Andy Roddick is coming to play against the Orange County Breakers July 13 at the Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus. The marquee event featuring the former world No. 1-ranked player is among the dates on the Breakers' schedule that was released Wednesday.
The Breakers open the 38th season of Mylan World Team Tennis presented by GEICO on July 7 with a home matchup at the Bren Events Center against the Philadelphia Freedoms.
Roddick, who will play for the Springfield Lasers, 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 U.S. 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 has 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.
The team is planning several themed promotions throughout the season. Among the theme nights are military appreciation, mascot birthday party, a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Billie Jean King's historic Battle of the Sexes victory and charity affiliations. Breakers season tickets are now on sale.
For more information contact the Breakers office at (949) 205-9526 or email email@example.com or visit http://www.breakerstennis.com.
— From staff reports
2013 Team Schedule for Orange County Breakers
Home matches played at Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine
Start Time: 7 p.m.
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