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The No. 10 Cal men's tennis team is currently facing off with the No. 29 University of San Diego on the courts of Hellman Tennis complex here in Berkeley.

The Bears (10-5, 2-1 Pac-10) are celebrating the careers of four seniors today for their last regular season match at home.

We were in the locker room as Cal prepped for this afternoon. And we'll be on hand post-match to receive the benefits of a free Fuddruckers burger.

Here are some photos from the Bears just moments ago.

Ben McLachlan (front) and the Bears sit in coach Peter Wright's office before taking the court.

Bozhidar Katsarov, a senior, prepares for his final home regular season match.

Coach Wright in action.

Jonathan Dahan laughs as Wright says about seniors, "I'll say good things - mostly lies."

The Bears stand during the national anthem.


If there's one thing that could make watching Cal sports better, it would be getting free food for doing so. Fortunately for you, we have just that opportunity for you tomorrow afternoon at Hellman Tennis Complex.

At 1:30 p.m., the Bears will host the Toreros of the University of San Diego and Fuddruckers will be on hand dishing out free burgers to the first 400 fans there immediately following the match.

The day celebrates the late Jim McManus, a Cal tennis alumni and hall of famer, as well as seniors Pedro Zerbini, Bozhidar Katsarov, Jonathan Dahan, and Zach Gilbert for their last regular season home match.

Needless to say, we'll be there to grab a free burger and pull for the Bears. And there really is no reason for you not to be there too.


"You write the story, we'll bring the whoop-ass."

Head coach Peter Wright (in hat) speaks to his team before taking the court for singles play.

The Bears huddle before the start of play against Texas A&M.

Go Bears!


The No. 5 Cal women's tennis team is quietly putting together a stellar season this year. With wins over then No. 4 UCLA and No. 19 Arkansas, the Golden Bears seem poised to make another push deep into the postseason.

Cal still has two matches scheduled with currently top-ranked (and defending national champion) Stanford. Of course, the Bears were national runner ups in 2009 after falling to Duke in the championship match.

Cal will continue its quest for a Pac-10 and national championship today against Washington State, weather permitting, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hellman Tennis Complex on campus.

Earlier this week I sat in on one of the Bears' practices to see them in action. Here are a few photos from Wednesday afternoon.

The Bears stretch before practice at the Hellman Tennis Complex, just north of Edwards Stadium.

Two of Cal's No. 5 women's tennis team stretch prior to an afternoon practice.

The Bears use bands to fully warm up their upper bodies before practice.

Two Bears warm each other up on the courts of the Hellman Tennis Complex.

Tennis Set to Serve Up a Good Time

2010 Cal Tennis Kickoff Dinner Registration Form

The California men's and women's tennis programs will host their annual fall-season kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 3. Peter Wright and Amanda Augustus welcome fans and supporters alike to their annual Cal Tennis Kickoff Dinner, which will begin at 5 p.m. PT at the Berkeley Tennis Club and will feature exciting exhibition tennis in the Battle of the Decades.

Attendees will have the chance to meet the 2010-11 tennis teams and cheer for their favorite players. The evening program includes refreshments, a no-host bar and exhibition tennis featuring current and past members of the Cal tennis teams. A buffet dinner will follow the on-court action. The Berkeley Tennis Club is located at One Tunnel Road, Berkeley, Calif., 94705.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for youth under the age of 12, when purchased in advance. Prices are $50 and $25 at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 27. For more information or to reserve your spot today, please contact Jenny Simon, Director of Olympic Sports Operations, Cal Athletics, 135B Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 94720-4422 or at