(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis head coach Chad Mann announced the 2014 schedule.
The women’s squad will square off with six ranked opponents this season: #1 Auburn University Montgomery, #2 William Carey University, #3 Xavier University, #6 Brenau University, #17 College of Coastal Georgia and #25 Bethel University. The men’s side will take on five ranked foes: #2 AUM, #6 Xavier, #11 Bethel, #13 Belhaven and #15 William Carey.
Coach Mann’s inaugural season boasts six home matches at the Tennis Center in City Park. The 2014 schedule opens with a road trip to Hattiesburg, Miss. for back-to-back matches with Tougaloo College and the University of West Alabama. The Wolf Pack will participate in its first local match of the season on Feb. 7 when they visit Xavier before their home opener on Feb. 8 versus William Carey.
Loyola will commence a five-match road swing on Feb. 15 featuring conference opponents Spring Hill College, the University of Mobile, Emmanuel College, Southern Wesleyan University and Brenau. They’ll begin the month of March with three straight at home when they host Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on the 8th, Louisiana College on the 15th and Baker University on the 18th.
Following another five consecutive matches on the road, the Wolf Pack will return home to take on AUM on April 5 and close the regular season on their home court versus Jackson State on April 24.
The SSAC Championship will be held on April 25 in Montgomery, Ala.