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January 21, 2003
The latest World TeamTennis franchise to land in Newport Beach -- it will become official on Feb. 6 when the league announces the team -- will probably be coached by Newport's Robert Van't Hof, and if the unnamed franchise is successful over a 3- to 5-year period, it could move from the Palisades Tennis Club to the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine. But that's down the road. At the moment, World TeamTennis co-founder, director and ambassador Billie Jean King is warming up to Newport Beach like the afternoon weather sometimes.
SPORTS
July 3, 2008
ROSEVILLE — The Newport Beach Breakers never trailed in winning their World Team Tennis season opener, 21-16, at defending champion Sacramento on Thursday at Westfield Galleria. Kaes Van’t Hof and Michaela Pastikova got the match off to a good start, winning 5-1 in mixed doubles over Sacramento’s Elena Likhovtseva and Eric Butorac. The Breakers’ Angelika Bachmann then lost to Olga Puchkova in women’s singles, 5-3, as the Capitals pulled within two. But Breakers veteran Ramon Delgado then topped Sacramento’s Sam Warburg in men’s singles, 5-3, to give his team a 13-9 edge.
SPORTS
February 14, 2012
The Orange County Breakers have a new home and name in 2012, but they are bringing back a fan favorite this season with the selection of Lindsay Davenport in the World Team Tennis Marquee Player Draft Tuesday. Davenport, who was part of the original Breakers squad in 2003, returns to WTT competition for the first time since she won female MVP honors in 2010. "I am excited to be back in Orange County and it will be great for my kids to get to see me play," Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident, said in a press release.
SPORTS
By Dave Thorpe | July 29, 2006
The Newport Beach Breakers are the surprise team in the World Team Tennis semifinals today after a 6-8 regular season. But after defeating the Springfield Lasers, 23-18, in the wild-card match Thursday night, the Breakers still have a shot at making their third consecutive WTT final appearance. The Breakers (7-8) take on the Sacramento Capitals (10-4) today at 3 p.m. at Palisades Tennis Club. The Philadelphia Freedoms (8-6) face the New York Sportimes (10-4) at 7 p.m. The semifinal winners square off in the final on Sunday at 1 p.m., also at Palisades.
SPORTS
July 10, 2007
dpt-sampras10 BREAKERS TONIGHT WHO: Newport Beach Breakers vs. Sacrametno Capitals WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Newport Beach Country Club Pete Sampras, a member of the Newport Beach Breakers, plays his only home match tonight when the Breakers play host to the Sacramento Capitals at 7 p.m. at...
SPORTS
June 27, 2007
The Newport Beach Breakers won't be the only team playing World TeamTennis in Newport Beach this summer. Sage Hill School will have two teams in the High School World TeamTennis Summer League. The matches will be played at the Balboa Bay Club Racquet Club and will coincide with the Breakers' July season. "It's been really exciting," said A.G. Longoria, the league's commissioner who started it up five years ago. "It's a good way to get ready for the next season. Coaches love it because they get to see incoming freshmen and it's a good way to experience with doubles lineups."
SPORTS
February 10, 2011
Trevor Kronemann, the UC Irvine men's tennis coach, will return for his fifth season as coach of the Newport Beach Breakers, the team announced Thursday. He has been involved with World TeamTennis for the past 21 years and he wants to give back. "The opportunity to coach the Newport Beach Breakers and be part of the Orange County tennis scene is something that I look forward to every year," Kronemann said in a release. "I'm forever indebted to the opportunities that WTT has presented to me and feel that after this, my 22nd year of World TeamTennis, it just might be my turn to bring a championship to Orange County.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | July 7, 2009
When Billie Jean King describes her role in the promotion and longevity of World Team Tennis, she is definitely modest. Such a vibrant woman and an icon for women’s rights is dwindled to something like a mummy. “Ilana [Kloss, CEO/commissioner of World Team Tennis] is really the one who runs it,” said King, co-founder of WTT. “They just prop me up. It’s a fact. [The media] always wants to talk to me. But she is really the leader in the business sense.
NEWS
October 9, 2004
Bryce Alderton Anna Kournikova, the 23-year-old blond Russian racket and fashion star, will make what is believed to be her first appearance in a competitive tennis event in Orange County in Monday's World Team Tennis Smash Hits at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center. But it might not be the last time Kournikova, who has played WTT for the Kansas City Explorers the last two summers, steps onto a court in the county after saying she has enjoyed her stint in the pro league thus far and would like to continue in the circuit.
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SPORTS
September 14, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Orange County Breakers lost all five matches in a 25-15 setback to Sacramento in the World Team Tennis Western Conference Championship on Friday at Family Circle Tennis Center. The Breakers won their final five regular-season matches to earn their first berth in the WTT playoffs since 2009 and take the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs from the Capitals. Orange County, formerly known as the Newport Beach Breakers, defeated Sacramento, 21-15, to complete the regular season on July 28. The Breakers, guided by UC Irvine men's coach Trevor Kronemann, finish 8-7, while Sacramento (8-7)
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SPORTS
March 8, 2012
The Orange County Breakers will begin their quest for this year's World Team Tennis King Trophy against the defending champions. The Washington Kastles, the 2011 WTT champs who were the first team in league history to go 16-0, will visit UC Irvine for the Breakers' home opener July 9. It was one of seven Breakers home dates at Bren Events Center announced Wednesday by World Team Tennis. Former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident, is expected to play in all seven home matches for the Breakers.
SPORTS
February 14, 2012
The Orange County Breakers have a new home and name in 2012, but they are bringing back a fan favorite this season with the selection of Lindsay Davenport in the World Team Tennis Marquee Player Draft Tuesday. Davenport, who was part of the original Breakers squad in 2003, returns to WTT competition for the first time since she won female MVP honors in 2010. "I am excited to be back in Orange County and it will be great for my kids to get to see me play," Davenport, a Laguna Beach resident, said in a press release.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | July 20, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH - Marie-Eve Pelletier displayed plenty of positive body language Wednesday night at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. The Newport Beach Breakers' three-year veteran pumped her fist a number of times during the World Team Tennis match. She and Travis Rettenmaier won in mixed doubles, then she and Anne Keothavong won in women's doubles as the Breakers took control of the match. Pelletier and her teammates were finally able to smile. Ending an eight-match losing streak was sweet for the Breakers, who topped Springfield, 21-14.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | July 16, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — Anne Keothavong doubled over and screamed in frustration. Two points later, Marie-Eve Pelletier kicked a tennis ball into the club seats to her right. It was only early in the second set of Saturday night's World Team Tennis match, but already the Newport Beach Breakers were way behind the Sacramento Capitals. If the tight WTT schedule hasn't made the team weary, a six-match losing streak might do the trick. The sixth straight loss was the 22-11 overtime setback to the Capitals at The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | July 5, 2011
NEWPORT BEACH — As the Newport Beach Breakers began their quest for a World Team Tennis title, the woman who put the "King" in King trophy was in the house Tuesday night at The Tennis Club. It was Ladies Night, which meant a pre-match tennis clinic for women featuring WTT co-founder and Breakers co-owner Billie Jean King. Once the match actually began, King wasn't on the court, but she yelled encouragement to the Breakers players from the corner of the stadium. The St. Louis Aces' scheduled marquee player, former world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport, was missing.
SPORTS
March 15, 2011
Anne Keothavong, Great Britain's No. 2-ranked singles player, sometimes goes by the nickname, "Special K. " The Newport Beach Breakers sure hope the tennis player will be special for them. The Breakers selected Keothavong with the first overall pick in the World Team Tennis Roster Player Draft Tuesday. Keothavong, 27, ranked No. 109 by the International Tennis Federation will make her WTT debut this July. Since turning pro in 2001, Keothavong has won 17 ITF singles titles and five ITF doubles titles in her career.
SPORTS
February 15, 2011
The Newport Beach Breakers are bringing back one of the best players in tennis history this July. The Breakers selected 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras with the first overall pick in the World Team Tennis Marquee Player Draft on Tuesday. Sampras, 39, retired from the Assn. of Tennis Professionals Tour in 2003. He previously played for the Breakers in 2006 and 2007. Sampras, the former world No. 1 who held the men's record for most Grand Slam singles titles before being surpassed by Roger Federer in 2009, still holds the record of being ranked at No. 1 for a total of 286 weeks.
SPORTS
February 10, 2011
Trevor Kronemann, the UC Irvine men's tennis coach, will return for his fifth season as coach of the Newport Beach Breakers, the team announced Thursday. He has been involved with World TeamTennis for the past 21 years and he wants to give back. "The opportunity to coach the Newport Beach Breakers and be part of the Orange County tennis scene is something that I look forward to every year," Kronemann said in a release. "I'm forever indebted to the opportunities that WTT has presented to me and feel that after this, my 22nd year of World TeamTennis, it just might be my turn to bring a championship to Orange County.
SPORTS
August 23, 2010
The Newport Harbor High tennis program won the inaugural World Team Tennis Pacific Challenge high school tournament Saturday at The Tennis Club Newport Beach, beating Sage Hill, 37-21, in the final. In high school WTT competition each match consists of eight no-ad sets, starting with one set each of boys' and girls' doubles, going to two boys' and girls' singles sets and finishing with two mixed doubles sets. Total number of games won determines who advances. Newport Harbor also beat Mater Dei and Tesoro to make the final.
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