By Army West Point AthleticsAugust 26, 2016
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Army West Point women's tennis head coach Paul Peck, who enters his 22nd year at the Academy, has released the team's competition schedule for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Black Knights will compete in five tournaments in the fall before a spring in which they will compete in 25 matches and one tournament. Twenty of the events throughout the year will be held at West Point.
Army kicks off the fall season at the Quinnipiac Invite (Sept. 16-18) before hosting the West Point Invite (Sept. 23-25). The fall slate continues at Patriot League foe Lehigh's invitational (Oct. 14-16) before the team's final weekend of fall action. The Black Knights will take part in two competitions to close out the fall on Oct. 21-23, with a portion of the team heading to Yale for the ITA Regionals, while the rest of the team will travel to the Middlebury Invite.
After returning to West Point for the spring semester, Army opens its season at Cornell (Jan. 24) before closing out the month at the NJIT Invite (Jan. 27-29). The Black Knights then return home for a six-match home stand against Seton Hall (Feb. 3), Rutgers (Feb. 4), Binghamton (Feb. 5), Stony Brook (Feb. 10), Sacred Heart (Feb. 11) and UConn (Feb. 12).
A weekend trip to New England will follow as Army travels to Providence (Feb. 17), Bryant (Feb. 18) and UMass (Feb. 19). The Cadets then return home for an 11-match home stand. They get the ball rolling with Fordam and NJIT (Feb. 24) before facing St. Bonaventure (Feb. 25). The following week will see a match against Southeastern Louisiana (March 2) and a doubleheader with Quinnipiac and Marist (March 4).
Following spring break, Army begins Patriot League play against Holy Cross (March 24), Lafayette (March 25) and Loyola (March 26). The Black Knights then host non-conference opponent LIU-Brooklyn (April 1) before the highly-anticipated Star Match against Navy (April 8).
Army then travels to Rhode Island (April 11) before its two final Patriot League home matches against Boston University (April 14) and Lehigh (April 15). The Cadets will close out the regular season at Bucknell (April 22).
The Patriot League tournament, hosted by Lehigh, will take place from April 27-29, in Bethlehem, Pa.
All times for the spring will be released at a later date.
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