Over the first seven days of the 2018 World TeamTennis season presented by GEICO, the Springfield Lasers lost twice as many matches as they won.
Two weeks later, they became league champions.
For the first time in the franchise's 23-year history, the Lasers captured the King Trophy to close out the 2018 World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season by defeating the Philadelphia Freedoms, 19-18, in Sunday's final on the campus of Drexel University.
After starting the season 2-5, the Lasers won six of their last seven matches in the regular season to pull off the improbable and reach the season's showpiece match.
They needed to pull off another stunner on Sunday, as they took an early lead but needed to rally late.
After losing the first two sets in men's doubles and women's doubles, the top-seeded Freedoms, who went 12-2 in the regular season, looked on course to raise their first King Trophy in 12 years as they engineered a comeback in the middle sets. The league's Female MVP, Philadelphia's Taylor Townsend, capped a perfect season in women's singles (13-0) with a 5-2 win over Vania King in the fourth set to give the Freedoms their first lead since the first set.
WATCH —Highlights from the Lasers' win over the Freedoms in the Mylan WTT final: