PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 30, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s tennis team has released its 2014 fall schedule, head coach Benjamin Bucca announced. The inaugural Big Ten campaign includes two home contests and three road tournaments.
“We have a dynamic and challenging schedule this fall. The competition level builds in intensity and demand week after week leading up the ITA Regional Championships,” said Bucca. “The structure of the schedule will help us reach our top performance by the time of Regionals.”
The Scarlet Knights open the season at home, hosting NJIT on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Rutgers will then travel to Providence, Rhode Island for the Brown Invitational from Friday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 21. It marks the second-consecutive year the squad has competed in the tournament.
After a home match against ASA College (Oct. 2), the Scarlet Knights hit the road again, traveling to New Haven, Connecticut for the Yale Invitational (Oct. 10-12).
RU remains in New Haven to wrap up the season at the ITA Regional Championships hosted by Yale University (Oct. 17-21). Last season, Vanessa Petrini (Stamford, Conn.) advanced to the second round in singles play, while the duo of Gina Li (Hillsbourough, N.J.) and Mariam Zein (Sugarland, Texas) advanced to the second round in doubles play.
Rutgers concluded its 2013-14 campaign with an overall record of 16-5, finishing tied for third in the American Athletic Conference Championships. Petrini represented RU on the All-Conference team.
The full schedule can be found here.
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