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.
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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
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)
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