The Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO Finals between the Orange County Breakers and San Diego Aviators on Friday will air on ESPN3 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with ESPN2 joining the live coverage at midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT.
The teams will face off in a rematch of last year’s Mylan WTT Finals at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., after both teams finished the regular season with identical 9-5 records.
Mylan WTT’s newest innovation will be an integral part of the championship match broadcast. Players from both teams will be mic’d up with Quantum5X (Q5X) QT-5100 PlayerMics, wireless microphone transmitters that capture on-court action. The technology, a first for pro tennis competition, gives fans unprecedented access into real-time strategy and discussions with players and coaches.
As a result of winning a head-to-head tiebreaker (games won), the Breakers will set the order of play in the title match, looking to flip the script from the 2016 championship. The Aviators prevailed one year ago 25-14 to claim their first Mylan WTT title. The Breakers last won the championship in 2004.
San Diego’s Raven Klaasen, the 2016 Mylan WTT Finals MVP, is joined by fellow championship team member Darija Jurak, his regular ATP World Tour doubles partner Rajeev Ram, and Great Britain’s Naomi Broady on the Aviators roster.
The Breakers feature a completely revamped lineup this time around in Yanina Wickmayer, Teymuraz Gabashvili, Andreja Klepac and Ken Skupski. The two teams split their regular season meetings at 2-2, with each winning on their home court, respectively.