The Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis today filled out their roster for the upcoming season, drafting Indian doubles specialst Leander Paes with the fourth overall pick.
The team also announced that former doubles star and TV host Murphy Jensen will serve as coach.
Paes is the fourth-ranked doubles player in the world and has won eight grand slam titles.
The Kastles also selected Angela Haynes, who is ranked 137th in the world in singles and 112th in doubles, and 2008 U.S. Open Girls’ champion CoCo Vandeweghe. Coco is the niece of former NBA star and New Jersey Nets general manager KiKi Vandeweghe.
Scott Oudesma will also return to the Kastles this season. The team traded a fourth round pick and financial considerations to the Boston Lobsters for the rights to Oudesma, who was among the more popular players on the last year’s squad. Oudesma was a top junior player and recently reached the finals of a Great Britain Futures event in January.
All of the players drafted on Tuesday will join Serena Williams, the Kastles’ designated marquee player who will appear with the team in D.C. on July 14.