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Red-Hot New York Empires Cool Off Washington Kastles

July 19, 2019

On a day in which air temperatures approached 100 degrees, the New York Empire brought the heat on the court. ...

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Orange County Breakers Nicole Gibbs Feature

Gritty Gibbs Leads Orange County Breakers To Win At New York Empire

July 18, 2019

A Grand Slam champion was on hand for the New York Empire, but it was an inspiring NCAA and World TeamTennis champion who stole the show on Thursday night. ...

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Springfield Lasers Win All Five Sets in Dominant Performance Against New York Empire

July 18, 2019

A double fault on match point in a nine-point tiebreaker. It was that kind of night for the New York Empire. ...

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New York Empire Neal Skupski Martinez Sanchez Feature

Luke Jensen's Gamble Pays Off As New York Empire Defeat Vegas Rollers

July 17, 2019

It might be a little early to dub just the second match of the 2019 World TeamTennis season as a ‘must-win,’ but New York head coach Luke Jensen certainly managed Tuesday night’s match at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis and Learning like it was one. ...

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San Diego Aviators Ryan Harrison

San Diego Wins Four of Five Sets At New York For First Win Of 2019

July 15, 2019

The key to victory for the San Diego Aviators in Sunday’s World TeamTennis season opener? Family ties. Franchise player Ryan Harrison clinched the win with a victory in the final event of the night, while his sister-in-law Christina McHale won both of the sets she played to lead visiting San Diego to a 23-11 win over the New York Empire in the first official match of the 2019 World TeamTennis season. ...

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New York Empire Feature

New Home, New Coach, New Attitude, Same Goal For New York Empire: Win The King Trophy

July 13, 2019

With a new home court and a new head coach, the learning curve for New York Empire in 2019 in World TeamTennis had the potential to be steep. With five of seven players on the roster familiar to the Empire, however, a union of something old and something new might be the perfect formula for a run at the King Trophy. ...

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Empire Announce Inaugural Pro-Am Event to Benefit NYJTL

July 5, 2019

The New York Empire and the New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) are partnering for a first-of-its-kind event to kick off the 2019 World TeamTennis season. On Sunday, July 14, ahead of its season opener against the San Diego Aviators, the Empire will host a pro-am event that will directly benefit the NYJTL, whose ...

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Welcome to the Bronx: Empire Announce Theme Nights at Media Day

June 25, 2019

NEW YORK (June 25, 2019) – Media and local luminaries gathered today at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx for the annual New York Empire media day. For the third year in a row, World TeamTennis Co-Founder and International Tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King was on hand to answer ...

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More Than a Game: Empire to Continue Pop-Up Tennis Tour This Summer

June 12, 2019

NEW YORK (June 13, 2019) – The New York Empire presented by Citi is entering its second year of a multi-year partnership with Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus, an Anthem, Inc. company, that will help spread the game of tennis to children of all socioeconomic backgrounds and skill levels. To promote exercise and encourage healthy behaviors, ...

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Empire Second Quarter Update: Soaring into Summer

June 11, 2019

With the New York Empire season just five weeks away, the team converged on the year’s second Grand Slam at the French Open in Paris. Over the course of the fortnight, breakthroughs were made, but new stories are also set to be written as the summer season begins. On the court, Empire ace Kirsten Flipkens ...

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