Johnson To Headline OC Breakers’ Home Opener On August 1

Steve Johnson To Headline Orange County Breakers’ Home Opener On August 1

Orange County native and Breakers fan favorite returns for the rivalry match against San Diego

The Orange County Breakers have announced that Steve Johnson will play for the Breakers once again this season, headlining their home opener against the San Diego Aviators on August 1 in Newport Beach. Johnson, who is currently ranked No. 32 in the world in singles, also played for the Breakers during the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis season.

Orange County Breakers“I was really excited when the opportunity came up to play for the Breakers again this season,” said Johnson. “The Mylan WTT format is so exciting plus I always enjoy playing in front of my friends and family in Orange County. I am sure it will be a great night and I look forward to representing the Breakers once again this summer.”

During his debut Mylan WTT season in 2013, Johnson knocked off former world no. 1 Andy Roddick on his way to earning the league’s Male Rookie of the Year award. Aside from his Mylan WTT achievements, Johnson made his first ATP World Tour top 30 singles appearance in February and is also ranked in the top 50 in doubles.

Prior to his success at the professional level, Johnson played at Orange High School and the University of Southern California. While at USC, Johnson became the first student-athlete in NCAA history to lead his team to four consecutive team titles. Johnson, who was recently named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Century, also won two NCAA singles titles from 2011-12 for the Trojans.

“We are pleased to officially welcome Steve Johnson back to the Breakers,” said Breakers General Manager Allen Hardison. “Steve is a fan favorite in Orange County and Breakers fans have enjoyed following his rise up the ATP World Tour rankings. We are really looking forward to seeing him in a Breakers uniform once again this summer.”

Although Johnson will only be playing one match this season, he will certainly be able to make an immediate impact for the Breakers in this rivalry match against San Diego.

Fans interested in securing seats to the Breakers’ home opener featuring Johnson are encouraged to purchase season tickets, which allows fans to guarantee this match. Season tickets can be purchased now by visiting www.BreakersTennis.com. All Breakers’ home matches will be played at Breakers Stadium at Newport Beach Tennis Club and will start at 7:00pm PST.

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