Five-Time Defending Champion Washington Kastles Top NY Empire In Mylan WTT Season Opener, 22-15

Hingis, Paes Earn Pair Of Doubles Wins For Kastles In Empire's Inaugural Match At Forest Hills Stadium
By: NY Empire Tennis
NEW YORK - July 31, 2016 - PRLog -- Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won singles and doubles, leading the five-time defending Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO champion Washington Kastles to a 22-15 season-opening victory over the New York Empire presented by Citi at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club tonight. It marked the inaugural match for the Empire in WTT play.

Washington started off the match by rallying to win men's doubles, as Denis Kudla andPaes topped Neal Skupski and Guido Pella, 5-4. Hingis and Rodionova then upended Christina McHale and Maria Irogyen, 5-2 for a 10-6 match advantage. Pella narrowed the Empire deficit with a 5-2 men's singles triumph over Kudla before Hingis and Paes ground out a 5-2 mixed doubles win for a 17-13 advantage heading into the final event, women's singles. Madison Brengle then finished off the Kastles victory with a 5-2 win over McHale.

The Empire return home on Monday for a 7 p.m. matchup with Caroline Wozniacki and the Philadelphia Freedoms at Forest Hills Stadium. Washington hosts the Springfield Lasers on Monday at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO

Washington Kastles (1-0) d. New York Empire (0-1), 22-15

Men's Doubles: Denis Kudla/Leander Paes (WAS) d. Neal Skupski/Guido Pella (NYE), 5-4

Women's Doubles: Martina Hingis/Anastasia Rodionova (WAS) d. Christina McHale/Maria Irigoyen (NYE), 5-2

Men's Singles: Guido Pella (NYE) d. Denis Kudla (WAS), 5-2

Mixed Doubles: Martina Hingis/Leander Paes (WAS) d. Christina McHale/Neal Skupski (NYE), 5-2

Women's Singles: Madison Brengle (WAS) d. Christina McHale (NYE), 5-2

The Empire schedule and a full roster of players can be found at Fans can also follow the team on Twitter (@nyempiretennis) and Facebook ( To become a sponsor, purchase individual or season tickets or to get more information about VIP packages, please email, visit or call the New York Empire office at (844) 5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473).

About the New York Empire

The New York Empire presented by Citi plays their first season at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club. The restored facility has been configured to seat 2,500 for six home matches through August 13. Patrick McEnroe will serve as the coach of the Empire, former US Open champion Andy Roddick will be a marquee player on the team, and New Jersey native and one of the top American women, Christina McHale headline the roster. The Empire roster also features Guido Pella of Argentina, and doubles specialists María Irigoyen also of Argentina and Neal Skupski of Great Britain. The stadium hosted the US Open Tennis Championships a total of 60 times, first from 1915 to 1920, and then again from 1924 to 1977. In addition, the finals of the Davis Cup were held at the club 10 times, more than any other venue. Currently, the stadium is also used as a music venue for concerts such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon among many others.

About Mylan World TeamTennis

The New York Empire is one of six Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO teams that will compete in the innovative professional team tennis league for the King Trophy, the championship trophy named after co-founder Billie Jean King. For more information on Mylan WTT, visit

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