Sacramento Capitals

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Sacramento Capitals
Sacramento Capitals logo.svg
Founded1988
LeagueWorld TeamTennis
Team historySacramento Capitals
1988–2013
Based inCitrus Heights, California
StadiumCapitals Stadium at the Sunrise Marketplace Outdoor Pavilion
ColorsRed, Navy, and Yellow      
OwnerDeepal Wannakuwatte and Ramey Osborne, Managing General Partner
Head coachWayne Bryan
ManagerJayna Osborne
Championships1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007

The Sacramento Capitals were a team in World TeamTennis that competed from 1988 through 2013.

The Capitals won six championships, including four straight from 1997 to 2000. The other titles came in 2002 and 2007.

For the 2012 World TeamTennis season, the team returned to play its home matches at Capitals Stadium at Sunrise Mall. In previous years, they called the following venues home: The Westfield Galleria at Roseville, Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, and the original ARCO Arena in the Natomas area.

Move to Las Vegas[edit]

On February 4, 2014, the Capitals, after 28 seasons in Sacramento, announced their move to Las Vegas. The team was renamed the Las Vegas Neon.[1][2] The new Las Vegas team was shut down a few weeks later, before it even started after owner Deepal Wannakuwatte was arrested for running a Ponzi scheme.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dale Kasler (January 13, 2016). "Sacramento pro tennis team folds". The Sacramento Bee.
  2. ^ "Sacramento Capitals tennis leaving capital to become Las Vegas Neon". CBS Sacramento. February 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Steve Carp (March 5, 2014). "League pulls plug on Las Vegas tennis franchise". Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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