Four matches against Power-5 conference schools headline the WKU Tennis 2017-18 schedule, as announced Monday by head coach Jonaton Berhane.
WKU Tennis is set to play Alabama, Louisville, Indiana and Tennessee all on the road this coming spring. Alabama and Tennessee both ranked in the top 50 of the ITA Final Team Poll last season.
The schedule features 17 dual matches and five fall tournaments. WKU will be represented at the $15,000 Charleston ITA Circuit Event (Sept. 25-Oct. 1), Riviera/ ITA All-American Championships (Sept. 30-Oct. 8) and the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals (Oct. 12-16). WKU will open the fall by welcoming teams to The Hill (Oct. 6-7) for the first home event of the 2017-18 season. Additionally, the whole Topper squad will head out to Colorado for the Air Force Invitational (Sept. 15-16).
Starting off the spring campaign is a road trip to Lipscomb (Jan. 13) followed by Alabama (Jan. 21). Continuing their stretch on the road, the Red and White will meet up with their first Conference USA opponent, UTEP (Jan. 26), in Louisville, while playing Louisville (Jan. 27) the following day.
Feb. 9 will mark the next regular season C-USA matchup as WKU will face off against UAB before heading north to take on Ball State (Feb. 18).
The team continues their stretch on the road by squaring up against Miami (OH) (Feb. 24), ETSU (Feb. 25) and Indiana (March 3).
A spring break trip to DeLand, Fla. will allow the Lady Toppers to face Eastern Kentucky (March 13) and Stetson (March 14). In the following week, the squad will hop across the Ohio River to play at Cincinnati (March 23).
WKU’s spring home opener will be a match between the Lady Toppers and C-USA rival Middle Tennessee (March 25). The squad will be looking for their second win over MTSU since 1989, as the first came just last year.
To close the month of March, Lady Topper Tennis will make a quick trip down to Knoxville, Tenn. to face Tennessee before returning to The Hill for the final regular season C-USA match-up against FIU (April 6).
Wrapping up the regular season, WKU Tennis will head to Memphis (April 24) before hitting the road for the C-USA Tournament in Virginia (April 19-22) hosted by Old Dominion.
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