MARDY FISH, KIRSTEN FLIPKENS RALLY NEW YORK EMPIRE TO A 21-20 WIN IN PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA (July 17, 2017) – Kirsten Flipkens and Mardy Fish rallied the New York Empire presented by Citi to a 21-20 win against the Philadelphia Freedoms to improve to 2-0 in the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO season.
Down 15-11 entering the women’s singles and fourth set, Flipkens wasted little time earning a 5-1 game victory over the Freedoms’ Sloane Stephens. Flipkens eliminated the four-point deficit the NY Empire faced as Fish prepared to face Philadelphia’s Donald Young in the men’s singles and final set.
Fish snuck out a 5-4 final-set win to earn the second-straight victory over the Freedoms for the New York Empire, 21-20.
New York Empire def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 21-20
Men’s Doubles – Fabrice Martin\Donald Young (Freedoms) def. Mardy Fish\Neal Skupski (Empire) 5-4
Women’s Doubles – Sloane Stephens\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Kirsten Flipkens\Maria Sanchez (Empire) 5-3
Mixed Doubles – Taylor Townsend\Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) def. Kirsten Flipkens\Neal Skupski (Empire) 5-4
Women’s Singles – Kirsten Flipkens (Empire) def. Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-1
Men’s Singles – Mardy Fish (Empire) def. Donald Young (Freedoms) 5-4
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The New York Empire returns home to face the Freedoms again on Wednesday, July 19. The Washington Kastles play host to the NY Empire on Tuesday night, July 18 at Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center in Washington, D.C.