FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Coming off a season in which Head Coach Doug Neagle guided the Nova Southeastern Sharks to an NCAA Division II National Championship appearance, the NSU Women’s Tennis team is preparing for the 2023-24 season.
“I really like our schedule this year. We have a few new strong NCAA Division II teams that I have yet to play in my seven seasons, so that’s exciting,” stated Neagle. “We always play one of the toughest schedules in the country and it’s no different this year. The ladies want that challenge so now we need to put in the work.”
The Sharks open the 2023-24 campaign by competing at the ITA South Regional Championships in Lakeland, FL., from September 22nd through the 25th. NSU then travels to participate in the Stetson Hidden Duals in Deland, FL., on September 29th. The Sharks then compete at the ITA Cup, in Rome, GA., starting on October 12th. Nova Southeastern hosts the annual Shark Bite Invite at the NSU Tennis Complex at Rolling Hills beginning on October 27th, closing out the fall schedule.
Nova Southeastern returns to the court in February, hosting Palm Beach Atlantic for the first Sunshine State Conference match of the season on February 5th. The Sharks continue Sunshine State Conference action with matches against Florida Southern (2/7), Tampa (2/10), and Barry (2/17). Nova Southeastern will compete at the ITA Indoor Championships in Kearney, NE., beginning on February 23rd. NSU begins a challenging non-conference slate, as the calendar turns to March, matching up against Charleston (3/3), Wingate (3.4), Carson-Newman (3/6), Hillsdale (3/11) and Augustana on March 13th. Sunshine State Conference play resumes with a match against Rollins on March 20th.
Following the match against Rollins, NSU takes on Flagler (3/23) and West Alabama (3/26), before re-engaging in Sunshine State Conference action against Embry-Riddle on April 3rd. NSU concludes SSC play with matches against Lynn (4/9), Eckerd (4/11) and Saint Leo (4/13), before finishing the regular season against Florida Southern on April 17.
The Sunshine State Conference tournament starts on April 25th in Lakeland, FL. After the Sunshine SSC Tournament, NSU looks to return to the NCAA South Region tournament, beginning on May 10th and the NCAA National Championship tournament, hosted in Altamonte Springs, FL., will start on May 20th.