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World TeamTennis Day 1 Recap
If the first day of 2020 World TeamTennis play was a sign of things to come, then plan on great things coming from this tournament.
Make sure to check out the results below and read to the bottom to find out how to keep up with the tournament.
World TeamTennis Day 1 Results
Orlando Storm d. Springfield Lasers (21-18)
Tennys Sandgren vs. Mitchell Krueger
In one of many American versus American matchups, experience would prove to get the better of youth. Tennys Sandgren would break Mitchell Krueger in the seventh game of the match to take an authoritative 4-3 lead.
Following this, Sandgren would hold his serve to win the match 5-3.
Jessica Pegula vs. Olga Govortsova
After Olga Govortsova would break Jessica Pegula to start the match, Pegula would answer in a big way. Pegula would win the next four games to take a 4-1 lead over Govortsova.
Govortsova and Pegula would each hold their serve one more time and Pegula would win the match 5-2.
James Ward / Tennys Sandgren vs. Jean-Julien Rojer / Robert Lindstedt
In the first doubles match of the day, James Ward and Tennys Sandgren would only need one break of serve to get the best of Jean-Julien Rojer and Robert Lindstedt.
Ward and Sandgren would break Rojer and Lindstedt in the seventh game of the match before winning the match 5-3.
Darija Jurak / Jessica Pegula vs. Hayley Carter / Caty McNally
Although this match between Darija Jurak / Jessica Pegula and Hayley Carter / Caty McNally was tight most of the way through, the American duo would eventually come out on top.
In the eighth, and final, game of the match, Carter and McNally would break their opponents’ serve to win the match 5-3.
Tennys Sandgren / Jessica Pegula vs. Robert Lindstedt / Caty McNally
In the third doubles match of the day, and the only mixed doubles match, Robert Lindstedt and Caty McNally would prove to be the better team.
After taking a commanding 4-0 lead by breaking Sandgren and Pegulas’ serve twice, the two would have to fend off a comeback to win the match 5-2.
Chicago Smash d. Vegas Rollers (24-18)
Brandon Nakashima vs. Sam Querrey
In the first match of the second competition of the day, Americans Brandon Nakashima and Sam Querrey would face-off.
Both players would protect their serve games most of the way through the match, but in the seventh game, Nakashima would break Querrey and then hold his serve to win 5-3.
Sloane Stephens vs. Monica Puig
In this matchup between Sloane Stephens and Monica Puig, Stephens would break Puig’s serve three times.
Although Puig would manage to break Stephens serve in the fourth game, three breaks of Puig’s serve was plenty for Sloane to win the match 5-1.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Rajeev Ram vs. Asia Muhammad / Mike Bryan
In this match between four talented doubles players, serve would prove to be important for both teams. Both teams would hold their serve all the way to a tiebreak at 4-4.
In the tiebreak, Mattek-Sands and Ram would win to take the match 5-4.
Eugenie Bouchard / Bethanie Mattek-Sands vs. Kristie Ahn / Asia Muhammad
Just like the first doubles match, the second doubles match would go to a tiebreak. After each team broke the others’ serve twice, the winning team would have to be decided in a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Kristie Ahn and Asia Muhammad would win to take the match 5-4.
Brandon Nakashima / Rajeev Ram vs. Mike Bryan / Bob Bryan
In the last doubles competition of the match, Mike and Bob Bryan would defeat Nakashima and Ram 5-4. But, Nakashima and Ram would win the extended play to seal the deal.
San Diego Aviators d. Orange County Breakers (23-16)
Steve Johnson vs. Ryan Harrison
In the first match of the final competition, Steve Johnson and Ryan Harrison would put on a holding serve clinic.
Neither player would drop their service game all the way to a tiebreak, that Harrison would win to take the match 5-4.
Jennifer Brady vs. Christina McHale
In the second doubles competition of the match, Christina McHale would come up big for her team.
After each player battled to a tiebreak, McHale would win to take the match 5-4.
Andreja Klepac / Jennifer Brady vs. Nicole Melichar / Coco Vandeweghe
For six straight games, the duos of Klepac / Brady and Melichar / Vandeweghe, would hold their serve to a 3-3 tie.
In the seventh game, Melichar and Vandeweghe would get a break to up 4-3 and would hold their serve in the next game to win the match 5-3.
Luke Bambridge / Steve Johnson vs. Jonny O’Mara / Ryan Harrison
Luke Bambridge and Steve Johnson would start off the match with an immediate break of serve and a hold to consolidate it.
And, although O’Mara and Harrison would put up a fight, it would be too little too late as Bambridge and Johnson would win the match 5-3.
Luke Bambridge / Andreja Klepac vs. Jonny O’Mara / Nicole Melichar
Talk about dominance! Jonny O’Mara and Nicole Melichar had their way with Luke Bambridge and Andreja Klepac all match.
The two would cruise to a 5-0 victory.
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