Iowa City, Iowa — The Big Ten Conference announced the 2021 women’s tennis schedule on Monday, Feb. 1. The Hawkeyes will participate in 16 conference matches, which includes nine home matches at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex and seven matches on the road.
The Hawkeyes open their official season hosting two home matches. The season opener is against Illinois on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. (CT), followed by hosting Northwestern on Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. (CT). Iowa will then be on the road for its following two matches at Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Iowa gets to enjoy four straight home matches on February 26-28 and March 5-7. The Hawkeyes will go against Indiana and Purdue followed by Penn State and Ohio State. After enjoying home court advantage, the Hawkeyes will go two weeks on the road at Illinois and Northwestern.
The Big Ten Tournament is April 29-May 2 in Madison, Wisconsin.
At this time, there will be no fans allowed at home meets due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“It was so exciting to see the final schedule drop last night. My team is very grateful for all the hard work that has been put into making this season come together not only at the institutional level but also at the conference level. We are incredibly grateful to be able to play college tennis this season. It was heartbreaking to have the season cut short last year and since that day when the season ended in March 2020 we have been anxiously waiting to be back on the court and play. The opportunity to play in the Big Ten schedule alone is exciting. It’s a different year for us and it will be fun to see multiple teams twice in a home and away schedule. We can’t wait to get started a week from Friday.”
Before conference dual season begins, Iowa will travel to Madison, Wisconsin to compete at the Wisconsin Invitational. The Hawkeyes compete against Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin starting February 5.
The full schedule is available on the Iowa Women’s tennis page on hawkeyesports.com .