The Kastles are on quite the win streak, 21 consecutive matches to be exact. And tonight they'll be joined by American tennis royalty, Miss Venus Williams for her season debut, as they face the Boston Lobsters. One might expect Washington will cruise to a 22nd victory, but the Kastles must avoid that trap.
Wimbledon doubles champion Venus Williams is in her third season as a Kastle. In her last five appearances Venus has led Washington to a win. So the Lobsters, who lost to the Kastles sans Venus 24-19 on Friday night in Boston have an uphill battle if they want to notch a W.
Robby Ginepri, who was ranked as high as 15 on the ATP tour forced Washington to tiebreakers in men's singles and doubles on Friday. However, Ginepri won't be around to lead the Lobsters tonight, replaced by vet Jan-Michael Gambill. The fifth-year Lobster Gambill was on the Boston team that saw three losses to Washington in 2011.
Having Venus at home plus the subtraction of Ginepri equals five completely different match-ups from Friday's match...and that the Lobsters are likely to get boiled!
MS: Bobby Reynolds (WAS) vs. Jan-Michael Gambill (BOS)
WS: Venus Williams (WAS) vs. Irina Falconi (BOS)
MD: ReynoldsLeander Paes (WAS) vs. GambillEric Butorac (BOS)
WD: WilliamsAn. Rodionova (WAS) vs. FalconiCarly Gullickson-Eagle (BOS)
MXD: PaesWilliams (WAS) vs. ButoracFalconi (BOS)
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