Olsen Releases 2013-14 Women's Tennis Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - Entering his 13th season at the helm of the NC State women's tennis program, head coach Hans Olsen announced the team's 2013-14 schedule Tuesday afternoon.
"Our peak season is the late spring, and the fall is set up as a development period," Olsen said. "We will go to work on our game and learn how we can take things from match-to-match and improve through those experiences."
The Wolfpack has a very strong fall slate lined up, as it will compete in tournaments at the University of Georgia, University of Tennessee and Northwestern University. In addition to those competitions, NC State hopes to send at least one player to the ITA All-American Championships at the end of September, before ITA Regionals and the conclusion of the fall season at the College of Charleston Invitational.
"We start our fall schedule at the University of Georgia, which is where the NCAA Championships will finish this season," Olsen said. "It [the fall schedule] includes a nice diversity of competition against players from all over the country. I think it will be a great, dynamic schedule."
When the spring season arrives, NC State will open its dual-match schedule when it hosts North Carolina Central and East Carolina in a doubleheader Jan. 24 at the J.W. Isenhour Indoor Tennis Center.
The remainder of the Pack's non-conference schedule includes home matches against Missouri, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston and Winthrop, with road trips to Virginia Commonwealth and Georgia State.
NC State will begin a 14-match ACC schedule when it welcomes one of the league's newest members in Syracuse for a 2:30 p.m., contest on Feb. 21. The Wolfpack will make road trips to North Carolina, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Duke, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Maryland, while hosting the Orange, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia and Notre Dame.
"We are looking forward to the ACC schedule, especially with the additions of Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Notre Dame," Olsen said. "For us, the reason that we're here is our drive to play against the best teams in the country, and our schedule is one of the best in the country. We're looking forward to the challenge."
At the approximate midpoint of the spring season, NC State will travel to Tampa, Fla., for an ITF Circuit Tournament, which will take place March 14-16.