PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers women’s tennis team, coming off a successful 13-7 campaign in 2004, will play in four tournaments this fall and 20 regular-season matches during the spring, head coach Ben Bucca announced.
The Scarlet Knights kick off the fall season on Sept. 10 when it travels to Ithaca, NY, for the three-day Cornell Invitational. Two weeks later, Rutgers will be in Hamden, CT, for the Quinnipiac Invitational. From Oct. 1-3, the Scarlet Knights will take part in the Brown Invitational before heading to Forest Hills, NY, for the USTA Invitational, which is the premier regional tennis tournament during the fall. If it qualifies, Rutgers will close out the fall season Oct. 22-25 at the ITA Regional Championship in Philadelphia, PA.
Rutgers’ spring dual-match schedule begins on Feb. 5 when it travels to Providence to battle the Friars. RU wraps up its two-day road trip by taking on regionally-ranked Boston University on Feb. 6. Defending Colonial Athletic Association and regionally-ranked Richmond has been added to the schedule, as Rutgers will face the Spiders on Feb. 13 in Princeton, NJ. In all, the Scarlet Knights host five matches at the Rutgers Tennis Center, including BIG EAST foes Syracuse (Feb. 20), Connecticut (March 29) and Seton Hall (April 12).
The 2004-05 schedule concludes with the BIG EAST Championships, which will be held April 21-24 in Tampa, FL by first-year member South Florida.
Last season, Rutgers finished sixth at the BIG EAST Championships in Miami, FL. The campaign was highlighted by a five-match winning streak to finish the regular season, which included a 5-2 victory over in-state rival Seton Hall on the final day of the regular season.
Date Opponent Site Time
Sept. 10-12 Cornell Invitational Ithaca, NY
Sept. 25-26 Quinnipiac Invitational Hamden, CT
Oct. 1-3 Brown Invitational Providence, RI
Oct. 8-10 USTA Invitational Forest Hills, NY
Oct. 22-25 ITA Regional Championship Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 5 at Providence* Providence, RI TBA
Feb. 6 at Boston University Boston, MA 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 11 at Lehigh Bethlehem, PA 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 vs. Richmond Princeton, NJ 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 20 SYRACUSE* Piscataway, NJ TBA
Feb. 26 at Army West Point, NY TBA
Feb. 27 vs. Long Island West Point, NY 10:00 a.m.
March 6 BROWN Piscataway, NJ 11:00 a.m.
Spring Break Trip (March 12-March 20)
March 13 at Broward County CC Miami, FL 11:00 a.m.
March 14 vs. Lynn University Boca Raton, FL 2:00 p.m.
March 16 vs. Massachusetts Miami, FL 2:00 p.m.
March 23 at Princeton Princeton, NJ 2:00 p.m.
March 29 CONNECTICUT* Piscataway, NJ 2:00 p.m.
April 2 at Pittsburgh* Pittsburgh, PA 3:00 p.m.
April 3 at West Virginia* Morgantown, WV 11:00 a.m.
April 6 LAFAYETTE Piscataway, NJ 3:00 p.m.
April 9 at Villanova* Villanova, PA Noon
April 10 at Georgetown* Washington, DC 1:00 p.m.
April 12 SETON HALL* Piscataway, NJ 2:00 p.m.
April 15 at St. John’s* Jamaica, NY 2:00 p.m.
April 21-24 at BIG EAST Championships Tampa, FL (Univ. of South Florida)
*BIG EAST opponent