NCAA Womens Tennis

Bears Post 9 Wins On Cal Winter Invite Day 1

Bears Post 9 Wins On Cal Winter Invite Day 1

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Katja Wiersholm posted a singles win over a nationally ranked Trojan on the first day of Cal’s annual winter tournament.

BERKELEY – The California women’s tennis team posted nine wins on the first day of the Cal Winter Invitational on Friday, including Lan Mi and Tiziana-Marie Schomburg winning three times apiece and the 36th-ranked Katja Wiersholm defeating USC’s 42nd-ranked Naomi Cheong.
Wiersholm, a junior, bested Cheong, 6-4, 7-5, at the Hellman Tennis Complex. Freshman Mao Mushika collected a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(6), result over USC’s 66th-ranked Grace Piper, and senior Valentina Ivanov defeated another nationally ranked Trojan, USC’s 83rd-ranked Eryn Cayetano, 6-3, 6-3. Berta Passola Folch, a sophomore, notched a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Cal Poly’s Melissa LaMette.
Mi and Schomburg combined to win twice in doubles Friday morning. First they beat San Francisco’s Hana Gamracy and former Bear Erin Richardson, 6-3, and then they topped USF’s Azaria Hayes and Alicia Yue, 6-3. The two Bears each won in singles in the afternoon, with Mi, a junior, beating Cal Poly’s Delanie Dunkle, 6-0, 6-4, and Schomburg, a freshman, defeating the Mustangs’ Peyton Dunkle, 7-6(8), 6-2.
The Cal duo of Cami Brown and Makenna Thiel beat San Francisco’s Qianer Qiu and Julia Visaya, 6-4.
With rain expected most of the day Saturday, tomorrow’s matches in Cal’s annual tournament have been canceled. The Cal Winter Invitational will conclude Sunday at 10 a.m. PT at the Hellman Tennis Complex and the Channing Tennis Courts.
2024 Cal Winter Invitational
Jan. 12, 2024, in Berkeley, Calif.
Hellman Tennis Complex and Channing Tennis Courts
No. 36 Katja Wiersholm (Cal) def. No. 42 Naomi Cheong (USC), 6-4, 7-5
No. 22 Emma Charney (USC) def. No. 17 Jessica Alsola (Cal), 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
No. 33 Snow Han (USC) def. No. 12 Hannah Viller Moeller (Cal), 7-5, 6-2
Valentina Ivanov (Cal) def. No. 83 Eryn Cayetano (USC), 6-3, 6-3
Mao Mushika (Cal) def. No. 66 Grace Piper (USC), 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(6)
Berta Passola Folch (Cal) def. Melissa LaMette (Cal Poly), 6-4, 6-3
Lan Mi (Cal) def. Delanie Dunkle (Cal Poly), 6-0, 6-4
Tiziana-Marie Schomburg (Cal) def. Peyton Dunkle (Cal Poly), 7-6(8), 6-2
Makenna Koenig (USC) def. Julia Visaya (USF), 6-3, 6-0
Parker Fry (USC) def. Qianer Qiu (USF), 6-1, 6-0
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