TCU's Head Coach David Roditi, center talks with TCU's Alex Rybakov and TCU's Guillermo Nunez, right, during NCAA Div I Quarterfinals matches against Ohio State at the UGA Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Athens, Ga. (© Richard Hamm Photography)

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The 2017-18 fall and spring schedule for the TCU men’s tennis team was announced by David Roditi this week. The athletes are scheduled to play 14 matches against opponents who are currently ranked nationally.

The Horned Frogs ended their previous season ranked No. 8 in the country and will host 11 spring matches located at the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.

The team will start their fall schedule with the first of seven tournaments, with a split team, at the Midland Invitational in Midland, Texas and the Hall of Fame/ITA Grass Court Invitational in Newport, R.I. from Sept. 15-17. Shortly following, the team will split again to compete in the Battle in the Bay Classic in San Francisco, Calif. and the ACU Invitational in Abilene, Texas from Sept. 22-24. The Frogs will come together as a team for the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships from Sept. 30-Oct.8 in Tulsa, Okla. The Frogs will end their fall tournament play with the Collin County Invitational from Oct. 13-14 and the ITA Texas Regional Championship presented by Oracle from Oct. 19-23.

Pictured is the TCU team after defeating Texas Tech 4-0 in a Big 12 tournament. Photo courtesy of frogsowar.com

The spring season will kick off Jan. 21 with a match against Arizona State, traveling to Tempe, Ariz. for the second straight year. TCU will host the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend for the third straight year from Jan. 27-28, competing against San Diego in the first round.

Before taking a road trip to Dallas to play SMU Feb. 11, the Frogs will host USF Feb. 9 and then Tulsa Feb. 28.

The month of March will begin with a road game in Illinois March 3 before returning to Fort Worth to host Penn March 8. Two more road matches will be played before hosting Columbia March 18, Tulane on March 25, and UT Arlington on March 25. TCU will face Duke March 13 at the USTA National  Campus in Lake Nona, Fla. and then the Florida Gators March 14. Finishing out the month of March, the team will travel to College Station to compete against Texas A&M March 20 and Texas March 31.

Big 12 play will begin when TCU hosts Oklahoma April 13, Oklahoma State April 15, Baylor April 19 before traveling to Texas Tech April 22.

The Big 12 Championships will be held April 26-29 in Austin, Texas before the NCAA Team Championships and NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by Wake Forest, take place May 17-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C.