BERKELEY - The Cal men's tennis program was paid a visit today by the crew of "Mythbusters," a science entertainment television program on the Discovery Channel. The show is producing an episode involving tennis, but the specific myth involved won't become public until the program airs, likely sometime early next year.
Senior Producer Lauren Williams is a Cal graduate who grew up in Berkeley. The show is filmed in the Bay Area and produced in Sydney, Australia.
Williams said one of the reasons the show chose to work with Cal for the episode is because of head coach Peter Wright.
"Not only is Peter a talented player and coach, but he is very articulate and good on television," Williams said. "And we are also mostly a science show so we wanted to show some love to Cal. We do the show mostly in the Bay Area so we like to showcase our universities and local places to represent the Bay Area."
More information about the show is forthcoming. See the attached photo album for a few images of today's shoot.