The Orange County Breakers lost all five sets in a 25-16 loss to the Philadelphia Freedoms Monday evening in a World TeamTennis match at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The closest the Breakers (0-2) came to winning a set was in men’s doubles, the third set, when Steve Johnson and Luke Bambridge were one point away from winning the tiebreaker, leading Fabrice Martin and Taylor Fritz in the tiebreaker, 4-2, but lost the final three points and the set, 5-4.
Both teams held serve throughout the set.
Under WTT rules, the first player or doubles team to win five games wins the set, one less than traditional tennis. A set is decided in a nine-point tiebreaker if it is tied 4-4.
Johnson and Bambridge recorded the Breakers lone set victory in their season-opening 23-16 loss to the San Diego Aviators Sunday.
The scores for the other four sets Monday was 5-3.
The match began with Andreja Klepac and Bambridge losing to Taylor Townsend and Martin in mixed doubles.
Jennifer Brady lost to Sophia Kenin in women’s singles, the second set, falling behind 4-0, then winning the next three games and leading 30-0 in the eighth game, before losing the next four points and the set.
Klepac and Brady lost to Caroline Dolehide and Townsend in women’s doubles. Fritz wrapped up the victory for the Freedoms in their opener by defeating Johnson in men’s singles.
World TeamTennis is scheduled to play its entire season at The Greenbrier resort after the league concluded the coronavirus outbreak made it impossible for teams to complete the necessary air travel to and from its nine cities.
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