Mylan World TeamTennis returns to ‘America’s Finest City’ in the form of the San Diego Aviators this July at the Valley View Casino Center, formerly the San Diego Sports Arena. In its inaugural season, the Aviators will be led by coach David Macpherson; World No. 1 doubles, Mike and Bob Bryan; and five-time Grand Slam champion, Daniela Hantuchova.
The San Diego Aviators’ 2014 season schedule will include seven home matches at the Valley View Casino Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena) and seven road matches, between July 6-23. The Aviators home opener is Monday, July 7 against the Austin Aces featuring tennis superstar, Andy Roddick.
The San Diego Aviators roster includes five-time Grand Slam champion, Daniela Hantuchova; the world’s No. 1 all-time doubles team, Bob and Mike Bryan; world No. 9 doubles female player, Kveta Peschke; the no. 1 singles player from India, Somdev Devvarman; and the No. 30 ranked men’s doubles player in the world, Raven Klaasen.
The home schedule for the Aviators includes Monday, July 7 vs. Austin Aces; Tuesday, July 8 vs. Philadelphia Freedoms; Thursday, July 10 vs. Texas Wild; Saturday, July 12 vs. Boston Lobsters; Sunday July 20 vs. Springfield Lasers; Tuesday, July 22 vs. Texas; and Wednesday, July 23 vs. Austin.
The away schedule for the Aviators is Wednesday, July 9 vs. Austin; Sunday, July 13 vs. Texas; Monday, July 14 vs. Washington; Tuesday, July 15 vs. Philadelphia; Wednesday, July 16 vs. Boston; Thursday, July 17 vs. Springfield; and Saturday, July 19 vs. Austin.
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About Mylan World TeamTennis
In its 39th season, Mylan World TeamTennis has grown into a major highlight of the U.S. tennis calendar. Mylan World TeamTennis showcases the best in professional team tennis competing for the King Trophy, the league’s championship trophy which is named after co-founder Billie Jean King. The 39th season of Mylan WTT runs July 6-27, 2014.
Each team is comprised of two men, two women and a coach. Team matches include five sets; with one set each of men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The first team to five games wins each set. One point is awarded for each game won and a nine-point tiebreaker is played if the set is tied at four all. Overtime and a ‘super-tiebreaker’ are played to determine the winner of the match, if necessary.
San Diego has a history with Mylan WTT dating back to the league’s early years. The San Diego Friars were a franchise in the league from 1975-1978 and again in 1981-85 (played as the San Diego Buds in 1984-85), primarily playing in the San Diego Sports Arena. The team was best known for signing its all-star player, Rod “The Rocket” Laver, in 1976.
The San Diego Aviators aim to bring back the legacy of Mylan WTT to its city and continue the franchise for years to come.
For more information on World TeamTennis, visit the website at www.wtt.com!