Spartanburg, S.C. – USC Upstate head women's tennis coach Tim McLane announced the 2019 spring schedule on Thursday afternoon.
"We're looking forward to being in the Big South now, and getting to compete against teams we're familiar with from past seasons." McLane said, "We've got a fairly diverse non-conference schedule that will test us in various ways, but I feel we've got a lot of opportunities to show how much we've improved from last season and from the fall."
USC Upstate will play a total of ten home matches at the USC Upstate Tennis Complex this season. Out of those ten matches half of them will be Big South Conference matches.
The Spartans begin the season with a pair of home games against College of Charleston (Jan. 18) and Wofford (Jan. 24). USC Upstate starts the month of February off with a pair of games in Charlotte, N.C. against Belmont Abbey and Queens on February 2.
A four game home stretch against Furman, Western Carolina, Charleston Southern and Hampton begins on February 6 and ends on February 17. On February 23 the Spartans travel to the Volunteer State to take on UT-Chattanooga.
A pair of road games against Big South foes Radford (March 1) and Campbell (March 2) open up the month of March. On March 6 the Spartans battle Gardner-Webb at home and three days later South Carolina State makes the trip up to Spartanburg.
USC Upstate goes on their longest road trip of the year March 11-14. The Spartans open up the road trip with a match against Mercer (March 11) before traveling down to DeLand, Fla. USC Upstate plays former Atlantic Sun foe Stetson on March 13th and a neutral site competition against UNC Wilmington the following morning.
The Spartans return to the Palmetto State to play Presbyterian College on March 28 in Clinton. USC Upstate will then host Winthrop on April 2 before going to Charlotte (April 5) and UNC Asheville (April 9) in their final road games of the season. The Spartans end the season with a home match against Longwood on April 12.
The Big South Women's Tennis Championships will be held April 16-19 in Radford, Va.
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