Roddick Hands Philippoussis First PowerShares Series Loss

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Andy Roddick finished the undefeated keep running of Mark Philippoussis on the PowerShares Series in 2016, overcoming the Australian 6-2 in the one-set last Thursday at the SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup at the Sherwood Country Club.

The win was Roddick’s thirteenth vocation title on the PowerShares Series, the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players beyond 30 years old. Roddick, 34, overwhelmed the PowerShares Series in 2015, winning a solitary season record eight titles. In his introduction year on the Series in 2014, he won two of the three competitions he played.

Philippoussis had won each of the five past PowerShares Series occasions he had played amid the year, winning titles in Tulsa, Memphis, Newport, Winston-Salem and New Haven. Philippoussis held a 10-0 record for the year on the PowerShares Series entering play at the Sherwood Country Club.

The occasion was played in conjunction with the PGA Champions Tour Playoff occasion and was played with PGA Champions Tour golfers in participation, including 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, who likewise took an interest in the pre-occasion “Hit with the Pros” open door for fans. The SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup is the ninth of 12 occasions on the 2016 PowerShares Series.