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Bears Advance To Regional Doubles Final

Oct 17, 2022
Katja Wiersholm (left) and Jessica Alsola (right)

STANFORD, Calif. – Cal women's tennis sophomores Katja Wiersholm and Jessica Alsola secured their spot in Tuesday's doubles final and qualified for the upcoming ITA National Fall Championships with a straight-set victory in Monday's semifinals at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships.
The second-seeded Golden Bears defeated Stanford's fifth-seeded Alexis Blokhina and Alexandra Yepifanova, 6-4, 6-4, at the Cardinal's Taube Family Tennis Center.
The two Bears along with their Tuesday opponents – Portland's seventh-seeded Sally Pethybridge and Iva Zelic – qualified for the Nov. 2-6 fall championships by reaching the regional doubles final, which is slated for a 10:30 a.m. start.
Another Cal duo was hoping to make the title match an all-Bear affair. But Makenna Thiel and Erin Richardson fell to Pethybridge and Zelic, 6-3, 6-2, in Monday's other semifinal.
The regional championships come to a close on Tuesday.
ITA Northwest Regional Championships – Cal Results
Oct. 17, 2022, in Stanford, Calif.
Taube Family Tennis Center
Main Draw Doubles – Semifinal Round
[2] Jessica Alsola/Katja Wiersholm (Cal) def. [5] Alexis Blokhina/Alexandra Yepifanova (Stanford), 6-4, 6-4
Sally Pethybridge/Iva Zelic (Portland) def. Erin Richardson/Makenna Thiel (Cal), 6-3, 6-2