NORFOLK, Va. – Head women’s tennis coach of Old Dominion University announced the 2017 spring schedule, which includes 14 home matches, six showdowns against in-state rivals, six away matches and two C-USA matchups. On Sat., Feb. 18 at 5:00 p.m., ODU will welcome the Virginia Cavaliers to the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.
“Our tough road campaigns the past two years have earned us a great home schedule for this spring,” said Manilla. “Having 14 home matches against quality competition really enhances the student-athlete experience and provides us with tremendous opportunity to make some noise at a high level. Although the schedule has set a new standard for the program, this squad is hungry and eager to uphold the long standing winning tradition of ODU Tennis.”
Old Dominion will take on a total of six schools from the state of Virginia, four of which will be at home, which consists of Richmond (Feb. 10), UVA (Feb. 18), VCU (April 1) and James Madison (April 16). The Lady Tennis Monarchs will travel to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech on Feb. 25 and will go to Williamsburg to square-off against William & Mary on April 8.
Manilla and the Lady Monarchs are also excited to host Temple (Jan. 14), Appalachian State (Feb. 5), East Carolina (Feb. 16), UPENN (Feb. 19), Western Michigan (March 6), Iowa (March 13), Oklahoma (March 14), Marshall (March 19), Delaware (March 29) and South Alabama (April 2).
ODU will take travel to Berkeley, Cali. for the ITA Kickoff, where they will take on Missouri on Jan. 29, before drawing either Cal or Xavier on Jan. 30.
Old Dominion will take on Baylor in Waco, Texas March 2, before traveling to Denton to battle C-USA foe North Texas on March 3.
The 2017 Conference USA Tournament will actually be held in Denton, Texas on April 20-24.
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