2015/03/03

Tennis Results for Montpellier, Quito and Zagreb

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Ecuador Open Quito
Quito, Ecuador

ATP World Tour 250  $439,405 ($494,310 Total Financial Commitment)
Quito, Ecuador (-5 hour GMT)
2-8 February 2015   Surface: Clay

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2015

Singles – Semi-Finals
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) d [3] F. Verdasco (ESP) 76(5) 76(1)
[8] V. Estrella Burgos (DOM) d [6] T. Bellucci (BRA) 76(5) 75

Doubles – Final
[Alt] G Kretschmer (GER) / A Satschko (GER) d V Estrella Burgos (DOM) / J Souza (BRA) 75 76(3)
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2015

CANCHA CENTRAL start 1:00 pm
[1] F. Lopez (ESP) vs [8] V. Estrella Burgos (DOM)

 

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Open Sud de France

Montpellier, France

ATP World Tour 250  €439,405 (€494,310 Total Financial Commitment)
Montpellier, France (+1 hour GMT)
2-8 February 2015   Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2015

Singles – Semi-finals
[4] R. Gasquet (FRA) d [1] G. Monfils (FRA) 64 63
[5] J. Janowicz (POL) d [7] J. Sousa (POR) 76(9) 36 61

Doubles – Semi-finals
[1] D Inglot (GBR) / F Mergea (ROU) d R Junaid (AUS) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 64 75

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2015

COURT CENTRAL start 12:15 pm
[1] D Inglot (GBR) / F Mergea (ROU) vs M Daniell (NZL) / A Sitak (NZL)

Not Before 2:45 pm
[4] R. Gasquet (FRA) vs [5] J. Janowicz (POL)

 

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PBZ Zagreb Indoors

Zagreb, Croatia

ATP World Tour 250  €439,405 (€494,310 Total Financial Commitment)
Zagreb, Croatia (+1 hour GMT)
2-8 February 2015   Surface: Indoor Hard

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2015

Singles – Semi-Finals
[3] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d M. Baghdatis (CYP) 64 64
[5] A. Seppi (ITA) d [8] M. Granollers (ESP) 76(5) 61

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2015

CENTRE COURT start 1:30 pm
F Martin (FRA) / P Raja (IND) vs [2] M Draganja (CRO) / H Kontinen (FIN)

Not Before 4:00 pm
[3] G. Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [5] A. Seppi (ITA))

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Warwrinka Reaches Fourth Chennai Final

Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka

(January 10, 2015) Stan Wawrinka will defend his Chennai Open title against Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia, the first qualifier to reach the final in the tournament’s 20-year history.

Wawrinka knocked out David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, while Bedene beat the third seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8) saving four match points in the semifinals on Saturday.

This will be Wawrinka’s four final, looking for his third title on Sunday.

“I lost against him here some years ago and he played amazingly then,” Wawrinka said of his loss to the Slovenian in the 2013 quarterfinals “It’s going to be a really good match, an interesting one for sure.”

For Bedene he is the first Slovenian to make an ATP final since October 2012.

“I’ve worked hard and have been playing well this week,” Bedene said.

RESULTS – SATURDAY, 10 JANUARY 2015

Singles – Semi-finals
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d [4] D Goffin (BEL) 75 63
[Q] A Bedene (SLO) d [3] R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 63 76(8)  – 4 M.P. saved

Doubles – Semi-finals
Y Lu (TPE) / J Marray (GBR) d P Raja (IND) / A Shamasdin (CAN) 57 63 10-8

SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, 11 JANUARY 2015

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [Q] A Bedene (SLO)
[1] R Klaasen (RSA) / L Paes (IND) vs Y Lu (TPE) / J Marray (GBR)

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Chennai and Doha Results

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
5-11 January 2015   Surface: Hard

 

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2015

Singles – Second Round
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) d B Coric (CRO) 61 64
[4] D Goffin (BEL) d R Berankis (LTU) 60 46 76(1)
[8] G Muller (LUX) d [WC] E Ymer (SWE) 64 63
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d J Vesely (CZE) 67(3) 64 64

Doubles – First Round
[WC] M Bhupathi (IND) / S Myneni (IND) d *[Alt] C Sood (IND) / L Sood (IND) 67(4) 64 10-6
R Berankis (LTU) / M Pavic (CRO) d G Muller (LUX) / I Sijsling (NED) 76(7) 36 10-8
P Raja (IND) / A Shamasdin (CAN) d A Bedene (SLO) / D Dzumhur (BIH) 61 62

*[Alt] C Sood (IND) / L Sood (IND) replaced A Falla (COL) / A Gonzalez (COL) – Gonzalez (shoulder)

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 8 JANUARY 2015

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
P Gojowczyk (GER) vs [3] R Bautista Agut (ESP)
[Q] A Bedene (SLO) vs [2] F Lopez (ESP)
[1] R Klaasen (RSA) / L Paes (IND) vs [WC] M Bhupathi (IND) / S Myneni (IND)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[5] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs T Ito (JPN)
After Suitable Rest – P Raja (IND) / A Shamasdin (CAN) vs R Bautista Agut (ESP) / S Wawrinka (SUI)
Y Lu (TPE) / J Marray (GBR) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / R Haase (NED)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
[6] Y Lu (TPE) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP)
After Suitable Rest – P Carreno Busta (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs R Berankis (LTU) / M Pavic (CRO)

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Qatar ExxonMobil Open

Doha, Qatar

ATP World Tour 250
Doha, Qatar (+3 hours GMT)
5-10 January 2015   Surface: Hard

RESULTS – WEDNESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2015

Singles – Second Round
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d S Stakhovsky (UKR) 62 61
[3] T Berdych (CZE) d [Q] B Kavcic (SLO) 61 62
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d F Verdasco (ESP) 63 62
[6] R Gasquet (FRA) d S Bolelli (ITA) 63 62
[7] I Karlovic (CRO) d [Q] N Basilashvili (GEO) 76(3) 63
D Brown (GER) d J Struff (GER) 76(9) 64
A Seppi (ITA) d J Souza (BRA) 75 62
I Dodig (CRO) d [Q] M Berrer (GER) 76(1) 62

Doubles – Quarter-finals

[WC] N Djokovic (SRB) / F Krajinovic (SRB) d [3] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) 63 75
J Monaco (ARG) / R Nadal (ESP) d B Becker (GER) / A Sitak (NZL) 26 63 10-6
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) d D Inglot (GBR) / F Mergea (ROU) 36 63 10-5
J Knowle (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT) d L Rosol (CZE) / S Stakhovsky (UKR) 63 75

SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, 8 JANUARY 2015

CENTER COURT start 3:30 pm
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) vs D Brown (GER)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [7] I Karlovic (CRO)
[6] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [3] T Berdych (CZE)
A Seppi (ITA) vs I Dodig (CRO)

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP) vs J Knowle (AUT) / P Oswald (AUT)
After Suitable Rest – J Monaco (ARG) / R Nadal (ESP) vs [WC] N Djokovic (SRB) / F Krajinovic (SRB)

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Garcia-Lopez and Lu Advance in Chennai

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
5-11 January 2015   Surface: Hard

 

RESULTS – TUESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2015

Singles – First Round
[5] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [Q] E Donskoy (RUS) 67(3) 62 63
[6] Y Lu (TPE) d [WC] S Devvarman (IND) 63 64
[WC] E Ymer (SWE) d I Sijsling (NED) 64 46 63
R Berankis (LTU) d [Q] L Vanni (ITA) 61 26 75
J Vesely (CZE) d [Q] N Prashanth (IND) 62 61
P Carreno Busta (ESP) d A Gonzalez (COL) 61 63
P Gojowczyk (GER) d A Falla (COL) 60 61
T Ito (JPN) d [WC] R Ramanathan (IND) 63 63
[Q] A Bedene (SLO) d L Lacko (SVK) 76(0) 63

Doubles – First Round
[1] R Klaasen (RSA) / L Paes (IND) d A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / L Lacko (SVK) 64 64
[2] A Begemann (GER) / R Haase (NED) d F Cermak (CZE) / J Vesely (CZE) 76(2) 64
R Bautista Agut (ESP) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d [3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / N Monroe (USA) 57 63 10-8
Chennai

SCHEDULE – WEDNESDAY, 7 JANUARY 2015

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
[4] D Goffin (BEL) vs R Berankis (LTU)
[1] S Wawrinka (SUI) vs B Coric (CRO)
Exhibition
[WC] M Bhupathi (IND) / S Myneni (IND) vs Alternate / Unknown

COURT 1 start 5:00 pm
[WC] E Ymer (SWE) vs [8] G Muller (LUX)
J Vesely (CZE) vs A Haider-Maurer (AUT)
R Berankis (LTU) / M Pavic (CRO) vs G Muller (LUX) / I Sijsling (NED)

COURT 2 start 5:00 pm
P Raja (IND) / A Shamasdin (CAN) vs A Bedene (SLO) / D Dzumhur (BIH)

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ATP – Chennai Open Results and Order of Play

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
5-11 January 2015   Surface: Hard

RESULTS – MONDAY, 5 JANUARY 2015

Singles – First Round
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) d [7] M Granollers (ESP) 36 76(6) 20 ret. (knee)
[8] G Muller (LUX) d E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 67(11) 61 76(3)
B Coric (CRO) d R Haase (NED) 62 62

Doubles – First Round
P Carreno Busta (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d [4] O Marach (AUT) / M Venus (NZL) 26 75 12-10
Y Lu (TPE) / J Marray (GBR) d [WC] N Balaji (IND) / J Nedunchezhiyan (IND) 63 46 10-6

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 6 JANUARY 2015

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
R Bautista Agut (ESP) / S Wawrinka (SUI) vs [3] J Brunstrom (SWE) / N Monroe (USA)
[WC] R Ramanathan (IND) vs T Ito (JPN)
[6] Y Lu (TPE) vs [WC] S Devvarman (IND)
[1] R Klaasen (RSA) / L Paes (IND) vs A Haider-Maurer (AUT) / L Lacko (SVK)

COURT 1 start 4:00 pm
[WC] E Ymer (SWE) vs I Sijsling (NED)
[Q] N Prashanth (IND) vs J Vesely (CZE)
[5] G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs [Q] E Donskoy (RUS)
F Cermak (CZE) / J Vesely (CZE) vs [2] A Begemann (GER) / R Haase (NED)

COURT 2 start 4:00 pm
R Berankis (LTU) vs [Q] L Vanni (ITA)
L Lacko (SVK) vs [Q] A Bedene (SLO)
P Carreno Busta (ESP) vs A Gonzalez (COL)
P Gojowczyk (GER) vs A Falla (COL)

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ATP – Chennai Open Schedule for January 5, 2015

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Aircel Chennai Open

ATP World Tour 250
Chennai, India (+5.5 hours GMT)
5-11 January 2015   Surface: Hard

SCHEDULE – MONDAY, 5 JANUARY 2015

STADIUM start 5:00 pm
E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs [8] G Muller (LUX)
Y Lu (TPE) / J Marray (GBR) vs [WC] N Balaji (IND) / J Nedunchezhiyan (IND)
B Coric (CRO) vs R Haase (NED)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
Qualifying – K Kaza (IND) vs A Bedene (SLO)
Qualifying – D Dzumhur (BIH) vs L Vanni (ITA)

Not Before 6:00 pm
A Haider-Maurer (AUT) vs [7] M Granollers (ESP)
[4] O Marach (AUT) / M Venus (NZL) vs P Carreno Busta (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

COURT 2 start 2:00 pm
Qualifying – E Donskoy (RUS) vs S Mukund (IND)
Qualifying – I Marchenko (UKR) vs N Prashanth (IND)

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Kohlschreiber Advances, Janowicz Falls at Halle

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Gerry Weber Open

ATP World Tour 250
Halle, Germany  (+2 hour GMT)
9-15 June 2014   Surface: Grass

RESULTS – MONDAY, 9 JUNE 2014

Singles – First Round
[Q] P Herbert (FRA) d [8] J Janowicz (POL) 76(5) 62
[WC] D Brown (GER) d [Q] A Kuznetsov (RUS) 63 64
P Kohlschreiber (GER) d A Seppi (ITA) 63 64
[WC] P Gojowczyk (GER) d M Przysiezny (POL) 75 64
J Sousa (POR) d [WC] J Struff (GER) 64 62

Doubles – First Round

R Haase (NED) / K Nishikori (JPN) d M Raonic (CAN) / M Youzhny (RUS) 64 76(7)

SCHEDULE – TUESDAY, 10 JUNE 2014

STADIUM start 12:00 noon
R Haase (NED) vs [5] R Gasquet (FRA)
[6] M Youzhny (RUS) vs I Karlovic (CRO)
*Lucky Loser vs S Johnson (USA)
Not Before 5:30 pm
G Monfils (FRA) vs B Becker (GER)

*Lucky Loser to replace [7] T Haas (GER) – right shoulder

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
A Falla (COL) vs L Kubot (POL)
[Q] I Marchenko (UKR) vs T Gabashvili (RUS)
C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs M Draganja (CRO) / F Mergea (ROU)
T Bednarek (POL) / J Brunstrom (SWE) vs [WC] D Brown (GER) / J Struff (GER)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
Y Lu (TPE) vs [Q] M Pavic (CRO)

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Erakovic, Hercog and McHale Move Into Last Eight of Québec City

 

CHALLENGE BELL
Québec City, Canada
September 9-15, 2013
$235,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Singles – Second Round
(6) Marina Erakovic (NZL) d. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) 62 61

Christina McHale (USA) d. (8) Caroline Garcia (FRA) 26 76(7) 63

Polona Hercog (SLO) d. (Q) Julie Coin (FRA) 60 62

Singles – First Round
(5) Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) d. Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) 61 26 76(0)

Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d. Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) 76(3) 57 61

Petra Martic (CRO) d. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 64 76(1)

Doubles – Quarterfinals
Barrois/Daniilidou (GER/GRE) d. Sanchez/Slater (USA/GBR) 64 75

Doubles – First Round
Muhammad/Will (USA/USA) d. Hsu/Melichar (USA/USA) 36 62 119 (Match TB)

(WC) Abanda/Zhao (CAN/CAN) d. Dekmeijere/Pluskota (LAT/USA) 63 26 105 (Match TB)

Order Of Play – Thursday, September 12, 2013
Court Bell (from 11.00hrs)
1. Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Ajla Tomljanovic
2. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni vs. Lucie Safarova (NB 12.00hrs)

3. Lauren Davis vs. Andrea Hlavackova

4. Eugenie Bouchard vs. Sesil Karatantcheva (NB 19.00hrs)
5. Petra Martic vs. Kristina Mladenovic

Court Banque Nationale (from 14.00hrs)
1. Abanda/Zhao vs. Kudryavtseva/Rodionova
2. Falconi/Tatishvili vs. Muhammad/Will (NB 16.00hrs)

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Kastles and Lasers Reach World TeamTennis Finals

(July 25, 2013) –The Springfield Lasers will return to the Mylan WTT Finals presented for the first time since 2009 after winning the Mylan WTT  Western Conference title with a 25-9 win over the Texas Wild on Thursday evening in Springfield.

 

The Lasers will take on the two-time defending champion Washington Kastles on Sunday, July 28, at 5pm ET in the Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO. The match will be held at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in Washington, DC.  The Kastles defeated the Boston Lobsters 25-12 earlier on Thursday evening to win the Eastern Conference Championship.

 

In Thursday’s action, the Lasers took advantage of their home court at Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex early, jumping out to a lead with Rik de Voest’s 5-3 win over Texas’ Alex Bogomolov Jr.

 

Before the match, league officials announced that Jean-Julien Rojer was the 2013 Mylan WTT Male MVP while teammate Alisa Kleybanova was named Mylan WTT Female Rookie.  In the second set, Rojer and Kleybanova showed off the skills that earned them those accolades with a 5-3 win in mixed doubles over Bogomolov and Eugenie Bouchard.

 

The league’s top ranked men’s doubles team of Rojer and de Voest dominated Bogomolov and Aisam Qureshi  5-1 to take a 15-7 halftime lead.

Kleybanova was too strong for Bouchard, reeling off a 5-1 win in women’s singles.  She then teamed with Vania King to close out the night with a 5-1 win in women’s doubles and the overall 25-9 victory for Springfield.

 

Springfield coach John-Laffnie de Jager was thrilled with his team’s effort against Texas.  “This win means a lot.  I can’t say enough about this team and the way they produced.  The Rookie of the Year (Kleybanova) and the Most Valuable Player (Rojer) showed why they got their prizes.”

 

Kleybanova has enjoyed her first Mylan WTT experience but she says it is not yet complete.  “We’re not just happy to be in the finals, we want to win it.  We have an unbelievable team.  We help each other and the results show it.”

 

Andy Roddick will join his Lasers teammates on the court for Sunday’s finals.  “Andy brings experience and a great presence to our team,” said de Jager.  “He’s part of this team, he cares for the team and he wants the team to win.”  The Springfield squad, led by coach John-Laffnie de Jager, also includes Vania King, Rik de Voest, Jean-Julien Rojer and Alisa Kleybanova.

 

The Kastles lineup will include 2013 Female MVP Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, Bobby Reynolds and Anastasia Rodionova.  Washington is coached by 2013 Coach of the Year Murphy Jensen.

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Thursday, 7/25

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship presented by GEICO:  SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Texas Wild 25-9

Men’s Singles – Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Alisa Kleybanova\Vania King (Lasers) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Tara Snyder (Wild) 5-1

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Boston Lobsters 25-12 (OT)

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Eric Butorac\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Anastasia Rodionova\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Katalin Marosi\Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Amir Weintraub\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-4

Overtime – Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 1-0

 

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Martina Hingis, Jean-Julien Rojer capture World TeamTennis MVP Honors

 

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 25, 2013) – Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis of the Washington Kastles and top 20 doubles specialist Jean-Julien Rojer of the Springfield Lasers were named as the Mylan World TeamTennis MVPs today.

 

Steve Johnson of the Orange County Breakers and Alisa Kleybanova of the Springfield Lasers were named as Mylan WTT Rookies of the Year, while Murphy Jensen of the Washington Kastles was named Mylan WTT Coach of the Year for the third consecutive season.

 

The Kastles and the Lasers are both the top seeds in their respective conferences at the Mylan WTT Conference Championships presented by GEICO on July 25.  The Lasers will face the Texas Wild, while the Kastles and Lobsters will play for the Eastern Conference title.  The Conference Champions face off for the King Trophy on Sunday, July 28 at 5:00 PM EDT on the home court of the Eastern Conference Champion. For more information on the Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO, visit WTT.com/Finals.

 

 

MYLAN WTT FEMALE MVP:  Martina Hingis, Washington Kastles

Hingis wins the Female MVP for the second consecutive season, finishing first in women’s singles this season with a .700  winning percentage, up more than 10 percent from last season.  Hingis teamed with Leander Paes to finish as the top-ranked team in mixed doubles at .595 and .591, respectively. The Kastles remain undefeated when the five-time Grand Slam singles champion headlines their squad.  This is the 6th season for Hingis, who is playing her first season with the Washington Kastles and plans to make a return to the WTA Tour in doubles later this summer.  Hingis and her Kastles teammates have advanced to the Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship against the Boston Lobsters on Thursday, July 25.

 

“It’s great playing Mylan World TeamTennis again this year and I’m flattered to have such great partners,” said Hingis. “Being on the best team definitely makes it easier to win MVP. Refuse to lose!”

 

 

MYLAN WTT MALE MVP:  Jean-Julien Rojer, Springfield Lasers

Rojer finished his second regular season of Mylan WTT with an impressive 66-45 record in men’s doubles and 60-53 in mixed doubles, compiling a .563 winning percentage over the two disciplines. Rojer showed his versatility, playing with partners including former No. 1 Andy Roddick, former top 20 player and 2013 Mylan WTT Rookie of the Year Alisa Kleybanova, and Rik de Voest. In his debut 2011 season, Rojer was Rookie of the Year as he helped lead the St. Louis Aces to the Western Conference Championships and a run to the Finals.

 

“I’m really excited to win MVP,” said Rojer.  “This is due in large part to my Springfield Lasers teammates.  We are a very close group and get along very well.  This is even more special because I have had an opportunity to play with everyone on the team this season.  I know this is an individual award but in my eyes it is a team award as everyone on this team has been a part of it.”

 

Rojer also credited the Lasers management and Springfield community for their support.  “Everyone here has welcomed me with open arms from our owner John Cooper to all the staff and the fans.  They have a great organization here and I am happy to win this award for them.”

 

 

MYLAN WTT MALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Steve Johnson, Orange County Breakers

Steve Johnson made a successful debut with the Orange County Breakers. Despite ultimately placing third in the Western Conference, the young American was the No. 2 men’s singles player in the league, amassing a 62-47 record for the season. He was equally successful in men’s doubles, pairing with doubles specialist Treat Huey to go 64-53. In the middle of the season, Johnson helped lead the Breakers to four consecutive victories.

 

“It was an honor to play my first Mylan World TeamTennis season in Orange County with the Breakers, my hometown team, and being named Rookie of the Year is definitely something special,” said Johnson.

 

 

MYLAN WTT FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Alisa Kleybanova, Springfield Lasers

The Springfield Lasers finished as the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, large in part to Mylan WTT Female Rookie of the Year, Alisa Kleybanova. The Russian was a top 20 stalwart before a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis derailed her career for over two years. Now cancer-free, Kleybanova is working on a comeback that has seen her cap a successful return with a stellar Mylan WTT debut season. Playing in all three disciplines (singles, women’s doubles and mixed), Kleybanova finished with a spectacular .573 winning percentage for the 2013, and has only improved as the season has wore on.

 

“I am very happy to receive this award,” said Kleybanova.  “My first season of Mylan World TeamTennis has been amazing!  I’m hopeful I can play more seasons in the future as it’s been a lot of fun with my teammates.”

 

 

MYLAN WTT COACH OF THE YEAR:  Murphy Jensen, Washington Kastles

For the third year in a row, Murphy Jensen was named WTT Coach of the Year.  He led the Kastles to their third consecutive Eastern Conference Championships. At the beginning of the season, the Kastles won their 34th consecutive match, breaking the record for consecutive wins held by a U.S. major pro sports team (a record previously held by the 1971-72 LA Lakers). This is Jensen’s fifth season coaching the Kastles.  He led the franchise to the King Trophy in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and the Kastles are the top seed in the 2013 Eastern Conference finals.

 

“It’s a dream come true,” said Jensen. “I dedicate this to my dad Howard Otto Jensen who passed away April 12th. Best coach I’ve ever known.”

 

 

2013 MYLAN WTT AWARDS:

MYLAN WTT FEMALE MVP:  Martina Hingis (Washington Kastles)

MYLAN WTT MALE MVP:  Jean-Julien Rojer (Springfield Lasers)

MYLAN WTT FEMALE ROOKIE: Alisa Kleybanova (Springfield Lasers)

MYLAN WTT MALE ROOKIE:  Steve Johnson (Orange County Breakers)

MYLAN WTT COACH OF THE YEAR:  Murphy Jensen (Washington Kastles)

 

 

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