Cal Opens New Year In Honolulu
BERKELEY – The California women's tennis team starts 2022 on Thursday when the Golden Bears compete in the Weinman Foundation Invitational at the UH Tennis Complex. The tournament – which includes players from host Hawaii, Cal and Washington State competing in singles and doubles – concludes on Saturday.
Matches will start each day at 9:30 a.m. HT.
The pair of Cal freshman Jessica Alsola and junior Erin Richardson is ranked 27th in the latest ITA doubles poll, while Alsola is ranked 110th in singles. Additionally, Alsola is ranked seventh in the ITA Newcomers poll.
Last Time: Bears Close 2021 At Nationals & ASU Tourney
Cal won both of its matches on the last day of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, with Makenna Thiel and Hannah Viller Moeller prevailing in singles in Tempe, Arizona, to close out the tournament on Nov. 7.
Viller Moeller, a sophomore competing in the last match of the invitational, beat a nationally ranked opponent in Arizona State's 123rd-ranked Giulia Morlet, 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. Earlier in the day, Thiel, a freshman, defeated Auburn's Adeline Flach, 6-2, 6-3.
Cal also had Bears playing in the ITA National Fall Championships in November. The duo of Erin Richardson and Jessica Alsola won its round of 32 doubles opener, beating Florida's Carly Briggs and Marlee Zein, 0-6, 6-4, 10-7, in San Diego. The Bears then fell to Pepperdine's fifth-seeded Victoria Flores and Lisa Zaar, 6-4, 6-2, on Nov. 5 in the round of 16.
Last Time In The Hawaii Tournament
The Bears last competed in the Weinman Foundation Invitational in January 2018, with Anna Bright going 3-0 in singles to capture a share of the White Flight title. Current senior and then freshman Julia Rosenqvist made her collegiate debut in Honolulu, going 2-1 in singles and, paired with Bright, 2-1, in doubles.
The Bears return to Berkeley to host the Cal Winter Invitational from Jan. 14-16 at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Cal plays its first dual match of the season on Jan. 21 at UC Santa Barbara.