Mylan World TeamTennis team
headed to San Diego
NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 16, 2014) – Mylan World TeamTennis is
returning to San Diego.
The San Diego Aviators
will make their debut this summer after local businessman Russell Geyser bought
the New York franchise and relocated the professional tennis team. The Aviators
will begin their inaugural season in July and plan to construct a temporary 3,000-seat
stadium in a downtown location. The team
plans to announce the final venue selection in a few weeks.
has long been a passion of mine, and the opportunity to continue to bring world
class professional tennis to San Diego was a remarkable one,” said Geyser.
“It is our goal to field a championship team in an unparalleled venue and
combine each event with music and charity. We named the team The San
Diego Aviators to be evocative of San Diego's long, storied history of military
and commercial aviation.”
Geyser is the owner of the San Diego
franchise with Jack McGrory as a minority partner. Shelly Hall will be the Aviators’ general
San Diego’s history with Mylan World
TeamTennis dates back to the 1970s and 80s when the San Diego Friars played in
the League. Mylan WTT co-founder Billie
Jean King, who is a Southern California native from Long Beach, also hosts an
annual junior tournament in San Diego.
The 39th season of Mylan WTT
starts July 6 and concludes July 27 with the Mylan WTT Finals. The Aviators will play 14 regular season
matches, including seven at their home venue.
San Diego will have the option to retain
the rights to the 2013 New York Sportimes players although their 2014 team
lineup will not be determined until the Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft on
Tuesday, Feb. 11 and the Mylan WTT Roster Player Draft on Tuesday, March
11. San Diego will pick first in both
drafts because of New York’s last place in 2013.
Mylan WTT is well known for showcasing
and introducing innovative elements to tennis including instant replay, teams
featuring men and women in equal roles,
cumulative and no-ad scoring, on-court coaching and timeouts, Overtime and
Supertiebreakers, multi-colored courts and player names on the back of shirts.
Each Mylan WTT team is comprised of two
men, two women and a coach. Team matches consist of 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 reach five games wins each set. One
point is awarded for each game won, and a nine-point tiebreaker is played if a
set reaches four all. If necessary, Overtime and a Supertiebreaker are played
to determine the outright winner of the match.
information on the San Diego Aviators, please visit
www.sandiegoaviators.com or call 619-683-3700. Find the Aviators on Twitter @SDAviators. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.
Mylan World TeamTennis (email@example.com) PH: 817-684-0366
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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.
For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.