2014/10/20

Texas Wild End Washington Kastles Win Streak in World Team Tennis

 

IRVING, TEXAS (July 10, 2013) – The Texas Wild did what no other team in World TeamTennis could do for the past two seasons, they beat the Washington Kastles.

 

The Wild ended the Kastles’ amazing run of 34 consecutive wins with a 23-18 victory on Wednesday evening at Wild Stadium at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.  One night earlier, the Kastles set the mark for the longest win streak in major U.S. pro sports history in Washington, D.C.  Before tonight, the last time the Kastles lost a match was July 22, 2010.

 

The Kastles started strong in men’s doubles as Leander Paes and Bobby Reynolds defeated Aisam Qureshi and Alex Bogomolov Jr. to take a 5-3 lead.  The Wild, backed by a boisterous opening night crowd, rallied in the next two sets to win women’s doubles 5-4 and men’s singles 5-3 for a 13-12 lead at halftime.

 

A close battle in mixed doubles saw Qureshi and Darija Jurak emerge as the victors over Paes and Anastasia Rodionova after rallying from 2-4 in the tiebreaker to win the set and take a 18-16 lead into the final event.

 

The women would decide the final results as women’s singles closed out the night.  Eugenie Bouchard was too tough, outlasting Rodionova 5-2 to give the Wild the victory, their second in three matches this season.

 

Washington remains atop the Eastern Conference while Texas moves into a tie for second place in the Western Conference.  The top two teams from each Conference face off on July 25 to determine which teams advance to the Mylan WTT Finals presented by GEICO on Sunday, July 28.

 

For more information, visit www.WTT.com

 

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Wednesday, 7/10

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

New York Sportimes def. BOSTON LOBSTERS 24-17

Men’s Singles – Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Jill Craybas (Lobsters) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Eric Butorac\Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Jesse Witten\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Eric Butorac\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-3

 

Springfield Lasers def. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS 23-20 (OT)

Men’s Singles – Andy Roddick (Lasers) def. Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Vania King\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) def. Liezel Huber\Alison Riske (Freedoms) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Alisa Kleybanova\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Liezel Huber\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Alison Riske (Freedoms) def. Vania King (Lasers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) def. Andy Roddick\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) 5-4

Overtime – Men’s Doubles – Andy Roddick\Jean-Julien Rojer (Lasers) def. Samuel Groth\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) 1-0

 

TEXAS WILD def. Washington Kastles 23-18

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Eugenie Bouchard\Darija Jurak (Wild) def. Alla Kudryavtseva\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-4

Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Kevin Anderson (Kastles) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Darija Jurak\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) def. Anastasia Rodionova\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) def. Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-2

 

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Orange County Breakers 22-14

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Treat Huey\Maria Elena Camerin (Breakers) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Mardy Fish (Capitals) def. Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Maria Elena Camerin\Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Megan Moulton-Levy\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Mardy Fish\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Treat Huey\Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-1

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                3          2          1          0.667   —

New York Sportimes              4          2          2          0.500   0.5

Boston Lobsters                      4          1          3          0.250   1.5

Philadelphia Freedoms            3          0          3          0.000   2

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Sacramento Capitals               3          3          0          1.000   —

Springfield Lasers                   3          2          1          0.667   1

Texas Wild                              3          2          1          0.667   1

Orange County Breakers        3          1          2          0.333   2

 

Next Matches: 7/11/2013

Springfield Lasers @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:10 PM (EDT)

Orange County Breakers @ TEXAS WILD, 7:35 PM (EDT)

 

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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Kastles Extend Win Streak to 33

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(July 8, 2013) The Washington Kastles started the 2013 Mylan World TeamTennis season just the way they ended 2012 – with a win.  The Kastles 23-15 win over the New York Sportimes on Monday night in Washington, DC, was the team’s 33rd consecutive victory, tying the U.S. major pro sports team record set by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.  Among the capacity crowd on hand to watch the Kastles receive championship rings in a pre-match ceremony and tie the Lakers mark was Mylan WTT co-founder Billie Jean King, NFL great John Riggins and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.  The Kastles were led by Martina Hingis who dominated Anna-Lena Groenefeld 5-1 in women’s singles, and partnered with Leander Paes for a 5-4 mixed doubles win.

 

Although injured and unable to play, Venus Williams was on hand to receive her 2012 Championship ring and cheer on the team from the bench.  Earlier in the day, Williams joined her 2012 Championship teammates Paes, Anastasia Rodionova, Bobby Reynolds, Coach Murphy Jensen, owner Mark Ein, Mylan WTT CEO/Commissioner Ilana Kloss and King at the White House for a visit with President Obama.

 

The Kastles try to make sports history and break the mark on Tuesday evening at home when they host the Boston Lobsters at 7:10 p.m. ET.  The July 9 match will air live on Tennis Channel.  For more information, visit www.WTT.com

Mylan World TeamTennis presented by GEICO – Results for Monday, 7/8

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

 

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. New York Sportimes 23-15

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Kastles) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Sportimes) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Martina Hingis\Leander Paes (Kastles) def. Kveta Peschke\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Martina Hingis\Anastasia Rodionova (Kastles) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

 

SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Boston Lobsters 22-14

Men’s Doubles – Jean-Julien Rojer\Andy Roddick (Lasers) def. Amir Weintraub\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Katalin Marosi\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Jean-Julien Rojer\Alisa Kleybanova (Lasers) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Amir Weintraub (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Alisa Kleybanova\Vania King (Lasers) def. Jill Craybas\Katalin Marosi (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Vania King (Lasers) def. Jill Craybas (Lobsters) 5-3

 

Texas Wild def. ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS 20-18

Men’s Doubles – Steve Johnson\Treat Huey (Breakers) def. Alex Bogomolov Jr.\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Wild) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Darija Jurak\Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) def. Coco Vandeweghe\Maria Elena Camerin (Breakers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Darija Jurak (Wild) def. Steve Johnson\Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Breakers) def. Eugenie Bouchard (Wild) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Alex Bogomolov Jr. (Wild) def. Steve Johnson (Breakers) 5-4

 

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 23-19

Men’s Singles – Samuel Groth (Freedoms) def. Mardy Fish (Capitals) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Maria Sanchez (Freedoms) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Megan Moulton-Levy (Capitals) def. Liezel Huber\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Megan Moulton-Levy\Taylor Townsend (Capitals) def. Liezel Huber\Maria Sanchez (Freedoms) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Mardy Fish\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Jordan Kerr\Samuel Groth (Freedoms) 5-4

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Washington Kastles                1          1          0          1.000   —

Boston Lobsters                      2          1          1          0.500   0.5

New York Sportimes              2          0          2          0.000   1.5

Philadelphia Freedoms            2          0          2          0.000   1.5

 

Western Conference             MP      W        L         PCT    MB

Sacramento Capitals               2          2          0          1.000    —

Springfield Lasers                   1          1          0          1.000   0.5

Orange County Breakers        2          1          1          0.500   1

Texas Wild                              2          1          1          0.500   1

 

Next Matches: 7/9/2013

Boston Lobsters @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:10 PM (EDT)

Springfield Lasers @ NEW YORK SPORTIMES, 7:30 PM (EDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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Wozniacki Nets First Title of The Year in Seoul

 

Caroline Wozniacki ended her drought of tournament titles by netting the title at Korea Open in Seoul by dropping only on game to Kaia Kanepi in the final.

No. 11 Woznicki stopped Kanepi 6-1, 6-0 for her first tournament victory since capturing the New Haven Open crown back in August of 2011. The Dane avenged her third round loss to the Estonian at this year’s French Open.

“Today I did well at turning defense to offense and offense to defense, “ Wozniacki said. “That’s actually a strength of mine. I want to enjoy it and be positive – so that’s what I’m thinking about right now. I want to build up for the next season and hopefully my results this week will help me move forward and get back to playing my best.”

“My season has definitely had its ups and downs because of my injuries, “ Kanepi said. “But last year was the same, and my whole career has been a little bit up and down as well. It’s nothing new and I’m used to it.”

 

This was Wozniacki’s 19th WTA title.

KDB KOREA OPEN
Seoul, South Korea
September 17-23, 2012
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Sunday, September 23, 2012
Singles – Final
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. (3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) 61 60

Doubles – Final
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Amanmuradova/King (UZB/USA) 26 62 108 (Match TB)

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Wozniacki, Kanepi Advance in Seoul with Easy Wins

KDB KOREA OPEN
Seoul, South Korea
September 17-23, 2012
$500,000/International
Hard/Outdoors

Results – Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Singles – First Round
(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 61 62
(3) Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. (WC) Han Sung-Hee (KOR) 61 60
Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) d. (5) Julia Goerges (GER) 16 76(5) 62
(6) Varvara Lepchenko (USA) d. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 62 76(1)
(7) Klara Zakopalova (CZE) d. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) 64 46 76(1)
(8) Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) d. Polona Hercog (SLO) 64 61
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) d. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ) 64 64
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) d. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) 64 63
Kiki Bertens (NED) d. Vania King (USA) 63 61
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) d. (WC) Hong Hyun Hui (KOR) 61 62
(Q) Jamie Hampton (USA) d. Romina Oprandi (SUI) 57 63 62
(Q) Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Alexandra Cadantu (ROU) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
(1) Kops-Jones/Spears (USA/USA) d. Castaño/Hrdinova (COL/CZE) 60 75
Paszek/Zakopalova (AUT/CZE) d. (WC) Choi/Jun (KOR/KOR) 64 62
Daniilidou/Moulton-Levy (GRE/USA) d. Fujiwara/Lertcheewakarn (JPN/THA) 62 64

Order Of Play – Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Centre Court (from 12.00hrs)
1. Lee So-Ra vs. Maria Kirilenko
2. Nadia Petrova vs. Lourdes Domínguez Lino
3. Galina Voskoboeva vs. Kaia Kanepi
4. Han/Lee vs. Jurak/Marosi (NB 16.00hrs)

Court 2 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Tamira Paszek vs. Carla Suárez Navarro
2. Eleni Daniilidou vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
3. Sílvia Soler-Espinosa vs. Kiki Bertens

Court 13 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Cadantu/Lepchenko vs. Craybas/Garcia
2. Grandin/Uhlirova vs. Chuang/Date-Krumm
3. Amanmuradova/King vs. Medina Garrigues/Mirza
4. Lykina/Suárez Navarro vs. Dushevina/Rosolska (after suitable rest)

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Washington Kastles Extend Win Streak to 31, Advance to WTT Finals

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 15, 2012) –The Washington Kastles extended their win streak to 31 matches and moved one step closer to another undefeated season with a 19-15 win over the New York Sportimes at the WTT Eastern Conference Championship  on Saturday at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

Washington will face the Western Conference Champion Sacramento Capitals on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the WTT Finals. The Kastles are the defending WTT champions, winning the 2011 WTT title with an undefeated 16-0 season.

With the score tied at 14-14 heading into the final set of women’s singles, Ashley Harkleroad gave New York the overall lead with a break of Venus Williams’ serve in the opening game. Williams immediately broke back and ran out the set and the match 5-1. “I enjoy the pressure and there was so much pressure today to keep the streak going and get into the Finals,” said Williams.

It didn’t take long for the Washington Kastles to take early control of the match, with 2012 WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds and Leander Paes teaming up for a 5-2 win over John McEnroe and Robert Kendrick.

The Sportimes battled back in mixed doubles to even the match after two sets with a 5-2 win. Kveta Peschke started with McEnroe and ended the set with Robert Kendrick for the victory over Venus Williams and Leander Paes.

In men’s singles, the steady play of Reynolds was too much for New York’s Jesse Witten as Reynolds won the set 5-2, giving the Kastles a 12-9 halftime lead.

Peschke and Ashley Harkleroad upended Williams and Anastasia Rodionova in women’s doubles 5-2 to even the match at 14-all heading into the final set.

The key to the Kastles victory was playing the big points better than New York. Washington won seven of ten 3-all points throughout the five sets. “We had to play hard,” said Paes. “Hats off to New York, they threw everything at us. I am so happy to be on this Kastles team. This is what we do, we fight together as a team. Tomorrow’s final will be a real highlight of the season.”

The Sacramento Capitals lineup for the WTT Finals includes Kevin Anderson, Coco Vandeweghe, Mark Knowles, Yasmin Schnack and Asia Muhammad.

FINAL RESULTS – WTT Eastern Conference Championship presented by GEICO

Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. New York Sportimes 19-15

Men’s Doubles – Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Kveta Peschke\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Venus Williams\Leander Paes (Kastles) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Ashley Harkleroad\Kveta Peschke (Sportimes) def. Anastasia Rodionova\Venus Williams (Kastles) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Venus Williams (Kastles) def. Ashley Harkleroad (Sportimes) 5-1

NEXT MATCH – at Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.:

Sunday, Sept. 16 – WTT Finals presented by GEICO – Sacramento Capitals vs. Washington Kastles – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

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Sacramento Capitals advance to WTT Finals with 25-15 victory over Orange County Breakers

CHARLESTON, S.C. (September 14, 2012) — There has been a lot of talk about the Washington Kastles historic 30-match win streak leading into the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, but the Sacramento Capitals will have an opportunity to make history of their own after defeating the Orange County Breakers 25-15 to win the WTT Western Conference Championship and a spot in Sunday’s WTT Finals at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

The Capitals will be vying for a League-best seventh Championship title on Sunday when they face the winner of Saturday’s New York Sportimes-Washington Kastles Eastern Conference Championship match.

Sacramento jumped out to an early lead with a first set win in men’s singles. Kevin Anderson overpowered the Breakers’ John-Patrick Smith 5-3. Anderson started mixed doubles and won the first game on the South African’s big serve before Caps coach Wayne Bryan brought in doubles great Mark Knowles to join Coco Vandeweghe. Knowles was spectacular, hitting winners and leading the Caps to a 5-4 set win with Yasmin Schnack, who replaced Vandeweghe at 2-2.

Sacramento took a commanding 15-8 halftime lead after Anderson and Knowles overpowered Smith and Travis Parrott in men’s doubles, 5-1. Coco Vandeweghe edged the Breakers’ Jana Juricova 5-4 in women’s singles to give the Caps an eight-game lead going into the final set.

Schnack and Asia Muhammad closed out the victory for Sacramento with a 5-3 win over Groenefeld and Juricova in women’s doubles.

WTT action continues at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. when Venus Williams leads the Washington Kastles against the New York Sportimes with John McEnroe. The Kastles are riding a 30-match win streak that started with their unbeaten 2011 season, giving them the second longest U.S. pro sports team win streak in history.

The roster for the Kastles includes Williams, Leander Paes, 2012 WTT Male MVP Bobby Reynolds, Anastasia Rodionova and Arina Rodionova. McEnroe will be joined by Jesse Witten, Robert Kendrick, Kveta Peschke and Ashley Harkleroad for the Sportimes.

Ticket specials for the WTT Finals Weekend are available through the Family Circle Tennis Center box office, which opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For tickets, travel packages or more information, please contact the Box Office at 1-800-677-2293 or visit www.familycirclecup.com.

Final results from the WTT Western Conference Championship presented by GEICO:

(Home team in capital letters)

Sacramento Capitals def. ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS, 25-15

Men’s Singles – Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Mark Knowles\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith\Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Breakers) 5-4

Men’s Doubles – Kevin Anderson\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. John-Patrick Smith\Travis Parrott (Breakers) 5-1

Women’s Singles – Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) def. Jana Juricova (Breakers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Asia Muhammad\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Anna-Lena Groenefeld\Jana Juricova (Breakers) 5-3

Next Matches:

9/15/2012

WTT Eastern Conference Championship presented by GEICO: New York Sportimes vs. WASHINGTON KASTLES, 6:30 PM (ET)

9/16/2012

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World TeamTennis Pro League – Results for Wednesday, 7/25

World TeamTennis Pro League  – Results for Wednesday, 7/25

The Washington Kastles extended their consecutive win streak to 28 matches with a 21-16 victory over the New York Sportimes tonight.  The Kastles, who won the 2011 World TeamTennis title with a 16-0 record, have not lost a WTT match since July 22, 2010.  Washington has won their first 12 games of the 2012 WTT season.  The Kastles have the second longest pro sports win streak in history with 28 consecutive wins.  The longest pro sports team win streak is 33 games, held by the NBA’s 1971-72 Lakers.

 

The Kastles are the top seed for the World TeamTennis Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, set for September 14-16, in Charleston, S.C.  The remaining three teams for Finals Weekend have yet to be decided.  The regular season for the WTT Pro League presented by GEICO runs through July 28.

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

Washington Kastles def. NEW YORK SPORTIMES 21-16

Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Raquel Kops-Jones\Edina Gallovits-Hall (Kastles) def. Ashley Harkleroad\Martina Hingis (Sportimes) 5-2

Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Robert Kendrick\John McEnroe (Sportimes) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Martina Hingis (Sportimes) def. Edina Gallovits-Hall (Kastles) 5-1

Mixed Doubles – Treat Huey\Raquel Kops-Jones (Kastles) def. John McEnroe\Martina Hingis (Sportimes) 5-3

 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOMS def. Boston Lobsters 18-17

Mixed Doubles – Kristyna Pliskova\Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) def. Irina Falconi\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Irina Falconi (Lobsters) def. Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Jordan Kerr\Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) def. Eric Butorac\Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Irina Falconi\Carly Gullickson-Eagle (Lobsters) def. Karolina Pliskova\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-2

Men’s Singles – Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-3

 

SPRINGFIELD LASERS def. Kansas City Explorers 22-17

Men’s Doubles – Devin Britton\Amir Weintraub (Lasers) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Nick Monroe (Explorers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles – Maria Sanchez\Devin Britton (Lasers) def. Tetiana Luzhanska\Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Explorers) 5-3

Men’s Singles – Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Explorers) def. Amir Weintraub (Lasers) 5-3

Women’s Singles – Tetiana Luzhanska (Explorers) def. Maria Sanchez (Lasers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Liga Dekmeijere\Maria Sanchez (Lasers) def. Tetiana Luzhanska\Chanel Simmonds (Explorers) 5-2

 

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS def. Sacramento Capitals 21-18

Men’s Singles – John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) def. Kevin Anderson (Capitals) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Jana Juricova (Breakers) def. Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Coco Vandeweghe\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Lindsay Davenport\John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles – Vania King\Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) def. Lindsay Davenport\Jana Juricova (Breakers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles – Travis Parrott\John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) def. Kevin Anderson\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-3

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP W L PCT MB

y – Washington Kastles           12  12  0 1.000  —

New York Sportimes              12  7  5 0.583  5

Boston Lobsters                      12  5  7 0.417  7

Philadelphia Freedoms            12  5  7 0.417  7

 

Western Conference             MP W L PCT MB

Orange County Breakers        12  6  6  0.500  —

Sacramento Capitals               12  5  7  0.417  1

Kansas City Explorers            12  4  8  0.333  2

Springfield Lasers                   12  4  8  0.333  2

x = Clinched playoff spot

y = Clinched #1 seed for Conference Championship

 

Next Matches: 7/27/2012

Boston Lobsters @ ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS, 7:00 PM (PDT)

New York Sportimes @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Washington Kastles @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)

Philadelphia Freedoms @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:35 PM (PDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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Washington Kastles Extend Record Win Streak To 28 With 21-16 World TeamTennis Win Over NY Sportimes

NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 – The defending champion Washington Kastles won their World TeamTennis record 28th straight match, downing the host New York Sportimes, 21-16, at Sportime Randall’s Island Wednesday night.  The Kastles, who won the 2011 World TeamTennis title with a 16-0 record, have not lost a WTT match since July 22, 2010.

Washington (12-0) won the first three events, with Reynolds beating Jesse Witten, 5-3, in singles, the team of Edina Gallovits-Hall and Raquel Kops-Jones toppling Martina Hingis and Ashley Harkleroad in doubles, 5-2, and the men’s doubles tandem of Bobby Reynolds and Treat Huey upending Sportimes captain John McEnroe and Robert Kendrick, 5-3, for a 15-8 Washington lead.

Hingis earned a win over Gallovits-Hall, 5-1, to narrow the hosts’ deficit to 16-13.

But Washington closed out the win with a mixed doubles victory, the duo of Huey and Kops-Jones besting legends McEnroe and Hingis, 5-3.

In addition, at halftime, winners were announced from tryouts held on Saturday for boys and girls ages 8-14 at Sportime Randall’s Island for spots at the John McEnrore Tennis Academy.  Winners included Cameron Daniels, Oakland Gardens, N.Y.; Diane McCready, Brooklyn; Leonte Wilder, Plainfield, N.J.; Sean Wei, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.; Natalie Eordekian, Woodside, N.Y.; Palmer Clare, North Bellmore, N.Y.; Tomas Kopczynski, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.; Amber O’Dell, Chesterfield, Mich.

The Sportimes (7-5) close out the regular season with road matches at Springfield (Mo.) on Friday and Kansas City on Saturday, needing one win or a loss by Boston and Philadelphia in either of those teams’ respective matches to clinch the second Eastern Conference playoff spot.  Washington will make the same trip, visiting Kansas City on Friday and Springfield Saturday.

By Jerry Milani

World TeamTennis
Washington Kastles 21, NY Sportimes 16
Men’s Singles – Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Jesse Witten, 5-3
Women’s Doubles – Edina Gallovits-Hall/Raquel Kops-Jones (Kastles) def. Ashley Harkleroad/Martina Hingis, 5-2
Men’s Doubles – Treat Huey/Reynolds (Kastles) def. John McEnroe/Robert Kendrick , 5-3
Women’s Singles – Hingis (Sportimes) def. Gallovits-Hall, 5-1
Mixed Doubles – Huey/Kops-Jones (Kastles) def. McEnroe/Hingis, 5-3

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World TeamTennis Pro League – Results for Monday, 7/23

World TeamTennis Pro League  – Results for Monday, 7/23

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS – All matches complete:

BOSTON LOBSTERS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 21-13

Men’s Singles – Luka Gregorc (Freedoms) def. John Isner (Lobsters) 5-4

Mixed Doubles – Carly Gullickson-Eagle\John Isner (Lobsters) def. Karolina Pliskova\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Eric Butorac\John Isner (Lobsters) def. Luka Gregorc\Jordan Kerr (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Singles – Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) def. Irina Falconi (Lobsters) 5-2

Women’s Doubles – Irina Falconi\Carly Gullickson-Eagle (Lobsters) def. Karolina Pliskova\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-0

 

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS def. Springfield Lasers 24-17

Men’s Singles – John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) def. Amir Weintraub (Lasers) 5-4

Women’s Singles – Jana Juricova (Breakers) def. Maria Sanchez (Lasers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles – Devin Britton\Maria Sanchez (Lasers) def. Travis Parrott\Lindsay Davenport (Breakers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles – Jana Juricova\Lindsay Davenport (Breakers) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Maria Sanchez (Lasers) 5-1

Men’s Doubles – Travis Parrott\John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) def. Devin Britton\Amir Weintraub (Lasers) 5-4

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP W L PCT MB

y – Washington Kastles           10  10  0 1.000  —

New York Sportimes              10  6  4 0.600  4

Boston Lobsters                      10  5  5 0.500  5

Philadelphia Freedoms            10  4  6 0.400  6

 

Western Conference             MP W L PCT MB

Sacramento Capitals               10  5  5  0.500  —

Orange County Breakers        10  4  6  0.400  1

Kansas City Explorers            10  3  7  0.300  2

Springfield Lasers                   10  3  7  0.300  2

x = Clinched playoff spot

y = Clinched #1 seed for Conference Championship

 

Next Matches: 7/24/2012

Springfield Lasers @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

Philadelphia Freedoms @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:10 PM (EDT)

Boston Lobsters @ NEW YORK SPORTIMES, 7:30 PM (EDT)

Orange County Breakers @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:35 PM (PDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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