Men's Tennis 2013-14 Schedule Announced
The 2013-14 Princeton men's tennis schedule
Head coach Billy Pate on the schedule:
"After ending a successful season last April, our guys have been motivated to get back on the court and continue the positive momentum we established in 2012-13. This year's schedule reflects a challenging group of national competition and opponents that will require us to elevate our level. However, after losing four key seniors, we will be very young compared to last year's squad and not quite as deep. Nonetheless, we are very excited about the three outstanding freshmen joining our roster and fully expect them to be major contributors.
"The Ivy League continues to become increasingly respected nationally in men's tennis from top to bottom. Besides the seven conference matches, we have a series of tough tournaments that will really define our season. The ECAC, with possibly 7 or 8 of the Ivy teams, along with the highly regarded Blue-Gray National Classic and the San Diego Invitational, will provide a combined nine matches against nationally ranked teams. It will be interesting to see how our young guys, along with our established veterans, embrace the increased difficulty of our schedule."
2013-14 Princeton men's tennis schedule by the numbers:
|10||Home matches scheduled for the Lenz Tennis Center or Jadwin Gym during the 2014 spring season|
|5||Matches already scheduled against teams that finished the season ranked in the ITA top 75|
|16||Dual matches on the docket, not including the three in-season tournaments|
|3||Spring-season tournaments, including the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, the USD Challenge, and the ECAC Championship|
|7||Fall tournaments on the schedule|
|17||Seasons in which Princeton has participated in the ECAC Championship|
|45||Edition of Princeton's annual home tournament, now named the Princeton/Farnsworth Invitational in honor of the late Ted Farnsworth '84, an All-America honoree at Princeton and served in the U.S. Navy|
|12||States in which Princeton will play during the 2013-14 spring and fall seasons|
|8||Teams in the USD Challenge (Mar. 20-22) including San Diego, San Diego State, Harvard, Memphis, Drake, Denver, Purdue and Princeton|
|8||Teams in the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic (Feb. 21-23), including Alabama, Auburn, Boise, Clemson, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, VCU and Princeton|