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Bryan Brothers Make Their WTT Season Debut

Bryan Brothers Make Their WTT Season Debut
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World Team Tennis Recap: August 1.

Kastles def. Lasers 22-16

MS- Benjamin Becker (Lasers) def. Denis Kudla (Kastles) 5-3. 
Both teams came out firing in the second night of World Team Tennis. In men's tennis, Denis Kudla's serve was on fire and Benjamin Becker hung tough to keep the match even at 2-2. Kudla and Becker continued to battle, until Becker got the break at 3-3 to go up 4-3. Becker then held to win the set 5-3. 

WS- Madison Brengle (Kastles) def. Pauline Parmentier (Lasers) 5-0
Fired up from Becker's win, Pauline Parmentier had three break point against Madison Brengle, although Brengle ended up holding to start the women's singles set. Brengle then earned her own break chances, which she converted to go up 2-0. Brengle continued to dominate, going up 4-0 after another hold and break of Parmentier's serve. The Lasers then subbed out Parmentier for Michaella Krajicek, but Brengle still dominated, winning the set 5-0. 

XD- Martina Hingis/Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Michaella Krajicek/Jean Anderson (Lasers) 5-2. 
After winning the first game with Bob Bryan and Martina Hingis, the Kastles subbed out Bob Bryan for veteran Leander Paes. Paes and Hingis continued to show off their experienced play by going up 2-1. They continued to battle with some very exciting points, finally getting the break to go up 4-2, and closed it out 5-2. 

WD- Michaella Krajicek/Pauline Parmentier (Lasers) def. Martina Hingis/Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-4
Women's doubles started with both teams very focused. After getting broken to go down 1-2, the Lasers broke back against Martina Hingis' serve to tie it up at 2-2. The battle continued, with the set going into a tiebreak, but eventually the Krajicek/Parmentier held on to win the set 5-4. 

MD- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (Kastles) def. Jean Anderson/Benjamin Becker (Lasers) 5-4
In another close doubles that went to a tiebreak, the Bryan Brothers showed off their skills at net and intuitive communication to take the win 5-4. 

Other Scores:

Philadelphia Freedoms def. New York Empire 22-19

MS- Guido Pella (Empire) def. Lukas Lacko (Freedoms) 5-2. 
WD- Caroline Wozniacki/Naomi Broady (Freedoms) def. Christina McHale/Maria Irigoyen (Empire) 5-4
XD- Naomi Broady/Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) def. Maria Irigoyen/Neal Skupski (Empire) 5-3 
WS- Caroline Wozniacki (Freedoms) def. Christina McHale (Empire) 5-0. 
MD- Guido Pella/Neal Skupski (Empire) def. Lukas Lacko/Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) 5-4
Extended play went 2-1 in favor of the Empire

Orange County Breakers def. San Diego Aviators 22-20

XD- Scott Lipsky/All Kudryavtseva (Breakers) def. Raven Klaasen/Darija Jurak 5-2
WS- Nicole Gibbs (Breakers) def. Shelby Rogers (Aviators) 5-4
MD- Ryan Harrison/Raven Klaasen (Breakers) def. Steve Johnson/Scott Lipsky (Aviators) 5-3
WD- Darija Jurak/Shelby Rogers (Aviators) def. Nicole Gibbs/Alla Kudryatseva (Breakers) 5-4
MS- Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Ryan Harrison (Aviators) 5-4
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