Bears Wrap Up Cal Winter Invite
BERKELEY – The California women's tennis team concluded the Cal Winter Invitational on Sunday, with the Golden Bears winning nine of 10 matches and the Cal pair of Haley Giavara and Valentina Ivanov capturing the doubles title.
Mariia Kozyreva of Saint Mary's claimed the singles title.
Cal went 2-0 in doubles on Sunday, as Hannah Viller Moeller and Katja Wiersholm defeated Santa Clara's JennaMarie Gordon and Finley Kalinic, 8-1, and Julia Rosenqvist and Makenna Thiel beat the Broncos' Katherine Petty and Lindsey Pesqueira, 8-4. Ivanov and Giavara didn't play an official match Sunday and earned the doubles crown based on their 2-0 tournament record at court-one doubles.
Seven of eight Bears won in singles, including senior Julia Rosenqvist, who beat the Gaels' Jocelyn Massey, 6-2, 6-1, Hannah Viller Moeller, who knocked off Gabriela Tevez of Saint Mary's, 6-1, 6-1, and Thiel, who ousted the Gaels' Olivia Rook, 6-2, 6-4. Ivanov ended the day at Hellman with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory over the Gaels' Jordan Harris.
The Gaels' Kozyreva, ranked 74th, toppled Cal star Giavara, 3-6, 7-5, 6-0, and collected the singles title based on her 3-0 record on court one.
"We're rounding into good form, and they're looking forward to starting dual matches," Cal head coach Amanda Augustus said of her Bears. "It's nice to be able to host a tournament at home and give our new players some experience on these courts. Today was good, because Saint Mary's has a good team, and we had some nice, competitive singles matches on every court."
"As a team we're looking great, and I'm really excited," Ivanov added.
Cal starts the dual-match season when the Bears play at UC Santa Barbara on Friday, Jan. 21, and at Pepperdine Saturday, Jan. 22.
Cal Winter Invitational
Jan. 16, 2022, in Berkeley, Calif.
Hellman Tennis Complex/Channing Tennis Courts
1. Hannah Viller Moeller/Katja Wiersholm (Cal) def. JennaMarie Gordon/Lindsey Kalinic (SCU), 8-1
2. Julia Rosenqvist/Makenna Thiel def. Jamie Schroer/Varya Zlotnik (SCU), 8-4
1. Mariia Kozyreva/Jocelyn Massey (SMC) def. Emily Ackerman/Kim Bhunu (Cal Poly), 8-4
2. Jordan Harris/Julia Ronney (SMC) def. Laura Bente/Delanie Dunkle (Cal Poly), 8-6
3. Olivia Rook/Stefanie Silva (SMC) def. Melissa LaMette/Peyton Dunkle (Cal Poly), 8-4
4. Lene Mari Hovda/Gabriela Tevez (SMC) def. Eliza Bates/Shreya Ravilla (Cal Poly), 8-5
1. No. 74 Mariiya Kozyreva (SMC) def. Haley Giavara (Cal), 3-6, 7-5, 6-0
2. No. 108 Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. Jordan Harris (SMC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
3. No. 110 Jessica Alsola (Cal) def. Julia Ronney (SMC), 6-1, 6-1
4. Julia Rosenqvist (Cal) def. Jocelyn Massey (SMC), 6-2, 6-1
5. Katja Wiersholm (Cal) def. Lene Mari Hovda (SMC), 6-3, 6-4
6. Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal) def. Gabriela Tevez (SMC), 6-3, 6-1
1. Kim Bhunu (Cal Poly) def. Finley Kalinic (SCU), 6-3, 6-3
2. JennaMarie Gordon (SCU) def. Emily Ackerman (Cal Poly), 4-6, 7-6(3), 1-0(6)
3. Melissa LaMette (Cal Poly) def. Katherine Petty (SCU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Peyton Dunkle (Cal Poly) def. Varya Zlotnik (SCU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Misha Berry (Cal Poly) def. Lindsey Pesqueira (SCU), 6-2, 6-2
Singles champion: Mariia Kozyreva (Saint Mary's)
Doubles champions: Haley Giavara/Valentina Ivanov (Cal)