Metro Richmond Tennis Club Storms the Kastles
The Washington Kastles played to a sold out Kastles Stadium at the Wharf Saturday night July 20th. The breeze from the Potomac kept a sultry night bearable for the fans.
Thirty Metro Richmond Tennis Club members were on hand to flash “Refuse to Lose” cards provided by the Kastles organization and cheer for the “home team”.
The crowd helped the Kastles to emerge victorious over the New York Sportimes by the slimmest of margins-21-20. The Kastles posted two consecutive undefeated seasons 2011 and 2012, a WTT record, and tied the 33 game winning streak record held by the LA Lakers 1971-72.
Martina Hingis, Raj Ram, Bobby Reynolds and Anastasia Rodionova played for the Kastles while Captain Murphy Jensen, a French Open doubles champion with his brother Luke, and Leander Paes, a winner of thirteen grand slam titles, watched from the side line.
MRTC kids formed a player tunnel to high five the players who sprinted into the Stadium through columns of smoke and cheers from the fans. The kids returned from the match with Kastles T-shirts, free tennis racquets and a heart full of memories.