Hog fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the Razorback tennis team in action this year as they host 15 matches during the 2005-06 campaign. Six Southeastern Conference matchups are slated for the spring and several challenging non-conference opponents will also be making the trip to Fayetteville, including long-time rival Texas, Ohio State, Tulsa and Oklahoma State. The league matches have Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Ole Miss and LSU coming to face UA.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s schedule,” Arkansas head coach Robert Cox said. “I’m excited about these guys being seniors and we have a good mix of freshmen and returners. It sets up perfectly to have 15 home matches and a tough schedule, not only with the SEC opponents, but Ohio State, Texas, Tulsa and Oklahoma State are coming in. Going into the season I’m very confident. It’s exciting for the program and for the fans who come to see us.”
Arkansas will be on the road during the entire fall and will kick off the fall campaign in Annapolis, Md., for the Navy Tournament on Sept. 16-18. The ITA National Indoor Tournament will conclude the season on Nov. 3-6 in Columbus, Ohio.
The spring season starts with a non-conference match against Scotland’s Sterling University on Jan. 16 and the first SEC match will be against Georgia on March 3. Alabama will play host to the SEC Championships and the NCAA Championships will take place in Palo Alto, Calif., on Stanford’s campus.
2005-06 ARKANSAS TENNIS SCHEDULEFALL 2005Sept.16-18 Navy Tournament Annapolis, Md.Sept. 23-25 Baylor Tournament Waco, TexasOct. 3-9 ITA All-American Tulsa, Okla.Oct. 20-24 ITA Regional Tulsa, Okla.Oct. 28-30 Arizona State Invitational Tempe, Ariz.Nov. 3-6 ITA National Indoors Columbus, Ohio
SPRING 2006Jan. 13-15 Alumni Reunion Fayetteville, Ark. All DayJan. 16 Sterling University Fayetteville, Ark. 5 p.m.Jan. 20-21 ITA Team Play-Off TBA TBAJan. 24 Oral Roberts Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.Feb. 3 Missouri State Fayetteville, Ark. 6 p.m.Feb. 5 Texas Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.Feb. 12 Wichita State Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.Feb. 15 Ohio State Fayetteville, Ark. 4 p.m.Feb. 17-20 ITA National Indoors Seattle, Wash. TBAMarch 3 Georgia Fayetteville, Ark. 1:30 p.m.March 5 Tennessee Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.March 8 Tulsa Fayetteville, Ark. 6 p.m.March 10 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. TBAMarch 12 Kentucky Lexington, Ky. TBAMarch 24 Florida Fayetteville, Ark. 1:30 p.m.March 26 South Carolina Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.March 31 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. TBAApril 2 Ole Miss Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.April 7 Auburn Auburn, Ala. TBAApril 9 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. TBAApril 12 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 5 p.m.April 15 LSU Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m.April 18 Oklahoma State Fayetteville, Ark. 2 p.m.April 20-23 SEC Tournament Tuscaloosa, Ala. TBAMay 12-14 NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds TBA TBAMay 18-29 NCAA Finals Palo Alto, Calif. TBA