Teymuraz Gabashvili defeated Tennys Sandgren 5-3 in the last set, lifting the host Austin Aces to a 20-19 victory over the California Dream in World TeamTennis on Thursday night.
Jarmila Gajdosova had beaten Nicole Gibbs, a former Stanford star, 5-3 to give California a 16-15 edge entering men’s singles.
Also winning for the Dream (2-2) were Gajdosova and Anabel Medina Garrigues in women’s doubles. They outplayed Gibbs and Alla Kudryavtseva 5-2 in the opening set.
Austin (3-0) won the next two sets, mixed doubles and men’s doubles, to lead 12-11 at intermission.
Both Gajdosova, a 28-year-old Australian citizen from Slovakia, and Medina Garrigues, a 32-year-old Spaniard, have won Grand Slam titles.
Gajdosova’s came in mixed doubles in the 2013 Australian Open with Aussie Matthew Ebden. Medina Garrigues took the French Open women’s doubles crowns in 2008 and 2009 with countrywoman Virginia Ruano Pascual.
The Dream will face Austin again on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Dream Stadium at Sunrise Mall.