IRVINE, CALIF. (AP) - The Southern California franchise in the World TeamTennis Pro League is getting a new name and home court for the upcoming season.
The Orange County Breakers will play their seven home matches in July on a specially constructed court at the Bren Events Center on the UC Irvine campus. The team’s coach, Trevor Kronemann, also coaches the men’s tennis team at UC Irvine.
The Breakers had played in Newport Beach since 2003. The team opens its 10th year in the league when the season begins July 9 and runs through July 29. The Bren Center previously hosted Elton John and Billie Jean King’s annual WTT Smash Hits charity event in 2004 and 2006.
The league’s marquee player draft is Feb. 14.
The Breakers won the WTT championship in 2004.