TCU women's tennis announces 2005-06 schedule
Sept. 14, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU Women's Tennis Head Coach Dave Borelli announced his team's schedule for the 2005-06 season Wednesday. Seven tournaments highlight the fall along with 23 regular-season dual matches in the spring.
The Horned Frogs will play nine of their dual matches at home, nine on the road and five at neutral sites. Twelve of TCU's 23 opponents competed in the NCAA Championship in 2005, with four reaching the Sweet 16. Sixteen finished last season ranked among the top 75 and seven were top 25.
The fall season begins at the Baylor Invitational on Friday. TCU stays close to home the following weekend for a tournament hosted by North Texas in Denton, Texas, over Sept. 23-25.
A West Coast swing awaits the Frogs beginning Sept. 30 with the Cal-Nike Invitational hosted by California-Berkeley. The Riviera/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's All-American Championships takes place over Oct. 1-9 in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
TCU wraps up the fall at the Wilson/ITA Southwest Regional Championships in College Station, Texas, during Oct. 21-25 and at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio, over Nov. 3-6.
The spring campaign begins with an indoor dual match versus North Texas on Jan. 28 at TCU's Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Horned Frogs host their next two opponents as well with Tulsa and SMU on Feb. 11 and 15.
TCU begins a touch stretch of matches Feb. 18 at Tulane, followed the next day by a showdown at LSU. The Frogs end their three-match road trip at Baylor on Feb. 22. TCU then hosts Fresno State and Oklahoma on March 5 and 8 before playing four straight matches away from Fort Worth, Texas.
A match at Texas A&M on March 9 is first on the travel itinerary. The Purple and White will spend spring break in the state of Virginia with contests at Virginia and William & Mary on March 15 and 17. TCU takes on Harvard as well on William & Mary's courts on March 18.
Four consecutive home matches await TCU when classes resume beginning with Mountain West Conference foe Wyoming on March 24. The next two days feature MWC opponents Air Force and Colorado State. The Horned Frogs then take a day off before hosting California-Berkeley.
"We have some very good teams coming to Fort Worth," Borelli said. "California could be top five and there are many challenging road matches."
TCU ends the regular season with seven matches away from the Friedman Tennis Center. The Frogs face Washington in Austin, Texas, first on April 1 before playing five MWC matches in a row. TCU squares off with BYU and Utah in Provo, Utah, and with New Mexico, UNLV and San Diego State in Albuquerque, N.M. The regular season finishes up in Arlington, Texas, with a match against Texas-Arlington on April 20.
The MWC Championship begins April 26 in San Diego and concludes April 29. The NCAA Regionals are scheduled to take place over May 12-13 at campus sites, while Stanford hosts the NCAA Championships over May 18-28. Both the men's and women's championships will be held at Stanford.