OC Breakers Face San Diego Aviators for WTT Championship

It will be an all-Southern California affair as the Orange County Breakers and the San Diego Aviators will travel some 3,000 miles for the right to lift the King Trophy at the Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 26, at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills, N.Y.

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The San Diego Aviators are coached by John Lloyd, at right. Photo courtesy Mylan WTT

Although San Diego and Orange County finished the regular season with identical 8-4 records, San Diego will be the home team in the Finals based on tiebreaking procedures. Since the teams split their 4-match regular season series, the next tiebreaker is most games won in head-to-head meetings and San Diego leads that category 82-77. As the home team, San Diego will set the order of play.

In the final match of the regular season, the Breakers fells to the Washington Kastles, 25-19 as the Kastles were led by world top 10 player Nick Kyrgios, playing in his only match of the year.

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The Orange County Breakers are led by coach Rick Leach, at right. Photo courtesy Mylan WTT

Former UCLA star Dennis Novikov scored the Breakers only set victory on the night as he beat Kyrgios, 5-4. Manhattan Beach resident Nicole Gibbs has come up big all season for the Breakers, as has doubles players Alla Kudryavtseva and Scott Lipsky.

With the championship match already clinched for San Diego, as well, they also fell in their regular season finale to the Philadelphia Freedom, 25-9.

The Aviators are led by singles players Shelby Rogers and Nick Monroe, and doubles players Darija Jurak and Raven Klaasen.

For more information on the Mylan WTT Finals presented by Citi, visit www.WTT.com/Finals.

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