The first eight points of the match Tuesday night couldn’t have gone any worse for Yanina Wickmayer and the Orange County Breakers.
Wickmayer lost all eight of them to Madison Brengle of the visiting Washington Kastles, four on her serve and four on Brengle’s serve. Six points in, Breakers coach Rick Leach called timeout to try to slow the Kastles’ momentum.
“She’s really tired,” Leach said of Wickmayer. “She’s never been involved with World Team Tennis, and you have to kind of save your energy. I think we practiced too hard the last few days. We’re going to back off on the practice Wednesday [morning].
Wickmayer quickly rebounded from the early two-game deficit,...