Women?s Tennis Announces 2009-2010 Schedule
“We have a great schedule for the 2009-2010 season,” said Bonner. “The fall season consists of four tournaments where I can get all of my players some competitive match play as well as allow my five newcomers to gain some early experience playing at the Division I level.”
Georgia Southern will once again open fall competition with the Brevard Mountain Invitational beginning September 11. The three-day tournament will take place in Brevard, N.C. Following the lone tournament in September, the Eagles travel to three fall competitions during the month of October.
The Eagles will make a return trip to Jacksonville, Fla. for the UNF Invitational, October 9-11, before traveling to Atlanta, Ga., for the ITA Regional beginning Oct. 22 and the Kennesaw Fall Classic, October 30-31.
Regular season action gets underway the weekend of January 30 when Georgia Southern welcomes Florida A&M to the Hanner Tennis Complex on Saturday and USC Upstate on Sunday (Jan. 31).
“Our spring season will kick off with eight non-conference matches that will help prepare us for our Southern Conference opponents,” Bonner stated. “This season is going to be an exciting one as we are coming off strong 2009 season especially as we are adding five new players to our roster.”
Georgia Southern opens its away schedule with three road matches beginning with a trip to Stetson on February 5th. Following Stetson, the Eagles will face Florida Atlantic University February 6th and Jacksonville the 11th on the road.
The Eagles will return home for a three-match stint with Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 13), Coastal Carolina (Feb. 20) and Hampton (Feb. 21). Georgia Southern closes out the month of February on the road, making stops at Georgia State and Alabama-Birmingham, Feb. 26 and 27, respectively.
A five-match home stand opens conference play as five conference foes travel to Statesboro to take on the Eagles. Western Carolina begins the conference slate on March 6, to be followed by UNC Greensboro (March 12), Wofford (March 13), Furman (March 20) and Elon (March 22).
The weekend of March 27, the Eagles will face off against Davidson and Appalachian State on the road before returning to Statesboro for their final home match of the season. March 31st marks senior day at the Hanner Tennis Complex as Georgia Southern closes out its home schedule with Mercer.
Georgia Southern concludes the regular season traveling to Samford (April 10), UT Chattanooga (April 11) and College of Charleston (April 15).
Due to economic considerations, the Southern Conference Championship has been reformatted for the 2009-2010 season with the top four teams at the end of regular season play advancing to the tournament, April 24-25. The tournament will be hosted by the highest seed, with the winner earning the automatic bid to NCAA postseason play.
Georgia Southern added five newcomers to the roster this season after the graduation of three seniors from last year’s squad. The Eagles return five players to the line-up including seniors Christine Caforio, Jessica Fuller and Kristi Kegerreis.
The 2008-09 season marked the best season in program history since 1995 with the Eagles earning a record of 13-7 and 7-3 mark in conference play. Melanie Rolle was selected second-team all-conference for singles play, the first all-conference selection for Bonner.
- Category: Women's Tennis
- Published on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 19:16