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Bears Make 2024 Home Debut In Cal Winter Invite

Bears Make 2024 Home Debut In Cal Winter Invite

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Katja Wiersholm and the Bears will compete with players from Cal Poly, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco and USC in their annual invitational.

After beginning the New Year in Hawaii, the California women’s tennis team makes its 2024 home debut this week when the Golden Bears host the Cal Winter Invitational from Friday through Sunday at the Hellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts. Each day’s matches in the annual tournament will begin at 10 a.m. PT. Players from Saint Mary’s, Cal Poly, San Francisco and USC will vie with the Bears in singles and doubles.
Admission is free to regular-season tennis at Cal.
Match Information
When: 10 a.m. PT, Friday-Sunday, Jan. 12-Jan. 14
Where: Hellman Tennis Complex, Channing Tennis Courts, Berkeley, Calif.
Watch: Cal livestream at Hellman
Scores/Draws: ITA tournament page (link to come)
This week will mark the first incarnation of the tournament since 2022, as last season’s Cal Winter Invitational was rained out.
Given the possibility rain in Berkeley during the tournament, particularly on Saturday, please check for updates on and the team’s Twitter account @CalWomensTennis for details on weather delays.
Bears Shine In Honolulu
Cal said goodbye to Hawaii after the Bears closed out play in the Weinman Foundation Invitational on Sunday.
Hawaii’s annual tournament – Cal’s first action of 2024 – produced some high-quality results from the Bears. On Sunday, senior Valentina Ivanov defeated N.C. State’s third-ranked Amelia Rajecki, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, to complete a 4-0 record in singles in the tournament, 17th-ranked junior Jessica Alsola beat the Wolfpack’s 27th-ranked Abigail Rencheli, and 36th-ranked junior Katja Wiersholm defeated N.C. State’s 19th-ranked Sophie Abrams, 6-2, 6-3. On Saturday, the Bears collected two other wins over ranked opponents, as sophomore Berta Passola Folch bested Rencheli and junior Lan Mi beat Abrams.
In doubles, Cal picked up wins over three ranked opponents, as the 14th-ranked Hannah Viller Moeller and Mao Mushika beat Florida State’s 43rd-ranked Vic Allen and Millie Bissett on Thursday, the same Cal tandem beat FSU’s 48th-ranked Maelie Monfils and Ellie Schoppe on Friday, and Alsola and Ivanov beat N.C. State’s ninth-ranked…

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