Posted: Friday, 12 July 2013 10:36PM

Lasers prevail in front of record crowd



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The largest home crowd in team history saw the Springfield Lasers defeat the Orange County Breaks 21-19 in World Team Tennis Action on Friday night.

Boosting the home attendance was Laser and former world No. 1 Andy Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open Champion. Attendance was announced at 3,053.

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Trailing 18-16 entering the final match of the night, the Lasers women’s doubles team of Alisa Kleybanova and Vania King beat Orange County’s Maria Elena Camerin and Coco Vandeweghe 5-1 to earn the win for the home team.

The night started off with Roddick teaming with Jean-Julien Rojer in doubles. But the Breakers’ duo of Steve Johnson and Treat Huey broke Roddick’s opening serve and went on to win 5-3.

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Mixed doubles followed, with Kleybanova and Rojer beating Camerin and Huey to get Springfield back in contention.

In his singles match, Roddick beat Johnson 5-4 in a tiebreaker. Vandeweghe beat King 5-3 in women’s singles.

The Lasers travel to Orange County on Saturday night, with Roddick scheduled for his final WTT appearance of the season. The Lasers return home Monday night, July 15 against the Texas Wild.

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