Bouchard, Isner, Fish Claimed By NY Empire In Mylan WTT Marquee Player Draft
- Updated: February 16, 2017
Looking to bounce back from their last-place finish in 2016, the New York Empire selected Eugenie Bouchard, WTT veteran John Isner and former World No. 7 Mardy Fish in today’s 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis Marquee Draft. Bouchard has played two seasons in the league, most recently in 2013. The Canadian is a former Wimbledon finalist and semifinalist at the Australian Open and French Open. Isner, who spent the past two WTT seasons in Springfield, is a long-time member of the United States Davis Cup team and has a combined 14 ATP singles and doubles titles. Fish is slated to compete in his seventh WTT season. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and won six singles titles and eight doubles titles on the ATP World Tour.
Jack Sock, the top-ranked American on the ATP World Tour, is also the top selection as the Springfield Lasers tabbed the Missouri resident with the first overall pick.
Team lineups will be finalized at the Mylan WTT Roster Draft on March 14 in Indian Wells, Calif. The regular season schedule for the 2017 edition of Mylan WTT presented by GEICO will be released in early March. The six teams will play 14 regular season matches between July 16-August 2 with the top two teams advancing to the Mylan WTT Finals on Saturday, August 5.
Mylan WTT is the fifth longest-running major professional team sports league in the U.S. behind only the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. This is the 42nd season of the innovative league which was co-founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King.
The Empire compete at USTA National Tennis Center Court 17.