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2020 Season in Review: Aviators Finish Challenging Season with a Win

August 19, 2020

The San Diego Aviators had big hopes and high expectations heading into the 2020 World TeamTennis season. San Diego had won the King Trophy in 2016 and reached the WTT Finals in 2017, but with the high-level of competition, longtime Aviators Coach John Lloyd knew it was going to be a challenging season for San Diego. ...

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WTT 2020 Season a Resounding Success Thanks to Teamwork, Planning and Protocols

August 10, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.—From the early announcement in May until the last forehand was struck on Sunday, World TeamTennis organizers worked furiously behind the scenes to make the historic 2020 season a resounding success. When New York Empire raised the King Trophy on Sunday after beating Chicago Smash 21-20, it was time to collectively ...

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WTT2020 Championship On CBS Sets Viewership Record, Completes Most Successful Season in League History

August 4, 2020

CBS Television Network’s live airing of Sunday’s 2020 World TeamTennis Championship match in which the New York Empire defeated the Chicago Smash on the last point of the Supertiebreaker 21-20, delivering 556,000 viewers, making it the most watched in the league’s 45-year history. ...

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Vandeweghe's Huge Forehand Winner Secures Historic Ending for New York

August 2, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.—The 2020 season has seen its fair share of challenges, and no one was more suited for the final challenge than WTT Finals Female MVP CoCo Vandeweghe. Sunday’s final between New York Empire and Chicago Smash came down to the deciding point of the Supertiebreaker between Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar and ...

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WTT Mic'd Up: Watch the Insane Ending of the Championship Supertiebreaker

August 2, 2020

Don’t miss this exclusive video capturing the ending the WTT 2020 Championship Match. Listen in on Chicago’s Kamau Murray and New York’s Luke Jensen with their reaction to the end of the match. ...

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New York Wins a Match for the Ages, Defeats Chicago 21-20 in Supertiebreaker

August 2, 2020

The 2020 World TeamTennis season came down to a 13-point Supertiebreaker. And for a league that promotes “every point matters,” all 13 points were necessary. The New York Empire outlasted the expansion Chicago Smash to claim a 21-20 victory to cap the 45th WTT season and hoist the King Trophy for the first time. ...

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Photographer Ryan Loco Gets Creative with 2020 World TeamTennis Season Challenges

August 2, 2020

All season long, Ryan Loco has been tasked with a nearly impossible job: photographing 66 matches involving 50-plus players and coaches. He's an integral part of the WTT family and has been spotted everywhere like atop the stadium, all along the court and behind team members in the corners of the court. He's even been seen tucked under the net, peaking out from behind the indoor stadium's wall and planted on the team bench. ...

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Chicago Punches Tickets to Championship Match; Throttles Orlando

August 1, 2020

It came to pass on Saturday in the World TeamTennis playoffs: Chicago is an expansion team in name only. The Smash ended No. 2 seed Orlando’s seven-match win streak with a 24-13 semifinal victory to earn a berth in the championship match against the New York Empire. ...

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Jack Sock Gives New York Emotional Win Against Philadelphia, Empire Advance to Championship Match

August 1, 2020

For the second consecutive season, it was the No. 4 seeded Empire defeating the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms in the semifinals 22-18 to advance to the WTT finals where they will face the winner of the Orlando Storm/Chicago Smash match. ...

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2020 Season Female MVP Bethanie Mattek-Sands Propels Doubles into the Spotlight

August 1, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. — As if she needed more confidence, Bethanie Mattek-Sands picked up the 2020 Female MVP award on Friday heading into the playoffs. The 35-year-old has posted the league’s highest winning percentages in women’s and mixed doubles (60 percent with Eugenie Bouchard and 56 percent with Rajeev Ram). Philadelphia Freedoms’ Taylor ...

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