Breakers lose final set to fall to Springfield

The Orange County Breakers lost last night, 19-18, to the defending 2018 King Trophy winning champion Springfield Lasers in World Team Tennis action.

Steve Johnson joined the Breakers for the evening as their marquee player and took a team leading 15-14 advantage into the evening’s final set. However, Johnson lost 5-3 to Enrique Lopez-Perez to lose the match.

Johnson and Luke Bambridge did win an earlier men’s doubles match against the Lasers’ Jean-Julien Rojer and Lopez-Perez, 5-2.

The Breakers are now 2-4 on the season.

Johnson will return to action tonight against the Philadelphia Freedoms, along with Genie Bouchard and the rest of the Breakers. Play begins at Palisades Tennis Club at 6 p.m.

Breakers lose final set Bambridge backhand

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Breakers’ Luke Bambridge returns backhand in WTT action at Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach

Saturday Night (July 20) Results:

The Orange County Breakers won their home opener in front of a sold-out crowd over the San Diego Aviators, 24-17, Saturday night at Palisades Tennis Club.

The Breakers started slowly losing the opening set, before coming back to win the next four. 

The featured player of the evening for the Breakers was former world number one women’s player Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, who beat Danielle Lao, 5-1, in women’s singles. Lao formerly starred at USC.

Upcoming Matches:

The Breakers have the following five matches home over the next nine days: Tonight vs. Philadelphia, Wednesday vs. New York, next Saturday vs. Las Vegas, July 29 vs. Orlando and July 31 vs. Washington – and then the three-week WTT season will conclude with the final four championships on August 2 and 3. 

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