FLIPKENS FUELS NEW YORK EMPIRE’S 25-18 WIN OVER WASHINGTON KASTLES
NEW YORK (July 30, 2017) – Kirsten Flipkens had a plan. Serving as a player and coach on Sunday night for the New York Empire, Flipkens put the weight of the team on her own shoulders as the Empire jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, defeating the Washington Kastles, 25-18.
Refreshed after Saturday’s off day, Flipkens played in the women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s singles sets and scored wins in each.
Neal Skupski and Marcus Willis won the men’s doubles and first set of the match for the New York Empire, escaping 5-4 after a tiebreaker. Willis needed to win the fifth set tiebreaker to secure the victory for the New York Empire and did, sending the New York Empire to 6-6 on the season. The Kastles fall to 4-8.
|Washington Kastles at New York Empire Box Score|
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Men’s Doubles: Neal Skupski/Marcus Willis (NYE) def. Sam Groth/Bruno Soares (WAS), 5-4
Women’s Doubles: Kirsten Flipkens/Maria Sanchez (NYE) def. Madison Brengle/Anastasia Rodionova (WAS), 5-3
Mixed Doubles: Flipkens/Skupski (NYE) def. Rodionova/Soares (WAS), 5-4
Women’s Singles: Flipkens (NYE) def. Brengle (WAS), 5-3
Men’s Singles: Willis (NYE) def. Groth (WAS), 5-4
Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Other Results for Sunday, 7/30
(Home teams in capital letters)
Philadelphia Freedoms def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 21-20
Men’s Singles – Benjamin Becker (Lasers) def. Darian King (Freedoms) 5-2
Mixed Doubles – Taylor Townsend\Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Benjamin Becker (Lasers) 5-2
Men’s Doubles – Darian King\Fabrice Martin (Freedoms) def. Benjamin Becker\Nicolaas Scholtz (Lasers) 5-4
Women’s Doubles – Sorana Cirstea\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Lasers) def. Kveta Peschke\Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) 5-4
Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Freedoms) def. Sorana Cirstea (Lasers) 5-4