Golden Bears Prepare to Face UCLA in Make-up Dual

April 20, 2010

BERKELEY - The California women's tennis team is in Ojai, Calif. for the 2010 Pacific-10 Tennis Championships but prior to focusing on individual competition, the 12th-ranked Golden Bears must be ready to take on No. 7 UCLA in a dual match to make up the rained-out match from April 4. Cal (18-5, 5-2 Pac-10) would face the Bruins (19-3, 6-1) in an afternoon match only if USC defeats Stanford by winning two out of three doubles matches at 11 a.m. PT.

The Women of Troy (13-8, 5-2) and the Cardinal (19-1, 7-0) suspended their dual on April 4 due to rain after splitting singles matches, 3-3. Thus, USC and Stanford will only play for the doubles point to determine a winner. If the Trojans win, Cal and UCLA will play in order to determine whether Stanford will be crowned the outright conference champion or have to share the title with UCLA if the Bruins are able to defeat the Bears. If Stanford completes the season with an 8-0 mark by defeating USC, Cal and UCLA will not play. Both Cal and Stanford will be the designated home teams in the scheduled duals.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) determined the Stanford-USC match will count as a home match for the Cardinal, since the original singles competition was played at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. That means Stanford will put its NCAA-record home winning streak of 161 consecutive matches on the line in a different city. The streak spans 11 years since Cal recorded a 5-4 upset on Feb. 27, 1999. The USC-Stanford match will reflect rankings as of April 4, but the Cal-UCLA match (if played) will utilize current (April 20) rankings because the match was cancelled and not suspended.

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