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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

Date Tournament Location
Sept. 16-18 Lady Rebel Invitational Oxford, Miss.
William and Mary Classic Williamsburg, Va.
Sept. 22-23 Missouri Collegiate Classic Columbia, Mo.
Oct. 5-9 Riviera All-American Championship Los Angeles, Calif.
Oct. 8-10 USTA Collegiate Classic New York, N.Y.
Oct. 18-23 ITA Regional Championships Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov. 3-6 SEC Fall Coaches’ Championships Atlanta, Ga.

Spring

Date Opponent Location Time
Jan. 27 Oral Roberts FAYETTEVILLE 12:00 PM
Missouri State FAYETTEVILLE 5:00 PM
Jan. 29 Wichita State FAYETTEVILLE 12:00 PM
Feb. 4 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. 1:00 PM
Feb. 6 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 12:00 PM
Feb. 19 William and Mary FAYETTEVILLE 12:00 PM
Feb. 25 Kansas FAYETTEVILLE 1:00 PM
Mar. 3 at Georgia Athens, Ga. 4:00 PM
Mar. 5 at Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn. 12:00 PM
Mar. 10 Vanderbilt FAYETTEVILLE 2:00 PM
Mar. 12 Kentucky FAYETTEVILLE 2:00 PM
Mar. 18 at Baylor Waco, Texas 1:00 PM
Mar. 19 at SMU Dallas, Texas 12:00 PM
Mar. 24 at Florida Gainesville, Ga. 4:00 PM
Mar. 26 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. 12:00 PM
Mar. 31 Miss. State FAYETTEVILLE 2:00 PM
Apr. 2 at Ole Miss Oxford, Miss. 1:00 PM
Apr. 7 Auburn FAYETTEVILLE 2:00 PM
Apr. 9 Alabama FAYETTEVILLE 1:00 PM
Apr. 12 at Oklahoma Norman, Okla. 2:00 PM
Apr. 16 at LSU Baton Rouge, La. 1:00 PM
Apr. 20-23 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla. All Day
May 13-14 NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds Campus Sites All Day
May 18-26 NCAA Championships Palo Alto, Calif. All Day


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