The Week Ahead: March 11-17

APPLETON, Wis. -- Three Lawrence University teams head to the warmth of Florida this week to begin competition during their week of spring break. Softball and men's tennis compete in the Orlando area, and baseball heads to Kissimmee to play.

BASEBALL (1-1)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Montclair State

When and Where: Friday, March 15, 10:15 a.m. Eastern, Kissimmee, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Hope (DH)

When and Where: Saturday, March 16, 4 p.m. Eastern, Auburndale, Fla.

Series Record: Hope is 5-0 against the Vikings in a series that started in 1993. The teams have not met since 2010.

Fast Fact: Lawrence heads to Florida after squeezing in a pair of games in southern Illinois the first weekend of March. First-year Lawrence coach Chris Krepline earned his first collegiate win with a 4-3 victory over Elmhurst on March 2.

SOFTBALL (0-0)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Montclair State

When and Where: Friday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. Eastern, Clermont, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. North Park

When and Where: Friday, March 15, 2:45 p.m. Eastern, Clermont, Fla.

Series Record: North Park defeated the Vikings 7-4 in 2017 in the only meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Loras

When and Where: Saturday, March 16, 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Clermont, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Southern Maine

When and Where: Saturday, March 16, 3:45 p.m. Eastern, Clermont, Fla.

Series Record: Lawrence has a 6-5 edge over Southern Maine in a series that started in 1998. The teams have not met since 2011.

Fast Fact: Lawrence head coach Kim Tatro begins her second quarter-century in the dugout for the Vikings. Tatro begins her 26th season at Lawrence with 410 softball wins to her credit, and she topped the 500-win plateau late last season for her overall coaching career (she picked up 91 volleyball wins in the 1990s).

MEN'S TENNIS (5-4)

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Susquehanna (6-0)

When and Where: Friday, March 15, 5 p.m. Eastern, Orlando, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. St. Lawrence (2-1)

When and Where: Monday, March 18, 11 a.m. Eastern, Orlando, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Calvin (5-2)

When and Where: Tuesday, March 19, noon Eastern, Orlando, Fla.

Series Record: Calvin owns a 7-1 edge in the series that started in 2001.

Opponent: Lawrence vs. Western New England (2-0)

When and Where: Tuesday, March 19, 8 p.m. Eastern, Orlando, Fla.

Series Record: This is the first meeting between the teams. 

Fast Fact: Lawrence pauses its season for finals as the winter term comes to a close. The Vikings defeated Marian 9-0 on March 7, and that marks the 13th consecutive shutout of the Sabres. Lawrence hasn't surrendered a point to Marian since a 6-1 Lawrence victory back in 2002.