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2019 WTT Playoffs: New York Empire vs. Philadelphia Freedoms – Part 2

Posted on August 3, 2019

New York Empire player Ulises Blanch wasn’t supposed to play in Friday night’s semifinal against the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms.

But when veteran Mardy Fish went down with a hamstring injury just two games into his Men’s Singles set, Blanch was ready to go.

Call it an Empire state of mind.

Blanch closed out the Men’s Singles set with a 5-4 win, then teamed with Neal Skupski to take Men’s Doubles, 5-4, to help fourth-seeded New York defeat the top-seeded Freedoms, 24-18, and move into Saturday’s championship match against the defending champion Springfield Lasers. Complete Match Coverage

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