Nov. 29, 2016
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn women's tennis team announced their 2017 schedule that will feature seven new opponents and six home matches this spring. The Huskies will play five American Athletic Conference dual matches this spring in preparation for the 2017 AAC Championship in Orlando, Florida this April.
"I am very excited to announce our spring match schedule," stated head coach Glenn Marshall. "We have a very challenging schedule against many nationally level teams. The entire team has been working very hard in the offseason and will be ready to go in January."
The Huskies will get things started with a training trip in Orlando from January 11th-15th and then return to play host to regional foe Rhode Island at the East Hartford Tennis Club on January 28th. From there UConn will be on the road for much of the month of February.
UConn will head to the Midwest the weekend of February 3rd-5th to take on Kansas State and UMKC and follow that up with two matches in West Point, N.Y. against Army and Stony Brook. The Huskies head to Philadelphia February 17th and 18th for matches with Drexel and Temple, their first AAC match-up of the spring. The Huskies host Cornell to close the month on February 26th at the East Hartford Tennis Club and then travel down state for a meeting with Yale on March 5th.
The Huskies take on Houston at home in an AAC match-up on March 10th then depart for their annual spring break trip. UConn will head to Boca Raton, Florida for three matches, facing Florida Atlantic, Northern Illinois and George Washington.
UConn returns to their Storrs campus courts for a March 22nd match-up with state rival Fairfield and will also host Hofstra and Boston University in April. The Huskies will celebrate "Senior Day" with their April 8th match against BU.
April will also feature a pair of road trips as the Huskies head to Louisiana to face New Orleans and conference foe Tulane on April 1st-2nd and close the regular season with a trip to Cincinnati for AAC matches against the Bearcats and East Carolina.
The AAC will host its annual championship event for the brand new USTA National Campus, the new Home of American Tennis. The state of the art complex features 100 tennis courts and will serve as the home of the UCF tennis program. It is the home base for USTA Player Development and the USTA's Community Tennis division.