Showing posts with label World Team Tennis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label World Team Tennis. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sampras returns to World Team Tennis as No. 1 marquee draft pick

Sampras returns to World Team Tennis as No. 1 marquee draft pick

Pete Sampras will return to the World Team Tennis Pro League, to be played on July 4-24, after being picked first overall in the marquee player draft by the Newport Beach Breakers.

Sampras, who last played WTT in 2007, is one of 10 current or past No. 1-ranked players who were in Tuesday’s draft, including sisters Venus and Serena Williams, who will play for the Washington Kastles.

Kim Clijsters went to the New York Sportimes while Melanie Oudin was the No. 2 overall pick, going to the Philadelphia Freedoms.




Wednesday, July 21, 2010

World team Tennis Results Tuesday July 20th

World team Tennis Results Tuesday July 20th

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

Boston Lobsters def. NEW YORK BUZZ 25-9

Men's Doubles - Eric Butorac\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Alex Domijan\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Raquel Kops-Jones\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Sarah Borwell\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-2

Women's Singles - Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Sarah Borwell (Buzz) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Coco Vandeweghe\Raquel Kops-Jones (Lobsters) def. Sarah Borwell\Yvette Hyndman (Buzz) 5-1

Men's Singles - Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-1

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. St Louis Aces 22-17

Men's Doubles - Prakash Amritraj\Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) def. Tripp Phillips\Andrei Pavel (Aces) 5-4

Women's Singles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) def. Nicole Melichar (Aces) 5-3

Men's Singles - Andrei Pavel (Aces) def. Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Anna Kournikova (Aces) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Courtney Nagle\Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) def. Anna Kournikova\Andrei Pavel (Aces) 5-2

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. New York Sportimes 22-16

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-1

Women's Singles - Victoria Azarenka (Kastles) def. Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Victoria Azarenka\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. John McEnroe\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Victoria Azarenka\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Sacramento Capitals 24-17

Men's Singles - Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-3

Women's Singles - Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) def. Vania King (Capitals) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Vania King\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Carly Gullickson\Martin Damm (Lasers) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Carly Gullickson\Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) def. Vania King\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Martin Damm\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Brett Joelson\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-3

NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS def. Kansas City Explorers 19-18 (7-6 STB)

Mixed Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Samuel Groth (Explorers) def. Maria Sharapova\David Martin (Breakers) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Maria Sharapova\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) def. Jarmila Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-3

Men's Singles - Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-2

Women's Singles - Jarmila Groth (Explorers) def. Maria Sharapova (Breakers) 5-0

Men's Doubles - Lester Cook\David Martin (Breakers) def. Samuel Groth\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-3

Supertiebreaker - Men's Doubles - Lester Cook\David Martin (Breakers) def. Samuel Groth\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 1-0 (7-6)

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

New York Sportimes 13 8 5 0.615 --

Washington Kastles 12 7 5 0.583 0.5

Boston Lobsters 13 7 6 0.538 1

Philadelphia Freedoms 12 5 7 0.417 2.5

New York Buzz 12 2 10 0.167 5.5

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Springfield Lasers 12 8 4 0.667 --

Kansas City Explorers 12 7 5 0.583 1

Sacramento Capitals 12 6 6 0.500 2

St Louis Aces 12 6 6 0.500 2

Newport Beach Breakers 12 5 7 0.417 3

Next Matches: 7/21/2010

New York Buzz @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

St. Louis Aces @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Springfield Lasers @ NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS, 7:15 PM (PDT)

Sacramento Capitals @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)





Saturday, July 10, 2010

World Team Tennis Results Friday July 9th

World Team Tennis Results Friday July 9th

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

New York Sportimes def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 24-17

Men's Singles - Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Prakash Amritraj\Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Abigail Spears\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Courtney Nagle\Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) 5-2

ST LOUIS ACES def. Boston Lobsters 24-18

Men's Doubles - Eric Butorac\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Andrei Pavel\Tripp Phillips (Aces) 5-4

Women's Singles - Lindsay Davenport (Aces) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-3

Men's Singles - Andrei Pavel (Aces) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Lindsay Davenport\Liga Dekmeijere (Aces) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Lindsay Davenport\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-4

Kansas City Explorers def. NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS 25-15 (OT)

Mixed Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Samuel Groth (Explorers) def. Marie-Eve Pelletier\David Martin (Breakers) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) def. Julie Ditty\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) 5-0

Men's Doubles - Samuel Groth\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) def. Lester Cook\David Martin (Breakers) 5-4

Women's Singles - Jarmila Groth (Explorers) def. Julie Ditty (Breakers) 5-4

Men's Singles - Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-4

Overtime - Men's Singles - Ricardo Mello (Explorers) def. Lester Cook (Breakers) 1-0

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Springfield Lasers 23-10

Men's Doubles - Martin Damm\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Brett Joelson\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Vania King\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) def. Chanelle Scheepers\Carly Gullickson (Lasers) 5-2

Men's Singles - Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Rik De Voest (Lasers) 5-0

Women's Singles - Vania King (Capitals) def. Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) 5-0

Mixed Doubles - Dusan Vemic\Vania King (Capitals) def. Martin Damm\Carly Gullickson (Lasers) 5-3

Washington Kastles def. NEW YORK BUZZ 20-12

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Domijan (Buzz) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Rennae Stubbs\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Martina Hingis\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-2

Women's Singles - Martina Hingis (Buzz) def. Angela Haynes (Kastles) 5-0

Men's Doubles - Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Domijan\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-0

Women's Doubles - Angela Haynes\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Sarah Borwell\Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-3

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

New York Sportimes 5 4 1 0.800 --

Washington Kastles 5 4 1 0.800 0

Boston Lobsters 4 1 3 0.250 2.5

Philadelphia Freedoms 4 1 3 0.250 2.5

New York Buzz 4 0 4 0.000 3.5

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

St Louis Aces 4 3 1 0.750 --

Newport Beach Breakers 3 2 1 0.667 0.5

Kansas City Explorers 4 2 2 0.500 1

Springfield Lasers 4 2 2 0.500 1

Sacramento Capitals 5 2 3 0.400 1.5

Next Matches: 7/10/2010

Washington Kastles @ ST. LOUIS ACES, 7:15 PM (CDT)

Newport Beach Breakers @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)




Friday, July 9, 2010

World Team Tennis Results Thursday July 8th

World Team Tennis Results Thursday July 8th

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

New York Sportimes def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 21-20 (7-6 STB)

Mixed Doubles - Abigail Spears\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\James Blake (Lobsters) 5-3

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-4

Men's Singles - James Blake (Lobsters) def. Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Raquel Kops-Jones\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-1

Men's Doubles - Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. James Blake\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-3

Supertiebreaker - Men's Doubles - Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. James Blake\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 1-0 (7-6)

Washington Kastles def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 21-20 (7-3 STB)

Men's Doubles - Prakash Amritraj\Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) def. Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) def. Rennae Stubbs\Venus Williams (Kastles) 5-4

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) 5-3

Women's Singles - Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Prakash Amritraj\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) def. Venus Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-4

Supertiebreaker - Mixed Doubles - Leander Paes\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Prakash Amritraj\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) 1-0 (7-3)

Sacramento Capitals def. KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS 21-18

Mixed Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Samuel Groth (Explorers) def. Vania King\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) def. Vania King\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) 5-4

Men's Singles - Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-3

Women's Singles - Vania King (Capitals) def. Jarmila Groth (Explorers) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Brett Joelson\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Samuel Groth\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-3

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

New York Sportimes 4 3 1 0.750 --

Washington Kastles 4 3 1 0.750 0

Boston Lobsters 3 1 2 0.333 1.5

Philadelphia Freedoms 3 1 2 0.333 1.5

New York Buzz 3 0 3 0.000 2.5

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers 2 2 0 1.000 --

Springfield Lasers 3 2 1 0.667 0.5

St Louis Aces 3 2 1 0.667 0.5

Kansas City Explorers 3 1 2 0.333 1.5

Sacramento Capitals 4 1 3 0.250 2

Next Matches: 7/9/2010

New York Sportimes @ PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS, 7:00 PM (EDT)

Boston Lobsters @ ST. LOUIS ACES, 7:15 PM (CDT)

Kansas City Explorers @ NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS, 7:15 PM (PDT)

Springfield Lasers @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:30 PM (PDT)

Washington Kastles @ NEW YORK BUZZ, 7:30 PM (EDT)



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Thursday, July 8, 2010

World Team Tennis Results Wednesday July 7th

World Team Tennis Results Wednesday July 7th

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

Boston Lobsters def. NEW YORK SPORTIMES 22-15

Mixed Doubles - Raquel Kops-Jones\James Blake (Lobsters) def. Abigail Spears\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) 5-2

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-2

Men's Singles - James Blake (Lobsters) def. Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Raquel Kops-Jones\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-3

Men's Doubles - James Blake\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. New York Buzz 25-15

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Domijan (Buzz) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Rennae Stubbs\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Sarah Borwell\Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Domijan\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-2

Women's Singles - Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Leander Paes\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Scoville Jenkins\Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-3

SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Kansas City Explorers 23-16

Men's Singles - Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-4

Women's Singles - Jarmila Groth (Explorers) def. Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Martin Damm\Carly Gullickson (Lasers) def. Ricardo Mello\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Chanelle Scheepers\Carly Gullickson (Lasers) def. Jarmila Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-1

Men's Doubles - Rik De Voest\Martin Damm (Lasers) def. Ricardo Mello\Samuel Groth (Explorers) 5-4

ST LOUIS ACES def. Sacramento Capitals 21-20

Men's Singles - Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Andrei Pavel (Aces) 5-4

Women's Singles - Lindsay Davenport (Aces) def. Vania King (Capitals) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Brett Joelson\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Andrei Pavel\Tripp Phillips (Aces) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Vania King\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) def. Lindsay Davenport\Liga Dekmeijere (Aces) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Lindsay Davenport\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Vania King\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-2

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

New York Sportimes 3 2 1 0.667 --

Washington Kastles 3 2 1 0.667 0

Boston Lobsters 2 1 1 0.500 0.5

Philadelphia Freedoms 2 1 1 0.500 0.5

New York Buzz 3 0 3 0.000 2

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers 2 2 0 1.000 --

Springfield Lasers 3 2 1 0.667 0.5

St Louis Aces 3 2 1 0.667 0.5

Kansas City Explorers 2 1 1 0.500 1

Sacramento Capitals 3 0 3 0.000 2.5




Wednesday, July 7, 2010

World TeamTennis Results for Tuesday July 7th 2010

World TeamTennis Results for Tuesday July 7th 2010

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

Kansas City Explorers def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 22-17

Mixed Doubles - Eric Butorac\Raquel Kops-Jones (Lobsters) def. Samuel Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Jarmila Groth\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) def. Raquel Kops-Jones\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-3

Men's Singles - Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) def. Ricardo Mello (Explorers) 5-4

Women's Singles - Jarmila Groth (Explorers) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) 5-1

Men's Doubles - Ricardo Mello\Samuel Groth (Explorers) def. Jan-Michael Gambill\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-3

New York Sportimes def. NEW YORK BUZZ 22-16 (OT)

Men's Singles - Alex Domijan (Buzz) def. Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) 5-4

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Alex Domijan\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-1

Mixed Doubles - Abigail Spears\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Martina Hingis\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Sarah Borwell\Martina Hingis (Buzz) def. Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-2

Overtime - Women's Doubles - Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Sarah Borwell\Martina Hingis (Buzz) 1-0


WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Philadelphia Freedoms 21-15

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) 5-1

Women's Singles - Angela Haynes (Kastles) def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Ramon Delgado\Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) def. Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) def. Rennae Stubbs\Angela Haynes (Kastles) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Leander Paes\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Prakash Amritraj\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) 5-2



Springfield Lasers def. ST LOUIS ACES 22-18 (OT)

Men's Singles - Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Andrei Pavel (Aces) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Carly Gullickson\Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) def. Lindsay Davenport\Liga Dekmeijere (Aces) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Martin Damm\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Andrei Pavel\Tripp Phillips (Aces) 5-3

Women's Singles - Lindsay Davenport (Aces) def. Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Liga Dekmeijere\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Carly Gullickson\Martin Damm (Lasers) 5-2

Overtime - Mixed Doubles - Carly Gullickson\Martin Damm (Lasers) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Tripp Phillips (Aces) 1-0



NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS def. Sacramento Capitals 20-18

Mixed Doubles - Dusan Vemic\Vania King (Capitals) def. David Martin\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Marie-Eve Pelletier\Julie Ditty (Breakers) def. Vania King\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) 5-1

Men's Doubles - Dusan Vemic\Brett Joelson (Capitals) def. David Martin\Lester Cook (Breakers) 5-3

Women's Singles - Vania King (Capitals) def. Julie Ditty (Breakers) 5-3

Men's Singles - Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-2

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

New York Sportimes 2 2 0 1.000 --

Philadelphia Freedoms 2 1 1 0.500 1

Washington Kastles 2 1 1 0.500 1

Boston Lobsters 1 0 1 0.000 1.5

New York Buzz 2 0 2 0.000 2

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

Newport Beach Breakers 2 2 0 1.000 --

Kansas City Explorers 1 1 0 1.000 0.5

Springfield Lasers 2 1 1 0.500 1

St Louis Aces 2 1 1 0.500 1

Sacramento Capitals 2 0 2 0.000 2




Tuesday, July 6, 2010

World TeamTennis Results for Monday July 5th 2010

World TeamTennis Results for Monday July 5th 2010

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

NEW YORK SPORTIMES def. Washington Kastles 21-20 (7-3 STB)

Mixed Doubles - Robert Kendrick\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Leander Paes\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Rennae Stubbs\Angela Haynes (Kastles) def. Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Bobby Reynolds\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Angela Haynes (Kastles) 5-1

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-4

Overtime - Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 2-0

Supertiebreaker - Men's Singles - Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) 1-0 (7-3)

St Louis Aces def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 22-21 (7-6 STB)

Women's Singles - Liga Dekmeijere (Aces) def. Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Lindsay Davenport\Liga Dekmeijere (Aces) def. Carly Gullickson\Chanelle Scheepers (Lasers) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Andrei Pavel\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Martin Damm\Rik De Voest (Lasers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Lindsay Davenport\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Carly Gullickson\Martin Damm (Lasers) 5-4

Men's Singles - Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Andrei Pavel (Aces) 5-1

Overtime - Men's Singles - Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Andrei Pavel (Aces) 3-0

Supertiebreaker - Men's Singles - Andrei Pavel (Aces) def. Rik De Voest (Lasers) 1-0 (7-6)

Philadelphia Freedoms def. NEW YORK BUZZ 21-20 (7-4 STB)

Men's Doubles - Ramon Delgado\Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) def. Scoville Jenkins\Alex Domijan (Buzz) 5-1

Men's Singles - Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) def. Ramon Delgado (Freedoms) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Martina Hingis\Sarah Borwell (Buzz) def. Noppawan Lertcheewakarn\Courtney Nagle (Freedoms) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Martina Hingis\Scoville Jenkins (Buzz) def. Courtney Nagle\Prakash Amritraj (Freedoms) 5-4

Women's Singles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) def. Martina Hingis (Buzz) 5-4

Supertiebreaker - Women's Singles - Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (Freedoms) def. Martina Hingis (Buzz) 1-0 (7-4)

Newport Beach Breakers def. SACRAMENTO CAPITALS 24-16

Mixed Doubles - Marie-Eve Pelletier\David Martin (Breakers) def. Riza Zalameda\Brett Joelson (Capitals) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Julie Ditty\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) def. Christina Fusano\Riza Zalameda (Capitals) 5-1

Men's Singles - Michael Chang (Capitals) def. Lester Cook (Breakers) 5-4

Women's Singles - Julie Ditty (Breakers) def. Riza Zalameda (Capitals) 5-4

Men's Doubles - Lester Cook\David Martin (Breakers) def. Michael Chang\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-4

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

Philadelphia Freedoms 1 1 0 1.000 --

New York Sportimes 1 1 0 1.000 0

Boston Lobsters 0 0 0 0.000 0.5

New York Buzz 1 0 1 0.000 1

Washington Kastles 1 0 1 0.000 1

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

St Louis Aces 1 1 0 1.000 --

Newport Beach Breakers 1 1 0 1.000 0

Kansas City Explorers 0 0 0 0.000 0.5

Sacramento Capitals 1 0 1 0.000 1

Springfield Lasers 1 0 1 0.000 1





Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Video: Kastles win World Team Tennis Title

Video: Kastles win World Team Tennis Title

Monday, July 27, 2009

Paes leads Washington to 1st WTT championship

Paes leads Washington to 1st WTT championship

The Washington Kastles have won their first World TeamTennis Pro League championship, beating the Springfield Lasers 23-20 on Sunday night.

The Kastles were led by Leander Paes, the league’s male MVP, who teamed with Scott Oudsema to win the men’s doubles and with Rennae Stubbs to win the mixed doubles. Paes owns nine Grand Slam championships, five in men’s doubles and four in mixed doubles.

Oudsema beat Springfield’s Raven Klaasen in men’s singles, while Washington’s Olga Puchkova defeated Vania King, the league’s female MVP, in women’s singles.

King and Liezel Huber beat Stubbs and Puchkova in women’s doubles.

The Kastles started their second WTT season 0-4, but a late surge put them in the playoffs.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

McEnroe’s World TeamTennis coach suspended, fined

McEnroe’s World TeamTennis coach suspended, fined

World TeamTennis suspended and fined New York Sportimes coach Chuck Adams on Friday after his team—which features John McEnroe—and the Washington Kastles got into heated arguments over players getting hit by shots.

The league barred Adams from leading New York against visiting Kansas City on Friday night for “violating the World TeamTennis Coaches’ Code of Conduct.”

Adams went onto Washington’s side of the court to confront a Kastles player Thursday.

The league called this “the first punishment” for what happened between New York and Washington on Thursday. WTT said it “continues to investigate the incident to determine if there will be any additional punishments issued.”

During the men’s doubles match, a shot by Washington’s Leander Paes hit New York’s Robert Kendrick, prompting Adams and McEnroe to yell at Paes, the WTT said. The Sportimes were issued a code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct by the chair umpire because Adams and McEnroe entered the opponent’s side of the court.

Four points later, Kendrick swatted a serve that hit Paes.

According to the league, that prompted reactions from Kastles players Olga Puchkova and Rennae Stubbs, who were on the bench watching from the sideline. Puchkova was issued a code violation warning for yelling at Kendrick. The WTT said Stubbs then protested that ruling by the chair umpire, drawing a code violation herself for abuse of officials, which cost the Kastles a point in the match-deciding tiebreaker in men’s doubles.

The Sportimes won that match and beat the Kastles overall.




Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Advanta World TeamTennis Pro League - Results for Monday, 7/13

Advanta World TeamTennis Pro League - Results for Monday, 7/13

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

NEW YORK SPORTIMES def. Newport Beach Breakers 20-16

Men's Doubles - Ramon Delgado\Kaes Vant Hof (Breakers) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-3

Women's Singles - Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) 5-1

Men's Singles - Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Ramon Delgado (Breakers) 5-2

Women's Doubles - Julie Ditty\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) def. Christina Fusano\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Robert Kendrick\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Kaes Vant Hof\Julie Ditty (Breakers) 5-3

Washington Kastles def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 19-18 (7-4 STB)

Women's Singles - Madison Keys (Freedoms) def. Serena Williams (Kastles) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Serena Williams\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Madison Keys\Lisa Raymond (Freedoms) 5-4

Mixed Doubles - Serena Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Lisa Raymond\Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 5-1

Men's Doubles - Leander Paes\Scott Oudsema (Kastles) def. Nathan Healey\Eric Nunez (Freedoms) 5-3

Men's Singles - Nathan Healey (Freedoms) def. Scott Oudsema (Kastles) 5-2

Supertiebreaker - Men's Singles - Scott Oudsema (Kastles) def. Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 1-0 (7-4)

St Louis Aces def. SACRAMENTO CAPITALS 21-17

Mixed Doubles - Liga Dekmeijere\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Angela Haynes\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-4

Women's Singles - Ashley Weinhold (Aces) def. Angela Haynes (Capitals) 5-2

Men's Singles - Sam Warburg (Capitals) def. Mislav Hizak (Aces) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Liga Dekmeijere\Ashley Weinhold (Aces) def. Angela Haynes\Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Mislav Hizak\Tripp Phillips (Aces) def. Mark Knowles\Sam Warburg (Capitals) 5-3

Friday, July 3, 2009

WTT: Andre Agassi and Clijsters suit up for World Team Tennis

WTT: Andre Agassi and Clijsters suit up for World Team Tennis

Andre Agassi wanted to smack some tennis balls around this summer, so he decided to take Billie Jean King up on her offer.

King traveled to his home in Las Vegas earlier this year and asked Agassi to play in their league.

“I mean, how do you say no to Billie?” Agassi said. “She’s changed the face of sports. She’s given anybody that has a daughter a chance at a life in sports. I have so much appreciation for what her visions are.”

Agassi will play for the Philadelphia Freedoms, a franchise owned by King in the 10-team league that began its season on Thursday. He’ll play at home July 10 against the Boston Lobsters and at Newport Beach, Calif., on July 17.

“I wanted to sort of re-engage in certain respects,” said Agassi, who recently played an exhibition with wife Steffi Graf at Wimbledon. “Show an appreciation for the life and platform that tennis has given me.”

While Agassi played for the Sacramento Capitals from 2002-04, Michael Chang and former No. 1 Kim Clijsters will make their WTT debuts this month. Chang will play for the Capitals, and Clijsters, who plans to return to the WTA tour after a two-year retirement, will suit up for two matches with the St. Louis Aces.

They’ll join stars Serena Williams (Washington, D.C.), Venus Williams (Philadelphia), Maria Sharapova (Newport Beach), Martina Navratilova (Boston), Anna Kournikova (St. Louis) and John McEnroe (New York) in the league King started in 1974.

“We always get good players,” King said. “They don’t have to play. Players that like teams and like to give back to communities, they like our league.”

WTT is getting a boost this summer from its new partnership with the U.S. Tennis Association and a new team in New York City. In January, the USTA became a 25 percent owner of the league in an effort to expand the USTA Junior Team Tennis program.

The USTA’s QuickStart clinics will be held in WTT cities—which also include Kansas City, Mo., Springfield, Mo., and Albany, N.Y.—providing balls, rackets and court dimensions tailored to youth under 10 years old. Serena Williams, Bob and Mike Bryan, and other pro players are scheduled to conduct the pre-match clinics.

“Where we really want to make the mark is to get more 6- to 10-year-olds in the game,” said USTA executive director and COO Gordon Smith. “Tennis overall is doing well as sport. We need to do better with the younger demographics.”

The WTT’s kid-friendly atmosphere includes mascots, coaches, cheerleaders and music between games.

Among young players, some will always rise to the top because they have the financial means. Smith said it’s more of an attempt to find the Billie Jean King’s of the world—she took her first lesson at a public park in Long Beach, Calif.

“A huge percentage of all tennis is played in public parks,” Smith said. “We want a network of regional training centers.”

While professional tennis comes to 16 U.S. cities during the ATP and WTA seasons, the WTT franchises also provide “a great opportunity to bring pro tennis and market the pro game across the board,” he said.

The New York Sportimes is raising its profile, moving from Mamaroneck, N.Y., to Manhattan. It’s the first WTT franchise in New York City since the Apples in 1978 and features native McEnroe.

The new 2,000-seat tennis complex on Randalls Island will have 20 courts, including a traditional multicolored WTT court when it hosts Kournikova and the Aces in the home opener on July 7.

“We’re simultaneously opening up this new $16 million tennis center, which is the largest tennis center that has been built in New York City in the last 30 years, other than the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center,” said Claude Okin, managing partner of Sportimes clubs.

McEnroe’s team will host Navratilova’s Lobsters on July 15, which will double as a fundraiser for the Randalls Island Sports Foundation. King will be on hand for the event, and proceeds will benefit the renovation of the island, which includes a new track, and soccer and baseball fields.

“We’ve known for two to three years that Randalls Island could happen,” King said. “We were really thrilled when we knew it was for real. It’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to be our stadium.”

So how has the coed, team-oriented league survived in various cities and incarnations for nearly 35 years?

“If we don’t have it, we don’t spend it,” Kloss said. “We’ve been able to adjust, we’re a small company, so we’re nimble. And the product is entertaining.”

Kloss says it’s affordable for fans and owners. Ticket prices range from $15 in the bleachers to $60 for a box seat. Kids under 16 get free tennis rackets and autographs.

Franchise fees range from $100,000 to $1 million, depending on the team, she said. Every league team offers tickets to underserved youth.

The economic downturn has affected some teams and sponsorships. The Delaware Smash in Wilmington folded, Gatorade ended its eight-year commitment and financial services companies are providing fewer hospitality tents.

But the league picked up apparel sponsor Turfer Athletic, keeping the number of sponsors at eight, and Kloss expects strong ticket sales because families are likely to stay closer to home this summer.

The WTT championship will be played on July 26 in Washington, D.C.

On the Net: http://www.wtt.com/



Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Andre Agassi adds World Team Tennis to busy portfolio

Andre Agassi adds World Team Tennis to busy portfolio

Andre Agassi’s present-day version of the ATP World Tour had more do with his career as A Tireless Philanthropist than anything on the tennis circuit.

Agassi keeps busy in retirement running a prep school, working on his foundation, and dabbling in various business ventures. The closest he comes to whacking balls around on the tennis court is with his kids or wife, Steffi Graf.

The eight-time Grand Slam champion is about to change all that.

Agassi is making a return to competitive tennis with a stint this summer with the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis. He’ll be playing two matches with the Freedoms in July before moving on to additional tournaments this year.

The Freedoms’ makeshift home courts on the parking lots of a suburban Philadelphia mall are a stark departure from the red clay of Roland Garros, but it’s a start for gassi as he grips the racket and swings again.

“It’s been a few years since I’ve sort of been connected with the game in any direct kind of way, and that’s been a little unsettling for me,” Agassi said on Wednesday. “I took time away when I retired to try to figure out how I can best engage with the game and do it in a way that made the most sense, or where I could possibly have some more impact.

“And that has not been so easy, with all of my responsibilities, to sort of figure out.”

Agassi won eight major singles championships and was one of only five men to complete a career Grand Slam when he retired after the 2006 U.S. Open, though Roger Federer has since become the sixth. Agassi has devoted himself to humanitarian causes the past three years, opening a tuition-free charter school for children and a Boys & Girls Club that promotes athletics and education.

His career earnings and endorsement money allowed him to enjoy the kind of lifestyle where he could extend the time and resources needed to his charitable causes. Agassi has an admitted soft spot for children and recently spoke at the commencement for the inaugural graduating class of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas. He said all 34 graduates of the public charter school will attend a two- or four-year college.

Retirement did more than give Agassi a sense of an almost normal life. It gave him a platform to advocate change and awareness in the educational system.

“I never necessarily cared about how many people saw what I did,” he said. “I just cared about what it is I did, and that’s what I’m doing now. My foundation takes up most of my time. My family obviously is my first priority.”

Agassi, bothered by back pain in his final U.S. Open, wants to make tennis a priority again.

“Tennis was a bit of a missing piece,” he said. “It’s a sport that I’ve played my whole life and there are people that I’ve known my whole life, and there’s things that still can be done in it. To connect back to tennis wasn’t sort of a reaction; it’s more of a proactive desire.”

Agassi plays for the Freedoms on July 10 against the Boston Lobster and again on July 17 at Newport Beach. He’s participating in the 30-and-over Outback Champions Series event at Surprise, Ariz., in October. That tour is reserved for players who have reached at least one final at a Grand Slam tournament, been ranked in the top five or played singles on a Davis Cup title-winning team.

Agassi meets all three criteria.

That’s not all for Agassi in the first set of his comeback.

Agassi and Graf played in a series of exhibition matches last month under the new retractable roof at the Centre Court at the All England Club. And when Federer completed his career Grand Slam by winning the French Open earlier this month, Agassi was on hand to present him with the trophy.

Both players are among the mix of the all-time greats, but Agassi said there was no way to crown the true great of the sport. He does not think Grand Slams are the only measuring stick

“I’m not sure what the criteria should be of how you measure the greatest of all time, but we should at least acknowledge that using a quantity of Slams is not (or) has never been the benchmark,” he said.

Agassi’s best tennis days are behind him like his rocker-like, long blond hair, but his contributions to the sport are ready to move again like an overhand smash.

“I just feel really motivated to be good to a game that has been good to me,” he said.



Article from Yahoo

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Andre Agassi to play World Team Tennis this summer

Andre Agassi
Andre Agassi to play World Team Tennis this summer

Andre Agassi announced that he will be playing two matches for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the World Team Tennis league on July 10 in Philadelphia and July 17 in Newport Beach, Calif.

“Team play is a terrific way to showcase tennis, especially for kids. WTT is competitive, it’s fun and there’s a really great energy from the fans.” Agassi said in a statement released by the league.

Agassi, who retired in 2006 with eight career Grand Slam titles, played for WTT from 2002-04.

Tennis fans will get a chance to watch other stars like, Serena and Venus Williams, Anna Kournikova, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova in the 10-team league that runs from July 2-26.

It looks like Andre Agassi is missing the feeling of being in a tennis court because he will be also playing a doubles exhibition at Wimbledon along with his wife, Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Capitals trying to acquire Roddick

Andy Roddick
Capitals trying to acquire Roddick

Andy Roddick plays for the St. Louis Aces at the World Team Tennis competition but The Capitals are trying to acquire him to play one or two matches next season.

Nielson, Sacramento co-owner, said he hopes to land Roddick for cash and possibly a draft pick "by the end of January, maybe sooner."

"They(St. Louis) have Anna Kournikova, and Andy not showing up last season helped them decide it might be time for a change," Nielson said.

Roddick would play one match for the Capitals at Allstate Stadium at the Galleria in Roseville and possibly one at Newport Beach. The Capitals have won a record six WTT titles.

Roddick's agent said his client has not decided whether to return to WTT for his sixth year and first since 2005.

"Sacramento is one of the premier franchises in the league and certainly one Andy would consider. He's very friendly with Wayne Bryan and probably would enjoy being coached by him." John Tobias said.

Nielson said the Capitals need a top draw after ticket sales fell 30 percent last season amid a weak economy.

Nielson also said Mark Knowles is expected to sign a three-year contract next month to return for his eighth season with the Capitals.


Information from Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

World Team Tennis, WTT Pro League, sets 2009 dates

World Team Tennis, WTT Pro League, sets 2009 dates

The 34th season of the World Team Tennis Pro League will kicks off on July 2 2009.

The regular season will be from July 2-22, and concludes with the WTT Championship Weekend, July 24-26. The League is expected to announce the lineup of marquee players in early February with full team rosters finalized at the WTT Player Draft on March 31 in Miami.

The New York Buzz are the defending WTT Champions.
Top names from the 2008 season included Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Anna Kournikova, John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan.

Team matches consist of five events, with one set each of men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. The first team to reach five games wins each set. A nine-point tiebreaker is played if a set reaches four all. One point is awarded for each game won. If necessary, Overtime and a Supertiebreaker are played to determine the winner of the match.

Advanta is the presenting sponsor of the WTT Pro League and the official business credit card of World TeamTennis. Official WTT Pro League sponsors for the 2009 season are FirmGreen Energy, GEICO and Wilson Racquet Sports.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Watch World Team Tennis Live Philadelphia Freedom at Boston Lobsters Online Free Video Streaming

Watch World Team Tennis Live Philadelphia Freedom at Boston Lobsters Online Free Video Streaming

Saturday 7/12
14:00 ET
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Philadelphia Freedom at Boston Lobsters

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Andy Roddick pulls out of WTT match due to injury

Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick pulls out of WTT match due to injury

Injured Andy Roddick had to withdrew from his match on Saturday against Kansas City for his team Rubber at the World Team Tennis.

St. Louis Aces' manager Dani Apted reported that she was informed about Andy's injury, that has become too severe for him to play.

"I love World Team Tennis and Billie Jean and I'm so sorry that I will be unable to be in St. Louis on Saturday night. Due to the same injury that I've been rehabbing since mid-May, I'm seeing a specialist and have been advised not to travel. I want to wish my teammates good luck and hope they get a win!" said Andy Roddick in a statement he released.

All the best for Andy Roddick, I hope he get's well soon.

Information from St. Louis Aces' Website - Here
AFP/Carl de Souza