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Photo Credit: Sidney Beal III

The New York Empire presented by Citi took control early and never looked back as the team spoiled Andy Roddick’s debut in Philadelphia, beating the Freedoms, 25-18, at Michael J. Hagan Arena on Saint Joseph's University’s campus tonight.

The win improves the New York Empire to 4-4.

New York won the first four sets of the evening before the Freedoms seemed to take control of the mixed doubles and fifth set, 4-2. A frantic comeback by Kirsten Flipkens and Neal Skupski earned the NY Empire a 5-4 set win and the team’s fourth win of the season.


Men’s Doubles:               Mardy Fish/Skupski (NYE) def. Fabrice Martin/Andy Roddick (PHL), 5-3

Women’s Doubles:         Flipkens/Maria Sanchez (NYE) def. Sloane Stephens/Taylor Townsend (PHL), 5-3

Men’s Singles:                Mardy Fish (NYE) def. Andy Roddick (PHL), 5-4

Women’s Singles:           Flipkens (NYE) def. Taylor Townsend (PHL), 5-4

Mixed Doubles:               Flipkens/Skupski (NYE) def. Townsend/Martin (PHL) 5-4

The Washington Kastles host the New York Empire at Kastles Stadium at the Charles E. Smith Center at 7:00 p.m. ET tomorrow night.

The New York Empire returns home to Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Thursday, July 27. Genie Bouchard will make her New York Empire debut against the Orange County Breakers at 7:00 p.m. that evening.