Women's Tennis Releases 2011-12 Schedule
Aug. 15, 2011
CHICAGO - The UIC women's tennis team announced its 2011-12 schedule Monday, and action begins Sept. 23, when the Flames travel to East Lansing, Mich., for the Spartan Invitational..
The Flames, like all Division I tennis teams, spend the fall season following a non-team competitive format. There are no team scores, but each match counts towards the overall record of the individual. Tournament play continues at the Wildcat Invitational from Sept. 29-Oct. 2, as host team, Northwestern, welcomes the Flames, among other teams, to Evanston, Ill., for the four-day event on the Vandy Christie Tennis Courts.
The Flames play host to the UIC Invitational on Oct.8-9, which will be held on the Flames Tennis Facility. UIC concludes its fall season by traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for the ITA Midwest Regional. The event begins on Oct. 20 and continues through Oct. 25, with the singles and doubles champions from the regional traveling to the National Individual Indoor Championship.
UIC begins the 2012 dual season with a trip to Evanston, Ill., for the three-day (Jan. 13-15) Northwestern Invitational inside the Combe Tennis Center, followed by Wisconsin on Feb. 21, in Madison, Wis. The Flames return to Wisconsin Jan. 28 to face Milwaukee.
February begins with back-to-back matches in Ohio as the Flames battle Toledo (Feb. 4), followed by Bowling Green (Feb. 5). As the squad continues they face Iowa State (Feb. 11) in Ames, Iowa, followed by Iowa (Feb. 12) in Iowa City, Iowa. The Flames face fellow Chicago team, University of Chicago, in Griffith, Ind., on Feb. 18, and Illinois State at the same location on Feb. 25.
The UIC squad is set to battle Western Michigan (March 4) and Saint Louis (March 14), as both matches are set to be played in Griffith, Ind.
Wright State represents the first Horizon League opponent and the first scheduled (March 24) outdoor match on the Flames Tennis Courts, while the team faces Butler the following day (March 25) at the same location. The final match of March is set to be played in Green Bay, Wis., against conference opponent Green Bay on March 31.
The Flames play host to three home matches during the month of April, but before returning to the Flames Tennis Courts, the squad travels to Milwaukee, Wis., (April 1) for a match against Milwaukee, followed by Detroit on April 7. The three-match home stand begins with Cleveland State (April 14), then Youngstown State on April 15, and concluding the month with Valparaiso on April 21.
The Horizon League Championship begins April 27, in Indianapolis as the team looks to capture the league crown for the 16th season in a row, and make a NCAA tournament appearance for the 14th consecutive season.