Buckeyes Release 2013-14 Schedule
Senior Noelle Malley
Aug 27, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team has released its 2013-14 schedule. The Buckeyes, who ended the 2012-13 season ranked No. 73 in the ITA polls, are scheduled to compete against 14 squads ranked in the final 2013 poll this season, including five in the top 20.
The fall slate for the Buckeyes opens at the Akron Hidden Dual Oct. 4-6 in Akron, Ohio. Ohio State will travel to Ann, Arbor, Mich., to compete in the ITA Midwest Regional Oct. 10-14 where the squad earned three doubles and three singles main draw victories last season. The Buckeyes will return for the second-consecutive year to participate in the Tennessee Fall Invite Oct. 25-27 in Knoxville, Tenn., and will conclude the fall Nov. 8-10 in the Jack Kramer Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Buckeyes open the spring campaign on the road vs. Baylor Jan. 18 in Waco, Texas and will compete in ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 24-25 vs. Miami and the winner of LSU vs. South Florida in Coral Gables, Fla.
The squad will return to Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 31 for their doubleheader home opener vs. Syracuse and Youngstown State. Ohio State will host second-year head coach Melissa Schaub’s alma mater Tennessee Feb. 21 in Columbus and then begin Big Ten play in State College, Pa., vs. Penn State Feb. 25.
The Scarlet and Gray will face Michigan, Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska on the road this season, while hosting Michigan State Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Purdue in Big Ten competition. Northwestern will host the Big Ten Tournament April 24-27 in Evanston, Ill.
Seniors Noelle Malley and Kelsey Becker return to the Scarlet and Gray alongside redshirt sophomore Nicole Flower and sophomore Grainne O’Neill. Freshmen Gabriella De Santis, Miho Kowase, Sandy Niehaus and Ferny Angeles Paz join the squad ranked as the No. 12 recruiting class by Tennis Recruiting Network and the first recruiting class for Schaub.
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