The Washington Kastles became the first major U.S. pro sports team to complete back-to-back undefeated regular seasons on Saturday, defeating the Springfield Lasers 25-14 for their 30th consecutive victory.
The 2012 Kastles joined the 2011 Kastles and 1994 Newport Beach Dukes as the only three teams in World TeamTennis history to finish a regular season 14-0. The 2011 Washington squad is the lone team in 37 years of WTT play to capture the King Trophy with a perfect 16-0 mark.
This years Kastles can repeat that accomplishment at WTT Finals Weekend September 14-16 in Charleston, S.C. Washington meets New York for the Eastern Conference Championship September 15, with the winning team returning the following day to meet the Western Conference Champions for the WTT title.
Playing their regular season finale in Springfield, Washington won the first four sets to jump all over the Lasers (4-10). Bobby Reynolds got the night started with his fifth straight mens singles victory, cementing his status as the league's year-end No. 1-ranked mens singles player.
New Kastles Raquel Kops-Jones, Edina Gallovits-Hall and Treat Huey swept the next three sets of womens doubles, mixed doubles and womens singles. Though Huey and Reynolds lost mens doubles in a tiebreaker, the Kastles led by 10 games after five sets and clinched their 30th straight win in the first game of overtime.
For a complete breakdown of the match log onto www.washingtonkastles.com.