Springfield coach John-Laffnie De Jager wanted his Lasers going into the final set of their World TeamTennis semifinal against the San Diego Aviators on Friday no worse than one point behind in the match.
Thankfully, for the defending champs, they led by one.
San Diego’s Arina Rodionova led 4-2 against Springfield’s Olga Govortsova, who rallied to win back-to-back games, force a tiebreak and take the set, 5-4, and hand the Lasers a 21-19 victory and berth into Saturday night’s championship match. Complete Match Coverage
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