Sept. 8, 2016
2016-17 Women’s Tennis Schedule
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia women’s tennis team announced its 2016-17 schedule on Thursday (Sept. 8). The schedule features seven fall events, including the UVA Fall Invite, as well as 10 home dual meets in the spring.
The Cavaliers will play 15 dual matches against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, with seven of those matches at home. Virginia will also host the ITA Kickoff Weekend again this season, featuring four teams that advanced to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
The lone home event of the fall will be the UVA Invite (Sept. 23-25) with participating teams to be announced. The Cavaliers will also compete in the Duke Invite (Sept. 16-18), the Riviera/ITA All-American Championships (Oct. 1-9), the ITA Atlantic Regional (Oct. 14-18), the Puerto Rico Team Invite (Oct. 28-30), the National Individual Indoors (Nov. 3-6) and the UNC Team Invite (Nov. 4-6).
Virginia will face all 14 ACC teams during its spring schedule, hosting seven matches and traveling for the other seven.
The Cavaliers will host Boston College (Jan. 21), Syracuse (Feb. 4), Virginia Tech (March 5), NC State (March 17), Wake Forest (March 31), Florida State (April 21) and Miami (April 23) in conference play. Virginia will travel to Notre Dame (March 19), Duke (March 24), North Carolina (March 26), Clemson (April 7), Georgia Tech (April 9), Pittsburgh (April 14) and Louisville (April 16).
In addition to the ACC schedule, the Cavaliers will also play a challenging non-conference slate. Virginia will host South Carolina (Feb. 5) while traveling to face Old Dominion (Feb. 18), Ohio State (March 8) and Michigan (March 10). The Cavaliers will also face Penn (Feb. 18) in a neutral-site match at Old Dominion.
Virginia will also host the ITA Kickoff Weekend (Jan. 28-29) with LSU, Ole Miss and Wake Forest participating in the weekend event.
The ACC Championships will be held April 26-30 in Cary, N.C., while the NCAA Tournament will begin the weekend of May 12-14 with NCAA Regional play.
The Cavaliers posted a 19-11 record a year ago and advanced to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight for the second time in program history and the second time in the last three seasons. Virginia also advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championships after posting a 9-5 mark in conference play.