FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Tennis Hog Jay Udwadia coached the New York Buzz to the World TeamTennis Championship earlier this week with a 21-18 win over the Kansas City Explorers. The title match was played at Allstate Stadium at Westfield Galleria in Roseville, Calif.
This is the first WTT title for the Buzz in its 14-year existence. New York had reached the finals on three previous occasions—1999, 2002 and 2007. Former world No. 1 doubles player Rennae Stubbs was named the 2008 WTT Championship MVP.
Udwadia played for UA head coach Robert Cox and the Razorbacks from 1994-97. This was his first season as the coach of the New York Buzz. Udwadia is also the head coach of the men’s tennis program at Fresno State University.
World TeamTennis was co-founded by tennis legend Billie Jean King. The league, currently comprised of 11 teams, began play in 1974 with five teams. The original name was TeamTennis Pro League, but the current moniker was introduced in 1992.