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No. 19 Cal Plays At No. 46 Oregon, Hosts No. 7 Pepperdine

Mar 31, 2021
Valentina Ivanov and the Bears will play Pepperdine for the second time in less than two weeks.

BERKELEY – The No 19 California women's tennis team continues its Pac-12 slate when it plays at No. 46 Oregon and then welcomes a familiar nonconference opponent to the Hellman Tennis Complex in No. 7 Pepperdine. The Golden Bears take on the Ducks at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Oregon's Student Tennis Center and then host the Waves on Sunday at 12 p.m.
 
Sunday will mark Cal's last regular-season home match this season.
 
Including wins over No. 49 Washington and No. 47 Washington State and a loss at Pepperdine, the Bears went 2-1 last week to improve their record to 12-3 (5-1 Pac-12). Oregon is 11-4 (4-2 Pac-12), while Pepperdine is 11-2.
 
Fans can follow live scores for Friday's match by clicking here. With the match slated to take place outdoors at Oregon, there won't be a live stream.
 
A live stream with live scores are available for Sunday's match at Hellman by clicking here. Match updates are also available on Twitter @CalWomensTennis.
 
Last Time: Cal Sweeps The Washington Teams
Cal defeated No. 49 Washington, 4-3, on March 26 and No. 47 Washington State, 4-3, on March 27. Senior Julia Rosenqvist clinched the victory over the Huskies with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Sarah-Maude Fortin to improve her record to 10-4 this season. That match included the first singles win for Cal freshman Cami Brown, who beat UW's Yolanda Lin 6-3, 6-1.
 
Hannah Viller Moeller, another talented Cal freshman, clinched the win over the Cougars, topping Pang Jittakoat, 6-2, 6-4, to improve to 10-4.
 
Poll Position
Cal is tied for No. 19 in the Tennis Channel/USTA Top 25 and is at No. 23 in the Oracle ITA Rankings this week. Cal sophomore Haley Giavara, a singles All-American as a freshman, is ranked 41st in this week's Oracle ITA poll. She has a 9-5 record.
 
Scouting Cal

  • The Bears' doubles pair of Haley Giavara and Valentina Ivanov had a notable win this year when it upset the top-ranked Elysia Bolton and Jada Hart, 6-4, in Cal's 4-3 win over No. 3 UCLA on Feb. 20
  • Valentina Ivanov, a sophomore, has won six of her last seven matches to improve to 9-5
  • Senior Anna Bright has won eight of her last nine and is 11-2
  • Freshman Jada Bui, who lost for the first time in singles last week vs. Pepperdine, is 7-1
  • Sophomore Erin Richardson is 3-3 in singles
  • The court-one doubles team of Bright and Viller Moeller is 7-3, Rosenqvist and Richardson are 6-1, and the duo of Bui and Rosenqvist is 3-2
  • Former two-time NCAA doubles champion Amanda Augustus is in her 14th year as head coach at her alma mater

Scouting Oregon

  • The Ducks split their last two matches, both at home, beating then-No. 38 USC, 5-2, on March 26 and losing to No. 10 UCLA, 4-1, on March 28
  • Janice Tjen is tied for 121st in the singles rankings
  • Courtney Nagle is in her third season as Oregon's head coach

Scouting Pepperdine

  • The Waves play at Stanford on Friday at 11 a.m.
  • Pepperdine won at home in its last two matches, routing Santa Clara, 7-0, on March 26 and San Francisco, 6-1, on March 27
  • Two Waves are ranked in singles in No. 14 Jessica Failla and No. 15 Taisiya Pachkaleva
  • Per Nilsson is in his seventh year as head coach of Pepperdine

Giavara Named March 23 Pac-12 Player Of The Week
Haley Giavara earned the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor on March 23 after the Cal star led the Golden Bears to a sweep of Arizona and No. 25 Arizona State in Berkeley.
 
This marks the first career weekly conference accolade for the San Diego product. It is also Cal's second Pac-12 honor of 2021, with Valentina Ivanov claiming the award on Feb. 23.
 
In Cal's 7-0 rout of the Wildcats on March 19, the 18th-ranked Giavara defeated Jelena Lukic, 7-5, 7-6(5), at court-one singles. Earlier, the 40th-ranked pair of Giavara and Ivanov beat Lukic and Khim Iglupas, 6-2, to help the Bears claim the doubles point.
 
On March 20, Giavara bested ASU's 37th-ranked Ilze Hattingh, 6-3, 6-2, as Cal cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Sun Devils.

Next Time
Cal plays at No. 39 USC on April 9 at 1:30 p.m. and at No. 10 UCLA on April 10 at 12 p.m.