NCAA Womens Tennis

4 Bears Earn NCAA Individual Invites

4 Bears Earn NCAA Individual Invites




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Hannah Viller Moeller (left) and Mao Mushika (right) – who won their first two tournaments of the season – end the year in the NCAA Doubles Championship.


BERKELEY – When they’re finished with their California women’s tennis team commitments in the upcoming NCAA Championship, four Golden Bears will focus on the NCAA individual tournaments in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Hannah Viller Moeller and Mao Mushika were chosen for the NCAA Doubles Championship while Viller Moeller, Valentina Ivanov and Katja Wiersholm were named to the NCAA Singles Championship, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Both tournaments are scheduled to run May 20-25 after the NCAA team event ends May 19 in Stillwater.
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This marks the first time each of the Bears will compete in her respective postseason tournament. Ivanov and Wiersholm previously played in the NCAA Doubles Championship, with Ivanov partnering with Haley Giavara in 2021 and Wiersholm teaming with Jessica Alsola in 2023.
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Competing in the doubles field of 32, Mushika, a freshman, and Viller Moeller, a senior, have earned a No. 18 ranking and compiled a 25-11 record prior to the start of the NCAA team tournament. The pair had a strong start to the season, winning the top doubles title in the Cal Fall Invitational and capturing the crown in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships. The two Bears reached the round of 16 in the ITA National Fall Championships, with their loss at nationals representing their lone setback in the fall, when they finished 11-1.
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In singles, Viller Moeller is ranked 41st with a 22-21 record in her final season at Cal. In the fall, the Copenhagen, Denmark, product won the singles title in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships and reached the singles quarterfinals of the ITA National Fall Championships. At last week’s Pac-12 Championship, she defeated Chelsea Fontenel, 6-3, 6-3, on court one to clinch 10th-ranked Cal’s 5-0 win over 27th-ranked Arizona State in the quarterfinals.
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Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Ivanov was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 26 for her part in the Bears’ wins over Hawaii, Colorado and Utah. The senior won all three of her singles matches – clinching the 6-1 thumping of the Buffaloes – and paired with AlsolaΒ to capture…

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