Sophomore Lauren Herring is one of five Bulldogs returning from the 2011-12 squad.
Sept. 3, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia women's tennis team will face at least 11 NCAA Tournament participants from last year including home matches against in-state rival Georgia Tech and Big East foe Notre Dame, head coach Jeff Wallace announced Monday.
“We’re excited about our schedule this season,” said Wallace. “We have a lot of opportunities to play in some great tournaments this fall and then January will be here before we know it with the dual match season. We are looking forward to an exciting year."
The Bulldogs will play in a total of six tournaments this fall, including one in Athens. During the fall, the Bulldogs will travel to tournaments in Ann Arbor, Mich., Los Angeles, Calif., Tampa, Fla., Portland, Ore., and finally New York, N.Y., for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships Nov. 8-11. That same weekend, some players will travel to Los Angeles for the Jack Kramer Club Invite.
Georgia’s home fall tournament, the Bulldog Classic, takes place Oct. 12-14 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Players from the University of Virginia, the University of Utah and Indiana University will come to Athens to play in the event.
After a two-month winter hiatus, Georgia returns to action for the beginning of its spring campaign for the Georgia Invitational in Athens Jan. 11-13. The Bulldogs will serve as a host site for ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 25-28. With two wins during the weekend, Georgia will qualify for and travel to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA National Team Indoor tournament Feb. 8-11.
The first dual match is set for Feb. 2 against Clemson in Clemson, S.C.
The Bulldogs will return home to play the first of the season’s eight home dual matches as they host Georgia Tech on Feb. 23 at noon, before kicking off SEC play with a road trip to Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. on Mar. 2. Georgia will open a three-match home stand against Ole Miss (March 8), Mississippi State (March 10) and Notre Dame (March 12).
The Bulldogs will hit the road for contests against Florida (March 15) and South Carolina (March 17) before returning home to face Vanderbilt (March 22) and Kentucky (March 24).
The Bulldogs will get their first chance at new conference opponents when they travel to take on Missouri (March 29) in Columbia, Mo. and Texas A&M (March 31) in College Station, Texas.
The Bulldogs will return to Athens for its final homestand of the season for matches against LSU (April 5) and Arkansas (April 7), before its final regular season road trip of the season to Auburn (April 12) and Alabama (April 14).
The SEC Tournament will be held in Starkville, Miss. April 18-21, prior to NCAA Regionals May 10-12.
All home matches are held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free.