TCU men's tennis releases 2006-07 schedule
Sept. 7, 2006
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU men's tennis head coach Dave Borelli has announced his team's 2006-07 schedule. The slate includes 14 home matches in the spring and is highlighted by six top-25 programs from last season, and opponents from the ACC, SEC, Big 10 and Big 12.
"We have a very demanding schedule this year, but that's always been the case with the men," Borelli said. "It's going to be a great challenge for us and for the kids to get used to my style and my vision of what we're looking for. We can only get better by playing better people, so we'll be out there testing the fire. Our goal is to try to win the conference outright and the conference tournament."
The Frogs will kick off the season in Waco, Texas, Sept. 20-24, at the Baylor Intercollegiate, followed by the ITA All-American Championships being held in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 30-Oct. 8. The Racquet Club Invitational will take place Oct. 13-15 in Midland, Texas, and the Frogs will return home for the ITA Regional Oct. 22-24. TCU will close the fall season in Columbus, Ohio, for the National Indoor Championships Nov. 2-5.
The spring season starts with the Rice Indoor Tournament on Jan. 19-21 in Houston. The Frogs will play host for the next three matches against UT Pan American (Jan. 24), Texas Southern (Jan. 24) No. 24 Clemson (Jan. 26).
On Feb. 7, the Frogs will travel across the metroplex to face the University of Texas at Arlington, followed by a visit from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 11.
The men begin a tough stretch on Feb. 21 against No. 20 Texas A&M, as five of the next seven opponents finished in the top-25 last season. No. 25 LSU will welcome TCU into Baton Rouge, La., on Feb. 27, followed by a trip to Waco to face No. 4 Baylor.
Long-time rival SMU will visit the Frogs on March 7, and Tulsa will visit campus on March 10. The men will travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 11 to face No. 16 Oklahoma State.
TCU starts a three-match homestand on March 14 against No. 6 Duke, followed by matches against Abilene Christian and Wichita State (March 17).
Conference play begins on March 30, when the Frogs will travel to San Diego to take on Mountain West foes Utah (March 30), BYU (March 31) and San Diego State (April 1).
TCU will host Big 10 member Wisconsin, on April 3, and travel to Houston to face Rice April 10.
The Frogs will close the regular season with a three-match homestand against conference members Air Force (April 13), UNLV (April 14) and New Mexico (April 15).
The Mountain West Conference Championships will take place on April 26-29 in Colorado Springs, Colo.