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Pro tennis team relocating to Las Vegas

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The official logo of the Las Vegas Neon. (Source: Mylan World TeamTennis) The official logo of the Las Vegas Neon. (Source: Mylan World TeamTennis)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Anyone for tennis? Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and others were on hand Tuesday at the Las Vegas Amanda and Stacy Darling Memorial Tennis Center to welcome a pro team.

The Sacramento Capitals of Mylan World TeamTennis is relocating to Las Vegas and will be known as the Las Vegas Neon.

The Neon will compete in the Western Conference along with the San Diego Aviators, Austin Aces and Texas Wild.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to welcome the Las Vegas Neon and World TeamTennis to our great city," Goodman said. "The Darling Tennis Center is a beautiful facility and I'm excited that we will have action-packed and electrifying professional tennis making its home in Las Vegas."

The team has played in Sacramento for 28 seasons, winning six championships, including four straight from 1997 to 2000.

The team is moving to Las Vegas because it was unable to secure a permanent facility in California's capital in which to play.

Las Vegas will play 14 regular season matches, seven of which will take place at the Darling Tennis Center. The regular season runs from July 6 to 24. The Eastern and Western champions will square off on July 27 for the championship match.

The team consists of two men, two women and a coach. Team matches consist of five sets.

For more information, visit www.lasvegasneontennis.com or call 916-304-5722.

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