2014/04/19

Azarenka, Bryan Brothers, Roddick, Venus Williams, Hingis, Querrey, Bartoli, Hantuchova, Blake highlight Mylan WTT Marquee Draft

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (February 11, 2014) –  WTA world No. 2 Victoria Azarenka will return to Mylan World TeamTennis for the first time in four years after being selected second overall in the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday.
 
Following the San Diego Aviators protecting the rights to No.1-ranked men’s doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan in the first slot, the Philadelphia Freedoms picked Azarenka. The Belarusian previously played for the Springfield Lasers in 2006, when she earned Female Rookie of the Year honors and later the Washington Kastles in 2010. Azarenka has since gone on to win two Australian Open singles titles, ascend to the top of the WTA Rankings and claim two Olympic medals in London (gold in mixed doubles and bronze in singles).
 
The Bryans will be joined on the Aviators squad by WTA standout Daniela Hantuchova, who will make her Mylan WTT debut this summer.  Currently ranked No. 30 in singles, Hantuchova has been ranked as high as No. 5 in the world in both singles and doubles.  She has won six WTA singles titles including last year’s Birmingham tournament.  Hantuchova, who is scheduled to play the full season for the Aviators, also owns a Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles.
 
Martina Hingis, the 2013 Mylan WTT Female MVP, returns to the Washington Kastles to lead the team’s campaign for their 4th consecutive championship.  This will be Hingis’ 7th Mylan WTT season.  She will be joined by another former world No. 1 as longtime Kastles star Venus Williams returns to the team after missing the 2013 season due to injury.
 
Andy Roddick heads up the lineup for the 2014 Austin Aces in their inaugural season.  The 2003 US Open Champion and former world No. 1 will be joined by 2013 Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli who is making her Mylan WTT debut for the Aces.
 
The Las Vegas Neon will have local favorite Sam Querrey on their roster this summer.  Currently the No. 2 American player, Querrey finished 2013 in the top 50 for the 5th time in the past six years.  He was won seven singles and four doubles titles on the ATP World Tour.  This will be Querrey’s 4th Mylan WTT season.
 
The Springfield Lasers picked up James Blake in a pre-Draft trade with the Boston Lobsters.  The former world No. 4 returns for his 8th Mylan WTT season.  Blake has won 10 singles and seven doubles titles in his career.
 
Team rosters will be completed at the Mylan WTT Roster Player Draft on Tuesday, March 11, in Indian Wells, Calif.  The Mylan WTT regular season starts on Sunday, July 6 and runs through Wednesday, July 23.  The top two teams from each conference advance to the Mylan WTT Conference Championships on Thursday, July 24.  The Eastern and Western Conference champions will face off at the Mylan WTT Finals on Sunday, July 27, on the home court of the Western Conference champion. 
 
Mylan WTT Marquee Draft Selections (in Draft order)
  1. SAN DIEGO AVIATORS:  Bob and Mike Bryan (1st round protection), Daniela Hantuchova (2nd round)
  2. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS:  Victoria Azarenka (1st round)
  3. LAS VEGAS NEON:  Sam Querrey (2nd round protection)
  4. AUSTIN ACES:  Andy Roddick (1st round protection); Marion Bartoli (2nd round)
  5. BOSTON LOBSTERS:  no Marquee Player selection
  6. TEXAS WILD:  no Marquee Player selection
  7. SPRINGFIELD LASERS:  James Blake (1st round protection – acquired rights via pre-Draft trade with Boston Lobsters)
  8. WASHINGTON KASTLES:  Martina Hingis (1st round protection); Venus Williams (2nd round protection)
Marquee Player Matches (dates TBD when schedule is released in early March; additional visits/matches could be added before season):
AUSTIN ACES:  Andy Roddick (7 home matches); Marion Bartoli (7 home matches). Visiting players are Sam Querrey (Las Vegas Neon)
BOSTON LOBSTERS:  no Marquee visits scheduled
LAS VEGAS NEON:  Sam Querrey (# of home matches TBD)
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS:  Victoria Azarenka (1 home match).  Visiting player is Andy Roddick (Austin Aces).
SAN DIEGO AVIATORS:  Bob and Mike Bryan (# of home matches TBD) and Daniela Hantuchova (all matches).
SPRINGFIELD LASERS: James Blake (2 home matches).  Visiting player is Andy Roddick (Austin Aces).
TEXAS WILD:  no Marquee visits scheduled
WASHINGTON KASTLES:  Martina Hingis (7 home matches); Venus Williams (1 home match).
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World TeamTennis team Sacramento Capitals Relocates Franchise to Las Vegas

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(February 4, 2014) – Las Vegas will be home to a World TeamTennis professional team.  The Sacramento Capitals announced on Tuesday they are moving the franchise to Las Vegas where they will compete in Mylan WTT as the Las Vegas Neon at the Amanda and Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center.

 

With the move, the conferences are set for the 39th season of Mylan World TeamTennis.  The Neon will join the Western Conference with the San Diego Aviators, Austin Aces and Texas Wild.

 

The 2013 Mylan WTT Western Conference champion Springfield Lasers will be moving to the Eastern Conference in 2014 to join the defending league champion Washington Kastles, Boston Lobsters, and Philadelphia Freedoms.  Washington won its third consecutive championship last July with a 25-12 victory over Springfield at the Mylan WTT Finals.

 

Sacramento moves to Las Vegas after playing 28 seasons in the California state capital. The Capitals won a league record six Mylan WTT championships, including four straight from 1997-2000.

 

Las Vegas will play 14 regular season matches, including seven home matches at the Darling Tennis Center this July.  The Mylan WTT regular season starts on Sunday, July 6 and runs through Wednesday, July 23.  The top two teams from each conference advance to the Mylan WTT Conference Championships on Thursday, July 24.  The Eastern and Western Conference champions will face off at the Mylan WTT Finals on Sunday, July 27, on the home court of the Western Conference champion.

 

Las Vegas also announced plans to bring back Las Vegas resident and current ATP player Sam Querrey, who played for Sacramento last year.  Querrey was part of the U.S. Davis Cup team that fell to Great Britain this past weekend.  Las Vegas will have the option to retain the rights to the 2013 Sacramento players although their 2014 team lineup will not be determined until the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and the Mylan WTT Roster Player Draft on Tuesday, March 11.  Las Vegas will pick third in both drafts.

 

Kolleen McNamee, who has served as Sacramento’s general manager since the fall 2012, will continue in the role for the Neon. “The Capitals franchise enjoyed many great years in Sacramento and we will miss our truly dedicated fan base there,” McNamee said. “But we can’t wait to start this new chapter and to bring a fun, exciting brand of tennis to the Las Vegas community.”

 

McNamee said the move was necessitated because the franchise was unable to find a permanent home in Sacramento. In past years, the team has constructed a temporary stadium and in 2013 played its home matches in a mall parking lot.

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Kastles Three-Peat as World TeamTennis Champions

 

Washington, DC (July 28, 2013) — The Washington Kastles became just the second team in history to three-peat at the Mylan World TeamTennis Finals presented by GEICO after defeating the Springfield Lasers on Sunday 25-12 in front of a sold out home crowd at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf. The Kastles joined elite company with the Sacramento Capitals, who won a record four straight titles from 1997-2000.

 

Washington is the first franchise to take all five sets in the Mylan WTT Finals since the league switched to a first to five games format in 1999. It also marked the largest margin of victory by a winning team in the title match during this time, breaking the previous mark held by the Capitals in 2002 when they beat the New York Buzz by eight games.

 

The Kastles lifted their fourth King Trophy in five years and added to their triumph over the Lasers in 2009, which also came in Washington. Leander Paes, Mylan WTT Coach of the Year Murphy Jensen and owner Mark Ein have been involved with every championship team. Bobby Reynolds has been a part of three winning squads, while Anastasia Rodionova celebrated her second title and Mylan WTT Female MVP Martina Hingis captured her second overall (2005 New York Sportimes) and first with the Kastles.

 

Reynolds was named Mylan WTT Finals MVP after winning 10 games from the 13 he played in his two sets.

 

“To come out and play in front of [the fans] here is amazing,” Reynolds said in his acceptance speech. “I want to also thank my great team. We have so much support on the bench. This is a team effort. “

 

With the start of play delayed two hours by rain, the Kastles flipped the switch by having their usual closer  Reynolds get things started in men’s singles against Rik de Voest. Reynolds consistently applied pressure in de Voest’s service games and after missing out on four break points in the second game, broke the South African twice to defeat de Voest 5-1 for the second time this season.

 

The second set saw Hingis take the court for the first time, alongside Rodionova against Vania King and Mylan WTT Female Rookie of the Year Alisa Kleybanova in women’s doubles. Up 3-2, the Lasers missed out on two break point chances, and Hingis and Rodionova went on to claim the final three games to extend the Kastles’ lead.

 

“I am a first time Kastle. It’s a great team,” Hingis said. “I love everyone and I hope I can play here again next year!”

 

Washington maintained the momentum, as Reynolds and Paes won another three-all point to hold in the opening men’s doubles game versus de Voest and Jean-Julien Rojer. The Kastles broke Rojer’s serve to move ahead 4-2, and while the Lasers substituted in Andy Roddick for de Voest, the Kastles closed out the set to open up a 15-6 advantage at halftime.

 

Hingis and Kleybanova squared off in women’s singles. Hingis showed why she topped the league leaders in the event during the regular season by showcasing her variety and creative angles to thwart the Russian’s powerful ground game for a 5-2 set win.

 

The final set of mixed doubles was the most competitive of the evening. Hingis and Paes took a 4-2 lead over Kleybanova and Roddick, but the Lasers fought back to force a tiebreaker. Paes clinched the title for the Kastles with a forehand return winner.

 

For more information on Mylan World TeamTennis, visit www.WTT.com.

 

 

MYLAN WTT FINALS presented by GEICO – July 28, 2013

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Springfield Lasers, 25-12

 

MEN’S SINGLES:  Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Rik de Voest (Lasers) 5-1

WOMEN’S DOUBLES:  Martina Hingis/Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Alisa Kleybanova/Vania King (Lasers) 5-3

MEN’S DOUBLES:  Bobby Reynolds/Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Jean-Julien Rojer/Andy Roddick (Lasers) 5-2

WOMEN’S SINGLES:  Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-2

MIXED DOUBLES:  Martina Hingis/Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Alisa Kleybanova/Andy Roddick (Lasers) 5-4

 

Mylan WTT Finals MVP:  Bobby Reynolds, Washington Kastles

 

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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

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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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World TeamTennis: Texas Wild down New York Sportimes, 22-20

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NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 – Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi won his men’s doubles and mixed doubles events, leading the Texas Wild to a 22-20 win over the NY Sportimes in a Mylan World TeamTennis matchup at SPORTIME Randall’s Island in Manhattan. The night, which featured Tennis Hall of Famers John McEnroe for the Sportimes and Jim Courier for the Wild, also benefited the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), which provides scholarships, coaching, transportation and other financial assistance to qualified young tennis players in the greater New York area.

Texas (8-5) got off to a strong start as the men’s doubles team of Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Qureshin won, 5-2, over Robert Kendrick and Jesse Witten, with McEnroe substituting in for Witten during the event, permitted in Mylan WTT play. The Wild extended their advantage to 10-4 when Eugenie Bouchard topped Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 5-2.

Then in the matchup of marquee players, McEnroe and Courier played an entertaining men’s singles set, splitting the first eight games en route to a tiebreak, which McEnroe won for a 5-4 win to cut the Sportimes’ deficit to 14-9 at halftime.

McEnroe stayed on court for a third match, teaming with Kveta Peschke in mixed doubles vs. Darija Jurak and Qureshi. The Sportimes duo battled back from a 4-2 deficit, but the visitors came away with a 5-4 win to boost the Wild’s lead to 19-13.

Facing the six-game deficit, the Sportimes’ women’s doubles team of Groenefeld and Peschke had the nearly impossible task of winning the set, overtime and supertiebreak to pull out the match. They won the set, 5-2, over Jurak and Bouchard then won the first two games of overtime to trail by just a game. But on Bouchard’s serve in the third overtime game, Texas closed out the match.

The Sportimes (4-8) dropped their fifth straight, and remain in a three-way tie for second place in the Mylan WTT Eastern Conference along with Boston and Philadelphia, which both also fell in matches on Monday.

On Tuesday the Sportimes close the home season with a matchup with the Washington Kastles, with former Sportimes star Martina Hingis.

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Texas Wild 22, NY Sportimes 20, OT

Men’s Doubles, Alex Bogomolov Jr./Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) d. Robert Kendrick/Jesse Witten (John McEnroe substitution), 5-2

Women’s Singles, Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) d. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 5-2

Men’s Singles, McEnroe (Sportimes) d. Jim Courier, 5-4

Mixed Doubles, Darija Jurak/Qureshi (Wild) d. Kveta Peschke/McEnroe, 5-4

Women’s Doubles, Peschke/Groenefeld (Sportimes) d. Bouchard/Jurak, 5-2

OT: Peschke/Gronefeld (Sportimes) d. Bouchard/Jurak, 2-1

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WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP SET:  With their wins tonight, the Springfield Lasers and Texas Wild will face each other in the Western Conference Championship on Thursday, July 25, on the court of the team with the best record in the Western Conference.  The top-seeded team in the Western Conference is yet to be determined.  These two teams join the Washington Kastles in the playoff field for the 2013 post season.  The second seed in the Eastern Conference Championship has yet to be determined.

 

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Monday, 7/22

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FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

Springfield Lasers def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 23-15 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Alisa Kleybanova\Vania King (Lasers) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Amir Weintraub\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Eric Butorac\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) def. Alisa Kleybanova\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) 5-2

Overtime – Mixed Doubles – Vania King\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Eric Butorac\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 1-0

 

Texas Wild def. NEW YORK SPORTIMES 22-20 (OT)

Men’s Doubles – Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-2

Men’s Singles – John McEnroe (Sportimes) def. Jim Courier (Wild) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Darija Jurak\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) def. Kveta Peschke\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-2

Overtime – Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) 2-1

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Philadelphia Freedoms 23-13

Mixed Doubles – Anastasia Rodionova\Frederik Nielsen (Kastles) def. Jordan Kerr\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Sachia Vickery (Freedoms) 5-0

Men’s Doubles – Jordan Kerr\Samuel Groth (Freedoms) def. Frederik Nielsen\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Sachia Vickery\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-2

 

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Orange County Breakers 21-16

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Treat Huey\Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) def. Taylor Townsend (Capitals) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Mark Knowles\Sam Querrey (Capitals) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Megan Moulton-Levy\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Maria Elena Camerin\Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) 5-0

Men’s Singles – Sam Querrey (Capitals) def. Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-2

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

y – Washington Kastles           12        10        2          0.833   –

Boston Lobsters                      12        4          8          0.333   6

New York Sportimes              12        4          8          0.333   6

Philadelphia Freedoms            12        4          8          0.333   6

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

x – Springfield Lasers              12        8          4          0.667   –

x – Texas Wild                         13        8          5          0.615   0.5

Orange County Breakers        13        6          7          0.462   2.5

Sacramento Capitals               12        5          7          0.417   3

 

x = Clinched playoff spot

y = Clinched #1 seed for Conference Championship

 

Next Matches: 7/23/2013

Boston Lobsters @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Sacramento Capitals @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Washington Kastles @ NEW YORK SPORTIMES, 7:30 PM (EDT)

 

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World TeamTennis Results for July 19, 2013

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Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Friday, 7/19
(Home teams in capital letters)
FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:
BOSTON LOBSTERS def. Sacramento Capitals 19-15 (OT)
Men’s Singles – Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) def. Ryan Sweeting (Capitals) 5-2
Women’s Singles – Jill Craybas (Lobsters) def. Olga Govortsova (Capitals) 5-1
Mixed Doubles – Eric Butorac\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) def. Mark Knowles\Megan Moulton-Levy (Capitals) 5-2
Women’s Doubles – Olga Govortsova\Megan Moulton-Levy (Capitals) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-2
Men’s Doubles – Ryan Sweeting\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Eric Butorac\Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-1
Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Eric Butorac\Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) def. Ryan Sweeting\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 1-0
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. Orange County Breakers 22-19
Men’s Singles – Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-3
Women’s Doubles – Victoria Duval\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) def. Maria Elena Camerin\Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) 5-3
Mixed Doubles – Liga Dekmeijere\Treat Huey (Breakers) def. Liezel Huber\Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-4
Women’s Singles – Victoria Duval (Freedoms) def. Maria Elena Camerin (Breakers) 5-2
Men’s Doubles – Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-4
Washington Kastles def. TEXAS WILD 23-16 (OT)
Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Rajeev Ram (Kastles) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Bob Bryan (Wild) 5-3
Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-1
Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-3
Women’s Doubles – Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-4
Men’s Doubles – Bob Bryan\Mike Bryan (Wild) def. Rajeev Ram\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-2
Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Rajeev Ram\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Bob Bryan\Mike Bryan (Wild) 1-0
Standings
Eastern Conference     MP     W     L     PCT     MB
Washington Kastles         9      7      2     0.778      –
New York Sportimes        9      4      5     0.444      3
Boston Lobsters               10      4      6     0.400    3.5
Philadelphia Freedoms    9      3      6     0.333      4
Western Conference         MP     W     L     PCT     MB
Springfield Lasers                 9      6      3      0.667      –
Orange County Breakers     10      6      4      0.600      0.5
Texas Wild                             10      5      5      0.500      1.5
Sacramento Capitals            10      3      7      0.300      3.5
Next Matches: 7/20/2013
New York Sportimes @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:10 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia Freedoms @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Orange County Breakers @ TEXAS WILD, 7:35 PM (CDT)
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McEnroe Splits Pair As Orange County Breakers Top New York Sportimes, 21-13

 

John McEnroe photo by ©Jacque Medina

ALBANY, July 18, 2013 – On a night in which Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe made his first appearance of the year for the NY Sportimes, it was Orange County’s Coco Vandeweghe and Steve Johnson who stole the show, winning two events apiece to pace the visiting Breakers to a 21-13 Mylan World TeamTennis win at SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y. Thursday.

Johnson picked up a 5-3 win over his men’s singles counterpart, Jesse Witten, before McEnroe teamed with Kveta Peschke to provide the Sportimes’ only event win, a 5-0 whitewashing of Maria Elena Camerin and Trent Huey in mixed doubles, giving the hosts a brief, 8-5 lead. But Huey turned the tables in men’s doubles, pairing with Johnson to upend McEnroe and Robert Kendrick, 5-2, for a 10-10 halftime tie.

The first set [mixed doubles with Kveta Peschke] was great,” said McEnroe. Kveta is a great doubles player to play with.”

It was all Breakers (6-3) after that, with Vandeweghe topping Anna-Lena Groenefeld, 5-2, then along with partner Camerin handing Groenefeld and Peschke their first women’s doubles defeat of the Mylan WTT season, 5-1, to win going away.

“It was kind of like a rollercoaster in a way,” added McEnroe. “It started bad, then we got on a roll but then it all derailed. But that’s why World TeamTennis is fun. It’s unpredictable.”

The Sportimes (4-5) dropped their second straight, finishing the Albany portion of their home schedule at 3-2. McEnroe will lead the squad as they battle the Texas Wild on Monday at SPORTIME Randall’s Island in the first of two matches held there. On Tuesday the Sportimes close the home season with a matchup with the Washington Kastles.

Orange County moved into first place in the Mylan WTT Western Conference with the win, pending the outcome of the late Springfield vs. Sacramento match this evening.

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Orange County Breakers def. NEW YORK SPORTIMES 20-13

Men’s Singles – Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Kveta PeschkeJohn McEnroe (Sportimes) def. Maria Elena CamerinTreat Huey (Breakers) 5-0

Men’s Doubles – Treat HueySteve Johnson (Breakers) def. Robert KendrickJohn McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Maria Elena CamerinCoco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Anna-Lena GroenefeldKveta Peschke (Sportimes) 5-1

 

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Thursday, 7/18

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

Orange County Breakers def. NEW YORK SPORTIMES 20-13

Men’s Singles – Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\John McEnroe (Sportimes) def. Maria Elena Camerin\Treat Huey (Breakers) 5-0

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Maria Elena Camerin\Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) 5-1

 

SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Sacramento Capitals 20-19 (7-2 STB)

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Ryan Sweeting\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Alisa Kleybanova\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Olga Govortsova\Ryan Sweeting (Capitals) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Ryan Sweeting (Capitals) def. Rik De Voest (Lasers) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Olga Govortsova (Capitals) def. Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Vania King\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Olga Govortsova (Capitals) 5-4

Supertiebreaker – Women’s Doubles – Vania King\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Olga Govortsova (Capitals) 1-0 (7-2)

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                8          6          2          0.750   –

New York Sportimes              9          4          5          0.444   2.5

Boston Lobsters                      9          3          6          0.333   3.5

Philadelphia Freedoms            8          2          6          0.250   4

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Orange County Breakers        9          6          3          0.667   –

Springfield Lasers                   9          6          3          0.667   0

Texas Wild                              9          5          4          0.556   1

Sacramento Capitals               9          3          6          0.333   3

 

Next Matches: 7/19/2013

Sacramento Capitals @ BOSTON LOBSTERS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Orange County Breakers @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Washington Kastles @ TEXAS WILD, 7:35 PM (CDT)

 

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World TeamTennis Results for July 17, 2013

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Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Wednesday, 7/17

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. New York Sportimes 21-16

Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Liezel Huber\Victoria Duval (Freedoms) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Samuel Groth\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) def. Robert Kendrick\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Victoria Duval (Freedoms) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Springfield Lasers 21-15

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Rik De Voest (Lasers) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Rik De Voest\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Vania King\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Jean-Julien Rojer\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-2

 

Texas Wild def. SACRAMENTO CAPITALS 22-19

Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Ryan Sweeting (Capitals) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Olga Govortsova (Capitals) def. Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Bob Bryan\Mike Bryan (Wild) def. Mark Knowles\Ryan Sweeting (Capitals) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Olga Govortsova\Megan Moulton-Levy (Capitals) def. Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Bob Bryan\Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) def. Mark Knowles\Olga Govortsova (Capitals) 5-3

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                8          6          2          0.750  –

New York Sportimes              8          4          4          0.500  2

Boston Lobsters                      9          3          6          0.333  3.5

Philadelphia Freedoms            8          2          6          0.250  4

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Orange County Breakers        8          5          3          0.625  –

Springfield Lasers                   8          5          3          0.625  0

Texas Wild                              9          5          4          0.556  0.5

Sacramento Capitals               8          3          5          0.375  2

 

Next Matches: 7/18/2013

Sacramento Capitals @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Orange County Breakers @ NEW YORK SPORTIMES, 7:30 PM (EDT)

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World TeamTennis Results for July 16, 2013

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Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Tuesday, 7/16

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

NEW YORK SPORTIMES def. Boston Lobsters 21-14

Men’s Doubles – Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Eric Butorac\Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Katalin Marosi\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) def. Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-2

 

Washington Kastles def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 22-18

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Samuel Groth\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) 5-1

Women’s Doubles – Victoria Duval\Liezel Huber (Freedoms) def. Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Victoria Duval (Freedoms) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-3

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) tied Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 1-1

 

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS def. Texas Wild 23-17

Men’s Singles – Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Treat Huey\Maria Elena Camerin (Breakers) def. Mike Bryan\Darija Jurak (Wild) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Bob Bryan\Mike Bryan (Wild) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) def. Maria Elena Camerin\Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-1

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                7          5          2          0.714   –

New York Sportimes              7          4          3          0.571   1

Boston Lobsters                      9          3          6          0.333   3

Philadelphia Freedoms            7          1          6          0.143   4

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Springfield Lasers                   7          5          2          0.714   –

Orange County Breakers        8          5          3          0.625   0.5

Texas Wild                              8          4          4          0.500   1.5

Sacramento Capitals               7          3          4          0.429   2

 

Next Matches: 7/17/2013

New York Sportimes @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Springfield Lasers @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:10 PM (EDT)

Texas Wild @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:35 PM (PDT)

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