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The Chicago Smash and Philadelphia Freedoms continued their fine run of form at World TeamTennis, but the Orlando Storm suffered a difficult blow, losing Danielle Collins, who was dismissed by the league for breaking protocol.

Here’s the note provided by the league:

Player Note: “We have dismissed Danielle Collins (Orlando Storm) for the remainder of the 2020 World TeamTennis season after breaking our COVID-19 protocols and leaving The Greenbrier Resort and the state of West Virginia. The protocols have been put in place and communicated numerous times to protect the health and safety of our players, coaches and staff which are of utmost importance to WTT.”

– Statement from WTT CEO Carlos Silva


A victory by 18-year-old Brandon Nakashima sealed the victory for the Smash, who now own a 5-1 record and sit tied with the Freedoms at the top of the standings.

The Freedoms kept pace thanks to singles victories by Sonia Kenin and Taylor Fritz. American Caty McNally had a good day on the doubles court, winning both mixed and women’s doubles, but it wasn’t enough to get Springfield over the hump.

In other action, the Orange County Breakers, led by Jack Sock and Jenn Brady, defeated the New York Empire to improve to 3-4.

Here's the full Day 9 roundup:

Orange County Breakers 24, New York Empire, 15

Men’s Singles – Jack Sock (Empire) def. Steve Johnson (Breakers), 5-4
Women's Singles – Jenn Brady (Breakers) def. Sabine Lisicki (Empire), 5-0
Men's Doubles – Johnson/Austin Krajicek (Breakers) def. Neal Skupski/Sock (Empire), 5-4
Mixed Doubles – Krajicek/Gaby Dabrowski (Breakers) def. *Sock/Lisicki (Empire), 5-3
Women's Doubles – Andreja Klepac/Dabrowski (Breakers) def. Lisicki/Peschke (Empire), 5-3
*Lisicki was substituted for Kveta Peschke and Sock for Neal Skupski at 1-2 in the Mixed Doubles set

Chicago Smash 20, San Diego Aviators 16

Mixed Doubles – Rajeev Ram/Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Smash) def. Jonny O’Mara/Coco Vandeweghe (Aviators), 5-1
Women's Singles – Christina McHale (Aviators) def. Sloane Stephens (Smash), 5-4
Men's Doubles – Ram/Evan King (Smash) def. Ryan Harrison/O’Mara (Aviators), 5-2
Women's Doubles – Vandeweghe/Nicole Melichar (Aviators) def. Mattek-Sands/Genie Bouchard (Smash), 5-1
Men's Singles – Brandon Nakashima (Smash) def. Harrison (Aviators), 5-3

Philadelphia Freedoms 23, Springfield Lasers 17 (EP)

Men's Singles – Taylor Fritz (Freedoms) def. Mitchell Krueger (Lasers), 5-3
Women's Doubles – Caty McNally/Hayley Carter (Lasers) def. Taylor Townsend/Sofia Kenin (Freedoms), 5-4
Men's Doubles – Fabrice Martin/Fritz (Freedoms) def. Jean-Julien Rojer/Krueger (Lasers), 5-1
Women's Singles – Kenin (Freedoms) def. Olga Govortsova (Lasers), 5-3
Mixed Doubles – McNally/Rojer (Lasers) def. Martin/Townsend (Freedoms), 5-3
Extended Play – Martin/Townsend (Freedoms) def. McNally/Rojer (Lasers), 1-0
(EP) - Extended Play

Tuesday's Schedule:

Orlando Storm vs. Washington Kastles, 9 a.m. ET, ESPN2
New York Empire vs. Springfield Lasers, 12 p.m. ET, CBS Sports App / Facebook Watch
Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Chicago Smash, 3 p.m. ET, Tennis Channel
Orange County Breakers vs. Vegas Rollers, 7 p.m. ET, CBS Sports Network

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