No. 7 Bears Host ITA Kick-Off Weekend No. 41 Saint Mary's, No. 51 UNLV and No. 59 Fresno State Join Cal at Hellman
BERKELEY - With qualification to the prestigious ITA National Women's Team Indoor Championship at stake, seventh-ranked California will host the ITA Kick-Off Weekend from Sunday to Monday, Jan. 27-28, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Bears welcome No. 41 Saint Mary's, No. 51 UNLV and No. 59 Fresno State for the event.
Cal won the 2012 ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at Hellman to claim entry into the ITA indoor tournament.
This year's version of the event will feature some of the best players in the nation, including - in singles - Cal's seventh-ranked Zsofi Susanyi, a sophomore, ninth-ranked junior Anett Schutting, 109th-ranked freshman Lynn Chi and 110th-ranked senior Annie Goransson; 20th-ranked Aleksandra Josifoska of UNLV; and No. 64 Jenny Jullien of Saint Mary's. In doubles, the nationally ranked teams include No. 32 Schutting and Goransson as well as No. 59 junior Alice Duranteau and sophomore Laura Posylkin of Cal. (The singles and doubles ITA rankings are as of Jan. 3.)
For more information on 15 ITA Kick-Off Weekend sites across the country, please visit the ITA website.
The Gaels and Bulldogs will convene in Berkeley for the second straight tournament on Sunday, as they competed in the Cal Winter Invitational. In the latter event, Susanyi captured the singles title, and the sophomore teamed with freshman Klara Fabikova to win the doubles championship.
Watch live streaming video of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend via this page on CalBears.com.
Last Time in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend
Seventh-ranked California punched its ticket to the 2012 ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 5-2 victory over No. 28 Washington in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at the Hellman Tennis Complex on Jan. 28. Despite the absence of fifth-ranked senior Jana Juricova, the Golden Bears (3-0) defeated the Huskies (1-1) to become one of 16 teams that converged on the Board's Head Tennis Club in Charlottesville, Va., Feb. 10-13, for the ITA's prestigious indoor tournament.
Cal's next competition is either the ITA National Team Indoor Championships - held from Feb. 8-11 in Charlottesville, Va. - or at Feb. 22 dual against UCLA at the Hellman Tennis Complex.