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.