The Philadelphia Freedoms (4-5) attempt to put an end to their three match losing streak tonight as they take on the Orange County Breakers (5-4), who are currently tied for first place in the league. This will be the first meeting of the season between the Freedoms and Breakers. Last night, the Breakers got a big win over the Empire and Eugenie Bouchard. The match tonight has King Cup implications as the Freedoms are still in the hunt.
Darian King will go up against 2015 MTT Male MVP, Teymuraz Gabashvili of the Breakers. Gabashvili is coming off of a singles victory last night in New York over Mardy Fish. On the season, Gabashvili is 20-20 in Men’s Singles, while King is 12-17.
Yanina Wickmayer will likely take the court for the Women’s Singles set. In last night’s match she was defeated by Eugenie Bouchard of the Empire 5-2. Wickmayer has a career high singles ranking of No. 12 in the world which she obtained in 2010. It will be interesting to see if Coach Kardon decides to stick with Sloane Stephens in the singles match or turn it over to Taylor Townsend.
Townsend will also take the court for Mixed Doubles yet again with her teammate Fabrice Martin. Townsend and Martin are currently the top Mixed Doubles pairing in the league, winning 44 of 75 games. They will face Andreja Klepac and Ken Skupski.
Martin and Skupski most recently faced played against each other in Men’s Doubles at Wimbledon. Fabrice and Oliver Marach defeated the Skupksi brothers in the Round of 32. Tonight Ken will team up with Gabashvili in Men’s Doubles as they look to get a win over Fabrice and Darian.
Women’s Doubles will be played by Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend. They will be slated against Andreja Klepac and Yanina Wickmayer of the Breakers. This will be a match-up of the best two Women’s pairings in the league.
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