2014-15 Houston Tennis Schedule (PDF)
HOUSTON--- The Cougars will go up against a school-record equaling 11 ranked opponents and play at least two teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament a year ago, as third-year head coach Patrick Sullivan unveiled Houston's 2014-15 fall and spring schedules on Tuesday.
The Cougars will kick off the 2014 fall campaign on Sept. 12-14th at the CCLR Collegiate Invitational in Little Rock, Arkansas, marking the first of seven fall tournaments for Houston.
UH will compete in three tournaments inside the city of Houston, including serving as the host for the Solinco Houston Open (Sept. 19-21) and the Jason's Deli Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 31- Nov. 2)
The No. 38 Cougars will officially begin their quest for a second straight NCAA Tournament berth on Jan. 17 vs. UTSA, while they'll also begin the season nationally ranked for the first time in program history. UH will then play its first ranked opponent of the season on Jan. 19 when they take on No. 63 BYU.
Houston will then hit the road for the first time in 2015, as it will travel to College Station, Texas to participate in the ITA Division I Kick-Off Weekend for the first time in school history. The prestigious event is typically reserved for the top programs in the country.
The Cougars will clash with No. 52 TCU in the event's opening round on Jan. 24 and then will take on either No. 9 Texas A&M or No. 66 North Texas the following day depending on the result.
Houston will then play at New Mexico on Jan. 29, before clashing with three schools from the Pac-12 Conference and four straight ranked opponents in matches at No. 33 Arizona (Feb. 1), vs. No. 52 Washington State (Feb. 6), vs. No. 46 Washington (Feb. 7), and at No. 74 Kansas (Feb. 14).
The Cougars will then return home for contests against Missouri (Feb. 20) and No. 44 Utah (Feb. 22), before hitting the road for matches at Brown and UConn (Feb. 28), marking the first of six conference matches for UH.
Houston will then return home for three matches against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (March 4), Prairie View A&M (March 4), and No. 41 Memphis (March 14).
The Cougars will play at new American Athletic Conference rival Tulane on March 17 before returning to Houston for five straight home matches, marking the longest homestand of the season, while two of the matches will come against league foes.
Houston will hit the road one last time, as it will finish off the regular season with two matches at No. 25 Tulsa (April 3) and at No. 66 North Texas (April 5), before returning home to take on in-state rival SMU in the regular season finale on April 8.
The American Athletic Conference Tournament will begin on April 15 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
FIVE MATCHES TO WATCH FOR
Jan. 17 vs. UTSA - Marks regular season opener...second straight year Houston has opened up the spring season with UTSA...UH is 20-1 all-time against UTSA and 30-6 all-time in season openers... also marks the first of eight matches against schools from the state of Texas this season.
Jan. 24 vs. No. 52 TCU- Represents first-ever ITA Kick-Off Weekend match for the Houston.
Feb. 1 at. No. 33 Arizona- Marks stretch of four straight matches against ranked squads and three consecutive against Pac-12 opponents, including rematches of dramatic 5-2 and 4-3 wins over Washington State and Washington respectively from a year ago.
April 3 at No. 25 Tulsa- Represents another rematch from last season. Houston secured a 4-3 win over then-ranked No. 17 Tulsa last year at home...win marked highest ranked victory in program history...as of now Tulsa is the highest ranked team Houston is playing this season.
April 8 vs. SMU- Represents final match of the regular season and senior day for Charlotte Phillips and Elena Kordolaimi...UH defeated SMU 5-2 last season to snap what was a 10-match losing streak against the rival Mustangs.
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2014 FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
Houston fans can guarantee a place in history by purchasing season tickets for the first season in the new TDECU Stadium. Season tickets are currently on sale starting at just $140 as are Memorial Hermann Family Plan four-pack season tickets, two adult and two youth, for just $299. Lower-level reserved season tickets start at just $200.
Fans interested in purchasing Houston Football season tickets for as low as $140 for seven games can contact the Ticket Sales department online or by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
Houston opens the 2014 season at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in the first game in TDECU Stadium.
YOUNG ALUMNI TICKET INFORMATION
University of Houston alumni from the last five years (2010-14) can purchase season tickets for just $125 (upper levels) and $175 (lower level) in specially designated Young Alumni sections with a multiplier of four times donations to Cougar Pride giving levels for the first five years after graduation. Each ticket consists of a $25 Cougar Pride donation with the four times Young Alumni multiplier, resulting in a $100 donation credit and a Cougar Pride parking pass in the TDECU Stadium Garage. Young Alumni can purchase tickets here or by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).
GROUP TICKET INFORMATION
Single-game group ticket sales for the inaugural season in TDECU Stadium are now on sale via the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. Groups of at least 10 or more can purchase tickets starting at just $21 per person to any of Houston's seven home games, including 2014 Fiesta Bowl champion UCF, by calling the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) or by clicking here.