NCAA Womens Tennis

6 Bears Claim All-Pac-12 Honors

6 Bears Claim All-Pac-12 Honors

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Hannah Viller Moeller was one of two Bears to earn All-Pac-12 first-team status.

Six members of the California women’s tennis team earned All-Pac-12 distinction for the 2023-24 season, the conference announced Friday ahead of the Golden Bears’ NCAA Championship opener in Berkeley. Seniors Valentina Ivanov and Hannah Viller Moeller garnered berths on the first team, juniors Jessica Alsola and Katja Wiersholm claimed second-team spots, and newcomers Lan Mi and Mao Mushika collected honorable mention.
All six played big roles in helping Cal earn the No. 10 seed in the NCAA Championship and the No. 10 ranking in the latest ITA poll.
Ivanov and Viller Moeller – along with senior Cami Brown – are the last Bears left from the 2021 team that captured the Pac-12 championship. From Sydney, Australia, Ivanov began her final collegiate season in the spring, posting records of 17-9 in singles and 20-7 in doubles and earning current rankings of 43rd in singles and, with Jessica Alsola, 51st in doubles. 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 Alsola to capture all three of their doubles matches. In early April, Ivanov competed for New Zealand in the Billie Jean King Cup, and on April 26 she beat 25th-ranked Kimmi Hance, 6-0, 6-2, in Cal’s 4-2 triumph over UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship semifinals. She has clinched three Cal victories, including the 4-0 win over Sacramento State in the NCAA first round Friday.
Viller Moeller will join Ivanov and Wiersholm in the NCAA Singles Championship after Cal’s run in the team tournament ends. From Copenhagen, Denmark, Viller Moeller has produced her best season at Cal. She is ranked 44th in singles with a 23-21 record after ranking as high as No. 12 in the fall, when she 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. The veteran has paired with Mushika, a freshman, to compile…

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