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World TeamTennis 2020 results and winners (20 July): Freedoms, Smash and County win

American Taylor Fritz played a key role in Philadelphia Freedoms' win over Springfield Lasers at the World TeamTennis 2020 season on Monday.
American Taylor Fritz played a key role in Philadelphia Freedoms' win over Springfield Lasers at the World TeamTennis 2020 season on Monday. (Google Images)

World TeamTennis 2020 results and winners: Philadelphia Freedoms, Chicago Smash, and Orange County Breakers record wins at the World TeamTennis on Monday

Philadelphia Freedoms continued their dominance in the World TennisTeam 2020 season with a victory over Springfield Lasers on Monday.

The Freedoms moved to 5-1 with the win, while the Lasers fell to just 1-5 after playing six matches in total. The Philadelphia Freedoms overthrew the Springfield Lasers 23-17, winning the first game in extended play to seal the victory.

American Taylor Fritz played a key role in Philadelphia Freedoms' win over Springfield Lasers at the World TeamTennis 2020 season on Monday.
American Taylor Fritz played a key role in Philadelphia Freedoms’ win. (Google Images)

American Taylor Fritz won the man of the match award for his win in the singles and doubles category of the men’s section.

Chicago Smash continue their winning ways

Meanwhile, in the second match of the day, newcomers Chicago Smash recorded a comfortable 20-16 win over San Diego Aviators.

The Smash continued their winning ways on Monday, beating the San Diego Aviators in a back-and-forth matchup, 20-16. They are now just one spot behind Freedoms in second place having won five matches and lost one.

Chicago’s Rajeev Ram was adjudged player of the match following his victories in the men’s and mixed doubles events for his side. Unlike Chicago, San Diego now sits at 3-4, outside the current postseason picture.

In the last match of the day, Orange County Breakers got back to winning ways after recording a 24-14 win over New York Empire. The Breakers improved to 3-4 with victory, while the Empire are now 3-3. However, they still remain in the top-four.

Results of World TennisTeam matches on Monday:

Philadelphia Freedoms bt Springfield Lasers 23-17: Men’s Singles: Philly’s Taylor Fritz bt Springfield’s Mitchell Krueger 5-3; Women’s Doubles: Springfield’s Catherine McNally/Hayley Carter bt Philly’s Taylor Townsend/Sofia Kenin 5-4; Men’s Doubles: Philly’s Fritz/Fabrice Martin bt Springfield’s Krueger and Jean-Julien Rojer 5-1; Women’s Singles: Philly’s Kenin bt Springfield’s Olga Govortsova 5-1; Mixed Doubles: Springfield’s McNally/Rojer bt Philly’s Townsend/Martin 5-3; Extended Play: Philly’s Townsend/Martin bt Springfield’s McNally and Rojer 1-0.

Chicago Smash bt San Diego Aviators 20-16: Mixed Doubles: Chicago’s Rajeev Ram/Bethanie Mattek-Sands bt San Diego’s Jonny O’Mara/CoCo Vandeweghe 5-1; Women’s Singles: San Diego’s Christina McHale bt Chicago’s Sloane Stephens 5-4; Men’s Doubles: Chicago’s Ram/Evan King bt San Diego’s O’Mara/Ryan Harrison 5-2; Women’s Doubles: San Diego’s Vandeweghe/Nicole Melichar bt Chicago’s Mattek-Sands/Eugenie Bouchard 5-1; Men’s Singles: Chicago’s Brandon Nakashima bt San Diego’s Harrison 5-3.

Orange County Breakers bt New York Empire 24-14: Mixed Doubles: Orange County’s Gabriela Dabrowski/Austin Krajicek bt New York’s Jack Sock/Sabine Lisicki 5-3; Women’s Singles: Orange County’s Jennifer Brady bt New York’s Sabine Lisicki 5-0; Men’s Doubles: Orange County’s Austin Krajicek/Steve Johnson bt New York’s Jack Sock/Neal Skupski 5-4; Women’s Doubles: Orange County’s Gabriela Dabrowski/Andreja Klepac bt New York’s Kveta Peschke/Sabine Lisicki 5-3; Men’s Singles: New York’s Jack Sock bt Orange County’s Steve Johnson 5-4.

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