Freedoms Go For Third World TeamTennis Championship on Sunday

Posted on August 4, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – The Freedoms look to capture their third World Championship title (2001 & 2006) in WTT history, as they take on the second place Springfield Lasers! The first place Freedoms have just two losses on the season, managing to lose only one match at home and one on the road.

In their three meetings during the regular season, the Freedoms managed to take both matches at Springfield and the home match at Hagan Arena. Momentum looks to continue into Sunday, when the Freedoms face the Lasers at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Final can be viewed at 2:00pm EDT, on ESPN 2 and ESPN 3! #ServingFreedom

About Freedoms

  • The Freedoms finished at the top of the league with an impressive 12-2 record.
  • Not only did the Freedoms finish with the best record, but they managed to bring home three out of the five league awards (Taylor Townsend – Female MVP, Kevin King – Male Rookie of the Year, Craig Kardon – Coach of the Year).
  • Taylor Townsend, who was the best Women’s Singles player in the league with a 12-0 record, brought home the Forevermark Female MVP Award.
  • The last five times, the team with the better record heading into the Finals has won.
  • The Freedoms, along with Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo, look to finished what they started on Championship Sunday.

Previewing Lasers

  • After defeating the San Diego Aviators 25-18 in a win or go home match on Thursday, the Lasers punched their ticket into the WTT Finals.
  • The Lasers and Head Coach John Laffnie de Jager, managed to finished the season in second place with an 8-6 record just ahead of the San Diego Aviators and Washington Kastles.
  • Women’s Singles player Vania King, has played well this season but lost all three of her matches against Taylor Townsend (3-5, 3-5, 1-5).
  • Miomir Kecmanovic finished as the top Men’s Singles player in the league, just ahead of Kevin King, winning 54.2% of games played on the season.
  • The Lasers are looking to bring home their first WTT title in team history.
  • Prior to the end of the season, the Lasers worked out a trade with the Orange County Breakers to have Marcelo Demoliner join their roster.