Women's Tennis Releases 2011-12 Schedule
Head Coach Chris Hoover
Head Coach Chris Hoover

Aug. 25, 2011

NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State University women's tennis schedule for the 2011-12 regular season is now available at GoRedbirds.com. The upcoming season includes one home tournament in the fall and six home matches during the spring, as well as multiple matches in the Central Illinois area.

The team is coached by Chris Hoover, who is entering to his 25th year as a head coach and his 18th year at Illinois State. In the past 18 years, Hoover has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year five times. This past year, he led the Redbirds to their second-straight runner-up finish at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

"We had a strong finish last year, and are looking to continue that this year," Hoover said. "The athletes have been working hard, and we are looking forward to seeing all they can accomplish."

The Redbird season begins in Peoria, Ill., for the Bradley Invite. The tournament will take place Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, at the Markin Tennis Courts on Bradley's campus. Illinois State will also host the Redbird Roundup from Sept. 23-25.

ISU will compete in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships, Oct. 7-9, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, as well as the MVC Championships, April 27-29, in Omaha, Neb. They will also be traveling to Hawaii over spring break to take on several opponents.

The spring season begins on Jan. 21, 2012, with the Redbirds taking on Illinois in Urbana, Ill., at 4 p.m.

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