NY Sportimes Bounce Boston Lobsters, 22-18, in World TeamtennisJuly 19, 2012 - World TeamTennis (WTT) New York Sportimes
Boston's doubles team of Jan-Michael Gambill and Eric Butorac topped Robert Kendrick and Jesse Witten, 5-3, to give the Lobsters the early lead. Hingis and Ashley Harkleroad moved the Sportimes ahead with a 5-1 victory over Irina Falconi and Carly Gullickson-Eagle for an 8-6 N.Y. edge.
In the singles matchup of Marquee Players, Andre Agassi of the Lobsters (3-5) edged John McEnroe in a 5-4 tiebreak. Then in mixed doubles, McEnroe and Hingis teamed to upend Agassi and Gullickson-Eagle, 5-3, for a 17-14 New York advantage.
The match came down to the women's singles event, and Hingis was again up to the task, defeating Falconi, 5-4, for the final margin.
Proceeds from tonight's match benefit the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, McEnroe's not-for-profit foundation to provide scholarships, coaching, transportation and other financial assistance to qualified young tennis players in the greater New York area.
The Sportimes (5-2) next visit the Philadelphia Freedoms on Friday. Boston is off until Sunday, when they host the Sportimes at Ferncroft Country Club.
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