ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS ANNOUNCE 2013 SCHEDULE
Andy Roddick, Bryan Brothers and Sam Querrey to visit the Bren Events Center this July
IRVINE, Calif. (March 6, 2013) - The Orange County Breakers open the 38th season of Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO on July 7 with a home matchup at the Bren Events Center versus the Philadelphia Freedoms.
With a schedule heavy with matches against Western Conference teams, including four against in-state rival Sacramento Capitals, the Breakers play back-to-back matches on July 7 and 8 to start at home before heading on the road for a three-match trip July 10-12.
Returning to Orange County on July 13, the Breakers will welcome former world No. 1 Andy Roddick when he leads his Springfield Lasers to town. Roddick was the top pick in the Mylan WTT Marquee Draft and returns to competitive tennis with Mylan WTT this summer for the first time since his final professional match at the 2012 US Open.
The world's top-ranked doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan visit the Breakers on July 16 when the Texas Wild play in Orange County for the second time, the third in a four-match season series against the two teams. The Bryan brothers are Mylan WTT mainstays, suiting up for their 10th straight season and 11th overall. Earlier this year, the American twins won an all-time record 13th Grand Slam team title at the Australian Open.
The team travels east for matches on July 18-20 and then returns to California for back-to-back matches against rival Sacramento (home on July 21 and away on July 22). Sam Querrey, currently ranked No. 23 in the world, is expected to join Sacramento for both matches. The Breakers wrap up the 2013 regular season on July 24 at home versus the Springfield Lasers.
The Breakers will play their seven home matches at the Bren Events Center, their indoor venue on the campus of UC Irvine. All matches in the state-of-the-art arena will have chairback seating and the team is planning several themed promotions throughout the season. Among the theme nights are military appreciation, mascot birthday party, celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Billie Jean King's historic Battle of the Sexes victory and charity affiliations.
"Breakers matches are a great night out for fans of all ages," said Breakers' General Manager Kerry Schneider. "In addition to the high-level tennis competition on the court, there is pre-match poster making and kids zone, concessions and vendor booths, and a post-match autograph session for kids 16 and under at every match." Schneider announced a free racket program has been added for 2013, with junior rackets being distributed at select matches and youth events throughout the season.
Breakers season tickets and groups are now on-sale. Season packages range from $105 to $1,100 and VIP Deck tables are also available, starting at $3,000. Individual match night tickets will be on sale in May, but group sales for selected single nights are currently available for groups of 10 or more people. For more information on season ticket packages and/or group sales and to order, contact the Breakers office at 949-205-9526 or email email@example.com. Visit www.breakerstennis.com for complete season updates.
The regular season of Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO runs July 7-24. The Breakers compete in the Western Conference along with the Springfield Lasers, Texas Wild, and Sacramento Capitals. At the end of the regular season, the top two teams from both the Western and Eastern Conferences advance to the Mylan WTT Conference Championships which will be hosted on Thursday, July 25 by the top-seeded team in each Conference. The 2013 Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO will be contested on the home court of the Eastern Conference Champions on Sunday, July 28.
2013 Team Schedule for Orange County Breakers
Home matches played at Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine (intersection of Mesa Road and West Peltason Drive, Irvine, Calif. 92697)
Start Time: 7:00 Pacific
Tickets: Call 949-205-9526 or visit www.breakerstennis.com
Sunday, July 7 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS
Monday, July 8 TEXAS WILD
Wednesday, July 10 AT Sacramento Capitals (Mardy Fish-SAC)
Thursday, July 11 AT Texas Wild
Friday, July 12 AT Springfield Lasers (Andy Roddick-SPR)
Saturday, July 13 SPRINGFIELD LASERS (Andy Roddick-SPR)
Monday, July 15 SACRAMENTO CAPITALS
Tuesday, July 16 TEXAS WILD (Bryan Brothers-TEX)
Thursday, July 18 AT New York Sportimes
Friday, July 19 AT Philadelphia Freedoms
Saturday, July 20 AT Texas Wild (Bryan Brothers-TEX)
Sunday, July 21 SACRAMENTO CAPITALS (Sam Querrey-SAC)
Monday, July 22 AT Sacramento Capitals (Sam Querrey-SAC)
Wednesday, July 24 SPRINGFIELD LASERS
home matches in BOLD and ALL CAPS
Scheduled marquee players in parentheses
Subject to change
Rosie Crews, WTT (firstname.lastname@example.org) PH: 817-684-0366
Kerry Schneider, GM - Orange County Breakers (email@example.com) PH: 949-205-9526
About Orange County Breakers:
In 2013, the Orange County Breakers enter their 11th season in Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO. The Breakers, led by coach Trevor Kronemann, compete in the Western Conference and will play their home matches at the Bren Events Center on the campus of the University of California, Irvine (intersection of Mesa Road and West Peltason Drive, Irvine, Calif. 92697). The Breakers, Western Conference Finalists in 2012, won the Mylan WTT Championship in 2004. For more information on the Orange County Breakers, visit www.breakerstennis.com.
About Mylan World TeamTennis:
Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO showcases the best in professional team tennis competition, playing an innovative coed team format. Co-founded by Billie Jean King in the 1970s and based on a concept of gender equity, Mylan WTT offers unique access to the sport and some of its greatest champions who have played over the past 38 seasons. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit www.WTT.com.