San Diego County Tennis – Southern California Tennis News http://southerncaliforniatennis.org Tennis News, Events, Community Activities, Tournaments Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:35:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Harrison Leads Aviators To 18-17 Victory Over Springfield http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/harrison-leads-aviators-to-18-17-victory-over-springfield/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/harrison-leads-aviators-to-18-17-victory-over-springfield/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:31:15 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16979 Read more »]]> Rogers and Jurak Score 5-4 Victory in Women’s Doubles

Ryan Harrison continued to play clutch tennis this season as he led the defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators to an exciting 18-17 victory over the visiting Springfield Lasers on Tuesday night at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

Harrison and Raven Klaasen gave the Aviators an early lead as they opened the match with an impressive 5-1 victory over Jean-Julien Rojer and Benjamin Becker of the Lasers in Men’s Doubles.

However, Springfield roared back to take an 11-8 lead at halftime as 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone defeated Shelby Rogers of the Aviators 5-2 in Women’s Singles, and Jean-Julien Rojer and Abigail Spears dominated Klaasen and Darija Jurak 5-1 in Mixed Doubles.

In the fourth set of the evening, Rogers and Jurak overcame a 4-2 deficit in Women’s Doubles and came back to score a 5-4 victory over Schiavone and Spears to cut Springfield’s lead to 15-13.

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“I just told myself to be aggressive. Those girls (Schiavone and Spears) were playing unbelievable. You have to be the one that steps up on those deciding points. You just have to go for it, and it worked out,” Rogers said. “We come together every night. I was a little down in the singles, but they helped me through. That’s what it’s all about.”

With the Aviators trailing 15-13 going into the final set, Harrison faced Becker in Men’s Singles. After holding serve through the first five games, Harrison scored the critical service break in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead as Becker hit a cross court forehand wide on break point.

That was all Harrison needed as he served an ace at 2-0 to get to match point and then slammed a service winner to clinch the victory for the Aviators, who improved to 2-0 in the 2017 WTT campaign.

“I’ve been playing well all year. It really started around this time last year in World TeamTennis. My energy has been really good and very positive,” said Harrison, who credits WTT for lifting the level of his game. “I love the crowd. The DJ fires me up out there and plays some country music for me. The whole team atmosphere is great and it’s just hard not to be in a positive frame of mind.”

TURNING POINT: In the fourth set of the evening, the Aviators trailed the Lasers 4-2 in Women’s Doubles and faced a set point on a 3-3 point in the eighth game. Shelby Rogers nailed a brilliant down the line backhand winner to win the games and get back on serve at 3-4. Rogers and Darija Jurak eventually won the set 5-4 over Francesca Schiavone / Abigail Spears to pull San Diego within two games of the Lasers at 15-13.

NEXT ON: The Aviators travel to Washington D.C. on Thursday to take on Bob and Mike Bryan and the Washington Kastles at 7:00pm Eastern at Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center on the campus of George Washington University. Follow results on WTT.com/scores or www.sandiegoaviators.com. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

About the San Diego Aviators:
The San Diego Aviators, which are owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, return for their fourth Mylan World TeamTennis season. For the third consecutive year, they will make their home venue at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. After posting an 8-6 record to finish the 2016 season in first place, the Aviators captured their first Mylan World TeamTennis championship, defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-14 in the Mylan WTT Finals at the historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

 

San Diego Aviators 18, Springfield Lasers 17

Men’s Doubles
Raven Klaasen/ Ryan Harrison (San Diego Aviators) def. Jean-Julien Rojer / Benjamin Becker (Springfield Lasers), 5-1

Women’s Singles
Francesca Schiavone (Springfield Lasers) def. Shelby Rogers (San Diego Aviators), 5-2

Mixed Doubles
Jean-Julien Rojer / Abigail Spears (Springfield Lasers) def. Raven Klaasen / Darija Jurak (San Diego Aviators), 5-1

Women’s Doubles
Darija Jurak / Shelby Rogers (San Diego Aviators) def. Francesca Schiavone / Abigail Spears (Springfield Lasers), 5-4

Men’s Singles
Ryan Harrison (San Diego Aviators) def. Benjamin Becker (Springfield Lasers), 5-2

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Aviators Win Comeback Thriller Over Breakers In Home Opener http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/aviators-win-comeback-thriller-over-breakers-in-home-opener/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/aviators-win-comeback-thriller-over-breakers-in-home-opener/#respond Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:25:39 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16787 Read more »]]> Ryan Harrison Wins Singles and Doubles to Lead Aviators to 17-14 Victory

The defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators staged an incredible comeback on Sunday night to win their home opener at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa with a thrilling 17-14 victory over the Orange County Breakers.

Playing before a capacity crowd of 1,550, the first sellout in franchise history, the Aviators fell behind the Breakers 10-2 after dropping the Mixed Doubles and Women’s Doubles sets by identical 5-1 scores.

In Men’s Doubles, Ryan Harrison, the 2016 WTT Male MVP, and Raven Klaasen sparked San Diego’s comeback as they used strong service returns and excellent net play to defeat Ken Skupski and Teymuraz Gabashvili of the Breakers 5-1.

Following halftime, with the Breakers leading 11-7, Shelby Rogers of the Aviators took on five-time Grand Slam singles champion Maria Sharapova in Women’s Singles. After falling in a tough three-setter to top-seeded Angelique Kerber in the third round at Wimbledon, Rogers looked forward to playing Sharapova, a former No. 1 player in the world.

Rogers, a resident of Charleston, S.C., took advantage of the opportunity and delighted the home crowd with a hard-fought 5-3 victory over Sharapova. With the Breakers holding a slim 14-12 lead, it was time for Men’s Singles in the fifth and final set of the night.

Harrison showed why he is currently ranked No. 40 in the ATP World Tour singles rankings as he played near-perfect tennis in Men’s Singles, scoring a commanding 5-0 victory over Gabashvili to complete the Aviators comeback win.

“We had good energy. We started down early, but we stayed positive. We just went out there one set at a time and tried to put as many games on the board. Even when we were down, the crowd picked us up. It was a really fun atmosphere,” said Harrison. “I’m happy to be back in San Diego and looking forward to try and bring another title.”

The victory was especially sweet for Rogers, who enjoys the Mylan WTT experience. “It’s so great to be back. I was fired up to be competing alongside these amazing people. Last year we really became a family and it’s so nice to have them by my side again,” she said.

TURNING POINT: With the Breakers leading 14-11, late in the fourth set of the evening, Shelby Rogers cracked a perfectly executed down the line forehand winner on set point to win the Women’s Singles set 5-3 over Sharapova and pull the Aviators within two games of the Breakers at 14-12. The victory in Women’s Singles set up Ryan Harrison to complete the comeback in Men’s Singles.

NEXT ON: The Aviators will host former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and the Springfield Lasers on Tuesday at 7:00pm Pacific at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow results on WTT.com/scores or www.sandiegoaviators.com. Live streaming of the match can be viewed at: http://www.sandiegoaviators. com/pages/live

About the San Diego Aviators:
The San Diego Aviators, which are owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, return for their fourth Mylan World TeamTennis season. For the third consecutive year, they will make their home venue at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. After posting an 8-6 record to finish the 2016 season in first place, the Aviators captured their first Mylan World TeamTennis championship, defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-14 in the Mylan WTT Finals at the historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

For additional information on the San Diego Aviators, visit www.sandiegoaviators.com.

About Mylan World TeamTennis:
Mylan World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with the innovative team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. Recognized as the leader in professional team tennis competition, Mylan WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the League’s championship trophy named after King.

Since the League’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played Mylan WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert.

In July 2015, Mylan WTT became the fifth major professional team sports league in the U.S. to reach the 40th season milestone. In 2017, team owners Mark Ein and Fred Luddy acquired majority ownership of the organization. Learn more about the history and league champions of World TeamTennis at http://www.wtt.com/history.

San Diego Aviators 17, Orange County Breakers 14

Mixed Doubles
Ken Skupski / Andreja Klepac (Orange County Breakers) def. Raven Klaasen / Darija Jurak (San Diego Aviators) 5-1

Women’s Doubles
Maria Sharapova / Andreja Klepac (Orange County Breakers) def. Darija Jurak / Shelby Rogers (San Diego Aviators) 5-1

Men’s Doubles
Ryan Harrison / Raven Klaasen (San Diego Aviators) def. Ken Skupski / Teymuraz Gabashvili (Orange County Breakers) 5-1

Women’s Singles
Shelby Rogers (San Diego Aviators) def. Maria Sharapova (Orange County Breakers) 5-3

Men’s Singles
Ryan Harrison (San Diego Aviators) def. Teymuraz Gabashvili (Orange County Breakers) 5-0
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San Diego Teen Makes National Debut in USA Junior Tennis http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/san-diego-teen-makes-national-debut-in-usa-junior-tennis/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/san-diego-teen-makes-national-debut-in-usa-junior-tennis/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:56:29 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16561 Read more »]]> Siem “Sam” Woldeab picked up a tennis racket at age 7 as a fun summer activity. His family lived across the street from the Helix Charter High School tennis courts, so it was an easy choice. After a few lessons, however, he knew tennis was his sport.  Recently, the United States Tennis Association’s Player Development program confirmed that choice as Woldeab was one of eight top U.S. players named to the 2017 USA National Junior Team.

Woldeab, 15, is a sophomore at Helix High and a San Diego standout.  He is ranked No. 2 in both the U.S. and Southern California in the Boys’ 16’s Division.  As a USA National Junior Team member, he will receive training opportunities, coaching, and travel assistance to play select USTA National Championships and ITF junior tournaments this summer.

“I really want to go pro,” said Woldeab, a 6-foot 1-inch teen from La Mesa. “I know it will be hard but I have the drive.”

In 2008, Siem joined clinics led by Coach Lois Szepaniak and Coach Stan Jefferson at the East County Community Tennis Association Junior Programs. He also occasionally played in the site’s NJTL classes and on Junior Team Tennis squads. It was clear this was a life changing opportunity.

Coach Stan Jefferson and Siem Woldeab.

“In the beginning Siem was just like all of the other kids,” Szepaniak said. “After his first season of Junior Team Tennis, he fell in love with the game. He knew this was going to be a big part of his life. You could just see it when he played. He had passion and that made the difference.”

Woldeab is a first generation American born child to immigrant parents from Eritea, East Africa. His father, Tewolde “Ted”, and mother, Semainesh, have worked hard to give Siem and his 13 year-old sister, Winta, the opportunity to play tennis. Ted is a taxi driver on the graveyard shift, and Semainesh is an accountant, who works a traditional a day shift. They are firm believers in the importance of education. During the summers, they tutor their children and prepare them for the next grade level in many core classes. As a result, Woldeab maintains a 4.6 GPA with challenging courses.

“Our plan is never to leave the kids by themselves,” Ted said. “We are there first to keep them out of trouble, and second, to help them get an education with a scholarship.  If it works out they play professional tennis that is a gift.”

Siem plays tennis twice daily with Coach Stan Jefferson at Martin Luther King Park. They meet before school from 6 to 7:30am, and again after school from 4 to 6pm four days a week. The technical support from Jefferson and family help at home has given Siem the confidence to succeed. His current goal is to win the USTA National Boys’ 16’s Hardcourt Championships this summer.

 

“All I did was to create an environment to help him develop into a world class athlete,” said Jefferson, who has coached Siem for 8 years. “This is available to all of the kids in my program but Siem has taken my message to heart. I credit his success to personal drive and inspiration.”

Woldeab’s dedication and commitment is also evident to Helix Charter High Varsity Boys’ Coach Jay Diaz. As a freshman, Woldeab was the Valley League singles champion and the player of the year. He was undefeated in league play.

“If you go to high school it is a responsibility to give back and make your school look good,” Woldeab said. “It’s fun and it helps my team. I am always willing to play when they need me.”

Diaz said Woldeab has a mature tennis game with a level head. He is well-rounded and never tires on the court. He is the quintessential team player with a positive attitude.

“Siem doesn’t stress about anything,” Diaz said. “He is calm and patient. He’s a strategist and thinks three shots down the road. He was blessed with the perfect mindset and the ability to play the game. You can’t teach him, you can only mold him.”

If professional tennis doesn’t work out right away, however, Woldeab has a great back up plan, one that is more aligned with his parent’s goals for him.

“I’d love to go to Stanford University,” said Woldeab. “It would be a dream to play tennis there and get a great education. Then when I’m ready I could become a professional. So I guess it could all work out either way.”

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San Diego Aviators Announce Theme Nights And Promotions For Home Matches http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/san-diego-aviators-announce-theme-nights-and-promotions-for-home-matches/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/san-diego-aviators-announce-theme-nights-and-promotions-for-home-matches/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:22:44 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16718 Read more »]]> Mylan WTT Champion San Diego Aviators Announce Theme Nights And Promotions For All Seven Home Matches At Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Fans Encouraged to Arrive Early to Receive Promotional Items and Enjoy Pre-Match Festivities

The defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators have announced theme nights and promotions for all seven of their home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, Calif., 92009.

The home opener on Sunday, July 16 has been designated as “Rivalry Night,” as the Aviators begin their 2017 campaign against former World No. 1 Maria Sharapova and their Southern California rival the Orange County Breakers from Newport Beach, Calif., at 6 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 18 will be “Championship Celebration Night” as the Aviators host the Springfield Lasers at 7 p.m. and celebrate the 2016 WTT Championship they captured last August in Forest Hills, N.Y. Fans will have the opportunity to have their picture taken with the coveted King Trophy, which was designed by Tiffany.

It will be “Family Night” on Saturday, July 22 when the Aviators play the Springfield Lasers at 7 p.m. Children attending the match can join in the fun at the interactive Kids’ Zone. Kids will also have the opportunity to collect player autographs during an autograph session.

On Sunday, July 23, the Aviators will take on the visiting New York Empire at 6 p.m. as they recognize the dedicated service of our teachers, police, firefighters and members of the military on “Salute to Public Service Night.” A ticket discount for those in public service is available when purchasing tickets at www.sandiegoaviators.com. Enter code: Salute10 to receive a 10 percent discount.

The Aviators host the Orange County Breakers on Tuesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. on “Latin Night.” Fans can enjoy the vibrant sounds of Latin music and Happy Hour drink specials.

On Tuesday, August 1, the Aviators will face the visiting Philadelphia Freedoms on “Salute to Ladies Night,” which will celebrate Women in Sports. A special tribute video that includes highlights of the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs will be shown.

The Aviators will close out the regular season with “Fan Appreciation Night” on Wednesday, August 2 against the Washington Kastles at 7 p.m. The Aviators will thank their fans with free giveaways.

Gates will open one hour before the start of each match. A free Aviators promotional item will be distributed to the first 300 fans entering the gates at each home match during the season.

“We really want our spectators to have a great fan experience when they come to the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to watch our matches this season,” said San Diego Aviators General Manager Jim Ault. “We encourage fans to arrive early to receive promotional items and enjoy great food, along with all of the pre-match festivities.”

For the complete schedule, please go to: http://www.sandiegoaviators.com/schedule. Tickets start at $25 per match. VIP and season tickets are also available. For ticket information, contact (888) 774-0110 or Tickets@sandiegoaviators.com. Fans can also save $2 on parking by purchasing a parking pass online.

The top two teams from the 2017 regular season will advance to the Mylan WTT Finals, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, August 5, at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. The Mylan WTT Finals will air live on ESPN3 with ESPN2 also joining the coverage.

About the San Diego Aviators:
The San Diego Aviators, which are owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, return for their fourth Mylan World TeamTennis season. For the third consecutive year, they will make their home venue at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. After posting an 8-6 record to finish the 2016 season in first place, the Aviators captured their first Mylan World TeamTennis championship, defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-14 in the Mylan WTT Finals at the historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

For additional information on the San Diego Aviators, visit www.sandiegoaviators.com.

About Mylan World TeamTennis:

Mylan World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with the innovative team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. Recognized as the leader in professional team tennis competition, Mylan WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the League’s championship trophy named after King.

Since the League’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played Mylan WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert.

In July 2015, Mylan WTT became the fifth major professional team sports league in the U.S. to reach the 40th season milestone. In 2017, team owners Mark Ein and Fred Luddy acquired majority ownership of the organization. Learn more about the history and league champions of World TeamTennis at http://www.wtt.com/history.

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San Diego Aviators To Host Sharapova In 2017 Home Opener http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/san-diego-aviators-to-host-sharapova-in-2017-home-opener/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/san-diego-aviators-to-host-sharapova-in-2017-home-opener/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 22:41:08 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=16041 Read more »]]>

Defending Mylan World Teamtennis Champion San Diego Aviators To Host Maria Sharapova And Orange County Breakers In 2017 Home Opener

Match Scheduled for 6 p.m. (PT) Sunday, July 16 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad

The defending Mylan World TeamTennis champion San Diego Aviators will open their 2017 campaign by hosting former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova and the Orange County Breakers on Sunday, July 16 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, Calif., 92009. The match is slated to begin at 6 p.m. (PT).

Sharapova, who is one of just six WTA players in the Open Era to complete a Career Grand Slam, has 35 career WTA singles titles to her credit. The 30-year-old Russian will be returning to Carlsbad where she won singles titles in 2007 and 2006 when the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa hosted a WTA event.

San Diego’s home opener will mark the first meeting between the two teams since last year’s Mylan WTT Finals in Forest Hills, N.Y., when the Aviators defeated the Breakers 25-14 to capture the 2016 Mylan World TeamTennis championship.

“Our home opener against the Breakers is going to be a great start to an exciting World TeamTennis season. The Aviators are looking to defend the title, but it won’t be easy with every team in the league being so competitive,” said General Manager Jim Ault. “We want fans to come out and support their team. The matches are very entertaining and it’s a great atmosphere for the whole family.”

The Mylan WTT reigning champion Aviators and Coach John Lloyd will have Ryan Harrison, Raven Klaasen, Shelby Rogers and Darija Jurak returning from last year’s championship team.

After earning Mylan WTT Male MVP honors last year, Ryan Harrison has put together his strongest year on the ATP World Tour this year, winning his first ATP singles title in Memphis, Tenn., and reaching a career-high No. 41 in the singles rankings. Harrison, a 25-year-old from Austin, Texas, also won the French Open doubles title earlier this year.

Klaasen, who hails from Cape Town, South Africa, will be playing with the Aviators for the fourth-straight season. The 34-year-old doubles specialist has won 13 career ATP Would Tour doubles titles and is currently ranked No. 12 in the ATP doubles rankings (as of 7/3/17).

Rogers, a 24-year-old resident of Charleston, S.C., is currently ranked No. 70 in the WTA singles rankings (as of 7/3/17). She reached the singles quarterfinals of the French Open in 2016.

Jurak, a native from Zagreb, Croatia, played a key role for the Aviators in doubles and mixed doubles during last year’s championship run. The 33-year-old doubles specialist achieved a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 27 earlier this year.

This year’s roster also includes two new additions – Rajeev Ram, a 33-year-old resident of Carmel, Ind., and Naomi Broady of Stockport, England. Ram, who will play his first full season of Mylan WTT for the Aviators, currently partners with Klaasen on the ATP World Tour where they won titles this year in Indian Wells, Calif., and Delray Beach, Fla. Broady will serve as a substitute player for the Aviators. She reached a career-high No. 76 in the WTA singles rankings in March, 2016.

For additional player information, please go to: http://www.sandiegoaviators.com/players

The Aviators 2017 home schedule at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa will be as follows:

Sunday, July 16 San Diego Aviators vs. Orange County Breakers 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 18 San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 San Diego Aviators vs. Springfield Lasers 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 23 San Diego Aviators vs. New York Empire 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 San Diego Aviators vs. Orange County Breakers 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 1 San Diego Aviators vs. Philadelphia Freedoms 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 San Diego Aviators vs. Washington Kastles 7 p.m.

For the complete schedule, please go to: http://www.sandiegoaviators.com/schedule. Tickets start at $25 per match. VIP and season tickets are also available. For ticket information, contact (888) 774-0110 or Tickets@sandiegoaviators.com.

The top two teams from the 2017 regular season will advance to the Mylan WTT Finals, which is scheduled for 8 p.m. (PT) on Saturday, August 5, at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. The Mylan WTT Finals will air live on ESPN3 with ESPN2 also joining the coverage.

About the San Diego Aviators:
The San Diego Aviators, which are owned by local residents Fred Luddy and Jack McGrory, return for their fourth Mylan World TeamTennis season. For the third consecutive year, they will make their home venue at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif. After posting an 8-6 record to finish the 2016 season in first place, the Aviators captured their first Mylan World TeamTennis championship, defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-14 in the Mylan WTT Finals at the historic Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

For additional information on the San Diego Aviators, visit www.sandiegoaviators.com.

About Mylan World TeamTennis:
Mylan World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional tennis with the innovative team format co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s. Recognized as the leader in professional team tennis competition, Mylan WTT features many of the world’s best players competing annually for the King Trophy, the League’s championship trophy named after King.

Since the League’s debut, virtually every major champion of the Open era has played Mylan WTT, including Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Stefanie Graf, Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Bob and Mike Bryan, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert.

In July 2015, Mylan WTT became the fifth major professional team sports league in the U.S. to reach the 40th season milestone. In 2017, team owners Mark Ein and Fred Luddy acquired majority ownership of the organization. Learn more about the history and league champions of World TeamTennis at http://www.wtt.com/history

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The School Bell Rings for San Diego Educators in Summer http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/the-school-bell-rings-for-san-diego-educators-in-summer/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/the-school-bell-rings-for-san-diego-educators-in-summer/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:36:29 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=15715 Read more »]]> School might be out for the summer for most, but not for 15 dedicated and ambitious teachers.  Educator Cheri Borger from Grapevine Elementary School in Vista recently gathered some of her good friends from nearby community schools to play tennis on the North San Diego County playground.

It was three hours of fun “blacktop tennis” also known as the USTA Schools Program. The engaging group enjoyed learning how to teach tennis to children in preparation for their After School Programs scheduled to begin in the fall.

“Our kids typically don’t get enough exercise during the day,” said Borger, who spearheaded the drive to bring tennis to some of San Diego’s underserved areas. “More importantly, this is a great opportunity to learn to play tennis. We can give them the gift of an early start in the game.”

The newly christened tennis teachers represented 13 elementary and middle schools in the Vista and Oceanside areas. Their collective After School Tennis Programs will reach an additional 1,621 children.

“We were introduced to the Vista teachers at a conference and they were really excited to bring tennis into their After School programs,” said Tiffany Geller-Reed, the SCTA Schools Tennis Manager. “They took immediate action and their enthusiasm will make a difference in their communities. We look forward to supporting their efforts in the fall.”

 

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Both Southern California teams set for the 2017 Mylan WTT season http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/14994/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/14994/#respond Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:00:49 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14994 Read more »]]> As the calendar rolls into June, it is time to shift our attention to the Mylan World Team Tennis season, where six teams consisting of the best professional men’s and women’s tennis players on the planet duel it out during the three-week season.

Founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s, World Team Tennis was established to fill her vision of men and women competing together as part of a team, everyone contributing equally.

Every year each team competes for the King Trophy, named after King herself.

This season, two Southern California teams hope to serve up victories, the Orange County Breakers and San Diego Aviators. The teams open the season against one another at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in San Diego on July 16, 2017. The Breakers clash in their home opener the next day against the Springfield Lasers. The Breakers then travel east for a date with the Washington Kastles and New York Empire. They come home for three consecutive matches against New York, Springfield, and San Diego, followed by four matches away at San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. The Breakers end the regular season on a three game home-stand with San Diego, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

The Breakers squad consists of Steve Johnson, Maria Sharapova, and Nicole Gibbs as the headliners. Both are entering their third season with WTT. They are joined by Teymuraz Gabashvili, Andreja Klepac, Michael Venus, and Yanina Wickmayer. Coach Rick Leach will be at the helm as he enters his sixteenth season with WTT.

Photo Courtesy of breakers tennis.com

After their opening match with the Breakers, the Aviators will continue their home-stand with the Springfield Lasers, after which they head on the road for the next two matches against Washington D.C. and Springfield. The Aviators return to San Diego for a July 22 match against Springfield, followed by New York. They then travel upstate to play Orange County. After that, they travel to Springfield to start a four-game stand on the road, with additional matches against New York, Philadelphia, and Orange County. They finish the season in San Diego against Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The Aviators expect to compete for the King Trophy with a roster of Ryan Harrison, Darija Jurak, Raven Klassen, Rajeev Ram, Shelby Rogers, and Naomi Broady. Coach John Lloyd will lead the Aviators during the 2017 season.

Photo Courtesy of sandiegoaviators.com

The Breakers will play their matches at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, where they had previously played from 2003-2006. Palisades Tennis Club will offer an array of amenities to fans, such as phenomenal sightlines, chair back seating, many food options, and additional premium seating. The 2017 season will mark the seventeenth year in which the Breakers have been competing in WTT.

The Aviators will play their home matches at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California. The team is coming off of a stellar 2016 season, which culminated with winning the WTT Championship. The Aviators are the only professional sports team from San Diego that has won a championship. This accomplishment will be recognized as a “Significant Achievement,” by the San Diego Hall of Champions at the 71st Annual Salute to the Champions.

USTA Southern California Tennis Association will have a KidsZone for all Orange County Breakers and San Diego Aviators home matches.

Tickets to Orange County Breakers matches may be purchased at https://www.ticketsource.us/orangecountybreakers. Individual tickets to Breakers matches are priced at $35 per ticket. Tickets to San Diego Aviators matches may be purchased at https://secure.sandiegoaviators.com/#/event-list.  Individual tickets range depending on seating. Additionally, both teams offer various season ticket plans for their fans.

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Kuhle Named Girls’ Nationals Tournament Director http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-in-your-area/san-diego-county-tennis/kuhle-named-girls-nationals-tournament-director/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-in-your-area/san-diego-county-tennis/kuhle-named-girls-nationals-tournament-director/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:34:05 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14533 Read more »]]> A familiar face in Southern California tennis circles has been named the new tournament director of the USTA Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships.

The USTA has named San Diego resident Lornie Kuhle as the new tournament director. Kuhle hopes to raise the profile of an already prestigious event, just like he has the annual Adidas Easter Bowl, which takes place in April at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif.

The Girls’ Nationals event, which features the top junior players in the country, will be played August 5-13, 2017 at the Barnes Tennis Center.

Over 400 girls aged 16 and 18 and under will compete for the title of National Champion, as well  as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion).  The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw.

“We are working on making significant upgrades and improvements to this year’s event at the Barnes Tennis Center that will not only enhance the tournament experience for players, but for spectators as well,” said Kuhle. “We really want to make these USTA National Championships a fan-friendly event that San Diegans can attend and enjoy a unique tournament atmosphere.”

The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, Aug. 5 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday Aug. 12. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, Aug. 6 and conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, Aug. 5. Both divisions will feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.

The starting time for each day of the tournament will be announced in July. The Opening Ceremony for the USTA National Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships is scheduled for 5 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Barnes Tennis Center.

A player entry list will be available in mid-July. To view the official tournament website, please go to: http://www.ustagirlsnationals.com/.

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Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club Named USTA Facility Award Winner http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/rancho-penasquitos-tennis-club-named-usta-facility-award-winner/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/rancho-penasquitos-tennis-club-named-usta-facility-award-winner/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:34:26 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14407 Read more »]]> The USTA has announced that the Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club is one of 12 winners in the 36th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club will be honored at the Next Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, Oct. 11-15.

The Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club (RPTC) is located in the Natural Canyonside Park Preserve in San Diego. A 501C non-profit, the club has 12 lighted courts and an active membership. RPTC hosts two USTA Junior Tournament and one USTA Adult Tournament annually. RPTC also holds an annual Thanksgiving Mixed Doubles tournament, a Christmas Tournament and a volunteer appreciation day. The club has a thriving junior program, entering at least 15 teams in the JTT League, and supports at least seven to eight adult (women and men) leagues per season.

“Great tennis facilities like the Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive Community Tennis and the USTA National Campus. “The Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”

To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.

Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.

Nominated facilities were voted on in the following categories: Public Courts that are either small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; Educational Institutions; and Private Facilities that support the USTA and other “growth of the game” programs open to the public.

All 2017 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility. Certificates of award will be made available to park and recreation departments, schools and those professionals responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of the facility. In addition, a one-year complimentary membership to the USTA will be awarded to each winning facility.

The 2017 USTA Facility Awards Program winners are:

Public Courts: Small Tennis Centers (2 to 10 courts)

Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center, Bristol, Tenn.

Huether Family Match Pointe, Sioux Falls, SD

Public Courts: Large Tennis Centers (11 or more courts)

Cooper Creek Tennis Center, Columbus, Ga.

Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, Atlanta, Ga.

Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Center, San Diego, Calif.

Upper Main Line YMCA, Berwyn, Penn.

Peachtree City Tennis Center, Peachtree, Ga.

Educational Institution

Rockingham Community College Tennis Courts, Wentworth, N.C.

Private Facilities

Dataw Island Club Tennis Center, St. Helena Island, S.C.

Overland Park Racquet Club, Overland Park, Kan.

Bentwood Country Club, San Angelo, Texas (Featured Facility)

Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington, N.C.

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After School Tennis Program Running Strong in San Diego http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/after-school-tennis-program-running-strong-in-san-diego/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/after-school-tennis-program-running-strong-in-san-diego/#respond Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:00:55 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14138 Read more »]]> ChampsOfTeamSoCal

Each week we visit our Champions of Southern California Tennis – those who go above and beyond to promote and grow the game throughout SoCal and beyond. These individuals and organizations deliver the game of tennis to a variety of audiences, often in places where the significance of tennis goes far beyond the court itself. As we share their stories with you, we commend their ongoing efforts to grow the game and make positive, life-changing impacts on those they touch.

Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) has been providing children with physical, educational, and social development through tennis and various educational activities since 1952. Its mission is to boost youth participation and develop leadership and personal integrity. YTSD believes that by creating an environment built around active children, competitive spirit, and an opportunity to lead, participants are able to grow as responsible citizens.

The organization has seen much success with its After School Tennis program. Established in 1989, After School Tennis helps provide underprivileged youth in the San Diego area with the opportunity to play tennis. The program goes beyond merely providing children with the resources to play tennis. After School Tennis also tries to reduce and eliminate the growing problems of youths involved in crime, property damage, teenage pregnancy, and other issues present in society.

After School Tennis classes are taught by elementary and middle school teachers on-site at many schools. YTSD trains teachers in proper tennis instruction and equipment in order to ensure that children are receiving the best services and care.

“Kids that would not normally have the opportunity or accessibility to tennis are now introduced to the great sport and all it has to offer,” said Executive Director of Youth Tennis San Diego Kerry Blum.

YTSD has made its mark in San Diego, serving over 15,000 youth annually through the After School Tennis program. It is able to provide 93% of all participants with scholarships in order for these students to participate in the After School Tennis program without the financial strain.

The After School Tennis program is constructed in six-week sessions. Fundamentally, students learn how to hit a forehand, backhand, serve, and keep score. YTSD believes that by providing youths with these tennis fundamentals and concepts, the program can help alienate societal problems that many of their participants experience.

Additionally, YTSD owns and operates the George E. Barnes Family Junior Tennis Center. The Center provides After School Tennis special events, tutoring and homework assistance, free court usage for wheelchair tennis, and numerous other opportunities.

YTSD strives to encourage students to see that tennis and education are intertwined. Participants learn how to cooperate and communicate with others, and to stay fit.

 

Jeremy Goode

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WATCH: Tennis Fest At Balboa Tennis Club On May 21, 2017 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/watch-tennis-fest-at-balboa-tennis-club-on-may-21-2017/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/watch-tennis-fest-at-balboa-tennis-club-on-may-21-2017/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 07:48:54 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=14023 San Diego District Tennis Association’s 17th Annual Tennis Fest held at Balboa Tennis Club on May 21, 2017

 

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Entry Deadline National Open Hard Courts Is May 23, 2017 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/entry-deadline-national-open-hard-courts-is-may-23-2017/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/entry-deadline-national-open-hard-courts-is-may-23-2017/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 07:36:34 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13967 Read more »]]>

Entry Deadline For United States Tennis Association National
Open Hard Court Championships Set For Tuesday, May 23, 2017

San Diego’s Balboa Tennis Club to Host National Tournament May 29 – June 4, 2017

The deadline to enter the United States Tennis Association National Open Hard Court Championships is Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The national tennis tournament, which will feature some of the top Open Division players in the country, will be played May 29 through June 4, 2017 at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104.

Players will be competing in Men’s Singles and Doubles, Women’s Singles and Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles divisions. The entry fee is $75 for singles and $43 per player for doubles.
    
“We are expecting a tremendous week of high-level tennis which begins on Memorial Day next week,” said Tournament Director Colleen Clery Ferrell.  “This is such a unique event because it’s a National Open Tournament and it draws so many different players from across the country. In the past, we’ve had promising junior players, college players, teaching tennis professionals, senior players and even former Davis Cup players enter this tournament. We invite fans to come out and enjoy the matches all week long.”   

Clery Ferrell encourages all competitors interested in playing in the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships to register as soon as possible before Tuesday’s deadline.  For registration information, players can go to the following link:
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=186158

First-round matches are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Monday, May 29. The finals in each division will be played on Sunday, June 4. All draws will have consolation events. Admission for spectators is free and open to the public. On-site parking is free.
   
The champions in each division will be awarded a USTA gold ball, while the runner-up receive a USTA silver ball. There will also be a 3rd/4th place playoff for the USTA bronze ball.  Prize money will be distributed to both finalists as well as third and fourth place finishers in each division.  
    
The USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, which was voted, “2011 Tournament of the Year” by the San Diego District Tennis Association, has had several distinguished participants in past events. U.S. Davis Cup star Jack Sock, who is currently at a career-high No. 14 in the ATP World Tour singles rankings (as of 5/15/17), won the Men’s Singles Championship in 2010. Coco Vandeweghe, a semifinalist at this year’s Australian Open, earned a USTA bronze ball at the 2007 Hard Court Championships. Former WTA touring professionals Gretchen Rush and Ros Nideffer won the Women’s Open Doubles title seven times, while Allison Bradshaw captured the Women’s Open Singles title in 2007.

The 2017 USTA National Open Hard Court Championships are sponsored by Wilson, San Diego District Tennis Association, United States Tennis Association, Graphic Interfaces, Clif Bar, Diadem, Minuteman Press of Mission Valley, CH Court Tech, Echo Sports & Third World Sports, Inc., San Diego Aviators, Kashi, and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage.

About The Balboa Tennis Club
In addition to the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships, the Balboa Tennis Club is the site for many prestigious tournaments throughout the year, such as the Maureen Connolly Balboa Open, the San Diego District Championships, the San Diego Metropolitan Tournament. The club, which is also the home of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, boasts over 1,400 members, and is visited by approximately 6,000 day pass visitors each year. As a nonprofit organization, Balboa Tennis Club is dedicated to offering the finest facilities at an affordable price to help foster and develop the great game of tennis in San Diego.

The history of the Balboa Tennis Club dates back to 1922 when a small group of tennis enthusiasts raised $5,000 among themselves, and with the cooperation from the City Recreation Department, constructed six tennis courts adjacent to the present War Memorial Building.

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Tennis Fest Hosted Rescheduled For May At Balboa Tennis Club http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-fest-hosted-rescheduled-for-may-at-balboa-tennis-club/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/community-tennis/tennis-fest-hosted-rescheduled-for-may-at-balboa-tennis-club/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 07:51:12 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13873 Read more »]]>

17Th Annual Tennis Fest Hosted By SDDTA Rescheduled For Sunday, May 21, 2017 At Balboa Tennis Club

Broadcasting Legend Dick Enberg to be Honored During Special Presentation 

Due to inclement weather on Sunday, May 7, the San Diego District Tennis Association has rescheduled the 17th Annual Tennis Fest for Sunday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104. Admission and on-site parking is free.
    
The family-oriented tennis event, which is open to every one of all ages and abilities, will feature a fun-filled afternoon of on-court tennis games, drills and instruction, prizes, and the opportunity to demo tennis racquets. More than 50 of San Diego’s top tennis professionals will provide on-court instruction.
    
Attendees can pre-register for Tennis Fest at www.sandiegotennis.com.  Pre-registration is not required to attend the event. However, the first 800 participants who pre-register will receive a Tennis Fest T-shirt and a gift bag when they check-in at the reception desk.
    
“Due to the stormy weather earlier this month, we decided it would be better to postpone and reschedule this year’s Tennis Fest,” said Geoff Griffin, tennis director of the Balboa Tennis Club. “We look forward to hosting a great event with lots of fun and activities for the whole family.”
    
During the festivities at Tennis Fest, broadcasting legend Dick Enberg will be presented with the prestigious Ben Press Award.  The award, which was established in 2004 and recognizes those who have made contributions to San Diego tennis, was named after the late Ben Press, a former tennis professional at the Hotel Del Coronado who was perhaps the greatest ambassador to San Diego tennis.
    
“Mr. Enberg is one of the most admired, respected and loved sports commentators in the country.  Padre Baseball and world class tennis have made him very popular in San Diego,” Griffin said. “He has been such a great supporter for the sport of tennis at every level. We are very happy to have the opportunity to honor him this year at Tennis Fest.”
    
Former touring professional Pam Shriver, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, will present Enberg with the award during a special on-court presentation, which will take place at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Stadium Court.

About the San Diego District Tennis Association
The San Diego District Tennis Association was established in 1973 to serve the tennis community by providing activities, programs, sanctioned tournaments and leagues in San Diego County. The SDDTA is the local affiliate of the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

About The Balboa Tennis Club
In addition to Tennis Fest, the Balboa Tennis Club is the site for many prestigious tournaments throughout the year, such as the Maureen Connolly Balboa Open, the San Diego District Championships, the San Diego Metropolitan Tournament and the USTA National Open Hard Court Championships. The club, which is also the home of the San Diego Tennis Hall of Fame, boasts over 1,400 members, and is visited by approximately 6,000 day pass visitors each year. As a nonprofit organization, Balboa Tennis Club is dedicated to offering the finest facilities at an affordable price to help foster and develop the great game of tennis in San Diego.

The history of the Balboa Tennis Club dates back to 1922 when a small group of tennis enthusiasts raised $5,000 among themselves, and with the cooperation from the City Recreation Department, constructed six tennis courts adjacent to the present War Memorial Building.

On April 24, 1924, the San Diego Tennis Association received a lease to operate the courts for the public. The following year, a small clubhouse with locker rooms was built, but it was not until June 1939 that Articles of Incorporation were drawn up, and the Balboa Tennis Club actually was formed as a public, nonprofit corporation to foster and develop the game of tennis in San Diego….and to encourage competitive play with other clubs of this and other communities.

The club flourished many years at its original location and aided many young players in developing their games. In June 1966, the club moved to its present location and in July, 1983, assumed all the operational responsibilities of the Morley Field Tennis Complex. In 1989 Balboa Tennis Club was rated as America’s Best Public Tennis Facility by the USTA. In 2000, the San Diego District Tennis Association named BTC as Club of the Year. In 2003, it received the Outstanding Tennis Facility award from the USTA for large facilities in the United States.

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Two San Diego Players Lead World Cup Team To Bronze Title http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/two-san-diego-players-lead-world-cup-team-to-bronze-title/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/two-san-diego-players-lead-world-cup-team-to-bronze-title/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 18:18:56 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13697 Read more »]]> After finishing eighth last year, two San Diego players — Dana Mathewson and Lauren Haneke-Hopps – helped their team earn the bronze medal with a 2-0 victory over Switzerland at the recent BNP Paribas World Team Cup, an international wheelchair tennis event.

With the victory, the U.S. women returned to the World Team Cup medal podium for the first time since finishing as runner-up in 2003.

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event, often referred to as the Davis Cup and Fed Cup of wheelchair tennis.

Dana Matthewson

The closing ceremony was a momentous occasion for women’s head coach Paul Walker, who credited the depth of talent in U.S. women’s wheelchair tennis afterward. The women’s team was without two of its top players for the trip to Italy

“I am so very proud of these girls this week,” said Walker. “We started out ranked 10 in the tournament and ended up with a medal.”

“Team USA exceeded my expectations this year,” said USTA National Wheelchair tennis coach Jason Harnett. “I could not be more proud of how hard and how passionate all three of our teams played. The women placing third after more than 10 years off the medal stand is absolutely phenomenal. The junior team with the hat trick of junior titles is something that I only dreamed of. The quads getting back to the medal stand also showed the heart that these guys have. Truly a great World Team Cup for team USA.”

After finishing outside the Top 12 at last year’s event, the men’s team was relegated to the World Team Cup qualifying event earlier this year in March in Quito, Ecuador. After finishing as the runners-up to Brazil, the men will have to wait until 2018 for a shot to win the World Team Cup qualifying event to make it back into the World Group.

The World Team Cup tournament brings together the world’s best wheelchair tennis players to compete in one of the world’s premier tennis team events. A total of 40 teams representing 29 countries took part in the 2017 competition.

The USTA was officially designated by the USOC as the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of wheelchair tennis in June 2002, becoming the first Olympic national governing body to earn this recognition. As the national governing body for wheelchair tennis, the USTA manages wheelchair tennis in the United States, including the sanctioning of tournaments, overseeing wheelchair rankings, creating and managing a High Performance program for developing elite disabled athletes, and selecting teams to compete internationally for the United States.

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SSV Has 3 Levels Of Achievement http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/ssv-has-3-levels-of-achievement/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/adults-seniors/ssv-has-3-levels-of-achievement/#respond Thu, 04 May 2017 22:34:05 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13475

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Perennial Sportsmanship Winners Finish 2nd at TOC Nationals http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/perennial-sportsmanship-winners-finish-2nd-at-toc-nationals/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/perennial-sportsmanship-winners-finish-2nd-at-toc-nationals/#respond Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:56:09 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=13157 Read more »]]> The UC Irvine Club Tennis team is one of the section’s longest standing Tennis On Campus programs. The Anteaters have proven to be a force to be reckoned with in competition, but what they are really known for is their excellent sportsmanship on and off the court.

They’ve amassed numerous sportsmanship awards at the Section Championship, more at the Spring Invitational, and even more at the National Championship through the years. In 2017, their story certainly shows a team with the same sincerity we are all used to, but it also takes them to the finals of the Tennis On Campus National Championship.

“I did not know what to expect heading into Nationals. I knew that any of these 64 teams had a chance to win,” UCI Team Captain, Tommy Luu, said of the experience. It was a common theme among team members. Many knew they had a strong team, but had no expectation to be in the final battle for the title.

The top teams from all over the U.S. made their way to the USTA’s new National Campus in Orlando this April– all fighting to be in this very position.

“We didn’t expect to go so far,” senior Melissa Huang said. “We didn’t realize our potential. I think it really hit us when we got into the top four that we had a chance at winning the tournament.”

And how would they have ever known? The team was young and inexperienced at this level. They finished third at the 2017 Southern California Section Championship, and even missed out on Nationals in 2016 after a disappointing run at Sectionals last year.

“I was the only one on UCI’s 2015 Nationals team that returned for 2017, so it was pretty difficult to gauge how we would perform against the other schools,” Co-Captain Gabe Cupino said.

Apparently, it was only the coach who knew what to expect from this group.

“I was confident we had a team that could win at Nationals,” long-time coach, Iris Fonseca, said after their stellar run. “My goal coming into the tournament was winning the title. At minimum, I wanted to finish as one of the top four schools.”

The road to the finals was not easy. Seeded second in their pool, the Anteaters had to play University of Virginia, University of Tennessee, and Rice University. UVA was the team to beat, seeded at number one in Pool I. First up for the Anteaters was University of Tennessee. The team looked shaky, dropping a couple sets, but finishing strong with a 23-15 win. Next, an easy-breezy match versus Rice University, ending 30-9. Last up, was UVA. The Cavaliers are known for their deep runs into the Gold Bracket at Nationals, but UCI was able to push the team into the Silver Bracket with a 30-15 win in the final round of pool play.

“My mentality getting into the Gold Draw was there’s no such thing as an easy match,” Luu said. “Everyone in Gold Draw had the capability to win at Nationals and I knew we just had to believe in each other and keep fighting for every set, every point, every shot.”

In the first round of the Gold Bracket, UCI beat UPenn handedly. In the quarters, they faced Georgia and looked strong out of the gates. The Anteaters were up big heading into mixed and looked to have everything under control at 4-0, but dropped six quick games and lost the mixed doubles set. The match then went into Overtime, but the Eaters were able to stop the bleeding and won the first game of OT, ending the match after a minor hiccup.

Into the semifinals they went with bellies full of Korean barbeque from the night previous and a tough match ahead of them. Minnesota was primed and ready for the 9 a.m. match on Saturday. The Gophers’ men’s doubles team laid out a 6-1 win over the Anteaters and it didn’t look like the girls weren’t fairing much better. UCI was down 1-4 in women’s doubles when the team subbed in exchange student Yoshi Takashimizu, which put the brakes on Minnesota’s momentum and turned the set around completely. UCI won women’s doubles 6-4.

Heading into mixed doubles, Minnesota had a one-game lead. It was up to the mixed doubles team of Cupino and Huang to come up with the upset.

“During the mixed set, I played with a lot of energy because we needed to win at least 6-4 to win the match without playing a supertiebreak,” Cupino recalled of the match. “I was trying to keep us pumped up because I knew the moment the other team gained momentum, we could lose the set and ultimately lose the match.”

Cupino and Huang focused on their consistency through their entire set and were able to pull through with a 6-3 win, beating Minnesota 23-21 and securing their spot in the finals.

They waited for the winner of the other semifinal match, either UCLA or Michigan. The Bruins were desperately trying to claw their way back into the match with a 6-1 win in men’s singles. Ultimately though, the Bruins fell and the final match was decided. The Anteaters would face a feisty team from University of Michigan in the finals.

The teams had a few hours to kill before the big show. UCI went through pre-match interviews with the USTA’s video crew and got a briefing on the night’s run of show. The team refueled at Olive Garden and went back to the hotel to decompress with a rousing game of “Exploding Kittens,” a card game that helped keep the anxiety at bay while they waited for the evening’s match.

Before they knew it, they were back at the National Campus, hearing their names announced to a buzzing crowd of students, friends and family, and USTA staff. The Anteaters were a clear fan favorite. Once again, the team’s unparalleled sportsmanship paid off. It was clear UC Irvine had garnered the support of teams throughout the tournament – even the teams they had beaten.

“There are no words to describe the feeling from the energy and support the fans gave us,” Luu said. “I knew we had made some friends from the other schools but I did not expect almost everyone to be on our side cheering us on.”

It’s not every day that a college student can say they played in an event of this magnitude. Students from the 64 teams gathered around one court to watch these two teams battle. They cheered. They groaned. They rallied behind their friends, teammates, and new TOC comrades. The match was also streamed live online with color commentary from Cici Bellis, so the event reached thousands of people across the country as it happened.

As the match got underway, Michigan took charge immediately, winning women’s doubles 6-2. Up next was Takashimizu for women’s singles and it turned out she had a bit of a cult following herself. The crowd chanted her name as she warmed up.

“YO-SHI, YO-SHI, YO-SHI.”

“It was so much fun and I will never forget that moment,” she said. “I can’t thank the people enough for cheering for me and supporting us in every way.”

Takashimizu found herself up 5-2 in the singles set, but her Wolverine opponent locked into the match and made an incredible comeback, taking the set 6-5.

Next up, men’s doubles: Cupino and Luu. The two team captains got off to a slow start and found themselves in a 0-2 deficit. They fired back, however, and served up six straight games and a 6-2 win, keeping the Anteaters in the match.

“I had never played in that kind of atmosphere, in front of so many people,” Luu said. “At first, I was so nervous. I was shanking every ball and missing volleys in the warm up. But through the course of the set, the crowd’s energy inspired me to keep fighting.”

Freshman Andy Francis stepped onto the court for men’s singles. With the crowd behind him, he pulled out a 6-4 victory. The Anteaters were up one game going into mixed doubles. They just needed to win the set to win the title.

UCLA Cheers for UCI in Championship Final

The crowd erupted in excitement to see Takashimizu take the court with Cupino. The “Yo-Shi” chants filled the stadium once again as the duo warmed up. However, the Anteaters needed more than the crowd’s support for this set. Michigan flew into the final set with a vengeance, and stole the win from the Anteaters with a 6-1 victory in mixed doubles.

Even in defeat, UC Irvine was thankful for the experience and proud of what they accomplished.

“It was a surreal experience,” Cupino said. “I felt like I had to give it my all for everyone who was watching. To hear so much clapping and screaming after winning a point was something I have never experienced in my life. It is an experience I will always hold close to my heart.”

“This tournament has truly been the highlight of my coaching career at UCI,” Fonseca admitted. “I could not have asked for a better team to coach and represent UCI and Southern California at Nationals.”

Five other Southern California teams competed at the National Championship this year. UCLA finished third over Minnesota, putting two SoCal teams in the top three in the country. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the Section Championship winner, also competed in the Gold Draw.

UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego, and USC all played in the Silver Draw after tough pool play matches.

All Southern California teams were present for that final match.

“Watching a SoCal team in the final was an amazing experience,” UCSB Senior Daniel Barrington said. “To see players out there that we have grown close with over the past few years get an opportunity to battle on what is perhaps the biggest stage any of us will ever get to play on was truly humbling and so much fun.”

“We all felt a companionship with UCI and wanted them to win so badly,” Gaucho Club President Lincoln Howarth said. “When they lost, a lot of us described the feeling as if we had lost as well. Since we were all coming from the same section, it felt like a fight that we were all in together. Watching UCI do so well and make it to the finals was like watching a close friend succeed.”

TOC SoCal Schools After the Final

You can’t help but support a team like UC Irvine. They make friends everywhere they go. The SoCal teams know this, but now the nation knows it.

In true UCI fashion, when asked to reflect on the experience, the Anteaters all expressed their gratitude.

“I just want to thank everyone involved with this event, especially the USTA,” Luu said. “Thanks for giving students a chance to play competitively and experience it all through such an amazing event and team scenario.”

For more information on the Tennis On Campus National Championship, visit the Tennis On Campus website. For more information on your local TOC programs, contact Madeline Segura (Segura@scta.usta.com) with USTA Southern California.

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San Diego Spring Break UTR Tournament April 15-16 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/youth-tennis/san-diego-spring-break-utr-tournament-april-15-16/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/youth-tennis/san-diego-spring-break-utr-tournament-april-15-16/#respond Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:06:38 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12433 Read more »]]>

Sophia Aulicino hits a backhand volley.

Sign ups are still open for the Spring Break Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Tournament in San Diego on April 15-16 at Del Norte High School. This is an opportunity to play three matches at your skill level. If you can play, be sure to register! Players will be selected only if there are enough players at a given UTR level.

Ben Goldberg hits a backhand.

 

To learn more about this tournament and UTRs, contact Tournament Director Jackson Chu at  jchu858@gmail.com or call (775) 830-9395. Click here to register for the tournament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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USPTA San Diego Convention Perfect Fit of Fun and Tennis Education at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/uspta-san-diego-convention-perfect-fit-of-fun-and-tennis-education-at-the-la-jolla-beach-and-tennis-club/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/uspta-san-diego-convention-perfect-fit-of-fun-and-tennis-education-at-the-la-jolla-beach-and-tennis-club/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:04:39 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12137 Read more »]]> It was a great day of education, networking and friendly conversations at the USPTA San Diego Convention on March 5 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. The theme “Where the Serve Meets the Surf” was perfectly served at the beautiful site that enjoys sand, sun and great tennis.

A total of 102 participants attend the convention that was offered eight workshops, inspiring awards and a great luncheon. The day started with Jay Udwadia, who demonstrated drills often used by his Oklahoma State University men’s tennis team.  Then Marc Lucero (coach of Shelby Rogers) showed special teaching techniques using a “step” as a prop.

Stanford Men’s Tennis Coach Paul Goldstein shared great insight on college tennis and how to work best under pressure.  Coach Wayne Bryan, the father of the Bryan brothers, took the stage with a high energy presentation using volunteers, and also encouraged coaches to take students to watch college matches.

USPTA National Vice President Ken McAllister was the keynote speaker, and gave an update on the status of the new USPTA’s national headquarters in Lake Nona, Florida.

USPTA San Diego Division Award recipients who were honored at the lunch included:

Pro of the Year: Juan Garcia

Player of the Year: Franco Castejon

High School Coach of the Year: Keith Barksdale

Community Service Award: Steve Kappes

Facility of the Year: El Toyon Tennis Club

SCTA Director of Junior Tennis Trevor Kronemann provided an in depth look at the Universal Tennis Rating system (UTR) and how it is being used in SoCal Tennis and beyond. USPTA Pro Karen Ronney offered useful information on how to build a world class 10-and-under program on a shoestring budget. USPTA Pro Geoff Griffin from Balboa Tennis Club featured his Fun-Aerobic-Teaching-Enthusiasm (F.A.T.E.) on-court method of working with groups.  USPTA Pro Sue Whiteside demonstrated doubles techniques with members from StoneRidge Country Club using in real-life situations, and Wilson representative Blake DeMond showcased all of his company’s latest products.

Special thanks to SCTA Executive Director Bruce Hunt for his support, and Bill Kellogg for making the event possible at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. Also appreciation goes to the San Diego USPTA Board for putting together a great event, and gratitude to the workshop presenters for giving their time and expertise. Thank you to USPTA San Diego Division President Don Gomsi, who greatly contributed to this story. Photos provided by Karen Ronney and Emma Cioffi.

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Registration for Little Mo Southern California Sectionals Open Until May 13 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/registration-for-little-mo-southern-california-sectionals-open-until-may-13/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-news/registration-for-little-mo-southern-california-sectionals-open-until-may-13/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:53:01 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12258 Read more »]]> Calling all parents and coaches of players ages 7-12:  It’s Little Mo time once again in San Diego.  The Little Mo Southern California Sectionals will be held on May 27-28 at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club and UCSD.  Some of the greatest players have played and won this event such as Ryan Harrison,  Djokovic, Roddick and many more!

Divisions are the following:

  • 12 & under: Players born in 2005
  • 11 & under: Players born in 2006
  • 10 & under: Players born in 2007
  • 9 & under: Players born in 2008
  • 8 & under: Players born in 2009 and 2010

Green Dot and Yellow Ball options are available.

The tournament entry fee is $55, and registration deadline is May 13. The tournament director is Conan Lorenzo (clorenzo@ljbtc.com).

If you have a player who is 7-12 years of age (and tournament savvy) please click here for more information.

You can also download the tournament fact sheet.

 

 

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San Diego Tennis Fest Rescheduled for May 21 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-camps/register-now-san-diego-tennis-fest-may-7-volunteers-and-participants/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/tennis-camps/register-now-san-diego-tennis-fest-may-7-volunteers-and-participants/#respond Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:44:29 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12232 Read more »]]> The annual Tennis Fest San Diego celebration will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 21, from Noon to 4pm at Balboa Tennis Club due to weather. Please mark your calendars for this new day.

Free tennis clinics for adults and juniors of all levels will be taught by over 60 USPTA teaching pros. Over 1,000 residents can enjoy fun tennis, exhibition matches, prizes, t-shirts, entertainment and more. This year, baseball commentating legend Dick Enberg is being honored with the Ben Press Award for Lifetime Achievement by the San Diego District Tennis Association.

Also, event organizers are partnering with “Tennis Thanks the Troops” and ThanksUSA to raise money through a silent auction. Donations will go to educational scholarships for San Diego-based military families. Since 2012, Tennis Fest has raised over $20,000 for the cause.
Registration for this free event is preferred but not mandatory. This community celebration will give the first 800 people who register a complimentary t-shirt and goodie bag.

 

To register as a player/participant, please go to http://sddta.weebly.com/.

To volunteer as a teaching pro, please sign up HERE.

If you want your business or organization to sponsor a court, please consider this a great advertising opportunity.

Questions regarding Tennis Fest should be directed to Geoff Griffin at griffintennis@msn.com.

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Mylan World Teamtennis Releases 2017 Schedule http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/mylan-world-teamtennis-releases-2017-schedule/ http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/socal-pro-tennis/mylan-world-teamtennis-releases-2017-schedule/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:51:17 +0000 http://southerncaliforniatennis.org/?p=12023 Read more »]]> 2017 Championship Finals headed to La Costa Resort

The defending champion San Diego Aviators will open the 2017 regular season of Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO by hosting the Orange County Breakers on Sunday, July 16, in a rematch of the 2016 championship match.

League officials today released the 43-match schedule for the three-week season of Mylan World TeamTennis. The regular season runs July 16 through August 2, with the top two teams advancing to the Mylan WTT Finals at 8:00pm Pacific on Saturday, August 5 at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif. This is the first time the championship finals have been played on the West Coast since 2007.

Each of the six Mylan WTT teams will play 14 regular season matches – seven home and seven away. The teams are New York Empire, Orange County Breakers, Philadelphia Freedoms, San Diego Aviators, Springfield Lasers and Washington Kastles.

The Aviators return with most of their 2016 championship team intact as Shelby Rogers, Raven Klaasen and Darija Jurak are back this season. Rajeev Ram, who teamed with Klaasen to win the doubles championship in Indian Wells over the weekend, rounds out the roster as the Aviators look to put together another strong run that could end with the Mylan WTT Finals on their home court. The Breakers have revamped their 2016 squad by adding the 2015 Male MVP Teymuraz Gabashvili, former world No. 12 Yanina Wickmayer along with doubles standouts Andreja Klepac and Michael Venus.

Some of tennis’ biggest names are set for the 2017 including former world No. 1 Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Sam Querrey, and Bob and Mike Bryan suiting up for the Washington Kastles. Jack Sock, the highest-ranked American on the ATP World Tour makes his Mylan WTT debut for the Springfield Lasers. The lineup for the New York Empire includes John Isner, Eugenie Bouchard and Mardy Fish. Americans Sloane Stephens and former US Open champion Andy Roddick lead the Philadelphia Freedoms roster.

The Kastles will look to rebound in 2017 after missing the playoffs for the first time in six years last season. Washington is still chasing history with their bid to win a record seventh Mylan WTT title.

For the full schedule and links to ticket information, visit www.WTT.com/schedule.
View player rosters at www.WTT.com/players.

Mylan World TeamTennis – 2017 schedule
Sunday, 7/16/2017
Orange County @ SAN DIEGO 5:00pm PT
Philadelphia (Sloane Stephens-PHL) @ NEW YORK 5:00pm ET
Washington @ SPRINGFIELD 6:00pm CT

Monday, 7/17/2017
New York (Mardy Fish-NYE) @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:00pm ET
Springfield @ ORANGE COUNTY 6:05pm PT

Tuesday, 7/18/2017
New York (Mardy Fish-NYE) @ WASHINGTON (Martina Hingis-WAS) 7:00pm ET
Springfield @ SAN DIEGO 7:00pm PT

Wednesday, 7/19/2017
Orange County @ WASHINGTON (Martina Hingis-WAS) 7:00pm ET
Philadelphia (Sloane Stephens-PHL) @ NEW YORK (Mardy Fish-NYE) 7:00pm ET

Thursday, 7/20/2017
Orange County @ NEW YORK (John Isner-NYE) 7:00pm ET
Philadelphia (Sloane Stephens-PHL) @ SPRINGFIELD 7:00pm CT
San Diego @ WASHINGTON 7:00pm ET

Friday, 7/21/2017
Philadelphia(Sloane Stephens-PHL) @ WASHINGTON (Bob & Mike Bryan-WAS) 7:00pm ET
San Diego @ SPRINGFIELD (Jack Sock-SPR) 7:00pm CT

Saturday, 7/22/2017
New York @ ORANGE COUNTY 7:05pm PT
Springfield @ SAN DIEGO 7:00pm PT

Sunday, 7/23/2017
New York @ SAN DIEGO 5:00pm PT
Springfield @ ORANGE COUNTY 5:05pm PT
Washington @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:00pm ET

Monday, 7/24/2017
San Diego @ ORANGE COUNTY 6:05pm PT
Washington (Venus Williams-WAS) @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:00pm ET

Tuesday, 7/25/2017
New York (Mardy Fish-NYE) @ PHILADELPHIA (Andy Roddick & Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:30pm ET
Orange County @ SAN DIEGO 7:00pm PT
Springfield @ WASHINGTON (Venus Williams-WAS) 7:00pm ET

Wednesday, 7/26/2017
New York(Mardy Fish-NYE) @ WASHINGTON 7:00pm ET
Springfield @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 12:00pm ET

Thursday, 7/27/2017
Orange County @ NEW YORK (Eugenie Bouchard-NYE / Mardy Fish-NYE) 7:00pm ET
San Diego @ SPRINGFIELD 7:00pm CT

Friday, 7/28/2017
Orange County @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:00pm ET
San Diego @ NEW YORK (Eugenie Bouchard-NYE / Mardy Fish-NYE) 7:00pm ET
Washington @ SPRINGFIELD 7:00pm CT

Saturday, 7/29/2017
Orange County @ WASHINGTON 5:00pm ET
San Diego @ PHILADELPHIA (Sloane Stephens-PHL) 7:00pm ET

Sunday, 7/30/2017
Philadelphia @ SPRINGFIELD 6:00pm CT
Washington @ NEW YORK (Mardy Fish-NYE) 5:00pm ET

Monday, 7/31/2017
San Diego @ ORANGE COUNTY 6:05pm PT
Springfield @ NEW YORK (Mardy Fish-NYE) 7:00pm ET

Tuesday, 8/1/2017
Philadelphia @ SAN DIEGO 7:00pm PT
Washington @ ORANGE COUNTY 6:05pm PT

Wednesday, 8/2/2017
New York (Mardy Fish-NYE) @ SPRINGFIELD 7:00pm CT
Philadelphia @ ORANGE COUNTY 6:05pm PT
Washington @ SAN DIEGO 7:00pm PT

Saturday, 8/5/2017
MYLAN WTT FINALS in San Diego – 8:00pm PT

Mylan WTT Finals:
The top two teams from the regular season advance to the Mylan WTT Finals at 8:00pm PT on Saturday, August 5, at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

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