The Newport Beach Breakers have a new home at The Tennis Club Newport Beach, and two new men's players in David Martin and Lester Cook.
They also lost a mainstay. Irrelevant Week just ended in Newport Beach, but "The Desperate Housewives for Ramon Delgado" fan club is now just that: irrelevant. Delgado, the six-year men's singles anchor for Newport Beach who was also the 2008 World Team Tennis Male MVP, is no longer with the team.
Fourth-year coach Trevor Kronemann, also the UC Irvine men's tennis coach, hopes Breakers fans don't have to be desperate anymore. He foresees a competitive season for his team, which reached the Western Conference Finals a year ago before falling to Springfield in a super-tiebreaker.
The Breakers begin their season Monday at Sacramento and their first home match is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, also against Sacramento.
"It's always a quick 16, 17, 18 days but it's always exciting," Kronemann said. "I'm looking forward to my 21st season in World Team Tennis [as a player, commentator and now coach]."