Bears Set For Doubles Finals In Fall Invite
BERKELEY – The California women's tennis team saw two Golden Bears reach the top-flight doubles title and two other Bears advance to the Gold doubles final with wins on Saturday at the Cal Fall Invitational.
Additionally, two more Bears advanced to face each other in Sunday's top-flight singles semifinals.
The top-seeded and 14th-ranked Giavara and Valentina Ivanov won twice to reach Sunday's top-flight (Blue) doubles final, beating BYU's Anastasia Abramyan and Yujia Huang in the quarterfinals, 8-7, and Arizona State's Cali Jankowski and Domenika Turkovic in the semifinals, 8-3. The two Bears will face UC Santa Barbara's Amelia Honer and Shakhnoza Khatamova in Sunday's 9 a.m. final at the Hellman Tennis Complex.
Also in the Blue doubles quarterfinals, Cal's second-seeded Jessica Alsola and Hannah Viller Moeller fell to San Diego State's Bumyawi Thamchaiwat and Tamara Arnold, 8-7(6).
In the top-flight (Blue) singles quarterfinals, the eighth-seeded Viller Moeller held off UCSB's Camille Kiss, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, while Alsola advanced via a walkover due to injury. The two Bears will clash in Sunday's semifinal round at 10:30 a.m. at Hellman.
Playing in the Gold doubles draw, the fourth-seeded pair of Erin Richardson and Makenna Thiel bested the Saint Mary's duo of Jocelyn Massey and Julia Ronney in the semifinals, 8-4. They'll play in the Gold final on Sunday at 9 a.m. at Hellman.
Cal Fall Invitational (partial results)
Sept. 25, 2021, in Berkeley, Calif
Hellman Tennis Complex/Channing Tennis Courts
Blue Doubles Quarterfinal Round
 No. 14 Haley Giavara/Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Anastasia Abramyan/Yujia Huang (BYU), 8-6
Bumyawi Thamchaiwat/Tamara Arnold (SDSU) def.  Jessica Alsola/Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal), 8-7(6)
Blue Doubles Semifinal Round
 No. 14 Haley Giavara/Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Cali Jankowski/Domenika Turkovic (ASU), 8-7(7)
Blue Singles Round of 16
 Jessica Alsola (Cal), w/o (inj.)
 Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal) def. Camille Kiss (UCSB), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Linda Huang (Utah) def. Makenna Thiel (Cal), 6-4, 6-2
Gold Doubles Semifinal Round
 Erin Richardson/Makenna Thiel (Cal) def. Jocelyn Massey/Julia Ronney (SMC), 8-4