John McEnroe to Return to Sportimes for 2013 WTT Season as Schedule Announced
NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 - Five home dates at SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y., and two at Sportime Stadium at Randall's Island, Manhattan, highlight the New York Sportimes 2013 Mylan WTT Pro League match schedule, league and team officials announced today. Team captain and Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe will compete in three matches for the Sportimes, including one each in Albany and at Randall's Island. U.S. Open Champion, Andy Roddick is added to the premier players that will compete against the Sportimes at Albany's SEFCU arena.
The regular season runs July 7-24, with conference championships scheduled for Thursday, July 25, and concludes with the Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO, on Sunday, July 28.
The five home dates in Albany are Thursday, July 9 vs. Springfield (featuring Andy Roddick); Friday, July 12 vs Philadelphia; Monday, July 15 vs. Philadelphia (featuring Sloane Stephens); Tuesday, July 16 vs. Boston; and Thursday, July 18 vs. Orange County (featuring McEnroe for the Sportimes). The two Randall's Island matches are scheduled for Monday, July 22 vs. Texas and Tuesday, July 23 vs. Washington. McEnroe will be playing at Randall's Island on one of those nights, which will be a special night to raise funds for the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. Additional special guests are expected to be announced along with the final date for McEnroe's NYC appearance in the coming days.
The Sportimes will also play seven road matches during the season. McEnroe is scheduled to compete at Philadelphia on July 24. The Sportimes will complete their player lineup when the Mylan WTT Roster Draft is held March 12 in Indian Wells, Calif. In 2012, the Sportimes had another outstanding 2012 Mylan WTT season, qualifying for the playoffs by finishing second in the Eastern Conference.
The Sportimes' 2013 partners include Adecco, DecoTurf, Geico, Mylan, USTA, Wilson, Price Chopper, Times Union, GE, UB Group, Northeast Orthopaedics, Copeland, Albany ENT, Clearly Yours, 15-Love, Ophthalmic Con., NAI Platform, USTA Northern, University of Albany Foundation, Albany Massage, Hilton Garden Inn and Lang Media.
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