News from Mylan World TeamTennis                                                             August 7, 2014



The 2014 Mylan WTT Champion Washington Kastles: (L to R) Coach Murphy Jensen, Anastasia Rodionova, Leander Paes, Owner Mark Ein, Martina Hingis & Bobby Reynolds.

Credit: Camerawork USA 

On Sunday, July 27, the Washington Kastles became only the second team in Mylan WTT history to win four consecutive championships after defeating the Springfield Lasers in the Mylan WTT Final for the second year in a row. The Kastles, who are familiar with chasing records and set the bar for the longest win streak in major professional sports history with 34 straight victories in 2013, ended their 2014 campaign with a 25-13 win over the Lasers in Springfield, Mo., to tie the Sacramento Capitals four-peat championship run from 1997-2000.

Hall of Famer Martina Hingis was named Finals MVP after earning a 5-2 singles win over Olga Govortsova to lengthen the Kastles lead after the second set, and then following that up with strong performances in both women's doubles and mixed doubles to end the match. With this, the Kastles have now won the King Trophy in five of the last six seasons.


To read more on Washington's win and the 2014 Mylan WTT Finals, click HERE.


Wilson players continued their collectively impressive 2014 campaign through July and early August by adding three more titles to their count. Using her Wilson Blade, Serena Williams returned to form winning the WTA event in Stanford and reaching her 200th week during her career as world No. 1.  


Meanwhile, Milos Raonic, also using the Blade, defeated fellow Canadian Vasek Popisil to win the Citi Open in Washington, D.C - his sixth career title.  


Lastly, David Goffin, another Blade player, captured his maiden ATP title at Kitzbühel after winning three consecutive Challenger Tour titles last month and riding a 20-match win streak into August. Wilson. More Win.       




Content credit: Wilson



Way too many Mikes,
of Valatie, N.Y., captured
the Senior 3.5 title at the Woburn National Qualifier.
Six teams punched their tickets to the Mylan World TeamTennis Rec League Nationals by clinching their spots at the national qualifier in Woburn, Mass., over the weekend of July 11-13. These six teams advanced to the Mylan WTT Nationals at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif., on November 7-9.


Held indoors at the Woburn Racquet Club, this qualifier featured six of the nine divisions that make up the Mylan WTT Rec League. At the end of the three days, the advancing teams include the Tri-City Hotshots from Delanson, N.Y. (3.0 Division), Way Too Many Mikes from Valatie, N.Y. (3.5 Division), Smart Aces - High Intermediate (4.0 Division), Smart Aces - Advanced (4.5 Division), NY Silverstreaks (Senior 3.5 Division) and the Pace Makers (Senior 4.0 Division).


To read the full results from the tournament, click HERE.   


Recap by Victoria Chiesa   



  Hometown team Hatch, of Kansas City, Mo., won the 4.5 title at their local Mylan WTT National Qualifier.
With only four Mylan WTT Rec League national qualifiers left on the 2014 schedule, 56 teams traveled to compete in the Kansas City event July 18-20 at the Plaza Tennis Center for a chance to advance to the year-end competition later this year. After three days and 97 matches, nine teams secured their spot in the Mylan WTT Nationals.

The fifth qualifier of the year featured competitors from nine divisions, with the Senior 3.5 and Super Senior 3.5 divisions being combined as well as the Senior 4.0 and Super Senior 4.0 divisions. The teams qualifying for the Nationals included Ace-Aholics, of Tulsa, Okla.; Team Hilltop, of Blue Springs, Mo.; Hill, of Shawnee, Kan.; Hatch, of Kansas City; Bounty Hunters, of St. Louis; Jacelone, of Overland Park, Kan.; Gooey Butter Balls, of St. Louis; Still Swinging, of Indianapolis; Amarillo Racketeers, of Amarillo, Texas.

To read the full results from the tournament, click HERE.   
Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King photo bombs an unsuspecting
Victoria Azarenka after a match on July 15 where the current world
No. 11 and her Philadelphia Freedoms teammates rallied for a
comeback win over the visiting San Diego Aviators.

Credit: Matt Fitzgerald






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With the 2014 Mylan WTT season officially in the books, there were a few players that walked away with some extra special hardware. During the final week of the regular season, the league announced that Daniela Hantuchova of the San Diego Aviators and Marcelo Melo of the Philadelphia Freedoms were the Mylan World TeamTennis MVPs. Somdev Devvarman of the San Diego Aviators and Anabel Medina Garrigues of the Texas Wild were named as Mylan WTT Rookies of the Year, while San Diego's David Macpherson was named Mylan WTT Coach of the Year. Congratulations to these standouts and to all of the players on a successful 2014 season!

To read the rest of the release about this year's award winners, click HERE.

Each night of the Mylan WTT season, the team with the most aces received $1,000 toward a local charity of the team's choice as part of the Mylan Aces program. This year, the Austin Aces won the Mylan Aces 5.5 times - the most of any team this season. Congratulations to all of the teams and players who served up a better future for all and to the local charities who benefited from the program. To learn more about how your favorite team fared in the Mylan Aces challenge this summer, click HERE.






Two legends are bringing one of tennis' biggest charity events to London for the first time as longtime friends Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John will host Mylan World TeamTennis Smash Hits to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation on Sunday, December 7 on finals day of the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall.

Former world No. 1s John McEnroe and Kim Clijsters, former British No. 1 Tim Henman and last year's Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki will headline the lineup which features two teams, coached by King and John playing a Mylan World TeamTennis match.

For more information on Mylan WTT Smash Hits, visit

The 2014 WTT Junior Nationals Champs - Barnes Bashers - with Billie Jean King.


On July 31, Barnes Bashers, a youth tennis team representing Youth Tennis San Diego, won a record sixth World TeamTennis Junior Nationals Championship, defeating USTA Texas Wild 45-29 at the George E. Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif. 

The WTT Junior Nationals, which is hosted by Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King and is now in its 19th year, is a national junior invitational event featuring 16 coed teams from throughout the U.S.  The teams, with players representing 17 states, play the World TeamTennis format during their three days of non-elimination draw competition. 


Winning team members of Barnes Bashers are Lindsay Brown of San Diego, Calif.; Martin Marin of San Diego, Calif.; Victoria Robertson, San Diego, Calif.; Tom Witteveen, La Mesa, Calif.; Jwany Sherif, El Cajon, Calif.; and Steven Chen, Rancho Bernardo, Calif.  The Bashers coach is Wolf Von Lindenau.  This was the sixth title for a team representing Youth Tennis San Diego, and their first championship since 2009.   

Team Lanakila 


Also, a special congratulations to team Lanakila (pictured to the right) from Hawaii for winning the Maureen Connolly Brinker Team Spirit Award at the tournament for their outstanding sportsmanship and camaraderie!


To read the rest of the recap from the WTT Junior Nationals, click HERE.


Cello Lockwood & Alejandro Becker

In keeping with the San Diego youth team tennis updates, last month Cello Lockwood and Alejandro Becker from Orange County were named the 2014 X TeamTennis High School West Coast National Champions.Cello is a rising senior and plays No. 2 singles on her high school team while Alejandro is a rising junior and plays No. 3 singles on his team. The pair was recognized at a Mylan WTT San Diego Aviators during their season. Best of luck to both Cello and Alejandro!         


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In This Issue
Washington Kastles Four-Peat
Wilson Adds Three More Titles
Woburn National Qualifier
Kansas City National Qualifier
GEICO: Around the League
WTT Junior Nationals
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 August 15-17

Millbrook Exchange
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August 22-24
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Key Biscayne, Fla.

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Heritage Park
Irvine, Calif.

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November 7-9  

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Indian Wells, Calif.    


As of 8/7/2014.  
Subject to change.

The following divisions will be offered at the National Qualifiers, unless otherwise noted:

3.0 / below

3.5 / below

4.0 / below

4.5 / below

Senior 3.5 / below

Senior 4.0 / below

Senior 4.5 / below

Super Senior 3.5 / below

Super Senior 4.0 / below


The following divisions will be offered at the Nationals:


Corporate 3.5 / below

Corporate 4.0 / below

Corporate 4.5 / below


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On Saturday, August 23, Citi cardmembers will have the opportunity to participate in a one-day-only tennis clinic in New York City with sports icons Billie Jean King and John McEnroe. Cardmembers can meet two tennis champions who between them have won 56 Grand Slam titles. Join them for a morning of instruction and interaction that you'll never forget! 


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