WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WOAY)- Saturday saw eight of the nine World TeamTennis teams in action at the Greenbrier Resort. In the first game of the day, the San Diego Aviators improved to 2-3 against the 3-3 Vegas Rollers with a total score of 20-15.
Game two was a back-and-forth nail-biter between the Orlando Storm and Orange County Breakers. Ultimately, the Breakers prevailed in a match that came down to a Supertiebreaker, Orlando’s second in two days.
In game three, Venus Williams’ season debut in singles play was spoiled by the 21-year-old up and comer Sofia Kenin. Kenin dominated against the living legend, needing only six games to capture the set. Behind her performance, the Philadelphia Freedoms improved to 4-1, the league’s best record through week one. Williams’ Washington Kastles fell to 2-3.
In the final match of the day, the New York Empire handled the Springfield Lasers 21-15. The two-time defending champion Lasers are off to a surprising start, sitting at the bottom of the standings with a 1-4 record.
Matches resume Sunday at 12:15 P.M.
World TeamTennis Standings Through Sunday July 18
- Philadelphia Freedoms: 4-1
- Chicago Smash: 3-1
- New York Empire: 3-2
- Orlando Storm: 3-3
- Vegas Rollers: 3-3
- Orange County Breakers: 2-3
- Washington Kastles: 2-3
- San Diego Aviators: 2-3
- Springfield Lasers: 1-4