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Great weekend for Cal sports

No, it's not football.  But it's still pretty great.

Women's tennis stunned No. 1 Northwestern   to advance to the NCAA semi's for the second straight year.  The ladies won 4-2 (with Cal's Claire Ilcinkas up 5-1, 15-Love in the third set of her match when Susie Babos clitched the win on court 1), avenging a 4-0 loss to the Wildcats earlier in the year.

  • Cal faces Bayor in the semifinal round tomorrow.  Note that Baylor lost this year to Stanford and Northwestern, two teams Cal beat.  Applying the always reliable transitive property of sports, we conclude that Cal > {NWU, Stanford} > Baylor. 
  • Taking it a step further: on the other side of the bracket are Florida (lost to Duke this year, whom the Bears beat to advance to the quarters) and UCLA (whom the Bears beat in the regular season).  Sure, the transitive theory is crap, but the point is this: Cal already defeated the biggest obstacle in its path to a championship.

Softball takes down Fresno St. to advance to the NCAA Super Regional.  Cal battled back after losing to FSU earlier in the day, sealing the win with a 9th inning single from Julie Meyer.  The Bears next take on top-seeded Florida - in Florida.  

Women's crew wins another Pac-10 championship , its fourth in five years.  The Varsity 8, 2nd Varsity 8, and Novice 8 all won their races.  The Bears next host the NCAA championships, where they will likely be the favorites.  The men came up short of a Pac-10 championship but did finish 2nd to Washington, beating Big Row winner Stanford.  They go to on to the IRA championship in June.

Some other good stuff happened too - I'm sure y'all check calbears.com.  I'm really excited for Women's Tennis - they have a legit shot to win it all.  If they pull it together and win the doubles point tomorrow they should be in good shape.

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