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Springfield Lasers ready to whip up tennis court magic

(Photo: Courtesy Jenny Edwards)

If Paul Nahon was panicking, his voice wasn’t giving it away.

A mere four days before the Springfield Lasers begin their World TeamTennis title defense, Nahon was still looking for another men’s player to round out the four-player roster. That’s because Joe Salisbury has withdrawn from the season with an injury.

“We’re working on finding a replacement as we speak,” Nahon said Wednesday.

Nahon didn't have to worry for long. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board announced at 5 p.m. Thursday that No. 14-ranked Jean-Julien Rojer has signed on for his third season on the Lasers' roster to replace Salisbury.