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April 2, 2006
It keeps getting better ? or at least stays as good ? for tennis fans in Newport Beach. After the city's World Team Tennis franchise the Breakers drew attention with last summer's expected crowd-pleaser, Maria Sharapova, and grass-roots star Ramon Delgado, the team last week made another splash: It traded around in the league's draft and, thanks to Newport Beach's proximity to Palm Springs, the team landed 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras....
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By Dave Thorpe | August 1, 2006
The Newport Beach Breakers may have went a disappointing 6-8 during the World Team Tennis regular season this year, but by no means was it a total wash. After all, local fans got to see tennis legend Pete Sampras play his first competitive match since retiring after the 2002 U.S. Open. The Ramon Delgado fan club, dubbed the Desperate Housewives for Ramon Delgado, came into full form, cheering on their favorite son from Paraguay and influencing a group of ball girls to branch off into their own Delgado support group.
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By Dominic Perrone | July 11, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Along with the privilege of being the first to witness Pete Sampras play professionally since the 2002 U.S. Open, Newport Beach Breakers fans received an unwelcome guest that arrived with Sampras: rust. The serve and, to a lesser degree, the volley that propelled Sampras to 14 Grand Slam titles, including a record seven Wimbledon titles, were in top form. But other aspects of his game were in need of a polish. Sampras' return of serve came up short in the final set and the Breakers lost, 22-20, to the St. Louis Aces at the Palisades Tennis Club.
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By Dominic Perrone | March 29, 2006
A map of the U.S. held more insight into the possibility of the Newport Beach Breakers drafting Pete Sampras than the draft order. Sitting near the bottom of the 12-team World Team Tennis draft was not ideal for drafting the owner of 14 Grand Slam titles. But being located 100 miles from Sampras' home in Palm Springs was an advantage no other team could offer. Houston started with the top pick. But Newport Beach forked over undisclosed "financial considerations" to gain the top pick, then took Sampras on Tuesday.
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By Matt Szabo | July 6, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers' season begins tonight at 7 against the Sacramento Capitals at Newport Beach Country Club, where Breakers Stadium has been built. The new venue is sure to draw some memorable moments with the likes of Anna Kournikova (tonight), Pete Sampras (Tuesday) and Maria Sharapova (July 25) coming. As for the Newport Beach Breakers, they carry high expectations, too. They're expected to be a work of art, at least in Coach Trevor Kronemann's eyes. "If you can paint a perfect picture, it's been painted," said Kronemann, the first-year Breakers coach who has been involved with World Team Tennis as a player, commentator and coach for 18 years.
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By Dave Thorpe | July 28, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Thursday night's World Team Tennis wild-card showdown was the kind of match Newport Beach Breakers Coach Dick Leach had in mind for his team going into the season. Better late than never. Pete Sampras' first playoff appearance for the Breakers was fruitful, if not debilitating, and Anastassia Rodionova was the workhorse of the night. It all led to a 23-18 Breakers victory in overtime over the Springfield Lasers at Palisades Tennis Club. The victory propels the Breakers, who received an automatic bid into the playoffs before the season by virtue of being the host team for the postseason, into Saturday's semifinals.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | July 27, 2006
It's not exactly the way the Newport Beach Breakers wanted to enter the World Team Tennis playoffs. But here they are. The Breakers finished fifth in the Western Conference, which previously would have left them out of the postseason that has, until this year, included only the top two teams from each conference. But before the season started, Newport Beach was guaranteed at least a wild-card berth by virtue of playing host to the playoffs at the Palisades Tennis Club.
NEWS
July 12, 2005
Rick Devereux When the Newport Beach Breakers faced the previously winless Philadelphia Freedoms Monday night in a World Team Tennis match at the Palisades Tennis Club, it seemed as if the hosts should have easily steamrolled past the visitors. But the records were thrown out of the books for two reasons as Newport lost, 21-16, in overtime. First, the Breakers were coming off their first loss of the season and did not get much rest traveling back from Kansas City the night before.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 17, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Don’t be surprised to read image still matters to Andre Agassi. Cameras rolled when Agassi entered a canopy to promote tennis in Newport Beach. No commercial shoot for the world’s former No. 1-ranked player to pitch a camera, just answer questions from reporters. Agassi noticed the image inside lacked the right tone. “Why is everyone so depressed?” Agassi asked before the Newport Beach breakers played host to Agassi and the Philadelphia Freedoms.
SPORTS
July 6, 2006
There's a court-load of excitement surrounding World Team Tennis' Newport Beach Breakers this season, and no wonder. Newport Beach brought in 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. The Breakers' home court, the Palisades Tennis Club, plays host to the World Team Tennis Finals July 29-30. In addition, the Breakers boast the father-son tandem of Rick and Dick Leach. Rick Leach, who attained the No. 1 ranking in the world in doubles in 1990, serves as the men's doubles specialist while Dick is handling the coaching duties for the fourth year.
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By David Carrillo Peñaloza | July 17, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH — Don’t be surprised to read image still matters to Andre Agassi. Cameras rolled when Agassi entered a canopy to promote tennis in Newport Beach. No commercial shoot for the world’s former No. 1-ranked player to pitch a camera, just answer questions from reporters. Agassi noticed the image inside lacked the right tone. “Why is everyone so depressed?” Agassi asked before the Newport Beach breakers played host to Agassi and the Philadelphia Freedoms.
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By Matt Szabo | July 6, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers' season begins tonight at 7 against the Sacramento Capitals at Newport Beach Country Club, where Breakers Stadium has been built. The new venue is sure to draw some memorable moments with the likes of Anna Kournikova (tonight), Pete Sampras (Tuesday) and Maria Sharapova (July 25) coming. As for the Newport Beach Breakers, they carry high expectations, too. They're expected to be a work of art, at least in Coach Trevor Kronemann's eyes. "If you can paint a perfect picture, it's been painted," said Kronemann, the first-year Breakers coach who has been involved with World Team Tennis as a player, commentator and coach for 18 years.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | August 1, 2006
The Newport Beach Breakers may have went a disappointing 6-8 during the World Team Tennis regular season this year, but by no means was it a total wash. After all, local fans got to see tennis legend Pete Sampras play his first competitive match since retiring after the 2002 U.S. Open. The Ramon Delgado fan club, dubbed the Desperate Housewives for Ramon Delgado, came into full form, cheering on their favorite son from Paraguay and influencing a group of ball girls to branch off into their own Delgado support group.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | July 28, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Thursday night's World Team Tennis wild-card showdown was the kind of match Newport Beach Breakers Coach Dick Leach had in mind for his team going into the season. Better late than never. Pete Sampras' first playoff appearance for the Breakers was fruitful, if not debilitating, and Anastassia Rodionova was the workhorse of the night. It all led to a 23-18 Breakers victory in overtime over the Springfield Lasers at Palisades Tennis Club. The victory propels the Breakers, who received an automatic bid into the playoffs before the season by virtue of being the host team for the postseason, into Saturday's semifinals.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | July 27, 2006
It's not exactly the way the Newport Beach Breakers wanted to enter the World Team Tennis playoffs. But here they are. The Breakers finished fifth in the Western Conference, which previously would have left them out of the postseason that has, until this year, included only the top two teams from each conference. But before the season started, Newport Beach was guaranteed at least a wild-card berth by virtue of playing host to the playoffs at the Palisades Tennis Club.
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | July 11, 2006
NEWPORT BEACH ? Along with the privilege of being the first to witness Pete Sampras play professionally since the 2002 U.S. Open, Newport Beach Breakers fans received an unwelcome guest that arrived with Sampras: rust. The serve and, to a lesser degree, the volley that propelled Sampras to 14 Grand Slam titles, including a record seven Wimbledon titles, were in top form. But other aspects of his game were in need of a polish. Sampras' return of serve came up short in the final set and the Breakers lost, 22-20, to the St. Louis Aces at the Palisades Tennis Club.
SPORTS
July 6, 2006
There's a court-load of excitement surrounding World Team Tennis' Newport Beach Breakers this season, and no wonder. Newport Beach brought in 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras. The Breakers' home court, the Palisades Tennis Club, plays host to the World Team Tennis Finals July 29-30. In addition, the Breakers boast the father-son tandem of Rick and Dick Leach. Rick Leach, who attained the No. 1 ranking in the world in doubles in 1990, serves as the men's doubles specialist while Dick is handling the coaching duties for the fourth year.
FEATURES
April 2, 2006
It keeps getting better ? or at least stays as good ? for tennis fans in Newport Beach. After the city's World Team Tennis franchise the Breakers drew attention with last summer's expected crowd-pleaser, Maria Sharapova, and grass-roots star Ramon Delgado, the team last week made another splash: It traded around in the league's draft and, thanks to Newport Beach's proximity to Palm Springs, the team landed 14-time Grand Slam winner Pete Sampras....
SPORTS
By Dominic Perrone | March 29, 2006
A map of the U.S. held more insight into the possibility of the Newport Beach Breakers drafting Pete Sampras than the draft order. Sitting near the bottom of the 12-team World Team Tennis draft was not ideal for drafting the owner of 14 Grand Slam titles. But being located 100 miles from Sampras' home in Palm Springs was an advantage no other team could offer. Houston started with the top pick. But Newport Beach forked over undisclosed "financial considerations" to gain the top pick, then took Sampras on Tuesday.
NEWS
July 12, 2005
Rick Devereux When the Newport Beach Breakers faced the previously winless Philadelphia Freedoms Monday night in a World Team Tennis match at the Palisades Tennis Club, it seemed as if the hosts should have easily steamrolled past the visitors. But the records were thrown out of the books for two reasons as Newport lost, 21-16, in overtime. First, the Breakers were coming off their first loss of the season and did not get much rest traveling back from Kansas City the night before.
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