COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team has announced its spring schedule and is gearing up to start the season.
Once again, Ohio State will kick off its campaign at the Michigan Invite, set for Jan. 17-19 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Buckeyes will then head to Stillwater, Okla., for ITA Kick-off Weekend Jan. 25-26. Ohio State, the site’s No. 3 seed, will take on No. 2 Wake Forest in the first round, with the host Cowgirls facing San Diego. The winners and losers will meet on day two, with the site winner earning a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championships (Feb. 8-11 in Chicago).
The Buckeyes will open their home slate against Duke Jan. 31.
The Buckeyes will head to Nashville, Tenn., to compete against Vanderbilt Feb. 16, followed by home matches vs. Kentucky Feb. 21 and Arizona State Feb 23. The team will then head back on the road to begin Big Ten play against Purdue Feb. 27 in West Lafayette, Ind.
The squad will travel to Lake Nona, Fla., and the USTA National Campus to face Florida State March 1. Three straight home Big Ten matches follow, as the Buckeyes host Northwestern March 7, Michigan State March 13 and Michigan March 15.
Ohio State will head to Madison, Wis., to face Wisconsin March 27 and play at Minnesota March 29 in Minneapolis to finish out the month.
Continuing their stretch on the road, the Buckeyes travel to Waco, Texas, to compete against Baylor April 3 in the final nonconference match of the regular season.
The team will play at Penn State in State College, Pa., April 5 and travel for matches at Iowa (April 11) and Nebraska (April 12) the following weekend. The regular season ends with B1G home matches vs. Maryland April 17 and Rutgers April 19.
Purdue will host the Big Ten Tournament April 23-26 in West Lafayette, Ind.
Again this year, the NCAA Tournament will include regional and super regional rounds on campus sites, with the final team rounds, as well as the singles and doubles championships, in Stillwater, Okla.
The team finished 19-7 (8-3 B1G) and made its sixth consecutive NCAA appearance last season.