First Round: Pepperdine (L, 1-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: California (11-11) - #40
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Peter Wright (214-159)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 42
BEST NCAA FINISH: Runner-up, 1980 (National Champions in 1925, not NCAA)
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Embarked on a five-match winning streak from March 10-22… knocked off No. 20-ranked Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. on April 4 to give to the Wildcats their only home loss of the season… took out No. 29-ranked Tulsa in a 5-2 upset on March 14… won the doubles point 13 times this season, going 10-3 in those matches… looking to secure school-record 10th consecutive appearance in the NCAA championship.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: No. 63-ranked sophomore Pedro Zerbini named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice (March 19 and April 5) this season and leads the team with a 23-8 record… freshman Thai Tu is second on the team with an 18-8 singles record… sophomore Jonathan Dahan is third on the team with a 17-11 record… No. 18-ranked doubles team of Zerbini and senior Geoff Chizever lead the team with a 23-10 record and won the 2008 Wilson/ITA Northern Cal Championships to receive an automatic bid to the ITA Indoor Championships... freshman tandem of Tu and Nick Andrews recorded a 9-3 doubles record, only playing in duals this spring.