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No. 19 Cal Heads To Oklahoma For ITA Kickoff Weekend

No. 19 Cal Heads To Oklahoma For ITA Kickoff Weekend




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Berta Passola Folch and No. 19 Cal take on Illinois to start the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Oklahoma.


The 19th-ranked California women’s tennis team begins dual-match play this season in the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Norman, Oklahoma, with the Golden Bears facing Illinois (3-0) on Saturday in the first meeting between the two programs.
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The four-team Norman event is one of 15 ITA Kickoff Weekends taking place around the country. Host and 16th-ranked Oklahomaย  (2-2) plays No. 23 Central Florida (1-0) in Saturday’s other ITA Kickoff Weekend match, with the two first-day winners playing each other Sunday for the right to move on to the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in February.
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ITA Kickoff Weekend
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Cal Vs. Illinois
When: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. PT
Where: Headington Family Tennis Center, Norman, Okla.
Watch: PlaySight
Live Scores: StatBroadcast
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Cal Vs. Oklahoma/UCF
When: Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. CT / 8 a.m. or Noon PT
Where: Headington Family Tennis Center, Norman, Okla.
Watch: PlaySight
Live Scores: TBA
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Last Time Out: Bears Shine In Cal Winter Invite
Cal won a combined 15 singles and doubles matches as its Cal Winter Invitational came to an end Jan. 14 in Berkeley.
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The Bears captured eight wins in singles and seven victories in doubles. In singles, Valentina Ivanov and Katja Wiersholm collected quality results over ranked USC opponents. Wiersholm defeated the 83rd-ranked Eryn Cayetano, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, while Ivanov beat the 22nd-ranked Emma Charney, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0. Four Bears finished the Cal Winter Invite with 2-0 singles records, including Ivanov, Wiersholm, Mao Mushika and Lan Mi.
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In doubles, Cal’s duo of Hannah Viller Moeller and Mao Mushika beat USC’s Snow Han and Naomi Cheong, 6-4, and bested the Saint Mary’s pair of Iman Khan and Olivia Rook, 6-1, to improve the twosome’s record to 2-1 at the Cal Winter Invite.
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Poll Position
Along with Cal’s No. 19 ranking in the ITA team poll, three Bears are ranked in singles โ€“ No. 12 Hannah Viller Moeller, No. 17 Jessica Alsola and No. 36 Katja Wiersholm โ€“ and the pair of Viller Moeller and Mao Mushika is ranked 14th in doubles
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Last Year’s ITA Kickoff Weekend
Cal defeated Princeton, 4-1, in its 2023 ITA Kickoff Weekend in Berkeley…

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