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World TeamTennis Day 3 Recap
Day 3 of the 2020 World TeamTennis tournament had some more great matches, including some dominate 5-0 victories, and much more tennis.
Make sure to check out the results below and read all the way to the bottom to find out how to keep up with the tournament and how to connect with The Tennis Advocate.
World TeamTennis Day 3 Results
Vegas Rollers d. San Diego Aviators (23-21)
Ryan Harrison vs. Sam Querrey
After two games of this match, Ryan Harrison and Sam Querrey were tied 1-all. But, Querrey would win the next four games straight to defeat Harrison 5-1.
Sam Querrey only allowed Ryan Harrison to win two points on his serve.
Christina McHale vs. Monica Puig
To start the match, Christina McHale made a statement by breaking Monica Puig’s serve at love to take an authoritative 1-0 lead.
But, Puig would immediately break back and the two would battle to a tiebreak at 4-all. In the tiebreak, Puig would come up big for her team by winning 5-4 to take the match 5-4 (5-4).
Jonny O’Mara / Nicole Melichar vs. Asia Muhammad / Bob Bryan
In the first doubles match of the day, Jonny O’Mara would team up with Nicole Melichar to take on the duo of Asia Muhammad and Bob Bryan.
Both teams would hold their serve, with no deuce games, all the way to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, O’Mara and Melichar would come out on top 5-3 to win the match 5-4 (5-3).
Coco Vandeweghe / Nicole Melichar vs. Asia Muhammad / Kristie Ahn
In the women’s doubles match, just like the mixed doubles, neither team would drop their serve all the way to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, teammates Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar would win in dominate fashion, 5-1 to win the match 5-4 (5-1).
Jonny O’Mara / Ryan Harrison vs. Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
In the last match of the competition, we would see yet another tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Jonny O’Mara and Ryan Harrison would come out on top 5-4 to win 5-4 (5-4).
In extended play, each team would win one game to give the Vegas Rollers a 23-21 victory.
Orlando Storm d. Chicago Smash (21-16)
Tennys Sandgren vs. Brandon Nakashima
In this American versus American matchup, both players would hold their serve for a combined eight games to take the match to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Tennys Sandgren would win 5-2 to defeat Brandon Nakashima 5-4 (5-2).
Danielle Collins vs. Sloane Stephens
The women’s singles match for this competition would seem to be one of two equally versed players. However, the score of the match would tell a much different story.
Danielle Collins would dominate Sloane Stephens, defeating her 5-0.
Ken Skupski / Jessica Pegula vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Rajeev Ram
In the first doubles match of the competition, the mixed doubles, both teams would serve well, holding serve through six games.
But, in the seventh game, the duo of Ken Skupski and Jessica Pegula would break their opponents’ serve to go up 4-3 and would eventually win the match 5-3.
Darija Jurak / Jessica Pegula vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Eugenie Bouchard
In the women’s doubles match, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and her partner Eugenie Bouchard would avenge their teams mixed doubles match with a dominate victory.
The two would defeat Darija Jurak and Jessica Pegula 5-1.
Tennys Sandgren / James Ward vs. Rajeev Ram / Brandon Nakashima
In the final match of the competition, the men’s doubles match, Tennys Sandgren and James Ward would come up big for their team in a tiebreak.
After each team held their serve through eight combined games, Sandgren and Ward would defeat Rajeev Ram and Brandon Nakashima 5-3 in a tiebreak to win the match 5-4 (5-3).
Philadelphia Freedoms d. Springfield Lasers (24-12)
Caty McNally vs. Sofia Kenin
In the women’s singles match, Sofia Kenin would gain an advantage against fellow American Caty McNally in the fourth game of their match by breaking her serve to go up 3-1.
Kenin would go on to break McNally one more time, in the sixth game, to win the match 5-1.
Mitchell Krueger vs. Taylor Fritz
In the final match of the day, Taylor Fritz would start out his match against Mitchell Krueger on a good note by holding his serve at love.
In the fourth game of the match, Fritz would break Krueger’s serve and would go on to win the match 5-2.
Robert Lindstedt / Caty McNally vs. Fabrice Martin / Taylor Townsend
Fabrice Martin and Taylor Townsend showed no mercy to Robert Lindstedt and Caty McNally during their mixed doubles match.
Martin and Townsend would break their opponents twice at love en route to winning the match 5-0.
Hayley Carter / Caty McNally vs. Caroline Dolehide / Taylor Townsend
In the women’s doubles match, Hayley Carter and Caty McNally would break Caroline Dolehide and Taylor Townsend’s serve in the third game to go up 2-1.
From there, each team would hold their serve until Dolehide and Townsend got the break back in the eighth game to tie the match at 4-all. In the tiebreak, Dolehide and Townsend would win 5-3 to take the match 5-4 (5-3).
Jean-Julien Rojer / Robert Lindstedt vs. Fabrice Martin / Donald Young
In the men’s doubles, Jean-Julien Rojer and Robert Lindstedt would take control of the match in the third game by breaking the team of Fabrice Martin and Donald Young to go up 2-1.
Following this, Martin and Young would eventually break Rojer and Lindstedt in the eighth game to tie the match at 4-all and take it to a tiebreak.
Jean-Julien Rojer and Robert Lindstedt would defeat Fabrice Martin and Donald Young in the tiebreak, 5-1, to win the match 5-4 (5-1).
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