| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
New Jersey native Christina McHale won a key match at Women's Singles to lead the Aviators past the Breakers on Sunday.
Photo Credit: Sidney Beal III

 

The 45th season of World TeamTennis got underway on Sunday with three matches at the Greenbrier Resort in Sulphur Springs, W.V. In the opening match, the San Diego Aviators defeated the Orange County Breakers 23-16.


San Diego Aviators 23, Orange County Breakers 16

Men’s Singles: Ryan Harrison (Aviators) d. Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles: Coco Vandeweghe/Nichol Melichar (Aviators) d. Andreja Klepac/Jennifer Brady (Breakers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles: Luke Bambridge/Johnson (Breakers) d. Johnny O’Mara/Harrison (Aviators) 5-3

Women’s Singles: Christina McHale (Aviators) d. Brady (Breakers) 5-4

Mixed Doubles: O’Mara/Melichar (Aviators) (substituted Harrison for O’Mara at 4-0) d. Bambridge/Klepac (Breakers) (substituted Johnson/Brady in at 0-2) 5-0

 


Orlando Storm 21, Springfield Lasers 18

Men’s Singles: Tennys Sandgren (Storm) d. Mitchell Krueger (Lasers) 5-3

Women’s Singles: Jessica Pegula (Storm) d. Caty McNally (Lasers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles: James Ward/Sandgren (Storm) d. Jean-Julien Rojer/Lindstedt (Lasers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles: Haley Carter/McNally (Lasers) d. Darija Jurak/Pegula (Storm) 5-2

Mixed Doubles: Robert Lindstedt/McNally (Lasers) d. Sandgren/Pegula (Storm) 5-2

Extended Play: Sandgren/Pegula (Storm) d. Lindstedt/McNally (Lasers) 1-0

 


Chicago Smash 24, Las Vegas Rollers 18

Men’s Singles: Brandon Nakashima (Smash) d. Sam Querrey (Rollers) 5-3

Women’s Singles: Sloane Stephens (Smash) d. Monica Puig (Rollers) 5-1

Mixed Doubles: Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Rajeev Ram (Smash) d. Asia Muhammad/Mike Bryan (Rollers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles: Muhammad/Kristie Ahn (Rollers) d. Genie Bouchard/Mattek-Sands (Smash) 5-4

Men’s Doubles: Mike Bryan/Bob Bryan (Rollers) d. Nakashima/Ram (Smash) 5-4

Extended Play: Nakashima/Ram (Smash) d. Bryan/Bryan (Rollers) 1-0


 

The season continues on Monday with three matches, including the season debut of the New York Empire:

1:00 p.m. – Vegas Rollers vs. Orlando Storm (ESPN2)

5:00 p.m. – Washington Kastles vs. New York Empire (ESPN2)

9:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Orange County Breakers (CBS Sports Network)