Austin Aces

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Austin Aces
Austin Aces WTT team logo.jpg
Founded 2003 (2003) (moved to Austin in 2014 (2014))
League World TeamTennis
Team history Newport Beach Breakers
2003–2011
Orange County Breakers
2012–2013
Austin Aces
2014–2015
Orange County Breakers
2016–present
Based in Austin, Texas
Stadium Cedar Park Center
Colors Torch red, black, royal blue, electric lime and white
                        
Head coach Rick Leach
Mascot Ace

The Austin Aces were a World TeamTennis (WTT) team in Austin, Texas, USA. The team was known as the Newport Beach Breakers from 2003 until the 2011 season and as the Orange County Breakers during 2012 and 2013, before moving to Texas for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.[1]

On December 14, 2015, the Aces' owner Lorne Abony announced that the team had been unable to find a suitable permanent venue and would move back to Orange County, California for the 2016 season and be renamed the Orange County Breakers. The Aces officially reported their average home attendance in 2014, as 2,155. However, general manager Allen Hardison said that the real figure may have been closer to 1,300. In 2015, the average attendance was approximately 950, even though the first 1,000 fans at the gates for the Western Conference Championship Match who had an online code were admitted for free. Hardison was complimentary of the staffs at both Cedar Park Center and Gregory Gymnasium, and he also noted that the fans who supported the Aces were "some of the best in the league." Hardison said that in order for a WTT franchise to survive, it has to have a venue that meets established criteria for location, venue type and availability, and that ideally offers an outdoor setting. Although the team's new home court was not immediately announced, officials with a desirable venue in Orange County had reportedly reached out to the Aces to lure them back.[2]

2015 squad[edit]

2014 Squad[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mylan World TeamTennis team relocates to Austin". WTT.com. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Sean (December 14, 2015). "Austin Aces to Move Back to California after Two Seasons". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 

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