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San Diego Aviators Acquire Tennis' Top-Ranked Men's Doubles Team

The Aviators will continue building their team Feb. 11 when the league conducts its marquee draft.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Bob and Mike Bryan, tennis' top-ranked men's doubles team, were acquired by the San Diego Aviators, the World Team Tennis team announced Thursday.

The Aviators obtained the Bryans from the Texas Wild in exchange for undisclosed financial considerations.

The Bryans have won a record 93 tournaments, including 15 Grand Slam tournaments.

"We have always loved playing World Team Tennis," said Bob Bryan, who, like his twin brother, has played 11 seasons in the league.

"The competition is very tough and every point is huge. It's fast-paced and intense and we love playing with that type of energy."

The Bryans will also play for the U.S. in a Davis Cup match against Great Britain Feb. 1 at Petco Park

The Aviators also announced that David Macpherson, the Bryans' coach, will coach the team.

The Aviators will continue building their team Feb. 11 when the league conducts its marquee draft.

The team, which announced last week that it was moving to San Diego from New York, where it was known as the Sportimes, will begin its seven-match home schedule in July at a site to be determined.

—City News Service

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