ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's tennis team has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, head coach Adam Steinberg announced Thursday (Aug. 7). During the dual-match season, the Wolverines will square off against 12 teams that qualified for the postseason last season, including eight teams that finished in the top 25 of the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association standings.
Michigan will host 11 dual matches at the Varsity Tennis Center during the 2014-15 campaign, beginning with a matchup against Western Michigan on Wednesday, Jan. 14. Highlighting U-M's non-conference schedule is a stretch of five consecutive matches during the month of February against teams that qualified for the postseason, including home encounters against California (Feb. 5), Notre Dame (Feb. 14) and Memphis (Feb. 21).
For the seventh straight season, the Wolverines will compete in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, traveling to Austin, Texas, to take on Florida State (Jan. 24) and either Texas or Minnesota (Jan. 25). The winner of the four-team regional will advance to the National Team Indoor Championships (Feb. 13-16) in Urbana, Ill.
The Maize and Blue opens its Big Ten slate with a home match against archrival Ohio State on March 20 and begins its conference road schedule in State College, Pa., against Penn State on March 22. This year's Big Ten Tournament will be held at Illinois (April 23-26), with NCAA Tournament action beginning May 8-10 at campus sites. The remainder of the NCAA Tournament (May 15-19) and the individual tournaments (May 20-25) will be held at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
The fall individual season officially kicks off Sept. 19 in Princeton, N.J., with the Princeton Invitational -- the first of several tournaments that members of the Wolverines will participate in before the New Year. For the first time since the 2009-10 season, the VTC will play host to the five-day ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 16-20), with berths to the ITA National Indoor Championships (Nov. 6-9) on the line.
The Wolverines finished up the 2013-14 season with a 16-13 record, including a 6-5 mark in Big Ten play, and advanced to NCAA Tournament for the ninth straight season.
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