The defending National Team Indoor and SEC Champion Georgia Bulldogs have a packed schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season, head coach Jeff Wallace announced Wednesday.
Georgia opens its fall tournament season on September 13-15 at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan. The Bulldogs will venture to California, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida for other fall events. The ITA Kick-Off Weekend returns to Athens in January where Georgia will play host to Notre Dame, Michigan State and Furman. The winner of the ITA Kick-Off event advances to the National Team Indoors in Chicago from February 5-10.
Georgia begins SEC action at home against Tennessee on February 29. The Bulldogs will welcome Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama and Auburn to Athens in 2020. The Bulldogs road matches in the SEC will be against Ole Miss, Miss. State, LSU, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. The SEC Tournament will be held April 15-19 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The Bulldogs return eight letterwinners including National Player of the Year Katarina Jokic plus have added one of the country’s top junior players in Lea Ma, a freshman from Dix Hills, N.Y. The Bulldogs posted a 28-2 record last year (13-0 in the SEC) and finished No. 2 nationally.
Georgia’s home matches will be played at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Currently, the facility is undergoing an $8.5 million renovation ahead of the spring season.
For more information on the Georgia women’s tennis team, follow the Bulldogs on Twitter (@UGAWomensTennis) and Instagram (@ugawomenstennis).
Below is Georgia’s 2019-20 schedule:
Sept. 13-15, @ Puerto Rico Classic – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sept. 26-29, @ ITA Oracle Masters – Malibu, Calif.
Sept. 27-29, @ TCU Fall Tournament – Ft. Worth, Texas
Sept. 27-Oct. 3, @ Charleston 60K – Charleston, S.C.
Oct. 3-6, @ Pepperdine Fall Tournament – Malibu, Calif.
Oct. 4- 11, @ Hilton Head 25K – Hilton Head, S.C.
Oct. 5-13, @ ITA All-American Championships – Tulsa, Okla.
Oct. 11-18, @ Florence 25K – Florence, S.C.
Oct. 18-21, @ ITA Regionals – Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 18-24, @ Macon 80K – Macon, Ga.
Nov. 6-10, @ National Fall Championships – Newport Beach, Calif.
Nov. 6-12, @ WTA 125K – TBD
Jan. 25-26, ITA Kick-Off Weekend – Athens, Ga.
Jan. 25 Notre Dame vs. Furman 10 am; Michigan State vs. Georgia, 2 pm
Jan. 26 Consolation at 10 am; Championship at 2 pm
Jan. 30, @ Georgia Tech – Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 1, Clemson – Athens, Ga.
Feb. 5-10, @ National Team Indoors – Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 29, #Tennessee – Athens, Ga.
March 6, @ #Ole Miss – Oxford, Miss.
March 8, @ #Miss. State – Starkville, Miss.
March 13 #Florida – Athens, Ga.
March 15, #South Carolina – Athens, Ga.
March 20, @ #LSU – Baton Rouge, La.
March 22, @ #Texas A&M – College Station, Texas
March 27, @ #Kentucky – Lexington, Ky.
March 29, @ #Vanderbilt – Nashville, Tenn.
April 3, #Missouri – Athens, Ga.
April 5, #Arkansas – Athens, Ga.
April 9, #Alabama – Athens, Ga.
April 11, #Auburn – Athens, Ga.
April 15-19, @ SEC Tournament – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
May 1-3, @ NCAA 1st & 2nd Rounds – TBD
May 9, @ NCAA Super Regional – TBD
May 14-23, @ NCAA Finals – Stillwater, Okla.