72 Hours in Mylan WTT: July 12
YESTERDAY (July 11)
TEXAS WILD d. Philadelphia Freedoms 22-21 (7-1)
The Texas Wild won their second straight match in a Supertiebreaker with a 22-21 (7-1) over the Philadelphia Freedoms Friday. Wild players Alex Bogomolov Jr. and Aisam Qureshi delivered the goods in both the men’s doubles and Supertiebreaker, winning both to lead the Wild to victory. Bogomolov Jr. was also victorious in his men’s singles match, as he defeated Frank Dancevic 5-4. The Wild now improve to a comfortable 4-1 on the season to lead the Western Conference.
Washington Kastles d. AUSTIN ACES 25-10
The Washington Kastles held off an early challenge from the Austin Aces, going on a 15-3 run to close out the match. Kastles player Martina Hingis dropped her first game in three matches at the women’s singles slot but rolled to a 5-1 win over Austin’s Vera Zvonareva, while her teammate Bobby Reynolds pulled off a big win early against the Aces’ Andy Roddick. The Washington Kastles have now won 18 straight sets and 17 straight matches, as they improve to 5-0 on the season.
TODAY (July 12)
Live Stream of the Day – Texas Wild @ Springfield Lasers 8:00 PM EDT
The Springfield Lasers will have James Blake in their lineup tonight, as they take on the Texas Wild in a pivotal matchup. The Wild currently sit atop the Western Conference standings at 4-1, while the Lasers are at the bottom at 1-3. The Lasers, who were the Western Conference champions last season, are hoping that Blake can inch them closer to the .500 mark. Expect Blake to play his booming game in both singles and doubles, as the Lasers hope to pull off the upset and put themselves back into playoff contention.
Boston Lobsters @ San Diego Aviators 10:00 PM EDT
The Boston Lobsters, who are still looking for their first win this season, will face an uphill battle against the San Diego Aviators tonight. CoCo Vandeweghe will make her lone appearance for the Lobsters as a substitute for injured Lobsters player Sharon Fichman. Vandeweghe will be a key player in this match for the Lobsters, as they have struggled in women’s singles and doubles so far this season. For the Aviators, Daniela Hantuchova will be in action in both singles and doubles. Expect the Lobsters to play a close match with Vandeweghe’s boost tonight as Boston tries to put up a mark in the win column.
Philadelphia Freedoms @ Austin Aces 8:30 PM EDT
After losing a heartbreaker to the Texas Wild last night, the Philadelphia Freedoms will travel a few hours down the road to face the Austin Aces. Expect aggressive play from both teams in this even-matchup tonight. Taylor Townsend and Frank Dancevic will lead the way for the Freedoms in singles, while Andy Roddick and Vera Zvonareva likely to fill in the same spots for the Aces. Marcelo Melo and Liezel Huber will round out the doubles for the Freedoms, while Treat Huey and Marion Bartoli will get in time for the Aces.
TOMORROW (July 13)
Live Stream of the Day – Austin Aces @ Springfield Lasers 8:00 PM EDT
Two American tennis greats, Andy Roddick and James Blake, will face off Sunday night in what could be one of the best matches all season. Roddick will make his return to Springfield for the first time since being on the team last season. Blake and Roddick will likely play against each other in both the singles and doubles competition, so expect aces and winners to rack up throughout the night.
Philadelphia Freedoms @ Washington Kastles 7:00 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Freedoms and Washington Kastles will face for the second time this season. Philadephia is looking for redemption after their last meeting when, the Kastles defeated the Freedoms 25-10, winning all five sets.
San Diego Aviators @ Texas Wild 8:30 PM EDT
The San Diego Aviators and Texas Wild face off for the second time since the Wild defeated the Aviators in a decisive Supertiebreaker match. With both lineups being similar to the first meeting, expect another tight match to be played.