Blake, Boston Lobsters Top New York Sportimes, 22-15

James Blake won his singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles events, helping the visiting Boston Lobsters to a 22-15 World TeamTennis victory over the New York Sportimes at Sportime on Randall’s Island in N.Y. Wednesday night.

After Blake and Raquel Kops-Jones won the opening event (set), 5-2, over Abigail Spears and Robert Kendrick, Spears won her third straight singles match on the season, topping Coco Vandeweghe, 5-2, to even the match for the Sportimes (2-1).

Blake then won his singles event, 5-1, to put the Lobsters (1-1) ahead, 12-8, before Vandeweghe and Kops-Jones rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win, 5-3, over Spears and Ashley Harkleroad to push Boston’s lead to 17-11.

Blake teamed with fellow American Eric Butorac on the men’s doubles win for the final margin.

The teams complete the “home and home” series with a matchup in
Boston on Thursday.

World TeamTennis
Boston Lobsters d. New York Sportimes, 22-15
July 7, 2010, Sportime, Randalls Island, N.Y.
1: James Blake/Raquel Kops-Jones (Bos.) d. Abigail Spears/Robert Kendrick, 5-2
2: Abigail Spears (N.Y.) d. Coco Vandeweghe, 5-2
3: James Blake (Bos.) d. Jesse Witten (completed by Robert Kendrick), 5-1
4: Raquel Kops-Jones/Coco Vandeweghe (Bos.) d. Abigail Spears/Ashley Harkleroad, 5-3
5: James Blake/Eric Butorac d. Robert Kendrick/Jesse Witten, 5-4
Team Records: Boston (1-1), New York (2-1)

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