Women's Tennis Announces 2016 Schedule

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas women’s tennis head coach Michael Hegarty announced the Razorbacks’ 2016 schedule on Monday morning. The 25-match slate features 14 home matches and 11 road tilts, including 17 matches against teams that participated in last year’s NCAA Team Championship.

The 44th season in school history will begin Jan. 16 at noon when Arkansas hosts Houston at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center.

Arkansas’ non-conference portion of the schedule is highlighted by a trip to Los Angeles for the ITA Division I Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 22-23, which takes place at 15 campus sites. The Razorbacks will compete against Fresno State and either UC-Irvine or host UCLA. The 15 schools that win both of their matches at these events will be invited to play in the 2016 ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship hosted by the University of Wisconsin from Feb. 5-8.

The 2016 campaign will mark Arkansas’ 13th season under Coach Hegarty, who is the program’s all-time winningest coach and has led the Razorbacks to seven NCAA Team Championship appearances. The Razorbacks return eight letterwinners and are coming off a 2014-15 season where they captured 16 wins and earned their 13th appearance in the NCAA Team Championship.

25 – Total matches
13 – Conference matches
12 – Non-conference matches
14 – Matches at Billingsley Tennis Center
11 – Away matches
17 – Matches against teams that participated in last year’s NCAA Team Championship.

Sat.Jan. 16HoustonFayetteville, Ark.Noon
Fri.Jan. 22Fresno State (ITA Kick-Off Weekend)Los Angeles, Calif.10 a.m.
Sat.Jan. 23UCLA or UC IrvineLos Angeles, Calif. TBA
Fri.Jan. 29KansasFayetteville, Ark.1 p.m.
Sun.Jan. 31PurdueFayetteville, Ark.11 a.m.
Sun.Jan. 31Saint LouisFayetteville, Ark.3 p.m.
Fri.Feb. 5TulsaFayetteville, Ark.5 p.m.
Fri.Feb. 12Oklahoma StateFayetteville, Ark.5 p.m.
Fri.Feb. 19Old DominionFayetteville, Ark.11 a.m.
Wed.Feb. 22Wichita StateFayetteville, Ark.1 p.m.
Thu.March 3at Florida*Gainesville, Fla.4 p.m.
Sat.March 5at South Carolina*Columbia, S.C.Noon
Sat.March 12at Missouri*Columbia, Mo.Noon
Fri.March 18Alabama*Fayetteville, Ark.Noon
Sun.March 20Auburn*Fayetteville, Ark.Noon
Wed.March 23at Jackson StateJackson, Miss.11 a.m.
Wed.March 23at Jackson StateJackson, Miss.3 p.m.
Fri.March 25at LSU*Baton Rouge, La.4 p.m.
Sun.March 27at Texas A&M*College Station, Texas11 a.m.
Thu.March 31at Georgia*Athens, Ga. 4 p.m.
Sat.April 2at Tennessee*Knoxville, Tenn.11 a.m.
Fri.April 8Kentucky*Fayetteville, Ark.Noon
Sun.April 10Vanderbilt*Fayetteville, Ark.Noon
Thu.April 14Ole Miss*Fayetteville, Ark.1 p.m.
Sat.April 16Mississippi State*Fayetteville, Ark.1 p.m.
April 20-24SEC ChampionshipsBaton Rouge, La.All Day
May 13-15NCAA Round of 64/32Campus SitesAll Day
May 20-24NCAA Team ChampionshipsTulsa, Okla.All Day
May 25-30NCAA Individual ChampionshipsTulsa, Okla. All Day