News from Mylan World TeamTennis                                                          January 31, 2013



This July, Mylan World TeamTennis is heading to the Lone Star State. The City of Irving, located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, will be home to a new Mylan WTT team beginning with the 2013 season. The team, which played for the past 20 seasons in Kansas City as the Kansas City Explorers, will relocate to their new home court in Irving and will be renamed in a fan-voting contest.  

Team co-owner and general manager Jeff Launius will retain the rights to his 2012 team lineup which includes the world's top doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, and Aisam Qureshi, No. 14 in the ATP doubles rankings.


Launius will begin to put together his 2013 squad at the Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The team plans to bring back the Bryan Brothers and will announce other marquee matches following the Draft. The team roster will be finalized at the Mylan WTT Roster Player Draft on Tuesday, March 12.  

To read the complete press release on the new Irving-based team, click HERE



Fans: mark your calendars! The 2013 season dates for Mylan WTT presented by GEICO have been released. During the 38th season of Mylan WTT, 59 matches will be played in July, with the season culminating on July 28 with the Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO.

Mylan WTT Regular season:
Sunday, July 7 - Wednesday, July 24

Mylan WTT Conference Championships presented by GEICO:
Thursday, July 25 on the court of the top-seeded team in each Conference

Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO:
Sunday, July 28 on the home court of the Eastern Conference Champions

Check back in early March for team schedules.  To read the full release on the season dates and details, click HERE.


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layer and current WTA Tour world No. 1 Vika Azarenka repeats at the Australian Open, winning her 2nd consecutive women's singles title defeating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 Azarenka, playing with the Juice 100, continues her 48-week stay as number one. 



"Winning for the second year in a row is incredible," said Azarenka. "It's the perfect way to start. I had the best year of my career in 2012 after switching to the Juice and it feels amazing to continue the good form and win another Slam."


In an emotional match interrupted by fireworks for Australia Day, Azarenka gave it her all and fought hard to win the first set saving four set points. She came back from a set down and sealed her victory on her first match point in two hours and forty minutes. This win is a testament to Azarenka's absolute ability to stay focused on winning.  


To read the full release on Azarenka's Australian Open win, click HERE.    


In 2013, the following changes will be made to the Rec League format:
  1. The age requirement for Seniors will remain 50+ and 60+ for Super Seniors.
  2. Only one division will be offered for Super Seniors,  Super Seniors 4.0 / under.
  3. The Open Division Nationals and the Corporate Nationals will be held in conjunction with the Recreational League Nationals in Indian Wells, Calif., during the weekend of November 1-3. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Smith at

Credit: Ryan Padford
On January 23, Mylan World TeamTennis announced that they will have a team in Irving, Texas in 2013. The team, which played in Kansas City as the Explorers for the past two decades, will relocate to begin play this July season.
Pictured here (from L to R):
Brad Smyth, tourism director for the Texas office
of the Governor's Economic Development &Tourism Division;
Ilana Kloss, Mylan WTT CEO/Commissioner; Beth Van Duyne, Irving Mayor;
and Jeff Launius, team co-owner and general manager.






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Four Mylan WTT stars will represent the United States in the Davis Cup first round tie between the U.S. and Brazil this weekend in Jacksonville, Fla. The Boston Lobsters' John Isner and Sacramento Capitals' Sam Querrey will play their first home-turf tie and will be joined by reigning doubles world No.1s Bob and Mike Bryan. Competition begins Friday, February 1. For more information on the upcoming matchup, click HERE





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The new Philadelphia Freedoms logo, which was chosen last month through a fan vote, will be revealed at noon ET on
Wednesday, February 6. To build the excitement for their new team mark, the Freedoms are hosting a Logo Unveiling Sweepstakes for a chance to win two tickets to every home match of the 2013 season. To enter, click HERE and gain extra entries by sharing and tweeting about the upcoming reveal.


During the final weekend of the first Grand Slam of the 2013 tennis season, brothers Bob and Mike Bryan, and former Kansas City Explorers, scored their sixth Australian Open men's doubles title with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling. This marked grand slam No. 13 for the duo during their career together, which allowed them to surpass John Newcombe and Tony Roche for the most doubles majors. To read more on the doubles champs' most recent title, click HERE.  


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In This Issue
Mylan WTT in Texas
2013 Mylan WTT Season Dates
2013 Rec League Changes
GEICO: Around the League

2013 MYLAN WTT  



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March 1-3   

Florida Tennis Center

Daytona Beach, Fla.


Deadline to Register: Feb. 15


April 26-28 

Darling Tennis Center

Las Vegas, Nev.



July 12-14

Plaza Tennis Center

Kansas City, Mo.



July 19-21  

Location TBD 

Boston, Mass.  



August 16-18

Millbrook Exchange   

Tennis Center 

Raleigh, N.C.



September 27-29  

Heritage Park

Irvine, Calif.



October 4-6

Hempfield Sports Complex

Lancaster, Pa. 



Rec League Nationals


November 1-3 

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells, Calif.   




Mylan WTT would like to congratulate the Top 10 WTT Rec League Directors of 2012.

(Names listed alphabetically.)

Shawn Alford

Portland, Ore.

David Bell
Raleigh, N.C.


Rich Gottfried
Rockville, Md.


Scott Hanover  

Kansas City, Mo.


Mike Hasan  

San Diego, Calif.


Carol Jory  

San Diego, Calif.


 Laura Kresse

Tulsa, Okla.


Pat Purcell  

Saint Louis, Mo.

Steve Riggs  

Irvine, Calif.



Albany, N.Y.


Thanks to the hard work  

and dedication of these and many others across the country, Mylan WTT Rec League continues to thrive!    


What are the benefits of playing in a Mylan WTT Rec League?   


In addition to the competitive and fun on court experience, there's even more off the court for Mylan WTT members -- ticket discounts to Mylan WTT Pro League matches as well as ATP and WTA professional tennis tournaments; along with discounts for Hyatt hotels, National Car Rental and  

AMC Theatres.  


See a full list of WTT member benefits HERE.



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