BERKELEY – The Cal Winter Invitational ended with familiar results, as Maegan Manasse captured the singles and, with Maya Jansen, the doubles crowns as the three-day event concluded on Sunday evening at the Hellman Tennis Complex. The Golden Bear senior repeated as the tournament's singles champ.
The 49th-ranked Manasse defeated Jana McCord of Saint Mary's, 6-4, 6-4, to finish 3-0 at No. 1 singles, while the pair of Manasse and Jansen, a graduate student, beat Cal Poly's Seriana Saltzen and Susanne Boyden, 6-1, to post a 3-0 record at No. 1 doubles.
"Maegan's hitting the ball great and is hitting the ball well," Cal head coach Augustus said. "We're getting her more and more matches. That combined with her experience, she should be developing more and more confidence. She knows what it takes and she's looking to keep getting better as she prepares after she's done to take the next step into her professional career. She's excited to have a great spring, as are all the girls."
Women’s Water Polo
LOS ANGELES – California notched four tries and held UCLA scoreless to win the main event, 26-0, Sunday at the Dennis Storer Classic on North Athletic Field.
The Golden Bears (4-0) used a starting lineup of five freshmen and a couple of sophomores for the fourth straight match to close their sweep of the weekend event named in honor of the former Bruins and U.S. National Team head coach.
Younger Bears featured in the first half, as freshman prop Damon Wiley finished the forwards' effort for a try after a scrum outside the UCLA try zone at minute eight, the conversion missed by Russell Webb; then first-year scrumhalf Keanu Andrade found the try zone five minutes later on a keeper that Webb converted. Bruins fullback Cian Barry missed a 42-meter penalty attempt to end the half at 12-0.
Jared Goff joins The Dan Patrick Show to discuss Aaron Rodgers and the Cal connection:
Rodgers' streak of 318 passes without an interception was snapped in the third quarter of the Green Bay Packers' win, but he still had the best Total QBR of the weekend.
Rodgers set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal with a 36-yard pass to Jared Cook. It was just the latest example of Rodgers' deep ball coming up in the clutch. Including playoffs, Rodgers has completed 5 of 8 passes (63 percent) thrown 30 or more yards downfield in the last minute of the fourth quarter over the past two seasons. The rest of the NFL is 4-of-46 (9 percent) on such passes over that stretch.
Rodgers broke out of the pocket at the start of the play to give himself time to throw. Rodgers was 7-of-9 for 137 yards and a touchdown when breaking the pocket Sunday, averaging 15.2 yards per attempt on those passes (he averaged 6.4 yards on passes inside the pocket). Rodgers has been nearly unstoppable from out of the pocket this postseason, completing 14 of 17 passes.