provide great instruction to help improve your game, and make a great gift for the tennis player in your home! Go to www.calbears.com/camps today for more information. Camps are filling up quickly, so reserve your spot today!
Finally, we would like to thank all the Bear Fans who came and supported the team on Cal Day against Stanford. The atmosphere was electric at Hellman, filling up the stands. It really helped the team to play their best. Thank you!