UCLA, USC and Cal advance to NCAA round of 16

The NCAA tournament began with five Pac-12 men's tennis teams in the field of 64. As that field has shrunk to 16, three remain standing.

Surviving and advancing on Saturday were Cal, UCLA, and USC. A California hat trick, if you will. The schools move on to Urbana, Illinois, site of the Round of 16 starting next Thursday.

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The top seeded Bruins defeated Drake with ease, beating the Missouri Valley Conferce team 4-0 in Los Angeles. They advance to play the 16th seeded Vanderbilt Commodores.

Across town on USC's campus, the Trojans took care of their tournament business as the No. 4 seed defeated USD, 4-0.

Cal, playing in Gainesville, Fla., and not against the No. 15 Gators who were upset by Denver, advanced by defeating those very Pioneers of DU. The Golden Bears won 4-1 and will face off against the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers.

[Related: UCLA tops USC for Pac-12 tennis title]

Washington joins the departed Stanford Cardinal in the off-season. The Huskies dropped their second round match to Ohio State, 0-4. It was a tough task for Washington as Ohio State hadn't lost at home in more than a decade. Their season ends with an 18-11 record.

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