WTT's Washington Kastles lose for first time since 2010

Thursday, July 11, 2013 /by
Camerawork USA
Camerawork USA

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- The longest winning streaks in major U.S. pro sports history is over.

The Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis lost on Wednesday night to the Texas Wild, ending a run of 34 straight wins that had lasted since 2010.

Eugenie Bouchard won the deciding match, in women's singles, over Anastasia Rodionova, giving the Wild a 23-18 win a day after they bested the mark set by a slightly more high profile team — the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers won 33 straight in the 1971-72 season.

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.

Before Wednesday night, the Kastles' last loss in the summer league was on July 22, 2010.

Before commenting, please read our Posting Guidelines.

Top Ranked Players
More Rankings