Cal Women's Tennis Announces 2009-10 Schedule

Aug. 27, 2009

BERKELEY -

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The California women's tennis team has released its 2009-10 schedule head coach Amanda Augustus announced. The Golden Bears will open the fall tournament season as hosts of the Cal Nike Invitational at Hellman Tennis Complex, Oct. 2-4. Last season, Marion Ravelojaona captured the Blue Flight singles title. The invitational will be the only home event for Cal, which will send sophomore Jana Juricova and junior Mari Andersson to the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles from Oct. 8-11.

The Bears will also take part in the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Stanford, Calif., Friday, Oct. 23-Monday, Oct. 26. The two singles finalists and the doubles champion from the regional championship will earn automatic berths to the ITA National Indoor Tennis Championships in New Haven, Conn. Nov. 5-8. Cal will also send players to the Saint Mary's Invitational (Oct. 16-18) in Moraga, Calif. and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (Nov. 6-8) in Tempe, Ariz. this fall.

Coming out of the winter break, Cal will open the dual-match season with a trip to the islands as the Bears take on Hawai'i on Jan. 14, 2010. The first home action in the spring takes place when the Bears host the Cal Winter Invitational Jan. 22-24. Cal will again play host to the ITA Kick-Off Weekend when Utah, Colorado and Sacramento State visit Hellman Tennis Complex Jan. 29 and 30.

The Bears will play eight home dual matches in 2010 including one each against Pac-10 powers UCLA and USC on April 2 and 3 respectively. Out of conference, Cal welcomes San Diego State, Stanford, Sacramento State and Harvard in one four-match stretch before closing out home play with Fresno State on April 15. The Bears will have a tough road slate in 2010 as it faces six of its eight Pac-10 foes on the opponents' courts, concluding the regular season with a bout at Stanford on April 17.

In 2008-09, Cal completed one of the most successful seasons in school history with a second-straight NCAA runner-up finish and ranked No. 4 in the final ITA College Tennis Rankings. The Golden Bears posted a 22-5 record and went 7-1 in Pac-10 play for second place conference finish and a 28th consecutive postseason appearance.

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