John McEnroe will compete in two matches this summer for the NY Sportimes of Mylan World TeamTennis, the league and team announced today. The Tennis Hall of Famer and team captain will play one match at SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y., and one at Sportime Stadium on Randall’s Island. The season runs from July 7-24; the Sportimes will hold five matches in Albany and two on Randall’s Island.
The five home dates in Albany are Thursday, July 9 vs. Springfield (featuring Andy Roddick); Friday, July 12 vs Philadelphia; Monday, July 15 vs. Philadelphia (featuring Sloane Stephens); Tuesday, July 16 vs. Boston; and Thursday, July 18 vs. Orange County (featuring McEnroe for the Sportimes). The two Randall’s Island matches are scheduled for Monday, July 22 vs. Texas and Tuesday, July 23 vs. Washington. McEnroe will be playing at Randall’s Island on one of those nights, which will be a special night to raise funds for the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. Additional special guests are expected to be announced along with the final date for McEnroe’s NYC appearance in the coming days.
The Sportimes will also play seven road matches during the season. McEnroe is scheduled to compete at Philadelphia on July 24. The Sportimes will complete their player lineup when the Mylan WTT Roster Draft is held March 12 in Indian Wells, Calif. In 2012, the Sportimes had another outstanding 2012 Mylan WTT season, qualifying for the playoffs by finishing second in the Eastern Conference.