NEWPORT BEACH — It was easy to get caught up in all the newness Friday night at the Newport Beach Breakers' season opener against the Sacramento Capitals.
There was a new venue and stadium at the Newport Beach Country Club. There was also a new coach in Trevor Kronemann, and an added curiosity because Anna Kournikova was in town with the Capitals.
"What a great atmosphere," Kronemann said. "It's just a really great place to play."
But amidst the change, a familiar face perhaps came up the biggest for the Breakers in their 20-15 win.
Ramon Delgado, in his fourth year with the Breakers, came into his men's singles set with Newport Beach down, 10-5. But he topped Sacramento's Sam Warburg, 5-0, to tie the match and give the Breakers (1-0) momentum that they fed off the rest of the night.