The 27-year-old McHale, currently ranked No. 108 in the Women’s Tennis Association singles rankings, holds one career WTA singles title and has represented the United States in the Olympics and Fed Cup. In 2012, she achieved a career-high No. 24 in the WTA singles rankings.
Following the season opener in New York, McHale and the Aviators will continue the four-match road trip as they face the Philadelphia Freedoms on Monday, July 15 and the Washington Kastles on Tuesday, July 16. San Diego will close out the road trip on Wednesday, July 17 against the Orlando Storm.
“We are thrilled to have Christina McHale join the Aviators for their season-opening four-match road trip,” said Aviators General Manager Cari Buck. “Having McHale and her brother-in-law Ryan Harrison on the team for these first four matches will help give the Aviators a strong start this season.”
The Aviators will play their home opener on Friday, July 19 when Rancho Santa Fe native Taylor Fritz leads San Diego against Sam Querrey and the Vegas Rollers at 7 p.m. at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
For the Aviators complete home and away schedule, visit sandiegoaviators.com/schedule/.
Team officials have also announced the following Theme Nights for the seven home WTT matches during July.
Friday, July 19 – Opening Night: Fans are asked to bring a gently used tennis racquet that will be donated to 1 More Win, which helps underserved high school athletic programs in San Diego with necessary equipment and resources.
Sunday, July 21 – Art of Tennis: Local artists will feature their art galleries at the tennis venue at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
Monday, July 22 – Kids Night: The first 300 fans to enter the stadium will receive a drawstring backpack. Fans can save on Kids Tickets with a buy one get one 50 percent off special using the code KIDSDAY.
Thursday, July 25 – Throwback Thursday: The Aviators will celebrate past tennis legends of San Diego and World TeamTennis. Fans who come dressed up in their favorite ’90s gear, will receive two free tickets to any remaining match. Fans can also enjoy a Pre-Match Happy Hour with live music by Paging the ’90s.
Friday, July 26 – Aloha Friday: Enter a tropical paradise on Aloha Friday as the SD Aviators take on their Southern California rival, the Orange County Breakers. Save on tickets with a buy three tickets, get one free special with code ALOHA.
Tuesday, July 30 – Taco Tuesday: Come early for Happy Hour featuring $5 margaritas and taco specials from food vendors. The first 300 fans to enter the stadium will receive a free koozie. Get 50 percent off all tickets with code TACO, while supplies last. Exclusions apply.
Wednesday, July 31 – Top Gun: Enter the Danger Zone with a San Diego Top Gun experience at the final home match of the season. The first 300 fans to enter the gates will get a free pair of aviator sunglasses.
The Aviators have expanded their popular Game Zone at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa for the 2019 WTT season. Fans of all ages can play a variety of yard games including Corn-Hole, Connect Four and Giant Jenga.
For ticket information to all San Diego Aviators home matches at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, please click here.
The 2019 WTT regular season, which features eight teams, will be played July 14-31. The top four teams will advance to the WTT playoffs at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, with the semifinals scheduled for Friday, Aug. 2, followed by the WTT Finals on Saturday, Aug. 3.