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Philadelphia Gets Closer to No. 1 Overall Seed, Rolls San Diego 24-19

July 28, 2020

The Philadelphia Freedoms took a big step to clinching the top spot in the upcoming WTT Playoffs after defeating the San Diego Aviators 24-19 in World TeamTennis action Tuesday afternoon at The Greenbrier. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS vs SAN DIEGO AVIATORS MATCH STATSThe first-place Freedoms, who won four of five sets in their victory over San Diego, ...

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Washington Stays Alive in Playoff Chase, Eliminates Springfield

July 28, 2020

That 24-16 final score doesn’t tell the whole story. There were a lot of nailbiting moments during the Washington Kastles’ win over the Springfield Lasers Tuesday at The Greenbrier. WASHINGTON KASTLES vs SPRINGFIELD LASERS MATCH STATSDominating performances in men’s doubles and mixed doubles blew open a close match and kept the Kastles’ playoff hopes alive. ...

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Storm One Step Closer to WTT Playoffs After Holding Off San Diego in 19-15 Victory

July 27, 2020

It wasn’t easy, but the Orlando Storm took another step to clinching a spot in the World TeamTennis Playoffs as they held off the San Diego Aviators 19-15 in WTT action at The Greenbrier. With Monday night’s victory, the Storm is in third place in the WTT Standings with an 8-4 record and two regular ...

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Vandeweghe and Melichar Get Second Chance at King Trophy Thanks to Coach Jensen's Trade

July 27, 2020

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. — Late on Sunday night, a trade deal was struck between New York Empire and the San Diego Aviators. The lateness of the decision had a logical excuse: San Diego had just lost to Philadelphia 20-18 after sweeping the first three sets of doubles. “Philadelphia is one of the best ...

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Springfield Holds Off Vegas, Stays Alive in WTT Playoffs Chase

July 27, 2020

Two-time defending champion Springfield is hanging on to its playoff hopes by a thread. Or, in its case, a Laser. SPRINGFIELD LASERS vs VEGAS ROLLERS MATCH STATSWhich is why Lasers coach John-Laffnie de Jager said he drafted his team based on character, players with a never-give-up attitude that will compete to the end. Sitting near ...

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Johnson, Brady Power Up to Keep OC Alive in Playoff Hunt; Breakers Top Smash

July 27, 2020

Having already clinched one of the four WTT Playoff spots, the Chicago Smash suffered just their third loss of the season at the hands of the Orange County Breakers, as the 2014 and 2017 league champions earned their second consecutive win in Extended Play to remain in playoff contention. ...

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New York Empire Acquire Vandeweghe and Melichar from San Diego Aviators

July 27, 2020

Looking to make a final playoff push ahead of Sunday night’s World TeamTennis midnight trade deadline, the New York Empire acquired past Grand Slam doubles winners Coco Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar from the San Diego Aviators, the league has announced. The 28-year-old Vandeweghe, winner of the US Open doubles title in 2018, and 26-year-old 2018 ...

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Taylor Fritz Leads Philadelphia to Come-From-Behind Win Against San Diego; Hold on to No. 1 Seed

July 26, 2020

Taylor Fritz, who is in his fourth season of World TeamTennis, likes playing in the final set of an evening that features one set each of men’s and women’s doubles, men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles because he loves the pressure that comes with the potential of closing out a match. SAN DIEGO AVIATORS ...

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Chicago Smash Eye No. 1 Overall Seed, Lock Up WTT Playoffs Berth

July 26, 2020

The expansion Chicago Smash took to the court Sunday with a World TeamTennis playoff berth already in their back pocket. It remained to be seen whether Coach Kamau Murray’s squad would keep the pressure on Philadelphia for the top seed. Earlier, New York beat Washington, 25-15, to lock in Chicago and Philly – the WTT ...

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New York Stays Alive in WTT Playoff Top 4 with Convincing Win Against Washington

July 26, 2020

New York Empire player Sabine Lisicki went into Sunday’s match against the Washington Kastles with a less-than-impressive 4-16 record in women’s singles. Her first task of the match: face former No. 1 player Venus Williams. NEW YORK EMPIRE vs. WASHINGTON KASTLES MATCH STATSSo it was no wonder another former No. 1 women’s player – Kim ...

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