World Team Tennis visits Cabrini

By Staff Writer
September 4, 2003

The Philadelphia Freedoms commenced the third season of World Team Tennis at Cabrini College this past July with a 19-18 win over the Springfield Lasers. This marks the 23rd consecutive season of the World TeamTennis Pro League.

The format features teams made up of two men, two women, and a coach.

Each match consists of five sets, with one set each of men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The first team to reach five games wins each set.

A nine-point tiebreaker is played if a set reaches four all. One point is awarded for each game won.

The WTT season was played from July 7- to July 27 with 10 teams represented in the 2003 Pro League.

“The tradition of high caliber tennis is a part of Philadelphia’s rich tennis history, and WTT will continue to bring the best level of tennis to Philadelphia,” team General Manager Jeff Harrison said, according to

The Philadelphia Freedoms had expected another successful season with the addition of tennis legend Martina Navratilova. Navratilova was the World Team Tennis first round draft pick

Philadelphia took the women’s singles and doubles from Delaware on Monday, July 7, by identical 5-0 scores.

Billie Jean King and Larry King founded World TeamTennis in the early’70s. Since its start, some of tennis’ greatest names have played in the league, including Venus and Serena Williams, Monica Seles, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Anna Kournikova, Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Andy Roddick and Chris Evert.

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