STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis program announced the spring portion of their 2015-16 schedule with the Huskies opening the spring semester hosting a trio of schools in a two-day tournament. The Huskies will play five American Athletic Conference matches this spring in a lead up to the 2016 American Tennis Championship Tournament at the University of Memphis in April.
"I am excited about our upcoming spring schedule," commented head coach Glenn Marshall. "It will be a challenge to play on the road for so many matches, and with our outstanding fall results, I think we will be ready to go for sure. We had such a good season last year that we are looking forward to playing such a tough schedule this spring."
The Huskies open up the spring by welcoming Bryant, Buffalo and Quinnipiac to the indoor courts at the East Hartford Tennis Club for the two-day UConn Invitational January 30th and 31st. The event will be played with the format of each team meeting head-to-head and playing four singles and one doubles match. It will be best of three sets for both singles and doubles.
From there, the Huskies will play the role of "road warriors" as they spend the months of February and March traveling through five different states and three different time zones for matches. UConn will open February taking on Army and Stony Brook in West Point and Cornell and Albany up in Ithaca, N.Y. before getting their first taste of AAC play.
UConn will close out February with a trip to the state of Texas to face conference foes Houston and SMU and then head to Florida to start March, taking on UCF and Florida Institute of Technology. The Huskies head west for their annual spring break trip with three matches scheduled in California. UConn will face Colorado State, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State.
The Huskies return to the east coast and close out March with a quick trip up to Boston to take on BU. UConn will host three matches at home on their outdoor courts on campus in April. Rhode Island and Hartford pay a visit to Storrs on April 3rd while the Huskies host Villanova on April 9th for "Senior Day".
The final prep for The American tournament will be a road swing against AAC opponents East Carolina and Cincinnati on April 15th and 16th. The Huskies will play in their third American Championship from April 20th through 24th at Memphis.
"We have to be ready to compete in all kinds of conditions this spring," stated Marshall. "Fast, indoor courts for the first three weeks. Then, trips to Texas, Florida, and California to play in the heat outdoors. Our year round conditioning will certainly prepare us, but we need to be mentally focused throughout to be successful. I am confident the team is ready to have another great spring season."