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World TeamTennis Announces 2013 Schedule

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(March 6, 2013) NEW YORK, N.Y. – The schedule for the 38th season of World TeamTennis has been released. The regular season runs July 7-24, with conference championships scheduled for Thursday, July 25, and concludes with the Mylan WTT Finals on Sunday, July 28.

The season begins on Sunday, July 7 with six of the eight teams in action. But the focus will be on Monday, July 8, when the back-to-back champion WashingtonKastles host their rivals, the New York Sportimes at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf in Washington, D.C.

The Kastles have not lost a match during the past two seasons, winning the 2011 and 2012 Mylan WTT titles. Washington edged Sacramento in the 2012 Finals to complete their second consecutive undefeated season and hoisted the King Trophy for the third time in franchise history. Heading into the 2013 Mylan WTT season, the Kastles have won 32 consecutive matches, including two championship finals.

Their streak ranks among sports’ best and is the second longest in major pro sports league history. The Kastles are one win shy of tying the mark of 33 consecutive wins, held by the NBA’s 1971-72 Lakers. If the Kastles can win their home opener, they will have the opportunity to set a new record on their home court on July 9 when 2012 Finals MVP Venus Williams joins the lineup.

Williams and the Kastles will also visit the League’s newest team, the Irving, Texas-based Texas Wild, on July 10. The Wild are led by the world’s top ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan who will make their home debut on July 20.

Several of tennis’ biggest names are playing Mylan World TeamTennis this summer. Andy Roddick will play five matches for the Springfield Lasers, while rising American star Sloane Stephens joins the Philadelphia Freedoms for home matches on July 16 and 17, and road matches on July 15 and 20.

Mardy Fish returns to Mylan WTT action, playing home matches for the Sacramento Capitals on July 10, 12 and 13.

Other top names set for Mylan WTT action this summer include Mark Philippoussis of the Boston Lobsters and Sam Querrey of the Sacramento Capitals. Philippoussis will play on the road in Texas on July 13 and several home matches still to be determined. Querrey helps the Capitals close out the regular season with matches on July 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Each of the eight teams will play 14 matches – seven home, seven away. Eastern Conference teams are the Boston Lobsters, New York Sportimes, Philadelphia Freedoms and Washington Kastles. Western Conference teams are Orange County Breakers, Sacramento Capitals, Springfield Lasers and Texas Wild. The top two teams from both the Western and Eastern Conference advance to their respective Conference Championships on July 25. The Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO, will be contested on July 28 on the home court of the Eastern Conference Champion.

Team lineups will be finalized next week in Indian Wells at the Mylan WTT Roster Draft on Tuesday, March 12 at Noon EST on WTT.com. Marquee players typically play a limited schedule while roster players play the full 3-week season.

For a full schedule and list of marquee player dates, visit www.WTT.com.

2013 SCHEDULE – Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO

including Marquee matches in parentheses – subject to change (as of March 6, 2013)

Sunday, July 7

New York Sportimes @ Boston Lobsters

Philadelphia Freedoms @ Orange County Breakers

Texas Wild @ Sacramento Capitals

Monday, July 8

New York Sportimes @ Washington Kastles

Boston Lobsters @ Springfield Lasers

Texas Wild @ Orange County Breakers

Philadelphia Freedoms @ Sacramento Capitals

Tuesday, July 9

Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick – SPR) @ New York Sportimes# #in Albany

Boston Lobsters @ Washington Kastles (Venus Williams – WAS)

Wednesday, July 10

New York Sportimes @ Boston Lobsters

Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick – SPR) @ Philadelphia Freedoms

Washington Kastles (Venus Williams – WAS) @ Texas Wild

Orange County Breakers @ Sacramento Capitals (Mardy Fish – SAC)

Thursday, July 11

Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick – SPR) @ Washington Kastles

Orange County Breakers @ Texas Wild

Friday, July 12

Philadelphia Freedoms @ New York Sportimes# #in Albany

Orange County Breakers @ Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick – SPR)

Boston Lobsters @ Sacramento Capitals (Mardy Fish – SAC)

Saturday, July 13

Boston Lobsters (Mark Philippoussis – BOS) @ Texas Wild

Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick – SPR) @ Orange County Breakers

Washington Kastles @ Sacramento Capitals (Mardy Fish – SAC)

Sunday, July 14

Philadelphia Freedoms @ Boston Lobsters

Sacramento Capitals @ Texas Wild

Monday, July 15

Washington Kastles @ Boston Lobsters

Philadelphia Freedoms (Sloane Stephens – PHL) @ New York Sportimes# #in Albany

Texas Wild @ Springfield Lasers

Sacramento Capitals @ Orange County Breakers

Tuesday, July 16

Boston Lobsters @ New York Sportimes# #in Albany

Washington Kastles @ Philadelphia Freedoms (Sloane Stephens – PHL)

Texas Wild (Bob & Mike Bryan – TEX) @ Orange County Breakers

Wednesday, July 17

New York Sportimes @ Philadelphia Freedoms (Sloane Stephens – PHL)

Springfield Lasers @ Washington Kastles

Texas Wild (Bob & Mike Bryan – TEX) @ Sacramento Capitals

Thursday, July 18

Orange County Breakers @ New York Sportimes# #in Albany

Sacramento Capitals @ Springfield Lasers

Friday, July 19

Sacramento Capitals @ Boston Lobsters

Orange County Breakers @ Philadelphia Freedoms

Washington Kastles @ Texas Wild

Saturday, July 20

New York Sportimes @ Washington Kastles

Philadelphia Freedoms (Sloane Stephens – PHL) @ Springfield Lasers

Orange County Breakers @ Texas Wild (Bob & Mike Bryan – TEX)

Sunday, July 21

Washington Kastles @ Boston Lobsters

Texas Wild (Bob & Mike Bryan – TEX) @ Philadelphia Freedoms

New York Sportimes @ Springfield Lasers

Sacramento Capitals (Sam Querrey – SAC) @ Orange County Breakers

Monday, July 22

Springfield Lasers @ Boston Lobsters

Texas Wild @ New York Sportimes* *at Randall’s Island

Philadelphia Freedoms @ Washington Kastles

Orange County Breakers @ Sacramento Capitals (Sam Querrey – SAC)

Tuesday, July 23

Washington Kastles @ New York Sportimes* *at Randall’s Island

Boston Lobsters @ Philadelphia Freedoms

Sacramento Capitals (Sam Querrey – SAC) @ Springfield Lasers

Wednesday, July 24

New York Sportimes @ Philadelphia Freedoms

Boston Lobsters @ Washington Kastles

Sacramento Capitals (Sam Querrey – SAC) @ Texas Wild

Springfield Lasers @ Orange County Breakers

POST-SEASON:

Thursday, July 25

Mylan WTT Western Conference Championship presented by GEICO – #1 vs. #2 Western Conference teams, location TBD

Mylan WTT Eastern Conference Championship presented by GEICO – #1 vs. #2 Eastern Conference teams, location TBD

Sunday, July 28

Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO – at home court of Eastern Conference Champion

Mylan World TeamTennis – TEAM VENUES

TEAM Match Venue / Match Start Time

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Orange County Breakers Bren Events Center at UC Irvine Campus, Irvine, Calif. / 7:00pm PT

Sacramento Capitals Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion, Citrus Heights, Calif. / 7:35pm PT

Texas Wild Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas / 7:35pm CT

Springfield Lasers Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, Springfield, Mo. / 7:05pm CT

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Boston Lobsters The Joan Norton Tennis Center at Manchester Athletic Club, Manchester, Mass. // 7:00pm ET

New York Sportimes *Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island, New York, N.Y. and #SEFCU Arena, Albany, N.Y. / 7:30pm ET

Philadelphia Freedoms The Pavilion at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. / 7:00pm ET

Washington Kastles Kastles Stadium at the Wharf, Washington, D.C. / 7:10pm ET

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Andy Roddick, Sloane Stephens Lead World TeamTennis Player Draft

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(February 12, 2013) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Andy Roddick is returning to the tennis
courts this summer.

The former world number one was the top pick in Tuesday’s World
TeamTennis Marquee Draft. Roddick, who first started with Mylan WTT in
2000, will play for the Springfield Lasers. This will be Roddick’s 7th
Mylan WTT season and his first since 2010.

“I first played World TeamTennis when I was just starting out and have
played throughout my career so I’m excited to be back,” said Roddick. “I’ve
always liked the competition and the fan energy. I love being on a team and
am looking forward to playing for the Springfield Lasers this July.”

Sloane Stephens, a young American who is currently ranked No. 17 on the WTA
Tour, was selected by the Philadelphia Freedoms with their first-round pick.
The 20-year-old Stephens first played Mylan World TeamTennis in 2009 as part
of an all-amateur USTA team.

The newest Mylan WTT franchise, Texas Wild, will bring the world’s best
doubles team to their new home court in Irving, Texas. The Wild, who
relocated to Texas this year after 20 seasons in Kansas City, protected the
rights to Bob and Mike Bryan who are back for their 11th season.

Venus Williams, who led the Washington Kastles to their second straight
undefeated season and championship title in 2012, returns to the nation’s
capital for her 10th Mylan WTT season. The three-time champion Kastles will
be taking a 32-match win streak into their 2013 season opener.

Two of the top Americans on the ATP Tour will once again play for the
Sacramento Capitals. The Caps protected their rights to Sam Querrey and
Mardy Fish. Querrey is ranked No. 20 on the ATP Tour and Fish is No. 32.

In a trade completed prior to Tuesday’s draft, the Boston Lobsters acquired
the rights to Mark Philippoussis from the Philadelphia Freedoms.

Teams will complete their lineups next month when the Mylan WTT Roster Draft
is held March 12 in Indian Wells, Calif. Dates for all Mylan WTT matches
will be announced during the week of March 4 when the 2013 schedule is
released.

Each of the eight teams will play 14 matches – seven home, seven away.
Eastern Conference teams are the Boston Lobsters, New York Sportimes,
Philadelphia Freedoms and Washington Kastles. Western Conference teams are
Orange County Breakers, Sacramento Capitals, Springfield Lasers and Texas
Wild.

The eight teams will compete in two conferences during the regular season
which concludes on Wednesday, July 24. The top two teams from both the
Western and Eastern Conference advance to the 2013 Mylan WTT Conference
Championships which will be hosted on Thursday, July 25 by the top-seeded
team in each Conference. The 2013 Mylan WTT Finals will be contested on the
home court of the Eastern Conference Champions.

Mylan WTT Marquee Draft Selections (in Draft order)
1. SPRINGFIELD LASERS: Andy Roddick (1st round selection)
2. TEXAS WILD: Bob and Mike Bryan (1st round protection)
3. BOSTON LOBSTERS: Mark Philippoussis (1st round protection -
acquired rights via pre-Draft trade with Philadelphia Freedoms)
4. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS: Sloane Stephens (1st round selection)
5. ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS: no Marquee Player selection
6. NEW YORK SPORTIMES: no Marquee Player selection
7. SACRAMENTO CAPITALS: Mardy Fish (1st round protection); Sam Querrey
(2nd round protection)
8. WASHINGTON KASTLES: Venus Williams (2nd round protection)

Marquee Player Matches (dates TBD when schedule is released in early March;
additional visits could be added before season):

BOSTON LOBSTERS: Mark Philippoussis (3 matches).

NEW YORK SPORTIMES: Visiting players are Andy Roddick (Springfield Lasers)
and Sloane Stephens (Philadelphia Freedoms) for one match each in Albany,
N.Y.

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS: Visiting players are Bob and Mike Bryan (Texas
Wild), and Andy Roddick (Springfield Lasers)
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS: Sloane Stephens (2 home matches). Visiting players
are Bob and Mike Bryan (Texas Wild) and Andy Roddick (Springfield Lasers).
SACRAMENTO CAPITALS: Mardy Fish (2-3 home matches); Sam Querrey (3rd week

of season). Visiting players are Bob and Mike Bryan (Texas Wild).
SPRINGFIELD LASERS: Andy Roddick (1 home match). Visiting player is Sloane
Stephens (Philadelphia Freedoms).
TEXAS WILD: Bob and Mike Bryan (1 home match). Visiting player is Venus
Williams (Washington Kastles).
WASHINGTON KASTLES: Venus Williams (1 home match). Visiting player is Andy
Roddick (Springfield Lasers).

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Dates for 2013 World TeamTennis Season Announced

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 30, 2013) – The 2013 schedule for World TeamTennis will start on Sunday, July 7, with 59 matches scheduled throughout July. League officials today released the dates for the 38th season of Mylan WTT, which concludes with the WTT Finals on Sunday, July 28.

Eight teams will compete in two conferences during the regular season which concludes on Wednesday, July 24. The top two teams from both the Western and Eastern Conference advance to the 2013 Mylan WTT Conference Championships which will be hosted on Thursday, July 25 by the top-seeded team in each Conference. The 2013 Mylan WTT Finals will be contested on the home court of the Eastern Conference Champions.

The Finals are being moved back to their traditional July spot following a one-year move to a September final due to 2012 Olympics scheduling.

Team schedules for the three-week regular season will be announced in early March. The three-time champion Washington Kastles, who won their second consecutive WTT title last summer with back-to-back undefeated 16-0 seasons, will be taking a 32-match win streak into their 2013 season opener.

Each of the eight teams will play 14 matches – seven home, seven away. Eastern Conference teams are the Boston Lobsters, New York Sportimes, Philadelphia Freedoms and Washington Kastles. Western Conference teams are Orange County Breakers, Sacramento Capitals, Springfield Lasers and the yet-unnamed Irving, Texas-based team which recently relocated from Kansas City. The Texas team is currently holding a Name Your Team contest through January 31 at www.WTT.com/Texas.

Team lineups will start to be developed at the Mylan WTT Marquee Draft on Tuesday, February 12, with the rosters finalized at the Mylan WTT Roster Draft on Tuesday, March 12. Both drafts are scheduled for Noon EST on WTT.com.

2013 MYLAN WTT KEY DATES:

Tues., February 12 (Noon ET) Mylan WTT Marquee Draft

Week of March 4 2013 match schedule released

Tues., March 12 (Noon ET) Mylan WTT Roster Draft

Sun., July 7 – Wed., July 24 Mylan WTT Regular Season

Thurs., July 25 Mylan WTT Conference Championships presented by GEICO (location: hosted by top seeded team in both Eastern and Western Conferences)

Sun., July 28 Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO (location: at home court of Eastern Conference Champion)

TEAM MATCH VENUE

WESTERN CONFERENCE:

Orange County Breakers Bren Events Center at UC Irvine Campus, Irvine, Calif.

Sacramento Capitals Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion, Citrus Heights, Calif.

Irving, Texas (team name TBD) Venue TBD, Irving, Texas

Springfield Lasers Mediacom Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, Springfield, Mo.

EASTERN CONFERENCE:

Boston Lobsters The Joan Norton Tennis Center at Manchester Athletic Club, Manchester, Mass.

New York Sportimes Sportime Stadium at Randall’s Island, New York, N.Y.

Philadelphia Freedoms The Pavilion at Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.

Washington Kastles Kastles Stadium at the Wharf, Washington, D.C.


 

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Venus Williams Leads Washington Kastles to World TeamTennis Title

Sept. 16, 2012; Charleston,SC, USA; 2012 World Team Tennis Finals Weekend
2012 World Team Tennis Champions, the Washington Kastles. Photo by Fred & Susan Mullane/Camerawork USA

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 16, 2012) – Venus Williams led the Washington Kastles to their second consecutive World TeamTennis title today with a 20-19 victory over the Sacramento Capitals at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C. Williams was also named the Finals MVP, winning her sets in women’s doubles, mixed doubles and the decisive final set of women’s singles.

The win gives the Kastles 32 consecutive match wins, the second longest streak in U.S. pro sports history. The top mark is 33, held by the NBA’s 1971-72 Lakers.

With the overall score tied at 15-15 heading into the final set, Williams edged Coco Vandeweghe 5-4 in women’s singles to give the Kastles their third title in the past four seasons. Although Williams was part of championship teams in Philadelphia and Washington, this was the first time she had played in the championship match. She credited her Kastles teammates for giving her the edge in a tight final set. “I had to come out on fire today,” said Williams. “Knowing I had to play for my team was motivating.”

“Coco played her heart out,” said Sacramento coach Wayne Bryan. ” I’m very proud of our team and congratulations to the Kastles.”

Sacramento led early when Kevin Anderson defeated Bobby Reynolds in the opening set, winning men’s singles 5-3. Anderson served up three aces and won 79 percent of his first serve points compared to 61 percent for Reynolds.

Washington broke Asia Muhammad’s serve twice in women’s doubles and closed out the set on Venus Williams’ serve, 5-1.

Men’s doubles was highlighted by brilliant shot-making by the Kastles’ Leander Paes but it was the Caps that broke Paes serve for a 2-1 lead. Anderson pushed the lead to 4-2 on his serve and broke Paes serve for a second time to take the set 5-2 and lead 11-10 at halftime.

Coach Wayne Bryan started Anderson in mixed doubles to take advantage of his big serve and the strategy worked as Sacramento won the first game and broke Paes serve to lead 2-0. Washington broke back against Vandeweghe’s serve then Williams held to tie the set at 2-2. After a seesaw battle that evened the score at 4-all, Washington pulled out the set win in a 9-point tiebreak, 5-4 (1).

FINAL RESULTS:
World TeamTennis Finals

Family Circle Tennis Center – Charleston, S.C. – Sunday, September 16

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Sacramento Capitals 20-19

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Venus Williams\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) def. Yasmin Schnack\Asia Muhammad (Capitals) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Mark Knowles\Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Leander Paes\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Mark Knowles\Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) 5-4

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Washington Kastles Extend Win Streak to 31, Advance to WTT Finals

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 15, 2012) –The Washington Kastles extended their win streak to 31 matches and moved one step closer to another undefeated season with a 19-15 win over the New York Sportimes at the WTT Eastern Conference Championship  on Saturday at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

Washington will face the Western Conference Champion Sacramento Capitals on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the WTT Finals. The Kastles are the defending WTT champions, winning the 2011 WTT title with an undefeated 16-0 season.

With the score tied at 14-14 heading into the final set of women’s singles, Ashley Harkleroad gave New York the overall lead with a break of Venus Williams’ serve in the opening game. Williams immediately broke back and ran out the set and the match 5-1. “I enjoy the pressure and there was so much pressure today to keep the streak going and get into the Finals,” said Williams.

It didn’t take long for the Washington Kastles to take early control of the match, with 2012 WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds and Leander Paes teaming up for a 5-2 win over John McEnroe and Robert Kendrick.

The Sportimes battled back in mixed doubles to even the match after two sets with a 5-2 win. Kveta Peschke started with McEnroe and ended the set with Robert Kendrick for the victory over Venus Williams and Leander Paes.

In men’s singles, the steady play of Reynolds was too much for New York’s Jesse Witten as Reynolds won the set 5-2, giving the Kastles a 12-9 halftime lead.

Peschke and Ashley Harkleroad upended Williams and Anastasia Rodionova in women’s doubles 5-2 to even the match at 14-all heading into the final set.

The key to the Kastles victory was playing the big points better than New York. Washington won seven of ten 3-all points throughout the five sets. “We had to play hard,” said Paes. “Hats off to New York, they threw everything at us. I am so happy to be on this Kastles team. This is what we do, we fight together as a team. Tomorrow’s final will be a real highlight of the season.”

The Sacramento Capitals lineup for the WTT Finals includes Kevin Anderson, Coco Vandeweghe, Mark Knowles, Yasmin Schnack and Asia Muhammad.

FINAL RESULTS – WTT Eastern Conference Championship presented by GEICO

Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. New York Sportimes 19-15

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Venus Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Ashley Harkleroad\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Anastasia Rodionova\Venus Williams (Kastles) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Ashley Harkleroad (Sportimes) 5-1

NEXT MATCH – at Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.:

Sunday, Sept. 16 – WTT Finals presented by GEICO – Sacramento Capitals vs. Washington Kastles – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

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Sacramento Capitals advance to WTT Finals with 25-15 victory over Orange County Breakers

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 14, 2012) — There has been a lot of talk about the Washington Kastles historic 30-match win streak leading into the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, but the Sacramento Capitals will have an opportunity to make history of their own after defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-15 to win the WTT Western Conference Championship and a spot in Sunday’s WTT Finals at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

The Capitals will be vying for a League-best seventh Championship title on Sunday when they face the winner of Saturday’s New York Sportimes-Washington Kastles Eastern Conference Championship match.

Sacramento jumped out to an early lead with a first set win in men’s singles. Kevin Anderson overpowered the Breakers’ John-Patrick Smith 5-3. Anderson started mixed doubles and won the first game on the South African’s big serve before Caps coach Wayne Bryan brought in doubles great Mark Knowles to join Coco Vandeweghe. Knowles was spectacular, hitting winners and leading the Caps to a 5-4 set win with Yasmin Schnack, who replaced Vandeweghe at 2-2.

Sacramento took a commanding 15-8 halftime lead after Anderson and Knowles overpowered Smith and Travis Parrott in men’s doubles, 5-1. Coco Vandeweghe edged the Breakers’ Jana Juricova 5-4 in women’s singles to give the Caps an eight-game lead going into the final set.

Schnack and Asia Muhammad closed out the victory for Sacramento with a 5-3 win over Groenefeld and Juricova in women’s doubles.

WTT action continues at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. when Venus Williams leads the Washington Kastles against the New York Sportimes with John McEnroe. The Kastles are riding a 30-match win streak that started with their unbeaten 2011 season, giving them the second longest U.S. pro sports team win streak in history.

The roster for the Kastles includes Williams, Leander Paes, 2012 WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds, Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova. McEnroe will be joined by Jesse Witten, Robert Kendrick, Kveta Peschke and Ashley Harkleroad for the Sportimes.

Ticket specials for the WTT Finals Weekend are available through the Family Circle Tennis Center box office, which opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For tickets, travel packages or more information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-677-2293 or visit www.familycirclecup.com.

Final results from the WTT Western Conference Championship presented by GEICO:

(Home team in capital letters)

Sacramento Capitals def. ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS, 25-15

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Breakers) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Kevin Anderson\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith\Travis Parrott (Breakers) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) def. Jana Juricova (Breakers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Asia Muhammad\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Jana Juricova (Breakers) 5-3

Next Matches:

9/15/2012

WTT Eastern Conference Championship presented by GEICO: New York Sportimes vs. WASHINGTON KASTLES, 6:30 PM (ET)

9/16/2012

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Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay Davenport and Kevin Anderson lead team lineups for WTT Finals Weekend in Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (August 16, 2012) — Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Lindsay
Davenport and Kevin Anderson will lead the lineup of top tennis players
battling for the World TeamTennis Championship at the WTT Finals Weekend
presented by GEICO, Sept. 14-16, at the Family Circle Tennis Center in
Charleston, S.C.
Ticket specials for the WTT Finals Weekend are available through the Family
Circle Tennis Center box office. Fans who purchase Terrace Level tickets
for Friday and Saturday through the FCTC Box Office will receive a free
ticket for Sunday’s Championship Final. A full weekend Terrace Level pass
is $77.00. Full weekend Box Seat passes are available for $160.50. Single
session tickets are $38.50 for Terrace Level and $53.50 for Box Seats. All
fees are included in ticket prices. For tickets, travel packages or more
information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-677-2293 or visit
www.familycirclecup.com.
Williams, who last month won the Olympic gold medal in doubles with her
sister Serena Williams, will join her Washington Kastles’ teammates
including WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova and
Arina Rodionova for the weekend and a chance to make history. After
capturing the 2011 title in Charleston with a 16-0 record, the Kastles won
all 14 of their 2012 regular season matches. The Kastles have not lost a
WTT match since July 22, 2010, which gives them the second longest U.S. pro
sports team win streak in history with 30 consecutive wins. The longest
U.S. pro sports team win streak is 33 games, held by the NBA’s 1971-72
Lakers.

Washington will battle their rivals, the New York Sportimes, for the Eastern
Conference Championship on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
McEnroe will team up with Jesse Witten, Robert Kendrick, Ashley Harkleroad
for the Sportimes. Martina Hingis, who led the Sportimes to the Conference
finals with her MVP performance this summer, will not be in Charleston due
to a scheduling conflict. The Sportimes are expected to name their final
roster player next week.
The best of the West face off on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. EDT, when
the Orange County Breakers take on the Sacramento Capitals in the Western
Conference Championship. The Breakers are the top-seed in the West and
will have WTT veteran Lindsay Davenport leading their lineup. The
three-time Grand Slam champion will be joined by WTT Male Rookie of the Year
John-Patrick Smith, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Jana Juricova and Travis Parrott.

South African Kevin Anderson, currently ranked No. 34 in the world in
singles, leads the Sacramento squad that also includes former doubles world
No. 1 Mark Knowles, and young Americans Yasmin Schnack and Asia Muhammad.
Wayne Bryan, father of Olympic gold medalists Bob and Mike Bryan, is the
longtime coach of the Sacramento Capitals.
The Conference Champions advance to the WTT Finals on Sunday, Sept. 16, at
3:30 p.m. EDT with the winner taking home the King Trophy, named after WTT
co-founder Billie Jean King.
For more information on the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, visit
www.WTT.com/Finals.
WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO – Schedule
Western Conference Championship -#2 Sacramento Capitals vs. #1 ORANGE COUNTY
BREAKERS – Friday, September 14 – 6:30 PM EDT
Eastern Conference Championship – #2 New York Sportimes vs. #1 WASHINGTON
KASTLES – Saturday, September 15 – 6:30 PM EDT
WTT Finals – #2 Western Conference Champion vs. #1 EASTERN CONFERENCE
CHAMPION – Sunday, September 16 – 3:30 PM EDT

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