Monday, July 27, 2020

Springfield hands Vegas its fifth consecutive loss

   The Vegas Rollers suffered their fifth consecutive loss today, falling to the two-time defending champion Springfield (Mo.) Lasers 24-19 (1-0 extended play) in a World TeamTennis match at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
   Vegas (4-9) has lost seven of its last eight matches. Since starting the season 2-1, the Rollers have gone 2-8.
   Springfield (4-8) won the middle three sets 5-3 to take a commanding 19-14 lead entering the last set. Vegas' Sam Querrey, a 32-year-old San Francisco native, edged Mitchell Krueger 5-4, sending the match to extended play, but Krueger held serve for the overall victory.
   After an off-day on Tuesday, the Rollers will end their season on Wednesday at 3 p.m. PDT (Tennis Channel) against Venus Williams, 40, and the Washington Kastles at The Greenbrier.
   Washington defeated Vegas 24-18 on July 19 at The Greenbrier in the teams' only previous meeting this season.
   Men's doubles – Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (LV) def. Robert Lindstedt and Jean-Julien Rojer 5-4.
   Women's singles – Catherine McNally (Spr.) def. Ajla Tomljanovic 5-3.
   Mixed doubles – Lindstedt and McNally (Spr.) def. Mike Bryan and Monica Puig 5-3.
   Women's doubles – Olga Govortsova and McNally (Spr.) def. Puig and Tomljanovic 5-3.
   Men's singles – Sam Querrey (LV) def. Mitchell Krueger 5-4.
   Extended play – Krueger (Spr.) def. Querrey 1-0.

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