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World Team Tennis: Caps down Breakers 21-16 – Photos

Monday night was the last home match for the Sacramento Capitals this season. With injuries plaguing the team through the 2013 season hopes were high that Sam Querrey, currently ranked 20th on the ATP tour, would bring his winning form to this match against the rival Orange County Breakers.

A ball girl anxiously awaits the announcement of the players.

Running the gauntlet of ball kids, Sam Querrey runs on to the court.

Coach Bryan running the gauntlet after Sam.

The Sacramento Capitals for the evening. Megan Moulton-Levy, Mark Knowles, Sam Querrey, coach Bryan, Taylor Townsend, and Ryan Sweeting.

The acapella girls choir from St. Francis High School sang a great rendition of the National Anthem.

Taylor Townsend, showing her serving form, played a strong mixed doubles match with Mark Knowles against the Breakers, Treat Huey and Liga Dekmeijere.

Mark played his high level of doubles tennis as he and Taylor beat the Breakers in a tie break 5-4.

 

Taylor Townsend

Although starting strong Taylor could not hold off Liga Dekmeijere of the Breakers in the women’s singles, losing 5-2.

 

 

Sam Querrey serving up a blistering ball, as he and Mark Knowles played another tight match against Treat Huey and Steve Johnson, narrowly losing in the tiebreak. 5-4.

Mark Knowles

 

Mark making peace with the umpire after strongly questioning a call.

 

Sam Querrey

 

Mark Knowles

Megan Moulton-Levy shows off her agility and intesity once again as she and Taylor Townsend downed the Breakers in a decisive 5-0 match.

 

Sam Querrey with his powerful serve offered up a number of Mylan Aces during the evening. Here he is on his way to defeating Steve Johnson by a solid 5-2 score.

This match win brought the Capitals closer to the Breakers in the western conference standing.The last match of the regular season is Tuesday night in Springfield.

 

Final Results

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS defeat Orange County Breakers 21-16
Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Treat Huey\Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) 5-4
Women’s Singles – Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) def. Taylor Townsend (Capitals) 5-2
Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) def. Mark Knowles\Sam Querrey (Capitals) 5-4
Women’s Doubles – Megan Moulton-Levy\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Maria Elena Camerin\Liga Dekmeijere (Breakers) 5-0
Men’s Singles – Sam Querrey (Capitals) def. Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-2

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