ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan women's tennis team has released its 2014-15 schedule, head coach Ronni Bernstein announced on Wednesday (Aug. 13). The Wolverines will be in search of their sixth straight Big Ten title and host 14 dual matches at the Varsity Tennis Center in 2015.
Michigan will not host an event at the VTC this fall, instead participating at six different tournaments. U-M's fall schedule includes the nationally prestigious ITA All-American (Sept. 30-Oct. 5) and ITA National Individual Indoor Tournament (Nov. 6-9), with the Wolverines also playing in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships (Oct. 16-21) at Illinois.
To kick off the 2015 calendar year, the Wolverines will host their annual Michigan Invitational (Jan. 17-19) to wrap up tournament action.
U-M will begin the dual-match portion of the schedule the following weekend (Jan. 24-25) by hosting Yale, Utah and Tulsa in the ITA Kick-Off event with a berth to the ITA Indoor Team Championships (Feb. 6-9) on the line.
The rest of the dual-match season is highlighted by seven 2014 NCAA Tournament participants in Tennessee (Jan. 31), Notre Dame (Feb. 1), Baylor (Feb. 20), North Carolina (Feb. 22), Texas (Feb. 27), Northwestern (March 28), Purdue (April 4) and Ohio State (April 17).
During the Big Ten slate, the Maize and Blue will play every school but Rutgers and Nebraska in the first season featuring 14 conference teams. The Big Ten Tournament will be hosted for the first time by Nebraska (April 23-26), with the NCAA Tournament kicking off May 8-10 at campus sites. The remainder of the tournament will take place at Baylor in Waco, Texas (May 14-25).
Michigan is coming off its fifth straight Big Ten championship in 2013-14 after going 22-5 overall and 11-0 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines return seven letterwinners from last year's squad, highlighted by All-American Emina Bektas (Indianapolis, Ind./New Braunfels) and All-Big Ten performers Sarah Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Campbell Hall) and Ronit Yurovsky (New Kensington, Pa./Plum).
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