COLLEGE STATION -- The Texas A&M women’s tennis team is set to compete at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Women’s College Tennis Invitational, beginning Saturday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
This is the second tournament of the fall season for the Aggies, who swept the singles and doubles titles two weeks ago at the Milwaukee Tennis Invitational, where A&M posted a combined 20-2 record in singles and went 9-0 in doubles competing against players from Alabama, Marquette and Wisconsin.
“Coming off the last tournament where we had lots of success and responded well to different situations, I look forward to seeing how we have progressed since then and see if we can take another step forward,” A&M coach Bobby Kleinecke said. “It is imperative that we continue to improve, especially this time of year.”
A&M is one of 17 schools represented in the three-day open draw tournament, which is broken down into four singles flights and two doubles flights. Other teams participating are Army, Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, North Carolina State, Penn, Penn State, Princeton, Rutgers, Syracuse, Washington State and Yale.
The matches will be contested at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the site of the US Open Grand Slam.
“This is a great tournament at a great site,” Kleinecke said. “The girls love playing there, where there is so much tennis history. Just playing on Louie Armstrong Court is a neat feeling.”