Lasers Beat Roddick, Win Third Straight

By Dan Lucy |

Published 07/13 2014 09:52PM

Updated 07/13 2014 10:58PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Two of the bigger names in American tennis were on display Sunday night in Springfield.

Andy Roddick brought his brand new Austin Aces to Mediacom stadium court to face James Blake and the Springfield Lasers in World TeamTennis.

Roddick played for Springfield last season before buying his own team.

Blake helped the Lasers win their second straight match Saturday night.

And it was mens doubles right out of the shoot, Roddick and Treat Huey against Blake and Michael Russell, Roddick and Huey win the net game here and take the opening event 5-3.

But Springfield rallied in the second, womens singles, Olga Govortsova beats Vera Zvonareva 5-one.

The headline event was James Blake against Andy Roddick in mens singles and Roddick wins that 5-3.

That evened the match at 11 points apiece at halftime.

Springfield took the last two events womens doubles and mixed doubles and beat Andy Roddick's Aces 21-13.

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