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California Dream Revives Team Tennis In Sacramento

Courtesy of the California Dream

California Dream tennis player Bob Bryan.

Courtesy of the California Dream

Professional world team tennis is back in Sacramento. Early last year Sacramento lost The Capitals after 28 seasons when the team moved to Las Vegas. The Capitals eventually folded after the owner was arrested for fraud.

Sacramento's new team is called the California Dream. This is its first season and there's a home match tonight.

"Oh, it was such a shame for Sacramento people to miss a season without the world team tennis,” says California Dream coach David Macpherson, “because they supported the league and their team so well. Yeah, it's going to hopefully make it a new, great tradition here."

Macpherson says the atmosphere at a team tennis game is different from a traditional tennis match.

"Just tons more energy,” says Macpherson. “You're encouraged to cheer for the home team and very vocal. Of course they play a lot of really high energy music in between the points and the matches. So it's super festive."

The Dream play the Austin Aces tonight at Sunrise Marketplace in Citrus Heights.

Meanwhile in Stockton, the U.S. Tennis Association's Pro Circuit Challenger is winding down. The week-long showcase for the next generation in women's professional tennis wraps up Sunday at University of the Pacific.  

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Steve Milne

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