Former world No. 1 Martina Hingis of the New York Sportimes and the Washington Kastles’ Bobby Reynolds were named as WTT MVPs today for the World TeamTennis Pro League presented by GEICO.
John-Patrick Smith of the Orange County Breakers and Kristyna Pliskova of the Philadelphia Freedoms were named as WTT Rookies of the Year, while Murphy Jensen of the Washington Kastles was named WTT Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Hingis finished first in women’s singles this season with a .593 winning percentage. Hingis teamed with Ashley Harkleroad to finish as the top-ranked team in women’s doubles at .571%. This is the 5th season for Hingis, who led the Sportimes to the 2005 WTT title. Hingis and her Sportimes teammates have advanced to the Eastern Conference Championship against the Washington Kastles on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Charleston, S.C. “I’m proud to win the WTT MVP award,” said Hingis. “The 2012 season was both challenging and rewarding. I was part of a great team and much of my success was thanks to my teammates, coach, team owner and great New York Sportimes fans.”
The Kastles and the Breakers are both the top seeds in their respective conferences at the WTT Finals Weekend, Sept. 14-16. The Breakers will face the Sacramento Capitals on Friday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The Kastles and Sportimes will renew their rivalry on Sept. 16 for the Eastern Conference title. The Conference Champions face off for the King Trophy on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.
For more information on the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, visit www.WTT.com/Finals or www.FamilyCircleTennisCenter.com/WTT.
2012 WTT AWARDS:
WTT FEMALE MVP: Martina Hingis (New York Sportimes)
WTT MALE MVP: Bobby Reynolds (Washington Kastles)
WTT FEMALE ROOKIE: Kristyna Pliskova (Philadelphia Freedoms)
WTT MALE ROOKIE: John-Patrick Smith (Orange County Breakers)
WTT COACH OF THE YEAR: Murphy Jensen (Washington Kastles)
SCHEDULE 2012 WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO
September 14-16 – Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.
Friday, Sept. 14 – 6:30 p.m. EDT : Western Conference Championship – #1
Orange County Breakers (8-6) vs. #2 Sacramento Capitals (7-7)
Saturday, Sept. 15 – 6:30 p.m. EDT: Eastern Conference Championship – #1
Washington Kastles (14-0) vs. #2 New York Sportimes (9-5)
Sunday, Sept. 16 – 3:30 p.m. EDT: WTT Finals – Eastern Conference Champion
vs. Western Conference Champion