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World TeamTennis Day 17 Recap
The Philadelphia Freedoms won their tenth match, the two-time defending champion Springfield Lasers were eliminated from playoff contention, and much more during Day 17 of World TeamTennis.
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World TeamTennis Day 17 Results
Washington Kastles d. Springfield Lasers (24-16)
Tommy Paul vs. Mitchell Krueger
In the first match of the day, Tommy Paul and Mitchell Krueger would push each other to their limits in a match that would go the distance.
After each player held their serve for a combined eight games, three times at love, the match would go to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Paul would win, 5-3, to take the match 5-4 (5-3).
Bernarda Pera vs. Caty McNally
The women’s singles, much like the men’s singles, would be a tight match, but with great return games in comparison to great service games.
After Caty McNally and Bernarda Pera managed to break each other a combined four times in eight games, the match would go to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, McNally would defeat Pera, 5-3, to win the match 5-4 (5-3).
Nicholas Monroe / Marcelo Arevalo vs. Robert Lindstedt / Jean-Julien Rojer
The men’s doubles would make for the third match of the day to be decided in a tiebreak, with neither team willing to budge.
Following the teams of Nicholas Monroe and Marcelo Arevalo and Robert Lindstedt and Jean-Julien Rojer each breaking the other once, the match would go to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Monroe and Arevalo would come out on top, 5-2, to win the match 5-4 (5-2).
Bernarda Pera / Venus Williams vs. Caty McNally / Hayley Carter
The women’s doubles would finally break the streak of tight matches, with partners Bernarda Pera and Venus Williams cruising to a victory.
Pera and Williams would only need to break the team of Caty McNally and Hayley Carter once to win 5-2.
Marcelo Arevalo / Bernarda Pera vs. Robert Lindstedt / Caty McNally
In the last match of the competition, Marcelo Arevalo and Bernarda Pera would make it quick and painless for Robert Lindstedt and Caty McNally.
Arevalo and Pera would break Lindstedt and McNally twice, only allowing them to win one game, on their way to a 5-1 victory.
Philadelphia Freedoms vs. San Diego Aviators (24-19)
Taylor Fritz vs. Ryan Harrison
In yet another American versus American match, Taylor Fritz would come out on top against Ryan Harrison.
Fritz would only need one break of Harrison’s serve, in the third game, to defeat him 5-3.
Sofia Kenin vs. Sabine Lisicki
In the women’s singles, the match would be much closer, but it would be the Australian Open Champion coming out on top.
Sofia Kenin would defeat Sabine Lisicki in a tiebreak, 5-3, to win the match 5-4 (5-3).
Fabrice Martin / Taylor Townsend vs. Ryan Harrison / Kveta Peschke
In the mixed doubles, Fabrice Martin and Taylor Townsend would team up to get a big win against Ryan Harrison and Kveta Peschke.
Martin and Townsend would break Harrison and Peschke once, in the seventh game, to take the match 5-3.
Taylor Townsend / Caroline Dolehide vs. Kveta Peschke / Christina McHale
In the women’s doubles, the American duo of Taylor Townsend and Caroline Dolehide would team up to take on Kveta Peschke and Christina McHale.
In a tiebreak, Townsend and Dolehide would fall short, and Peschke and McHale would win 5-2 to take the match 5-4 (5-2).
Taylor Fritz / Fabrice Martin vs. Ryan Harrison / Jonny O’Mara
To end the competition, Taylor Fritz and Fabrice Martin would come out with a big win against Ryan Harrison and Jonny O’Mara.
Fritz and Martin would win 5-4 in a tiebreak to win 5-4 (5-4).
Orlando Storm d. New York Empire (23-21)
Jessica Pegula vs. Coco Vandeweghe
In the women’s singles, Jessica Pegula would add another dominant win to her World TeamTennis resume.
This time she would dismantle fellow American Coco Vandeweghe, 5-2, only needing to break her once.
Tennys Sandgren vs. Jack Sock
The men’s singles would feature an epic showdown between Americans Tennys Sandgren and Jack Sock.
After each player broke the other on their way to a tiebreak, Jack Sock would win the tiebreak, 5-1, to take the match 5-4 (5-1).
Ken Skupski / Jessica Pegula vs. Jack Sock Coco Vandeweghe
In the mixed doubles, Jack Sock and Coco Vandeweghe would get their team off to a good start by defeating the team of Ken Skupski and Jessica Pegula.
Sock and Vandeweghe would defeat Skupski and Pegula, 5-0, in a tiebreak to win the match 5-4 (5-0).
Jessica Pegula / Darija Jurak vs. Coco Vandeweghe / Nicole Melichar
In the women’s doubles, the team of Jessica Pegula and Darija Jurak and the team of Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar would battle to the end.
In a tiebreak, Pegula and Jurak would hail triumphant, winning 5-3 to take the match 5-4 (5-3).
Ken Skupski / Tennys Sandgren vs. Jack Sock / Neal Skupski
In the last match of the competition, despite the entire match being close, Jack Sock and Neal Skupski would dominate Ken Skupski and Tennys Sandgren in a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Skupski and Sock would win 5-0 to take the match 5-4 (5-0). This would force the match to go to extended play, but Sandgren and Skupski would win the first game to end the match.
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