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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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