Georgia Women's Tennis to face 13 NCAA Tourney teams

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The University of Georgia Women’s Tennis team announced its 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday, revealing a slate of matches that includes showdowns with no less than 13 NCAA Tournament teams from last season.

The Bulldogs will feature players in at least nine tournaments this fall, beginning with the Wilmington Invitational from Sept. 12-14 in Wilmington, N.C. The fall schedule also includes trips to Los Angeles, Calif. (Riviera/ITA All-America), New York City, N.Y. (USTA/ITA National Indoors), and Charleston, S.C. (Charleston Invitational) as the Bulldogs go coast-to-coast over the opening months of the season.

Wisconsin, Tulane, and Memphis will join Georgia for its first home tournament of the fall, the Bulldog Tennis Classic, at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex Oct. 10-12.

Athens will also serve as one of 15 host sites for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kickoff Weekend in January, where Georgia will play matches against Samford and either Auburn or Wake Forest at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility from Jan. 24-25. The Bulldogs, who ended the 2013-14 season ranked fourth nationally, were selected as hosts of the event by virtue of finishing the year in the top-15 of the ITA team poll.

The team’s first dual match is Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. The Bulldogs will then stay on the road for a showdown with Virginia in Charlottesville on Feb. 2, which also happens to be the host site for the ITA National Team Indoors from Feb. 6-9.

Georgia will then play its home season opener against in-state rival Georgia Tech on Feb. 21 at 4 p.m., and will welcome LSU to Athens for its SEC opener on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Home matches against SEC opponents Texas A&M, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State will also take place between March 1 and April 5 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Bulldogs will square off against perennial SEC rival Florida in Gainesville on April 10, before concluding the regular season with a match against South Carolina in Columbia on Apr. 12.

The SEC Tournament will be held in Columbia, S.C., from Apr. 15-19. The NCAA Championships will be held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, from May 14-25 after the NCAA Tournament 1st and 2nd Rounds on May 9-10.

All of Georgia’s home matches are held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free. The entire schedule is found on Georgiadogs.com.

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