Breakers win home opener

Breakers win home opener

Orange County Breakers coach Rick Leach said he didn’t know how Nicole Gibbs got to the shot.

Gibbs herself said it felt a bit lucky.

But the Breakers would take it on set point, for sure.

Gibbs did more than just get to Francesca Schiavone’s drop shot at 4-4 in the women’s singles tiebreaker Monday night. Once she got to the net, she whipped a cross-court winner to win the set.

Gibbs, last year’s World Team Tennis Female MVP for the Breakers, made her only appearance of the 2017 season count. It was a highlight of a successful night for Orange County, which defeated Springfield, 23-15, in its home opener at Palisades Tennis Club.

Gibbs was able to fill in...

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