Men's tennis announces 2007-08 schedule
Aug. 29, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU men's tennis head coach Dave Borelli announced the 2007-08 schedule on Wednesday. The men will meet four teams that ended last season ranked in the top 25 and 12 teams that finished in the top 50. The season will be highlighted by TCU hosting this year's Mountain West Conference Championships.
"I think this is a great, competitive schedule for us," said Borelli. "I'm really excited about our road trips to California and the Midwest, where we will play Illinois and Wisconsin."
The Horned Frogs will host 10 matches at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, all of which are against non-conference opponents. Highlighting the home non-conference schedule will be No. 33 Texas Tech, No. 11 Oklahoma State, No. 26 Oklahoma, No. 13 Wake Forest and No. 34 Rice.
TCU will hit the road for non-conference contests against No. 31 Texas A&M, No. 32 Wisconsin, No. 5 Illinois, No. 71 Fresno State and No. 20 Pepperdine.
The Frogs will face 12 teams that earned a bid to last year's NCAA Tournament, and will meet 10 tournament teams in a row from Feb. 11 through March 12.
The fall season will officially begin on Sept. 21-23 when selected members of the TCU squad will travel to Waco, Texas, to compete in the Baylor Intercollegiate. The next fall event will take place at the site of the 2008 NCAA Championships in Tulsa, Okla., with the ITA All-American tournament from Sept. 29 - Oct. 7. The Racquet Club Invitational in Midland, Texas, will be held on Oct. 14-16, followed by the ITA Regional in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 20-23. The National Indoor tournament in Columbus, Ohio, will mark the final event of the fall on Nov. 1-4.
The Rice Indoor tournament will kick off the spring season in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 18-20, followed by six consecutive home dual matches.
The first home match will take place on Feb. 6 against UT-Arlington, with home contests following against No. 41 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 11), No. 33 Texas Tech (Feb. 17), No. 40 Minnesota (Feb. 23), No. 11 Oklahoma State (Feb. 24) and No. 26 Oklahoma (March 6).
The Frogs will travel to College Station, Texas, on March 8 to take on the No. 31 Aggies of Texas A&M, before making a trip to the Midwest to take on No. 32 Wisconsin on March 10 and No. 5 Illinois on March 12. Last season, Illinois advanced to the NCAA Championship match where they fell to Georgia.
TCU will return home where they will host No. 13 Wake Forest on March 14 and No. 69 Columbia on March 18, before traveling to California for matches against No. 71 Fresno State (March 21) and No. 20 Pepperdine (March 22).
The Frogs will begin conference play in Las Vegas, Nev., against Air Force (March 27), No. 62 BYU (March 28) and No. 65 UNLV (March 29). The final two non-conference matches will be held in Fort Worth against No. 34 Rice (April 4) and No. 72 Santa Clara (April 6).
The conference regular season will come to a close in Provo, Utah, as the Frogs will take on Utah (April 10), No. 46 San Diego State (April 11) and No. 53 New Mexico (April 12). The MWC Championships will be held on the campus of TCU on April 24-26.
2007-08 TCU Men's Tennis Schedule