Hingis Leads NY Sportimes Past Springfield In World TeamTennis Opener
Martina Hingis won her singles, doubles and mixed doubles events, pacing the NY Sportimes to a 22-14 World TeamTennis victory over the Springfield Lasers in their season opener.
The Lasers' Amir Weintraub began the night with a decisive 5-2 singles win over Robert Kendrick. Hingis' 5-3 victory over Timea Babos pulled the Sportimes to within 8-7, before the doubles tandem of Kendrick and Jesse Witten downed Weintraub and Devin Britton, 5-2, to give New York a 12-10 advantage.
Hingis then teamed with Ashley Harkleroad to top Babos and Maria Sanchez, 5-3, then partnered with Kendrick to down Sanchez and Britton, 5-1, for the final margin.
Springfield (0-2) hosts the defending WTT champion Washington Kastles on Wednesday. The Sportimes (1-0) next visit the Kastles on Thursday.
NY Sportimes 22, Springfield Lasers 14
Men's Singles - Amir Weintraub (Lasers) def. Robert Kendrick, 5-2
Women's Singles - Martina Hingis (Sportimes) def. Timea Babos, 5-3
Men's Doubles - Jesse Witten/Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Weintraub/Devin Britton, 5-2
Women's Doubles - Ashley Harkleroad/Hingis (Sportimes) def. Babos/Maria Sanchez 5-3
Mixed Doubles - Hingis/Kendrick (Sportimes) Sanchez/Britton, 5-1