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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday July 22, 2020

 
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The Philadelphia Freedoms got another standout performance from Sofia Kenin to stay at the top of the standings on Wednesday in West Virginia.

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The Philadelphia Freedoms kept their spot atop the WTT standings with a 25-16 victory over the Vegas Rollers on Wednesday at the Greenbrier in West Virginia.

Powered by singles victories from Sofia Kenin and Taylor Fritz, and a pair of doubles victories from Frenchman Fabrice Martin, the Freedoms improved to 8-1 and stayed a game clear of the up and coming Chicago Smash heading into Thursday’s action.

Kenin and Fritz have carried a lot of the load from the Freedoms. The tandem has combined for a 7-1 singles record.


The Smash got fantastic play from Eugenie Bouchard, who prevailed in doubles and singles, plus a victory-clinching mixed doubles effort from Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Rajeev Ram (d. Lindstedt and McNally, 5-3).

For Chicago, Mattek-Sands and Bouchard have proven to be a dynamic duo: They lead the league in winning percentage in woman’s doubles at 68% (36-17).




Jack Sock and Neal Skupski won a match tiebreak to power the New York Empire to a 20-19 victory over the San Diego Aviators. New York stays in the playoff hunt, improving to 4-4 with the victory, good for third place in the current standings.

Philadelphia Freedoms 25, Vegas Rollers 16

Men's Doubles - Donald Young\Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) def. Bob Bryan\Mike Bryan (Rollers), 5-4
Women's Singles - Sofia Kenin (Freedoms) def. Ajla Tomljanovic (Rollers), 5-3
Mixed Doubles - Taylor Townsend\Martin (Freedoms) def. Tomljanovic\B. Bryan (Rollers), 5-4
Women's Doubles - Kenin\Caroline Dolehide (Freedoms) def. Monica Puig\Tomljanovic (Rollers), 5-1
Men's Singles - Taylor Fritz (Freedoms) def. Sam Querrey (Rollers), 5-4

Chicago Smash 18, Springfield Lasers 15

Men's Singles - Mitchell Kruger (Lasers) def. Brandon Nakashima (Smash), 5-1
Women's Doubles - Genie Bouchard\Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Smash) def. Caty McNally\Hayley Carter (Lasers), 5-1
Men's Doubles - Robert Lindstedt\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Rajeev Ram\Evan King (Smash), 5-2
Women's Singles - Bouchard (Smash) def. McNally (Lasers), 5-1
Mixed Doubles - Ram\Mattek-Sands (Smash) def. Lindstedt\Mc Nally (Lasers), 5-3

New York Empire 20, San Diego Aviators 19

Mixed Doubles - Kim Clijsters\Jack Sock (Empire) def. Coco Vandeweghe\Ryan Harrison (Aviators), 5-2
Women's Doubles - Vandeweghe\Nicole Melichar (Aviators) def. Clijsters\Sabine Lisicki (Empire), 5-2
Men's Singles - Sock (Empire) def. Harrison (Aviators), 5-3
Women's Singles - Christina McHale (Aviators) def. Clijsters (Empire), 5-2
Men's Doubles - Sock\Neal Skupski (Empire) def. Jonny O’Mara\Harrison (Aviators), 5-4
Supertiebreaker - Men's Doubles - Sock\Skupski (Empire) def. O’Mara\Harrison (Aviators), 1-0 (7-5 tiebreaker)

Thursday's Schedule:

Springfield Lasers vs. San Diego Aviators, 11 a.m. ET, ESPN+
Orlando Storm vs. Vegas Rollers, 3 p.m. ET, Tennis Channel
Orange County Breakers vs. Washington Kastles, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

 

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