FORMER TOP 10 PLAYER COCO VANDEWEGHE TO PLAY WORLD TEAMTENNIS
MATCH WITH SAN DIEGO AVIATORS AT OMNI LA COSTA RESORT & SPA
Rancho Santa Fe Resident to Play for Aviators on Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (PDT)
CARLSBAD, Calif. – (July 2, 2019) – The San Diego Aviators of World TeamTennis have signed former Australian Open and US Open semifinalist CoCo Vandeweghe to play on Monday, July 22 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa against the visiting Philadelphia Freedoms. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. (PDT).
Vandeweghe, a resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., reached a career-high No. 10 in the Women’s Tennis Association singles rankings in November, 2017. Earlier that year, the 27-year-old Vandeweghe advanced to the semifinals at the Australian Open and US Open.
“Playing World TeamTennis for the Aviators at La Costa is a really fun experience,” said Vandeweghe, who will be making an appearance with the Aviators for the third straight WTT season. “I love being on a team and having your teammates cheering you on during a match makes it even more exciting.”
Vandeweghe has been recovering from an ankle injury which has sidelined her since last October when she teamed in doubles with current World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia to reach the semifinals of the WTA Finals in Singapore. Earlier in 2018, Vandeweghe and Barty won doubles titles at the US Open and Miami Open.
“We are thrilled to have San Diego’s hometown tennis hero returning to play for the Aviators on Monday, July 22,” said Cari Buck, Aviators general manager. “It’s not very often a local professional tennis player like CoCo Vandeweghe can play a pro match in front of a home crowd.”
The Aviators announced last month that Rancho Santa Fe native Taylor Fritz will play for San Diego in the home opener on Friday, July 19 against the Las Vegas Rollers and a road match in Newport Beach, Calif., on Saturday, July 20 versus the Orange County Breakers.
Rising American star Amanda Anisimova, a semifinalist at this year’s French Open, will also be playing home matches for the Aviators on Thursday, July 25 against the New York Empire and on Friday, July 26 versus the Orange County Breakers.
In addition to Vandeweghe, Fritz and Anisimova, the Aviators roster for the 2019 WTT season includes doubles specialist Jonny O’Mara of Great Britain, American Christian Harrison, Astra Sharma of Australia, and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld, who played for the Aviators in 2018.
The Aviators will play the following home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.
Friday, July 19 San Diego Aviators vs. Las Vegas Rollers 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers 5 p.m.
Monday, July 22 San Diego Aviators vs. Philadelphia Freedoms 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 25 San Diego Aviators vs. New York Empire 7 p.m.
Friday, July 26 San Diego Aviators vs. Orange County Breakers 7 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30 San Diego Aviators vs. Washington Kastles 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 San Diego Aviators vs. Orlando Storm 7 p.m.
(All Times PDT)
For the complete home and away schedule, click here. For ticket information for all San Diego Aviators home matches at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, click here.
The 2019 WTT regular season, which features eight teams, will be played July 14-31. The top four teams will advance to the WTT playoffs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, August 2, followed by the WTT Finals on Saturday, August 3.