1976 World Team Tennis Standings
By Patrick Mondout
Attendance was up at almost every city. Ironically enough, the champion
New York Sets home matches were poorly attended owing partly to playing in
the relative obscurity of Nassau. World Team Tennis franchises, as usual,
had no trouble signing the top female players but could not get most of
the top men to do so. The WTT newcomers for 1976 included Chris Evert and
An all-star game was held in Oakland, which was won this time by the
Last year's champions, the Pittsburgh Triangles, once again led the WTT
in wins but folded after the season ended.
In the 1976 WTT Semifinals, the New York Sets defeated the Pittsburgh
Triangles and San Francisco defeated Phoenix.
New York over
Pittsburgh 82-73 (25-26, 29-21, 28-26)
San Francisco over Phoenix 54-34 (32-16, 24-18)
The New York Sets defeated San Francisco 3-0 for the 1976 WTT
championship. The Sets were led by player/coach Fred Stolle and featured
Billie Jean King, Sandy Mayer, Virginia Wade, Phil Dent, Lindsey Beaven,
and Linda Siegelman.
New York over San
Francisco 91-57 (31-23, 29-21 and 31-13)