Springfield Lasers Open Season Sunday, July 12
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Defending WesternConference Champions the Springfield Lasers open their 20th season of MylanWorld TeamTennis (WTT) Sunday, July 12, at Mediacom Tennis Stadium, in Cooper Tennis Complex, 2231 E. Pythian. The Lasers face the Philadelphia Freedoms at 7 p.m.
- Shelby Rogers was added to the team roster in May, to serve as a substitute for Alison Riske. But due to injury, Rogers will no longer play with the Lasers this season. Varvara Lepchenko will sub for Riske July 12, 13, 14 and 15. Sachia Vickery will sub for Riske July 17, 18, 19 and 21.
The Springfield Lasers schedule includes seven home matches, including July 24 and 25 appearance by John Isner, America's No. 1 male tennis player since 2012. The complete schedule is:
Sunday, July 12 Philadelphia at Springfield (HOME)
Monday, July 13 Springfield at California
Tuesday, July 14 Boston at Springfield (HOME)
Wed., July 15 Washington at Springfield (HOME)
Friday, July 17 San Diego at Springfield (HOME)
Saturday, July 18 Springfield at Austin
Sunday, July 19 Springfield at Philadelphia
Tuesday, July 21 Springfield at California
Wed., July 22 Austin at Springfield (HOME)
Friday, July 24 Philadelphia at Springfield with John Isner (HOME)
Saturday, July 25 San Diego at Springfield with John Isner (HOME)
Sunday, July 26 Springfield at Washington
Tuesday, July 28 Springfield at San Diego
Wed., July 29 Springfield at Austin
Thursday, July 30 Mylan WTT Eastern and Western Conference Championships, location TBA
Sunday, August 2 Mylan WTT Finals, location TBA
All home matches begin at 7 p.m. at Mediacom Tennis Stadium at Cooper Tennis Complex, 2331 E. Pythian, Springfield.
The Springfield Lasers are the 2013 and 2014 defending Western Conference Champions, making it to the Mylan WTT finals two years in a row. The Lasers also won the western conference in 2009, 2001 and 1999.
Additional Mylan WTT League information, including schedules, team rosters, standings, Mylan WTT 40th Season tidbits, player interviews and more, are at http://www.wtt.com.
For tickets, call 417-837-5800. For more information, visit springfieldlasers.com, or look for Springfield Lasers on Facebook or @SGFLasers on Twitter.
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