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Rebels' 2010-11 Schedule Announced

Sept. 15, 2010

LAS VEGAS ( - UNLV men's tennis will host players from three nationally respected teams this weekend to kick off its fall tournament action as the program's 2010-11 schedule was released Wednesday.

Coming to campus for the UNLV Invite are representatives from Kentucky, which finished last season ranked 12th, Pepperdine (21st) and Fresno State (27), along with the Rebels (64th) in an individual tournament format. Matches are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day Friday through Sunday. Admission to the Fertitta Tennis Complex is free of charge.

Overall, no less than 13 of the Rebels' upcoming 24 dual-match opponents this season were included in the final Campbell ITA College Tennis Rankings in May.

"We have a challenging schedule starting with some quality competition coming in here for fall tournaments," UNLV seventh-year head coach Owen Hambrook said. "The spring duals will afford us a lot of opportunities to move up in the national rankings. We play a number of ranked opponents both here and on the road, which should prepare us well for the league schedule."

The fall season includes the annual USTA ITA Regional tournament on Oct. 20-24 at Las Vegas' Stacy Darling Tennis Center. The very next week, the Rebels will host the newly renamed Larry Easley Memorial Classic from Oct. 29-31 with players from Boise State, Arkansas, Auburn, Oregon and NAU scheduled to compete.

The dual season begins on January 21 against Texas Tech at 2 p.m. UNLV's first road trip comes in late January with matches at Arkansas and against SMU in Fayetteville. Hambrook's squad then enjoys a 10-match homestand vs. non-conference opponents, including Oklahoma State on Feb. 18, Fresno State on Feb. 25 and a rematch with Arkansas on Feb. 27.

After road matches vs. Nebraska (March 4) and then at Denver (March 5) in Colorado, the Mountain West Conference schedule sees UNLV head to Air Force on March 10 before playing at New Mexico on March 13.



BYU (April 7) and Utah (April 9) come to town as members of the league for the final time before UNLV travels to Fort Worth to play TCU on April 17. The home finale is set for April 23 when San Diego State comes to Fertitta.

The 2011 MWC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships will be played April 27-30 in Fort Collins, Colo., while the NCAA Round of 16 and individual championships are scheduled to be played this season at Stanford.

DATE         OPPONENT           LOCATION         TIME (PT)
Sept. 17-19  UNLV Invite        Las Vegas        All Day
             (Pepperdine, Kentucky, Fresno State)
Oct. 2-10    ITA All-American   Tulsa, OK        All day
Oct. 20-24   ITA Regional+      Las Vegas        All Day
Oct. 29-31   Larry Easley Memorial Classic Las Vegas  All Day
             (Boise State, Arkansas, Auburn, Oregon, NAU)
Jan. 21      Texas Tech         Las Vegas        2 pm
Jan. 23      Weber State        Las Vegas        10 am
             Northern Arizona   Las Vegas        2 pm
Jan. 28      at Arkansas        Fayetteville, AR TBA
Jan. 29      vs. SMU            Fayetteville, AR TBA
Feb. 4       New Mexico State   Las Vegas        10 am
Feb. 5       Southern Miss      Las Vegas        10 am
Feb. 6       Cal Poly           Las Vegas        10 am
Feb. 10      Utah State         Las Vegas        2 pm
Feb. 12      UC Riverside       Las Vegas        10 am
             Idaho State        Las Vegas        2 pm
Feb. 18      Oklahoma State     Las Vegas        2 pm
Feb. 20      UC Irvine          Las Vegas        10 am
Feb. 25      Fresno State       Las Vegas        10 am
Feb. 27      Arkansas           Las Vegas        10 am
March 4      vs. Nebraska       Denver           TBA
March 5      at Denver          Denver           TBA
March 10     at Air Force*      Colorado Springs TBA
March 12     vs. Texas Tech     Albuquerque, NM  1 pm
March 13     at New Mexico*     Albuquerque, NM  12 pm
April 7      BYU*               Las Vegas        2 pm
April 9      Utah*              Las Vegas        10 am
April 17     at TCU*            Fort Worth, TX   TBA
April 23     San Diego State*   Las Vegas        TBA
April 27-30  MWC Championships  Fort Collins, CO TBA
TBA          NCAA Regionals     TBA              TBA
TBA          NCAA Championships Palo Alto, CA    TBA

+At Stacy Darling Tennis Center, Las Vegas *Mountain West Conference Match Home matches played at Fertitta Tennis Complex

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