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Hegarty releases 2005-06 tennis schedule

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Hegarty releases 2005-06 tennis schedule

Jump to schedule FAYETTEVILLE— After signing another promising class of athletes this summer, the University of Arkansas women’s tennis head coach Michael Hegarty announces a tough, yet competitive, schedule for the 2005-06 season. “Along with our perennially tough Southeastern Conference slate, we’ll be facing some high-quality non-conference foes, which should really help us prepare for a run at the postseason,” Hegarty said Such a run has eluded the Lady Razorbacks under Hegarty’s two-year tenure, but with the help of six returnees and four freshmen, the chance for a postseason looks solid already. The new schedule begins with one of the toughest fall schedules in Lady’Back tennis history. The Lady’Backs begin the fall as they compete in two tournaments Sept. 16-18. Some of the players travel to Oxford, Miss. for the Lady Rebel Invitational, while others compete at the William and Mary Classic in Williamsburg, Va. The team makes its second consecutive appearance at the USTA Collegiate Classic at Flushing Meadows Country Club in New York Oct. 8-10, then battles the best of the Midwest Oct. 18-23 at the ITA Regional Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arkansas concludes the fall season at the SEC Fall Coaches Championships in Atlanta, GA Nov. 3-6. For the first time in three seasons, the Lady’Backs have not opened the spring season with a five match or more home stand. Instead, Arkansas begins with a small three-match home front before going on the road to face Kansas State Feb. 4 followed by a match with a top 30 Nebraska team in Lincoln two days later. The Lady’Backs return home for two matches highlighted by William and Mary Feb. 19. The Tribe finished the 2005 season ranked 20th in the nation and are led by No. 40 Megan Moltoun-Levy. After the rigorous start, Arkansas opens the always competitive SEC schedule at Georgia and Tennessee March 3 and 5 before returning home to face Vanderbilt and Kentucky March 10 and 12, respectively. The Lady’Backs take a break from conference competition March 18 against a tough Baylor team in Waco, Texas. The No. 14 Bears are led by the reining NCAA singles champion Zuzana Zemenova. Arkansas concludes the 2006 home schedule April 7 and 9 against Auburn and Alabama. Arkansas captured its first SEC win in several seasons last year against Auburn and suffered a near miss against Alabama two days later. The SEC Tournament is scheduled for April 20-23 in Gainesville, Fla. followed by the NCAA Championships May 13. Admission is free to all Lady Razorback home matches. For up to the minute scores, releases and rankings, please visit LADYBACKS.COM.Fall

DateTournamentLocation
Sept. 16-18Lady Rebel InvitationalOxford, Miss.
William and Mary ClassicWilliamsburg, Va.
Sept. 22-23Missouri Collegiate ClassicColumbia, Mo.
Oct. 5-9Riviera All-American ChampionshipLos Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 8-10USTA Collegiate ClassicNew York, N.Y.
Oct. 18-23ITA Regional ChampionshipsSalt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 3-6SEC Fall Coaches’ ChampionshipsAtlanta, Ga.

Spring

DateOpponentLocationTime
Jan. 27Oral RobertsFAYETTEVILLE12:00 PM
Missouri StateFAYETTEVILLE5:00 PM
Jan. 29Wichita StateFAYETTEVILLE12:00 PM
Feb. 4at Kansas StateManhattan, Kan.1:00 PM
Feb. 6at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.12:00 PM
Feb. 19William and MaryFAYETTEVILLE12:00 PM
Feb. 25KansasFAYETTEVILLE1:00 PM
Mar. 3at GeorgiaAthens, Ga.4:00 PM
Mar. 5at TennesseeKnoxville, Tenn.12:00 PM
Mar. 10VanderbiltFAYETTEVILLE2:00 PM
Mar. 12KentuckyFAYETTEVILLE2:00 PM
Mar. 18at BaylorWaco, Texas1:00 PM
Mar. 19at SMUDallas, Texas12:00 PM
Mar. 24at FloridaGainesville, Ga.4:00 PM
Mar. 26at South CarolinaColumbia, S.C.12:00 PM
Mar. 31Miss. StateFAYETTEVILLE2:00 PM
Apr. 2at Ole MissOxford, Miss.1:00 PM
Apr. 7AuburnFAYETTEVILLE2:00 PM
Apr. 9AlabamaFAYETTEVILLE1:00 PM
Apr. 12at OklahomaNorman, Okla.2:00 PM
Apr. 16at LSUBaton Rouge, La.1:00 PM
Apr. 20-23SEC ChampionshipsGainesville, Fla.All Day
May 13-14NCAA 1st and 2nd RoundsCampus SitesAll Day
May 18-26NCAA ChampionshipsPalo Alto, Calif.All Day


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