Pac-10 Wins Four Of Six Titles At NCAA Tennis Championships
After the USC men's tennis team won the team title at the 2011 NCAA Tennis Championships, members of Pac-10 schools went on to win three more titles in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships.
Less than a week after helping the Trojans win their third straight -- and 19th overall -- NCAA Team Championship, USC junior Steve Johnson pocketed a title of his own. In Monday's NCAA Singles Championship match, Johnson carried a powerful win streak into a rematch against one of just three players to have beaten him this season. It took another three-setter to get it done, but by the end of it, Johnson's winning momentum proved unstoppable, as he claimed his 35th straight singles win and locked in on the 2011 NCAA Singles crown in beating Tennessee's Rhyne Williams 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Top-seeded and No. 1-ranked California women's tennis junior Jana Juricova captured her second singles national title as the winner of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Center on Mon., May 30. The third-year Golden Bear delivered a little bit of history repeating as she became the second player from Cal to win an NCAA singles crown, and did so at the same site as the last champion; Susie Babos in 2006.
Stung by losses in the team and singles portion of the 2011 NCAA Championships, Stanford senior Hilary Barte and sophomore Mallory Burdette walked off their home court for a final time as national champions. Barte and Burdette defeated Clemson's Josipa Bek and Keri Wong 7-6 (6), 6-0 to claim the NCAA women's doubles title on Monday afternoon, setting off a celebration for the 1,763 fans in attendance at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
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