World TeamTennis Matches to Air on Tennis Channel and VERSUS
June 19, 2008
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Eight World TeamTennis matches, featuring some of the biggest names in tennis, will air nationally this summer on the Tennis Channel and VERSUS. Tennis Channel will premiere seven WTT telecasts while the WTT Finals will air live on VERSUS on July 27 and re-air on Tennis Channel on July 30.
The VERSUS telecast will mark the first time the WTT Finals will air live since 2004. The WTT Finals are set for 4 pm EST/1 pm PST from Roseville, Calif., home of the defending champion Sacramento Capitals.
Leif Shiras will be the host for the 8-match TV series. He will be joined by Katrina Adams for the Finals telecast and most regular season matches. Corina Morariu, who played for the Kansas City Explorers in 2007, will provide commentary at the two telecasts from Newport Beach, Calif.
The 8-match series will also be distributed throughoutthe majority ofthe Comcast SportsNet system this summer. The League is finalizing plans to air the series on several other regional sports networks including Cox Communications, Fox SportsNet, Mediacom, MSGand Time Warner Cable. Visit WTT.com for a complete schedule.
Serena Williams debut for the League’s newest franchise, the Washington Kastles, kicks off the 2008 season with a Tennis Channel match to air on July 10. Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Venus Williams and Bob and Mike Bryan are among the other players who will be featured in the national telecasts.
About World TeamTennis
The 2008 season will be the 33rd year of World TeamTennis action. WTT is well known for introducing innovative elements to tennis including instant replay, co-ed format, cumulative and no-ad scoring, on-court coaching, Supertiebreakers, multi-colored courts and player names on back of their shirts.
Advanta is the presenting sponsor of the WTT Pro League and the official business credit card of World TeamTennis. Official WTT Pro League sponsors for the 2008 season are Bälle dê Mätch, FirmGreen Energy, Gatorade, GEICO and Wilson Racquet Sports. For more information on WTT including team rosters, visit www.WTT.com.
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