EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE women's tennis kicks off its fall season with the SIUE Fall Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
The tournament begins Friday at 10 a.m. Teams participating in the tournament are Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Saint Louis, and SIUE.
Saturday's competition begins at 8 a.m.
After the Fall Invitational, SIUE will go on to compete in three more tournaments, including the Minnesota Gopher Fall Invitational (Sept. 25-27), the SIU Carbondale Tournament (Oct. 10) and the ITA Regionals in Stillwater, Oklahoma (Oct. 15-18).
The Cougars open the spring season Jan. 23 at Missouri followed by a match against Bradley in Columbia, Mo. (Jan. 24) and at Saint Louis (Jan. 29). SIUE opens up the home portion of the spring schedule Jan. 31 against Evansville.
Other nonconference matchups include a Feb. 6 competition at Chicago State and a home match against Butler (Feb. 20).
The Ohio Valley Conference schedule begins with home matches against UT Martin and Southeast Missouri Mar. 18-19. Other home OVC matches are Tennessee State (Apr. 1), Belmont (Apr. 2) and Jacksonville State (Apr. 9).
SIUE is on the road for conference matches against Austin Peay (Mar. 25), Murray State (Mar. 26), Eastern Illinois (Apr. 6), Morehead State (Apr. 15) and Eastern Kentucky (Apr. 16).
The OVC tournament is set for Apr. 22-24 in Nashville, Tenn.