Nicole Gibbs, James Ward and Luke Bambridge join Andreja Klepac on 2019 Roster During WTT Draft
INDIAN WELLS, CALIF. (March 12, 2019) – The Orange County Breakers selected three players in the first two rounds of the 2019 WTT Draft.
“We are thrilled with our selections from today’s WTT Draft,” said Breakers general manager Allen Hardison. “Nicole Gibbs is a Breakers fan favorite and the 2016 WTT MVP, James Ward is a Davis Cup Champion and Luke Bambridge is rapidly becoming one of the best doubles players in the world at the young age of 24. These players really solidify our 2019 roster alongside our protected player Andreja Klepac.
Returning for her fifth straight season with the franchise, Gibbs was selected in the 1st Round of the WTT Draft with the second overall pick. The former Stanford All-American hit a career high WTA singles ranking of world No. 68 and reached the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in 2016.
Ward was selected in the 2nd Round of the WTT Draft with the 10th overall pick by Orange County. Ward helped secure the Davis Cup title for Great Britain in 2015 and holds a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 89.
After a 2018 trade helped the Breakers secure an additional 2nd round pick in the 2019 WTT Draft, Orange County cashed in by selecting current world No. 44 doubles player Luke Bambridge. The Nottingham, England resident will be making his WTT debut this July.
The upcoming 2019 WTT regular season is set to take place July 14-31 with the WTT Semifinals and Finals weekend scheduled for August 2-3. Season tickets are currently on-sale now and can be purchased by calling (949) 434-4560. For more information on the 2019 team, schedule, ticket info and more, please visit www.BreakersTennis.com.