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World TeamTennis Day 19 Recap
The Orlando Storm would secure the second seed for the WTT Playoffs, the San Diego Aviators would pull off a legendary comeback, and much more on Day 19 of World TeamTennis.
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World TeamTennis Day 19 Results
San Diego Aviators d. Chicago Smash (23-22)
Ryan Harrison vs. Brandon Nakashima
In the men’s singles, American Ryan Harrison would come out with a nice win against fellow American Brandon Nakashima.
Harrison would defeat Nakashima 5-2 in a tiebreak to win the match 5-4 (5-2).
Christina McHale vs. Sloane Stephens
In the women’s singles, Sloane Stephens would prove to be too much for fellow American Christina McHale to handle.
Stephens would break McHale twice, to start and end the match, en route to a 5-2 victory.
Jonny O’Mara / Ryan Harrison vs. Rajeev Ram / Brandon Nakashima
In the men’s doubles, Ryan Harrison and Brandon Nakashima would face-off in their first tiebreak, this time with partners Jonny O’Mara and Rajeev Ram respectively.
In the tiebreak, Nakashima and Ram would win 5-4 to take the match 5-4 (5-4).
Jonny O’Mara / Sabine Lisicki vs. Rajeev Ram / Bethanie Mattek-Sands
In the mixed doubles, the team of Jonny O’Mara and Sabine Lisicki would face-off against Rajeev Ram and Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
After each team broke the other once in eight games, the match would go to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Ram and Mattek-Sands would win 5-2 to take the match 5-4 (5-2).
Christina McHale / Kveta Peschke vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands / Eugenie Bouchard
In the last match of the competition, the usually dynamic duo of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Eugenie Bouchard was knocked off by the team of Christina McHale and Kveta Peschke.
McHale and Peschke would fall down 1-3 early, but would win four games in a row to win the match 5-3. With this, the match would go to extended play.
In extended play, McHale and Peschke would win two games in a row to tie the competition and force a Supertiebreaker.
In the Supertiebreaker, McHale and Peschke would complete this epic comeback for their team by winning 7-5.
Springfield Lasers d. Orange County Breakers (21-19)
Olga Govortsova vs. Jennifer Brady
In the women’s singles, Jennifer Brady would keep rolling, defeating Olga Govortsova this time.
Brady would only allow Govortsova to win two games, while breaking her twice, to win the match 5-2.
Mitchell Krueger vs. Steve Johnson
In the men’s singles, Mitchell Krueger and Steve Johnson would battle it out to get their teams a victory.
After each player held their serve four times, a combined three times at love, Krueger would defeat Johnson 5-4 in a tiebreak to win 5-4 (5-4).
Jean-Julien Rojer / Robert Lindstedt vs. Luke Bambridge / Austin Krajicek
The men’s doubles would be a tight match, coming down to the wire, between partners Jean-Julien Rojer and Robert Lindstedt and partners Luke Bambridge and Austin Krajicek.
After the two teams combined for eight games of service holds, the match would go to a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, Bambridge and Krajicek would win 5-3 to take the match 5-4 (5-3).
Caty McNally / Hayley Carter vs. Gabriela Dabrowski / Jennifer Brady
In the women’s doubles, Caty McNally and Hayley Carter would team up to get a big win over Gabriela Dabrowski and Jennifer Brady.
McNally and Carter would break Dabrowski and Brady twice en route to a 5-2 victory.
Robert Lindstedt / Caty McNally vs. Steve Johnson / Jennifer Brady
In the mixed doubles, Robert Lindstedt and Caty McNally would come up clutch for the two-time defending champion Springfield Lasers.
Lindstedt and McNally would break Steve Johnson and Jennifer Brady once on their way to a 5-3 victory.
Orlando Storm d. Washington Kastles (25-15)
Venus Williams vs. Jessica Pegula
In the women’s singles, Jessica Pegula would defeat one of the all-time great women’s tennis players, Venus Williams.
Pegula would break Williams once en route to a 5-3 victory.
Tommy Paul vs. Tennys Sandgren
In the men’s singles, Tennys Sandgren would cruise to an easy victory against fellow American Tommy Paul.
Sandgren would break Paul once and win the match 5-2.
Nicholas Monroe / Marcelo Arevalo vs. Ken Skupski / Tennys Sandgren
In the men’s doubles, Ken Skupski and Tennys Sandgren would team up once again for a big win.
Skupski and Sandgren would break Nicholas Monroe and Marcelo Arevalo in the eighth game to win the match 5-3.
Marcelo Arevalo / Bernarda Pera vs. Ken Skupski / Jessica Pegula
In the mixed doubles, Ken Skupski and Jessica Pegula would team up to narrowly defeat the team of Marcelo Arevalo and Bernarda Pera.
Skupski and Pegula would defeat Arevalo and Pera, 5-0, in a tiebreak to win the match 5-4 (5-0).
Venus Williams / Bernarda Pera vs. Darija Jurak / Jessica Pegula
In the women’s doubles, Jessica Pegula would pick up another win against Venus Williams, this time with partners Bernarda Pera and Darija Jurak respectively.
Pegula and Jurak would break Williams and Pera twice on their way to a 5-3 victory.
Philadelphia Freedoms d. New York Empire (23-17)
Taylor Fritz vs. Ulises Branch
Although he was scheduled to play Jack Sock today, Taylor Fritz would have to take on Sock’s sub, Ulises Blanch.
Taylor would have no issue defeating Blanch, as he would break him twice en route to a 5-1 victory.
Sofia Kenin vs. Coco Vandeweghe
In the women’s singles, Sofia Kenin would make an early statement against Coco Vandeweghe.
Kenin would jump out to a quick 4-0 lead, but Vandeweghe would fight back and win four games in a row as well to take the match to a tiebreak.
In the tiebreak, Vandeweghe would defeat Kenin 5-1 to win the match 5-4 (5-1).
Fabrice Martin / Taylor Townsend vs. Neal Skupski / Nicole Melichar
In the mixed doubles, Fabrice Martin and Taylor Townsend would defeat partners Neal Skupski and Nicole Melichar.
Martin and Townsend would only need to break Skupski and Melichar once, in the third game, to win the match 5-3.
Sofia Kenin / Caroline Dolehide vs. Coco Vandeweghe / Nicole Melichar
In an all American match, the teams of Sofia Kenin and Caroline Dolehide and Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar would play a tight match.
In a tiebreak, Vandeweghe and Melichar would win 5-3 to take the match 5-4 (5-3).
Taylor Fritz / Fabrice Martin vs. Ulises Blanch / Neal Skupski
In the men’s doubles, Ulises Blanch would be subbing in for Jack Sock, partnering with Neal Skupski to take on the duo of Taylor Fritz and Fabrice Martin.
Fritz and Martin would come out on top of Blanch and Skupski 5-3.
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