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Badgers to face 11 NCAA tourney teams in 2015

Van Emburgh

Aug. 21, 2014

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin men’s tennis team announced its 2014-15 schedule Thursday, beginning with four fall tournaments before taking on a challenging spring slate.

As head coach Greg Van Emburgh begins his 10th season at the helm, he will do so with a new assistant coach, Scoville Jenkins, and five newcomers. Van Emburgh’s squad will host 10 matches at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium and are scheduled to face 11 teams who qualified for the 2014 NCAA Tournament, including five in the non-conference portion.

“This year's schedule will really challenge our team and give us opportunities to play against some of the top teams in the country,” Van Emburgh said. “Our non-conference schedule is very solid with the likes of TCU, SMU, Drake, Washington, LSU, Tulane, NC State and Notre Dame. This non-conference schedule will have us ready to face the deep Big Ten conference schedule and I know our guys will embrace the challenge. The fall season is an important one for our returners and freshman. We have several new players and this will give them time to develop or fine tune their games and prepare them for January."

The fall season begins with the Milwaukee Tennis Classic on Sept. 12-14 before traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the ITA All-Americans, Ann Arbor, Michigan for the ITA Regionals and Minneapolis, Minnesota for the Big Ten Singles Tournament.

The Badgers’ spring season begins in difficult fashion with a three-match trip to Seattle, Washington to face NCAA tournament qualifier East Tennessee State, Seattle University and Washington. A trip to Louisiana will see Wisconsin take on Tulane and LSU on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, respectively.

UW opens its home schedule by welcoming Minnesota to Nielsen for an early Big Ten match on Feb. 7. The Badgers will then play three consecutive matches against 2014 NCAA Tournament teams traveling to Notre Dame and hosting Drake and NC State. A Feb. 18 home date with rival Marquette rounds out a three-match home streak.

Wisconsin closes February with a trip to Texas to face SMU and TCU before entertaining Green Bay on March 7. Nebraska then comes to Madison to open a string of 10 straight Big Ten matches to close out the regular season.

In addition to the Huskers, Wisconsin will also host Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern and Illinois. The Badgers will make trips to Iowa, Penn State, Michigan State, Michigan and 2014 Big Ten Champion Ohio State.

Champaign, Illinois will host the 2015 Big Ten Tournament from April 24-27. The NCAA tournament begins on April 30.

Wisconsin 2014-15 Men's Tennis Schedule
Opponent Location
F-M Sept. 12-14 at Milwaukee Classic Milwaukee, Wis.
F-M Sept. 26-29 at ITA All-Americans Tulsa, Okla.
T-M Oct. 16-20 at ITA Regional Ann Arbor, Mich.
T-M Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Big Ten Singles Minneapolis, Minn.
Sat. Jan. 24 vs. ETSU Seattla, Wash.
Sat. Jan. 24 vs. Seattle U. Seattle, Wash.
Sun. Jan. 25 at Washington Seattle, Wash.
Sat. Jan. 31 at Tulane New Orleans, La.
Sun. Feb. 1 at LSU Baton Rouge, La.
SAT. FEB. 7 MINNESOTA Nielsen Stadium
Sun. Feb. 8 at Notre Dame South Bend, Ind.
FRI. FEB. 13 DRAKE Nielsen Stadium
SUN. FEB. 15 NC STATE Nielsen Stadium
WED. FEB. 18 MARQUETTE Nielsen Stadium
Sat. Feb. 28 at SMU Dallas, Texas
Sun. March 1 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas
SAT. MARCH 7 GREEN BAY Nielsen Stadium
FRI. MARCH 20 NEBRASKA Nielsen Stadium
Sun. March 22 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa
FRI. MARCH 27 INDIANA Nielsen Stadium
SUN. MARCH 29 PURDUE Nielsen Stadium
Fri. April 3 at Penn State Univ. Park, Pa.
Sun. April 5 at Ohio State Columbus, Ohio
Sat. April 11 at Michigan State East Lansing, Mich.
Sun. April 12 at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.
SUN. APRIL 19 ILLINOIS Nielsen Stadium
F-M April 24-27 at Big Ten Tournament Champaign, Ill.
Thu. April 30-May 3 at NCAA Tournament  
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