RESULTS – SATURDAY,
NOVEMBER 13, 2021
San Diego Aviators 22,
Chicago Smash 21 (Supertiebreaker)
Men’s Doubles: Nick Monroe/Donald Young (Smash) def. Will Blumberg/Taylor Fritz (Aviators) 5-3
Women’s Doubles: Sabrina Santamaria/Sloane Stephens (Smash) def. Caroline
Dolehide/CoCo Vandeweghe (Aviators) 5-4 (5-1 tie-break)
Men’s Singles: Donald Young (Smash) def. Taylor Fritz
Women’s Singles: CoCo Vandeweghe (Aviators) def. Sloane
Stephens (Smash) 5-4 (5-3 tie-break)
Mixed Doubles: Will Blumberg/Caroline Dolehide (Aviators)
def. Sloane Stephens/Donald Young (Smash) 5-2
*Sloane Stephens was
substituted for Sabrina Santamaria at 1-2 in the Mixed Doubles set.
Extended Play – Mixed
Doubles: Will Blumberg/Caroline
Dolehide (Aviators) def. Sloane Stephens/Donald Young (Smash) 1-0
Supertiebreaker – Mixed
Doubles: Will Blumberg/Caroline
Dolehide (Aviators) def. Sloane Stephens/Donald Young (Smash) 1-0 (7-6)
Despite trailing after
the first three sets, the San Diego Aviators defeated the 2020 WTT
runner-up Chicago Smash 22-21 by a supertiebreaker. Rancho Sante Fe
native CoCo Vandeweghe, the 2020 WTT Finals MVP, pulled the Aviators
within four games with her effort in women’s singles against 2017 US Open
champion Sloane Stephens. Will Blumberg & Caroline Dolehide
forced and claimed extended play after a win over Stephens & Donald Young
in the fifth set in mixed doubles, scoring the win for San Diego through a
tightly-contested 13-point supertiebreaker.
- San Diego Aviators head coach John Lloyd
picked up his 92nd career win as a WTT coach. He is currently seventh in WTT
all-time coaching wins.
- The Aviators remain undefeated in
season-opening matches since 2014.
- Will Blumberg, the first 10-time All-American in ITA
history, made his WTT debut for the Aviators.
Orange County Breakers
22, New York Empire 17
Women’s Doubles:Amanda Anisimova/Tatjana Maria
(Breakers) def. Kim Clijsters/Kirsten Flipkens (Empire) 5-3
Women’s Singles: Amanda Anisimova (Breakers) def. Kim Clijsters
Mixed Doubles: Kirsten Flipkens/Darian King (Empire) def.
Nate Lammons/Tatjana Maria (Breakers) 5-2
Men’s Singles: Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Ulises Blanch
Men’s Doubles: Steve Johnson/Nate Lammons (Breakers) def.
Ulises Blanch/Darian King (Empire) 5-4
The Orange County
Breakers defeated the defending champion New York Empire 22-17,
winning four of five sets. Amanda Anisimova, one of eight players 20 or
younger ranked in the top 100 WTA rankings, defeated Tennis Hall of Famer Kim
Clijsters in women’s singles after helping the Breakers grab the upper hand
in women’s doubles. After New York clinched the mixed doubles set to move
within one game, the Breakers swept men’s singles and doubles to clinch its
first win of the season.
- Orange County coach Rick Leach is now
tied for eighth in WTT’s All-Time Coaching Wins with Trevor Kronemann (1998,
2001-06, 2012-13) with 72.
- The Breakers picked up their first win in a
season opener since 2015 (Orange County was named the Austin Aces during that
Nate Lammons, an 11x doubles champion on the ATP Challenger Tour and former walk-on at Southern Methodist University, made his WTT debut.
NOV. 14 SCHEDULE
Springfield Lasers @
Chicago Smash, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 3 p.m. PST, FTF
San Diego Aviators @
Orange County Breakers, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 6 p.m. PST, NBCSN
Led by 2017 US Open
champion Sloane Stephens, the 2020 World TeamTennis runner-up Chicago
Smash takes on 2021 US Open doubles finalist Caty McNally and the
Springfield Lasers at 3 p.m. PST Sunday. No. 1 American and Rancho Santa Fe
native Taylor Fritz leads the 1-0 San Diego Aviators against two-time US
Open doubles semifinalist Steve Johnson and the Orange County Breakers
in the second match of the night at 6 p.m. PST. All World TeamTennis matches will be held at the
Beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Gardens in California.