The World TeamTennis season continued on Monday, with three games on tap and a number of teams jockeying for a potential playoff spot behind the Philadelphia Freedoms and Chicago Smash, who have already clinched postseason berths.
We'll break down the day's action and highlights at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, below.
Orange County Breakers def. Chicago Smash, 23-16
The Breakers pulled off a major upset on Monday, knocking off the playoff-bound Smash.
The sets played out as follows for the Breakers:
- Steve Johnson and Jennifer Brady def. Rajeev Ram and Sloane Stephens in mixed doubles, 5-3.
- Gabriela Dabrowski and Brady lost to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Eugenie Bouchard in women's doubles, 3-5.
- Johnson def. Brandon Nakashima in men's singles, 5-1.
- Brady def. Bouchard in women's singles, 5-1.
- Johnson and Andreja Klepac lost to Ram and Evan King in men's doubles, 4-5.
- Johnson and Klepac closed out the match in extra points, 1-1.
Johnson was named the player of the match after his busy day:
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#WTT2020: @GuaranteedRate Player of the Match @SJohnson_89 chatted with @NickGismondi after a huge 23-16 win over the @ChicagoSmashWTT for @BreakersTennis to stay in playoff contention. He talks about putting it all together as a team, bringing the fire and more! https://t.co/lBA6bnbtFP
With their second straight win, the Breakers moved up to 5-7 on the season while the Smash fell to 9-3.
Springfield Lasers def. Vegas Rollers, 24-19
Springfield picked up a much-needed victory as it looks to remain in the playoff hunt.
Here's a look at how the Lasers' matches unfolded:
- Robert Lindstedt and Catherine McNally def. Mike Bryan and Monica Puig in mixed doubles, 5-4.
- Catherine McNally and Olga Govortsova def. Ajla Tomljanovic and Monica Puig in women's doubles, 5-3.
- Mitchell Krueger lost to Sam Querrey in men's singles, 4-5.
- Catherine McNally def. Ajla Tomljanovic in women's singles, 5-3.
- Robert Lindstedt and Jean-Julien Rojer lost to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in men's doubles, 4-5.
- Springfield had a 1-0 edge in extra points.
McNally was named player of the match after playing a crucial role in the victory:
Springfield (4-8) got back in the win column after back-to-back losses, while Vegas' (4-9) losing streak was extended to five matches. The New York Empire (6-5) currently own the fourth and final playoff spot.
Orlando Storm def. San Diego Aviators, 19-15
Orlando kept its momentum going and extended its winning streak to five with a 19-15 victory over San Diego.
Here's a look at how the action played out for the Storm:
- Jessica Pegula and Ken Skupski def. Jonny O'Mara and Christina McHale in mixed doubles, 5-2.
- Jessica Pegula and Darija Jurak lost to Christina McHale and Kveta Peschke in women's doubles, 1-5.
- Tennys Sandgren def. Ryan Harrison in men's singles, 5-3.
- Jessica Pegula def. Sabine Lisicki in women's singles, 5-0.
- Ken Skupski and Tennys Sandgren lost to Jonny O'Mara and Ryan Harrison in men's doubles, 2-5.
- Orlando had a 1-0 edge in extra points.
Skupski was named player of the match:
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#WTT2020: The @OrlandoStormWTT ⛈️ (8-4), with the help of @GuaranteedRate Player of the Match @k_skupski, defeat the @SDAviators ✈️ 19-15 and finish the night 3rd place in the standings. Get complete #ORLvsSD match stats at https://t.co/zxROfi3zr0 #EveryPointCounts https://t.co/PYn6tFrgZe
Orlando (8-4), which sits in third place, owns a 2.5-match lead over the fifth-place Washington Kastles. San Diego (3-9), meanwhile, ends the day in last place as its skid reached six matches.