Women's Tennis Releases 2013-14 Slate
Aug 28, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU women's tennis coach Dave Borelli announced the 2013-14 slate on Wednesday, with the Horned Frogs set to take on at least 14 opponents who finished the 2012-13 season ranked in the top 75.
TCU, who finished the season ranked No. 30 in the country, will face at least 12 opponents who participated in the NCAA Championships last year. The Frogs will compete against opponents from 11 different conferences and will also host the ITA Regionals at the Bernard J. `Tut' Bartzen Varsity Courts at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center on Oct. 17-21.
The Frogs' schedule includes eight fall tournaments, beginning with the Midland Invitational on Sept. 13-15 in Midland, Texas. TCU's fall schedule also includes the Amelia Island Women's Championships, (Sept. 21-29), ITA All-American Championships in Pacific Palisades, Calif. (Sept. 27-Oct. 6), John Newcombe Women's Pro Challenge in New Braunfels and the Metroplex Mania in Denton (Nov. 1-3). The team will also split up between the Jack Kramer Invitational in Rolling Hills, Calif., and the University of Texas Invite in Austin on Nov. 8-10.
TCU returns to action on Jan. 18 for a match against Syracuse, before participating in the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where the Frogs will take on UC Irvine in the first round. UCLA and San Diego will also be on hand, with the winner of the four-team tournament advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championship at Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va., on Feb. 7-10.
Travel to Purdue on Feb. 1 and Illinois on Feb. 2 are on the schedule, before opening their spring home slate on Feb. 15 against No. 32 Memphis. Another home match with Metroplex rival SMU is set for Feb. 21, before the team closes out the month of February by traveling to Seattle, Wash., to face Sacramento State on Feb. 28.
The start of March has the team facing No. 46 Washington on Mar. 1 and NCAA participant North Texas on Mar. 5. One final non-conference matchup against Louisiana Tech and North Florida at home on Mar. 11 is on the schedule, before the team begins Big 12 action by hosting No. 17 Texas on Mar. 14.
The team will hit the road for the next two weeks as it travels to No. 28 Oklahoma State (Mar. 21) and No. 35 Oklahoma (Mar. 23), before making stops at Iowa State (Mar. 28) and West Virginia (Mar. 30).
TCU returns home to take on top-20 ranked Baylor on April 2, before one final road trip to face off against No. 18 Texas Tech on April 5. The team returns home for good to finish out the regular season with No. 54 Kansas State (April 11) and Kansas (April 13).
The Frogs will host the 2014 Big 12 Conference Tournament on April 24-27 at the Friedman Tennis Center. The first round of NCAA Championship action begins on May 10-12. Georgia will host the NCAA Championships on May 16-27 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
TCU returns seven letterwinners from last season, including Stefanie Tan who became TCU's first singles All-American since 2009.