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Springfield Lasers Create Strong Bond During WTT’s Season at The Greenbrier

August 31, 2020

Some of the biggest highlights for the Springfield Lasers in 2020 weren’t captured by any cameras. Across The Greebrier’s 11,000 acres, six individuals became a close team under the guidance of general manager Paul Nahon and coach JL de Jager. “We didn’t have, on paper, the strongest team,” Nahon said, “but I don’t think anyone ...

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WTT2020 Championship On CBS Sets Viewership Record, Completes Most Successful Season in League History

August 4, 2020

CBS Television Network’s live airing of Sunday’s 2020 World TeamTennis Championship match in which the New York Empire defeated the Chicago Smash on the last point of the Supertiebreaker 21-20, delivering 556,000 viewers, making it the most watched in the league’s 45-year history. ...

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Springfield Holds Off Vegas, Stays Alive in WTT Playoffs Chase

July 27, 2020

Two-time defending champion Springfield is hanging on to its playoff hopes by a thread. Or, in its case, a Laser. SPRINGFIELD LASERS vs VEGAS ROLLERS MATCH STATSWhich is why Lasers coach John-Laffnie de Jager said he drafted his team based on character, players with a never-give-up attitude that will compete to the end. Sitting near ...

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Orlando Moves Closer to Clinching Playoff Spot, Beats Springfield in Day 15 Action

July 26, 2020

It is said that it’s not always the best team that ultimately wins in the playoffs, but rather the hottest team. With less than a week to go until the World TeamTennis playoffs, there may be no hotter team in the league than the Orlando Storm. The Storm (7-4) picked up their fourth consecutive win ...

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Breakers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Thanks to Extended Play Win Against Springfield

July 25, 2020

Steve Johnson’s favorite hockey team, the Anaheim Ducks,  isn’t in the Stanley Cup playoffs. His Orange County Breakers, however, still have a shot at making the World TeamTennis playoffs this season. Johnson played in three sets and played well to help the Breakers beat the Springfield Lasers 24-21 in Extended Play Saturday at The Greenbrier. ...

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McNally Leads Lasers to Thrilling 22-18 Win Over Aviators

July 23, 2020

Caty McNally may be making her World TeamTennis debut this season, but the 18-year-old from Cincinnati is playing like a WTT veteran. She scored big wins in mixed doubles with Robert Lindstedt and women’s doubles with Hayley Carter to lead the Springfield Lasers to a hard-fought 22-18 victory over the San Diego Aviators in World ...

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Chicago Rallies Past Springfield Thanks to Bouchard and Mattek-Sands

July 22, 2020

Only two scores were close between the Springfield Lasers and Chicago Smash. That worked out very well for the new team from the Windy City. CHICAGO SMASH VS. SPRINGFIELD LASERS MATCH STATSThe expansion Smash worked for a 5-3 mixed doubles win in the final set of the match to capture an 18-15 win over the ...

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Springfield Jumps Out Early, Holds Off New York in Extended Play

July 21, 2020

The New York Empire put together an incredible run against the Springfield Lasers Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to undo an equally incredible match by the two-time defending champions. NEW YORK EMPIRE vs. SPRINGFIELD LASERS MATCH STATSThe Empire won five straight games, including a run of 13 straight points, to force Extended Play, but ...

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Big-Hitting Taylor Fritz Leads Philadelphia Past Springfield; Freedoms Alone in First Place

July 20, 2020

The thermometer hit 90 degrees at The Greenbrier Monday afternoon, That wasn’t nearly as hot as Taylor Fritz’s serve. Fritz topped 140 on the radar gun with his serve to pick up wins in men’s singles and men’s doubles and help the Philadelphia Freedoms beat the Springfield Lasers 23-17 in extended play. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS vs. ...

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Kim Clijsters Continues to Dazzle, Sparks New York to Dominate Win

July 18, 2020

Kim Clijsters is setting the bar pretty high. Her New York Empire teammates are doing their best to keep up, and doing it quite well. Clijsters’ 5-1 women’s singles win turned the Empire’s match around Saturday night and Jack Sock’s win in men’s singles put the bow on a 21-15 win over the Springfield Lasers ...

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