Head Coach Jeff Wallace announced the UGA women’s tennis 2017-18 schedule on Friday. The upcoming season for the Lady Bulldogs includes a total of 10 home matches along with the ITA Southeast Regional Championships as well as the Bulldog Classic.
The fall tournament season gets underway Sept. 13-17 at the Puerto Rico Fall Classic. Georgia will send representatives to seven different events over a three-month span. The Bulldogs will make stops at the Oracle ITA Masters (Malibu, Calif.), the TCU Fall Tournament (Fort Worth, Texas), the ITA All-American Championships (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) and the ITA National Fall Tournament (Indian Wells, Calif.). Georgia will play host to a pair of tournaments, the ITA Southeast Regional Championships from Oct. 19-23 and the Bulldog Classic from Nov. 10-12.
The team dual match season begins Jan. 26 with the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The Bulldogs will face Michigan State and then either Furman or Pennsylvania on Jan. 27. Georgia will welcome non-conference foe Clemson on Feb. 3 while the ITA National Team Indoors will be Feb. 9-12 in Madison, Wis. Then, there is a road date with Georgia Tech on Feb. 24 before Southeastern Conference action opens. SEC play for Georgia begins on the road against LSU and Texas A&M in early March. SEC home matches will feature Tennessee (March 10), Florida (March 16), South Carolina (March 18), Alabama (March 29), Auburn (March 31), Arkansas (April 12) and Missouri (April 14).
The SEC Tournament will be contested on the Volunteer campus in Knoxville, Tennessee, from April 18-22. The NCAA Round of 16-Finals site will be in Winston Salem, North Carolina, as Wake Forest gets a chance to play host for the first time.
The Bulldogs have made 31 consecutive appearances in the NCAA Championships in the Wallace era. Georgia’s No. 6 final ITA ranking in 2017 marked the 28th time the Bulldogs capped a year ranked in the top 10 under Wallace. Also, the 2017 squad recently was honored for excellence in the classroom, earning ITA All-Academic Team recognition for posting a 3.38 grade point average.