Women’s tennis team reveals 2017-18 schedule


By Carolina Olivares

The 2017-18 fall and spring schedule for the TCU women’s tennis team was announced by Lee Taylor Walker this week. The athletes are scheduled to play 14 matches against opponents who are ranked nationally.

The Horned Frogs ended their previous season ranked No. 28 in the country and are fortunate to host three fall tournaments along with 15 spring matches. Matches will be located at the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The Women’s Tennis team is ready to hit the courts this season at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Photo courtesy of College Tennis Online.

“Our venue is one of the best and so are our fans,” Walker said. “Starting this year, we are going to maximize this home court advantage by having the best teams in the country here all year round.”

Walker said this schedule gives them the opportunity to reach the team’s goal to win the Big 12 and win the NCAA Championship.

The team will start their fall schedule with the first of six tournaments being the Big 5 Challenge from Sept. 22-24 in Fort Worth. Shortly following, the ITA All-American Championship from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8 and the HEB invite from Oct. 6-8 will take place. They will then host the ITA Texas Regional Championships from Oct. 13-17 in addition to the TCU Hidden Duel from Oct. 27-29. The Frogs will end their tournament play with the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament from Nov. 2-5.

The spring season will kick off Jan. 19 with a doubleheader against Arkansas State and Southern Miss. TCU will compete against Ole Miss in the first round of the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend in Stillwater, Okla.

The team will spend most of the month of February in Fort Worth as they host local teams Texas Tech, Texas State, UTRGV, Rice, Prairie View A&M and A&M.

The month of March will consist of more away matches; however, only after two home matches against Brown and North Texas. Then the athletes will travel to Florida face off against Duke at the USTA Lake Nona complex March 13. Before heading off to Lubbock for a second match-up against Texas Tech March 31, the Frogs will host Kansas State on March 23 and Kansas on March 25.

With the season coming to an end, TCU will be playing on the road against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma before traveling to play Iowa State and WVU.

The Big 12 Championships will be held April 26-29 in Austin, Texas before the NCAA Team Championships and NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by Wake Forest, take place May 17-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.