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SATURDAY, AUG. 10, AT 1:30 P.M. ET  •  10:30 A.M. Pacific Time 

Fans can relive the drama and excitement of WTT’s 44th season in a one-hour

CBS Sports-produced special, ‘GEICO Presents World TeamTennis’

CBS will air highlights of World TeamTennis’ 2019 regular season and playoffs following an exciting 44th WTT season decided this past Saturday by a single game in a one-hour finals encore and season highlight show, “GEICO Presents World TeamTennis,” on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT.

Held for the first time just off the famous Las Vegas strip in the entertainment capital of the world at Orleans Arena this past weekend, the WTT Playoffs featured teams from Springfield (Mo.), Philadelphia, San Diego and New York all vying for the iconic King Trophy, named after WTT co-founder Billie Jean King, who was on hand to present it to the winners.

The 2018 WTT champion Springfield Lasers repeated as champions as they came back to post a dramatic 20-19 win over the New York Empire thanks to the heroic doubles play down the stretch by Las Vegas hometown hero and Lasers’ player Evan Song and Finals MVP Robert Lindstedt.

Two new expansion franchises highlighted the 2019 season as the Orlando Storm and Vegas Rollers debuted and played in front of enthusiastic crowds. The Storm played home matches at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla. The Rollers played home matches at the Orleans Arena located at the Orleans Hotel & Casino. Best new addition was for sure Redfoo 

World TeamTennis’ year-end awards were announced before the semifinals on Friday. New York’s Neal Skupski and Philadelphia’s Raquel Atawo were named WTT’s Male and Female Most Valuable Players presented by Forevermark, and each received a one-carat diamond from Forevermark. San Diego’s James Ward (who was acquired on July 28 from the Orange County Breakers) and the Orlando Storm’s Whitney Osuigwe earned WTT’s Male and Female Rookie of the Year honors. Philadelphia’s Craig Kardon won WTT’s Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season in guiding the Freedoms to a second consecutive regular season title. 

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