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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Tuesday July 28, 2020


The Philadelphia Freedoms kept rolling on Day 17 of World Team Tennis, and moved closer to clinching the top seed in the playoffs with a 24-19 victory over the San Diego Aviators.

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Taylor Fritz and Sofia Kenin took care of business in singles, while Taylor Townsend and Fabrice Martin once again scored the doubles point. Kenin needed a tiebreaker to get past Sabine Lisicki but the 2020 Aussie Open finalist clipped it in the end. She has now won over 61 percent of her points at World Team Tennis.

Fritz powered eight aces past Ryan Harrison and defeated his compatriot 5-3.

The Freedoms maintain a one-game lead over the Chicago Smash, who were idle today.

The Orlando Storm clinched a playoff berth with its sixth consecutive win on Tuesday, 23-21 over the New York Empire. Newly acquired CoCo Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar could not provide a doubles victory for New York, and Tennys Sandgren and Ken Skupski served out the hard-fought contest for the Storm to send the second-year franchise to the playoffs for the first time.

Jessica Pegula defeated CoCo Vandweghe and improved to 7-1 in singles on the season. Pegula has won five straight singles matches and has the second-highest percentage of games won at 65.6 percent in WTT, behind only Kim Clijsters.

The Empire dropped to 6-6 with the loss, but are still very much alive in playoff contention.

Get all the results after the jump...



Washington Kastles 24, Springfield Lasers 16

Men's Singles - Tommy Paul (Kastles) def. Mitchell Krueger (Lasers), 5-4
Women's Singles - Caty McNally (Lasers) def. Bernarda Pera (Kastles), 5-4
Men's Doubles - Nick Monroe\Marcelo Arevalo (Kastles) def. Robert Lindstedt\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers), 5-4
Women's Doubles - Pera\Venus Williams (Kastles) def. McNally\Hayley Carter (Lasers), 5-2
Mixed Doubles - Arevalo\Pera (Kastles) def. Lindstedt\McNally (Lasers), 5-1

Philadelphia Freedoms 24, San Diego Aviators 19

Men's Singles - Taylor Fritz (Freedoms) def. Ryan Harrison (Aviators), 5-3
Women's Singles - Sofia Kenin (Freedoms) def. Sabine Lisicki (Aviators), 5-4
Mixed Doubles - Fabrice Martin\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Harrison\Kveta Peschke (Aviators), 5-3
Women's Doubles - Peschke\Christina McHale (Aviators) def. Townsend\Caroline Dolehide (Freedoms), 5-4
Men's Doubles - Donald Young\Martin (Freedoms) def. Harrison\Jonny O’Mara (Aviators), 5-4

Orlando Storm 23, New York Empire 21 (EP)

Mixed Doubles - Jack Sock\Coco Vandeweghe (Empire) def. Ken Skupski\Jessica Pegula (Storm), 5-4
Women's Singles - Pegula (Storm) def. Vandeweghe (Empire), 5-2
Men's Singles - Sock (Empire) def. Tennys Sandgren (Storm), 5-4
Women's Doubles - Pegula\Darija Jurak (Storm) def. Vandeweghe\Nicole Melichar (Empire), 5-4
Men's Doubles - Sock\Neal Skupski (Empire) def. K. Skupski\Sandgren (Storm), 5-4
Extended Play - Men's Doubles - K. Skupski\Sandgren (Storm) def. Sock\N. Skupski (Empire), 1-0

Wednesday's Schedule:

Chicago Smash vs. Philadelphia Freedoms, 11 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel
Orange County Breakers vs. New York Empire, 3 p.m. ET, Tennis Channel
Vegas Rollers vs. Washington Kastles, 6 p.m. ET, Tennis Channel

 

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