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WTT: World TeamTennis 2020







HOW IT WORKS?


World TeamTennis is a professional tennis league played as a team format in the United States. Eight (or nine) teams will compete in the League in a round robin format. The top four will play semifinals (1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3) for a spot in the Final.
Each Tie consists of five matches including 4 singles and 1 doubles (just like Fed Cup).

Home Team - 115 points for each player
Away Team - 110 points for each player


We will play every monday and tuesday of July/August after Wimbledon (13th and 14th, 20th and 21st, 27th and 28th TBA).
This is an exho tournament so you are allowed to play here and the main tour. No ranking points will be offered but it is an opportunity to test new strategies and create friendships enemies and some drama :cool:


The defending champion Orlando Storms won it last year with Bianka Harlow, Sienna Campbell (2020 RG finalists :eek:) and Juli Victoria Lang.



DRAFT

A draft is a process to allocate certain players to teams. In a draft, teams take turns selecting from a pool of eligible players. In our scenario, the allocation will be based mostly on players answers but also director choices. Each team will have three or four players (respecting maximum of 1 Top 8 player each team).



HOW TO SIGN-UP?

First of all, each player can choose three teams where they would like to play, in order of preference. If you'd rather stay in your team from previous edition, just say it.
Anyway, everyone should answer two questions:

1) Which FWTT player would you choose to play on your Team? Why?
2) Which FWTT player would you never choose to play on your Team? Why?


So your entry will be like the Example:

Name of your player
Team preference #1
Team preference #2
Team preference #3
Answer 1
Answer 2


Doubles partners in the same team are strongly discouraged.



HOW TO SEND POINTS?

Once the teams are complete, a captain must be elected. This player will be responsible for collecting points from team mates and sending it for me.
Since I couldn't figure a way to repeat WTT system we will follow FWTT rules to calculate scores.

Based on the number of players and the engagement, the number of teams and ties may be adjusted ;) I hope we can grab at least 24 players! I'm open for suggestions :wavey:


Deadline to commit: Sunday, June 28th 23h00 GMT


Draft: Tuesday, June 30th TBA


 

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2020 TEAMS








2019 PLAYERS

ORLANDO STORM -
Bianka Harlow (GER) (C), Sienna Campbell (AUS), Juli Victoria Lang (GER)
NEW YORK EMPIRE - Maria Abdiakova (UZB) (C), Vittoria Perez (ESP), Anete Karklina (LAT)
ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS - Soo-Jung Park (KOR) (C), Shaitan Reinga (NZL), Piper Elliot (NOR)
WASHINGTON KASTLES - Josephine Tyler-Malone (USA) (C), Yi Sun (CHN), Sannie Carlson (DEN)
SPRINGFIELD LASERS - Nthamangela Mbangu-Zerić (BOT) (C), Regla Torres (ITA)
SAN DIEGO AVIATORS - Jennifer Casanova (USA) (C), Ariana Salvatore (BRA), Isidora Islewood (NZL)
PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS - Oksana Mikhailova (RUS) (C), Anastasia Nemayeva (RUS), Ysaline Fletcher (BEL)
LAS VEGAS ROLLERS - Possible New Team
CHICAGO SMASH -
Possible New Team
 

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2020 Entries

  1. Oksana Mikhailova (Freedoms, Smash, Rollers) - 2019 Team: Freedoms
  2. Kayla Anwar (Breakers, Empire, Rollers) - Rookie
  3. Ericely Xuchini (Aviators, Rollers, Freedoms) - Rookie
  4. Jennifer Casanova (Aviators, Empire, Kastles) - 2019 Team: Aviators
  5. Fleri Hingisafrilia (Empire, Rollers, Smash) - Rookie
  6. Anete Karklina (Empire, Freedoms, Rollers) - 2019 Team: Empire
  7. Josephine Tyler-Malone (Aviators, Breakers, Rollers) - 2019 Team: Kastles
  8. Piper Elliot (Empire, Aviators, Smash) - 2019 Team: Breakers
  9. Ariana Salvatore (Smash, Aviators, Empire) - 2019 Team: Aviators
  10. Jenny DeBloque (Lasers, Smash, Rollers) - Rookie
  11. Vittoria Perez (Empire, Aviators, Smash) - 2019 Team: Empire
  12. Nthamangela Mbangu-Zeric (Lasers) - 2019 Team: Lasers
  13. Sienna Campbell (Storm) - 2019 Team: Storm
  14. Maria Abdiakova (Empire, Breakers, Kastles) - 2019 Team: Empire
  15. Anastasia Nemayeva (Freedoms, Smash, Aviators) - 2019 Team: Freedoms
  16. Giuseppina Benedetti (Storm, Lasers, Smash) - Rookie
  17. Ginger Moon (Aviators, Kastles, Freedoms) - Rookie
  18. Zivka Zabokrecina (Aviators, Storm, Lasers) - Rookie
  19. Bianka Harlow (Storm, Smash, -) - 2019 Team: Storm
  20. Isidora Islewood (?) - 2019 Team: Aviators
 

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Oksana Mikhailova

Team preference #1: Philadelphia Freedoms
Team preference #2: Chicago Smash
Team preference #3: Las Vegas Rollers
Answer 1: Anastasia Nemayeva (Fed Cup teammate) or Anete Karklina (Tennis Tipping doubles partner), since doubles partners are discouraged
Answer 2: Kayla Anwar (seems to lose a lot from what I can remember with all the user's posts about how she never wins so we'd have no hope since I never win anythign either)
 

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Kayla Anwar

Team preference #1: Orange County Breakers
Team preference #2: New York Empire
Team preference #3: Las Vegas Rollers

Answer 1: Yukika Kitahara (She can make me sushis)
Answer 2: Fleri Hingisafrilia (Too old)
 

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Name of your player: Jennifer Casanova
Team preference #1: San Diego Aviators
Team preference #2: New York Empire
Team preference #3: Washington Kastles
Answer 1:
I would love to play with Josephine, but I see why we should have mixed teams. I would love a team with Vittoria Perez, same with Hingisafrilia/Harlow/Nemayeva, but also with Kitahara or Huubere. :)
Answer 2
: Piper Elliot; I don't want to bring up things again, I just don't want to play with her on the same team. Thanks.
 

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Kayla Anwar

Team preference #1: Orange County Breakers
Team preference #2: New York Empire
Team preference #3: Las Vegas Rollers

Answer 1: Yukika Kitahara (She can make me sushis)
Answer 2: Fleri Hingisafrilia (Too old)
@chambienovic at least she has stellar career than someone like you, scrub 😆

I will not team up with someone as hopeless as you are anyway 🤣
 

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Name of your player : Fleri Hingisafrilia

Team preference #1 : New York Empire

Team preference #2 : Las Vegas Rollers

Team preference #3 : Chicago Smash

Answer 1 : I would love to play with Pryde-Degman, we have had a great success in the past, but I would also really like to play with Harlow/Casanova and Tyler-Malone, they are my best friends on tour.

Answer 2 : Kayla Anwar, she is nobody to me!​
 

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Anete Kārkliņa
Team preference #1:
New York Empire
Team preference #2:
Philadelphia Freedom
Team preference #3:
Las Vegas Rollers
Answer 1:
Oksana Mikhailova (Tennis Tipping doubles partner), Piper Elliot (Alliance in Survivor), Fleri Hingisafrilia (it would be great to have a chance to play with world #1)
Answer 2:
I can play with everyone
 

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Name of your player Josephine Tyler-Malone
Team preference #1 San Diego
Team preference #2 Orange County
Team preference #3 Vegas
Answer 1 Casanova obviously but if we changing things up a bit, I’d pick Kitahara (it’s great to see a new player so engaged) and Salvatore (as she’s always really friendly).
Answer 2 I don’t really have anyone who I don’t wanna play with but to add some drama to the event Perez as she’s never forgiven me for beating her 1r at Roland Garros 2017 when she was two time defending champion and I was a scrub 😂
 

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Team preference #1 : New York Empire
Team preference #2 : San Diego Aviators
Team preference #3 : Chicago Smash
Answer 1 : I would love to play with Kitahara, Abdiakova, my frenemy Salvatore,Carebear, Karklina but I don't mind any other either, except for my answer 2
Answer 2
: Boomers and fossils, aka Casanova
 

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Ariana Salvatore
Team preference #1: Chicago Smash
Team preference #2: San Diego Aviators
Team preference #3: New York Empire
Answer 1: I adore most of girls, but will choose Bianka Harlow. Why? I'm gorgeous, she's gorgeous, we could intimidate opponents, get crowd and male umpires support with our beauty.
Answer 2: Nothing against anyone. Maybe one of the players with whom I've rarely had interactions, Carebear, Frost, Graf.
 

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Vittoria Perez
Team 1: New York Empire
Team 2: San Diego Aviators
Team 3: Orlando Storm
Answer 1: Xhaka. She's my drinking buddy. We can get drunk and play tennis! This would be fun to watch!
Answer 2: Jenny DeBloque. She's obsessed with me. What a freak!
 

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Nthama will play, not Xhaka.
But she would love to team up with Vittoria.
However, she has been a Lasers girl, playing for them four times, and even the two times she organised WTT.
So Lasers would be her #1 priority team.
Nthama used to be good friends with most players, so she has nobody she would not want to play with.
Kathleen Pryde-Degman would be another preferred partner.
 
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Name of your player: Sienna Campbell
I'd like to stay on the same team (Orlando Storm), but if that doesn't work out then San Diego Aviators, and then Orange County Breakers.
Answer 1: Bianka Harlow so we can defend our title
Answer 2: no one really
 
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