Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Querrey rolls to first win, leads Vegas in WTT

Sam Querrey routed Ryan Harrison of the San Diego Avia-
tors 5-1 in the first set today. File photo by Paul Bauman
   Not only did Sam Querrey win for the first time in the young World TeamTennis season, he did so emphatically.
   The 32-year-old San Francisco native routed Ryan Harrison 5-1 in the opening set, leading the Vegas Rollers to a 23-21 (2-0 extended play) victory over the San Diego Aviators today at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
   Querrey, 6-foot-6 (1.98 meters), blasted five aces and committed no double faults as Vegas improved to 2-1. Harrison, who underwent elbow surgery last October, had two aces and two double faults.
   Querrey had lost to 18-year-old Brandon Nakashima 5-1 in Vegas' season opener on Sunday and 5-4 (5-3) to Tennys Sandgren on Monday.
   In today's second set, Monica Puig edged Christina McHale, Harrison's sister-in-law, 5-4 to give Vegas a commanding 10-5 lead.
   San Diego (1-1) won the last three sets 5-4, but the Rollers' Bob Bryan (Stanford, 1997-98) held serve at 15 in the second game of extended play to end the match.
   After an off-day on Wednesday, Vegas will meet the Orange County Breakers (0-2 entering Wednesday's match against the Chicago Smash) on Thursday at 8 a.m. (ESPN+) at The Greenbrier.
VEGAS ROLLERS 23, SAN DIEGO AVIATORS 21 (1-1 EXTENDED PLAY)
   Men's singles – Sam Querrey (LV) def. Ryan Harrison 5-1.
   Women's singles – Monica Puig (LV) def. Christina McHale 5-4.
    Mixed doubles – Nicole Melichar and Jonny O'Mara (SD) def. Asia Muhammad and Bob Bryan 5-4.
   Women's doubles – Melichar and CoCo Vandeweghe (SD) def. Kristie Ahn and Muhammad (SD) 5-4.
   Men's doubles – Harrison and O'Mara (SD) def. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 5-4.
   Extended play – Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (LV) tied Harrison and O'Mara 1-1.

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