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Springfield, Mo. — Tickets are now available for the Springfield Lasers 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis home season, July 16-Aug. 2 at Cooper Tennis Complex’s Mediacom Tennis Stadium, 2331 E. Pythian Ave., Springfield.
The season includes seven home matches. Lasers Marquee Players Jack Sock appears with the team in Springfield Friday, July 21.
New this year, tickets may be purchased online at springfieldlasers.com . Customers may print online tickets at home or simply bring a smartphone with the ticket code, which is scanned at the gate. Tickets may also be purchased by phone or in person at Cooper Tennis Complex, 417-837-5800.
Regular match tickets are $10/Grandstand, $20/Box Seats. Jack Sock night tickets are $20/Grandstand, $40/Box Seats. Season tickets and VIP packages are also available.
Home matches are:
Sunday, July 16, v. Washington Kastles
Thursday, July 20, v. Philadelphia Freedoms
Friday, July 21, featuring Jack Sock, v. San Diego Aviators
Thursday, July 27, v. San Diego Aviators
Friday, July 28, v. Washington Kastles
Sunday, July 30, v. Philadelphia Freedoms
Wednesday, Aug. 2, v. New York Empire
A complete schedule is at springfieldlasers.com
The Springfield Lasers announce two changes to their team roster. 2015 Lasers doubles star Anna-Lena Groenefeld rejoins the team this season, replacing Michaella Krajicek, who was forced to withdraw from the team due to injury. Groenefeld, 32, from Hannover, Germany, won a her 15th career doubles title at the 2017 Prague Open in May. Lasers fans will recall she won the mixed doubles trophy at the 2014 French Open, partnering with Jean-Julien Rojer, who is also on the Lasers roster this season. She is a member of Germany’s Fed Cup team and currently holds the international rank of 26 in doubles. This is her third season with the Lasers, her fifth with Mylan WTT.
Sorena Cirstea also joins the Lasers roster, serving as a substitute at the last three matches for Daria Kasatkina, who must return to the WTA tour in August. Cirstea, 27, from Targoviste, Romania, holds one singles title and four doubles titles, and made it to the singles semifinals in Nurenberg earlier this year. She has served on Romania’s Fed Cup and Olympic teams, and is currently ranked 62 in singles. Cirstea appears in Springfield July 30 and Aug. 2.
A complete Lasers line-up is springfieldlasers.com
The Springfield Lasers were established in 1996 and are one of the oldest teams in the Mylan WTT league. They are managed by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and play home matches at Cooper Tennis Complex’s Mediacom Tennis Stadium.
For more information on Springfield Lasers, visit springfieldlasers.com , or Facebook or Twitter @SGFLasers.
For more information on Mylan World TeamTennis, visit wtt.com
For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (office) or 417-224-5510 (mobile), or email Jenny Edwards.
(Photo: Anna-Lena Groenefeld in Springfield in 2015.)