(November 21, 2013) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Austin, Texas will be home to a new World TeamTennis team in 2014, with a familiar name on the roster – Austin resident Andy Roddick.
The Austin Aces will join Mylan WTT after entrepreneur Lorne Abony purchased the Orange County franchise and has relocated the team to Austin beginning with the 2014 season. This will be the first time a Mylan WTT team has played in Austin. The team is currently reviewing potential venue options and Abony expects to finalize a location by the end of the year.
Abony’s first move after acquiring the franchise was to add Roddick to the team’s roster. The Aces picked up Roddick in a trade with the Springfield Lasers this week for financial consideration and Marquee Draft position. Roddick, along with Venus Williams, joined the World TeamTennis ownership group in May 2013. He helped lead the Lasers to a runner-up finish in 2013.
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