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July 15, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 10 cities around the country, World TeamTennis begins its 15th season this week. For the first time in six summers, Newport Beach is not one of those cities. But Steve Joyce, a regular at Duke matches, doubts there will be a moment of silence at John Wayne Tennis Club, the Dukes' home for five seasons. "I wouldn't say that anyone would shed a tear that they're not here anymore," said Joyce, a longtime club member who now tends the bar, which once overlooked Duke matches on center court.
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July 15, 1995 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 10 cities around the country, World TeamTennis begins its 15th season this week. For the first time in six summers, Newport Beach is not one of those cities. But Steve Joyce, a regular at Duke matches, doubts there will be a moment of silence at John Wayne Tennis Club, the Dukes' home for five seasons. "I wouldn't say that anyone would shed a tear that they're not here anymore," said Joyce, a longtime club member who now tends the bar, which once overlooked Duke matches on center court.
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June 30, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Team Tennis, the funny little league joined at the hip to a pizza company and handled with loving care by Commissioner Billie Jean King, is ready to take another stab at Orange County. This is Team Tennis' third try here in 12 years. The other teams--the Anaheim Oranges in 1978 and the California Oranges in 1983--folded quickly.
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June 27, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Stuart, who has owned the small but successful Palisades Tennis Club in Costa Mesa, has signed a contract to buy the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach for $1.4 million. Stuart said the name will be changed to Palisades Tennis Club when he takes over Aug. 1. The old Palisades Club will be closed and memberships there will be transferred to his new club. The John Wayne Club was developed by the late movie star and Ken Willig in 1974 at a reported cost of $2.5 million.
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July 28, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT
First place in World TeamTennis' West Division will be at stake when the Newport Beach Dukes play host to the Vail Eagles at 7 tonight at the John Wayne Tennis Club. The Dukes (7-3), winners of six consecutive matches, trail the Eagles (8-2) by one match. Vail defeated the Dukes, 27-24, July 14 in Colorado. Vail is led by Scott Davis, a Newport Beach resident, and David Pate. They were the top men's doubles team in 1991, winning the Australian Open and reaching the U.S. Open finals.
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August 8, 1994 | DAVE MCKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The World TeamTennis season completed its 14th season in this suburb of Sacramento Sunday afternoon with New Jersey defeating Idaho, 28-25, in the championship match before 2,212 fans and an ESPN audience. The league appears to be on solid ground heading into its 15th season: attendance was up 8% over last year, and though it might lose Jimmy Connors, it is hoping to add John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. But whether the Dukes' franchise is standing on the same solid ground is another question.
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July 19, 1991
The Newport Dukes beat the Wichita Advantage, 26-24, in overtime in a TeamTennis match Thursday at the Century Convention Hall in Wichita. Elise Burgin and Manon Bollegraf of the Dukes defeated Catherine Suire and Cammy McGregor, 6-4, in the women's doubles. Burgin and Tim Pawsat beat Suire and Craig Johnson, 6-4, in mixed doubles for the Dukes. Wichita rallied to tie, 24-24, but Stephen Enochs held serve in the overtime game to give Newport Beach the victory.
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June 27, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Stuart, who has owned the small but successful Palisades Tennis Club in Costa Mesa, has signed a contract to buy the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach for $1.4 million. Stuart said the name will be changed to Palisades Tennis Club when he takes over Aug. 1. The old Palisades Club will be closed and memberships there will be transferred to his new club. The John Wayne Club was developed by the late movie star and Ken Willig in 1974 at a reported cost of $2.5 million.
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August 8, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Culminating a World TeamTennis season during which nothing has come easily for them, the Newport Beach Dukes must overcome arguably the greatest woman tennis player in order to win the league championship. But Dukes Coach Greg Patton isn't conceding anything to the Martina Navratilova and the Atlanta Thunder for tonight's match at the WCT-Peachtree World of Tennis in Waycross, Ga.
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July 10, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Team Tennis returns to Orange County for the first time in seven years tonight, but it's just for practice. The Newport Beach Dukes debut with an exhibition match against a UC Irvine alumni team at 7 p.m. at John Wayne Tennis Club. The UCI alumni team features former All-American Mike Briggs and Bruce Man Song Hing. All-American Trevor Kronemann was originally scheduled to play but was a late selection of the Charlotte Heat.
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August 8, 1994 | DAVE MCKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The World TeamTennis season completed its 14th season in this suburb of Sacramento Sunday afternoon with New Jersey defeating Idaho, 28-25, in the championship match before 2,212 fans and an ESPN audience. The league appears to be on solid ground heading into its 15th season: attendance was up 8% over last year, and though it might lose Jimmy Connors, it is hoping to add John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl. But whether the Dukes' franchise is standing on the same solid ground is another question.
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August 8, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Culminating a World TeamTennis season during which nothing has come easily for them, the Newport Beach Dukes must overcome arguably the greatest woman tennis player in order to win the league championship. But Dukes Coach Greg Patton isn't conceding anything to the Martina Navratilova and the Atlanta Thunder for tonight's match at the WCT-Peachtree World of Tennis in Waycross, Ga.
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July 28, 1992 | STEVEN HERBERT
First place in World TeamTennis' West Division will be at stake when the Newport Beach Dukes play host to the Vail Eagles at 7 tonight at the John Wayne Tennis Club. The Dukes (7-3), winners of six consecutive matches, trail the Eagles (8-2) by one match. Vail defeated the Dukes, 27-24, July 14 in Colorado. Vail is led by Scott Davis, a Newport Beach resident, and David Pate. They were the top men's doubles team in 1991, winning the Australian Open and reaching the U.S. Open finals.
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July 19, 1991
The Newport Dukes beat the Wichita Advantage, 26-24, in overtime in a TeamTennis match Thursday at the Century Convention Hall in Wichita. Elise Burgin and Manon Bollegraf of the Dukes defeated Catherine Suire and Cammy McGregor, 6-4, in the women's doubles. Burgin and Tim Pawsat beat Suire and Craig Johnson, 6-4, in mixed doubles for the Dukes. Wichita rallied to tie, 24-24, but Stephen Enochs held serve in the overtime game to give Newport Beach the victory.
SPORTS
July 10, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Team Tennis returns to Orange County for the first time in seven years tonight, but it's just for practice. The Newport Beach Dukes debut with an exhibition match against a UC Irvine alumni team at 7 p.m. at John Wayne Tennis Club. The UCI alumni team features former All-American Mike Briggs and Bruce Man Song Hing. All-American Trevor Kronemann was originally scheduled to play but was a late selection of the Charlotte Heat.
SPORTS
June 30, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Team Tennis, the funny little league joined at the hip to a pizza company and handled with loving care by Commissioner Billie Jean King, is ready to take another stab at Orange County. This is Team Tennis' third try here in 12 years. The other teams--the Anaheim Oranges in 1978 and the California Oranges in 1983--folded quickly.
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July 28, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Leach and Tim Pawsat beat Jimmy Connors and John Lloyd in a decisive men's doubles set as the Newport Dukes defeated the Strings, 24-23, in a TeamTennis match before 1,900 at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach. The Strings are 6-4, the Dukes are 4-5.
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