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Angela Haynes Joins The Washington Kastles For World Team Tennis

Friday, May 1, 2009

Black Tennis Pro's Angela Haynes Washington Kastles World Team TennisAngela Haynes, USA
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Kastles, who will be coached by Murphy Jensen, drafted Leander Paes, Angela Haynes, Coco Vandeweghe and Scott “Boom Boom” Oudsema during the league’s Roster Draft in Miami.

The four players will join Serena Williams, who is returning for her second season as a Washington Kastle. Williams makes her only home appearance for the Kastles on July 14 against the Newport Beach Breakers.

With their second pick in the draft, the Kastles selected Haynes, hailing from Compton, California, and previously ranked in the world’s top 100 in both singles and doubles competition.

She is currently ranked 137 in singles and 112 in doubles in the world.

Haynes reached the third round of the BNP Paribas tournament at Indian Wells in March 2009, and won the 2007 ITF Hilton Head championship.

Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein said, “We have a great schedule of world-class tennis stars coming to the nation’s capital this July and we can’t wait for the season to begin. We are grateful for the amazing fan support last year and for all the anticipation about the upcoming season.”

With the fourth overall pick, the Washington Kastles selected Paes, the world’s fifth-ranked doubles player and an eight-time Grand Slam champion.

Battling against the Kastles in DC this season are Venus Williams of the Philadelphia Freedoms (July 7), Anna Kournikova of the St. Louis Aces (July 8) and John McEnroe of the New York Sportimes (July 16). The July 7 match marks Venus Williams’ DC tennis debut.

The full schedule and more information about the Kastles and World Team Tennis can be found at www.washingtonkastles.com.

The Washington Kastles begin their second season of Advanta World TeamTennis (WTT) in July 2009. The Kastles, owned by Ein, a local entrepreneur, will be led by 10-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams.

The 34th season of World Team Tennis, founded in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King, runs from July 2-26 and concludes with the Advanta WTT Championship Weekend.

Throughout the season, the Kastles will actively work with local charities and community organizations to share the mission of WTT and bring the game of tennis to the broader community.

For more information about the Kastles or to purchase tickets, visit www.washingtonkastles.com or call 202-4TENNIS/483-6647.

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