Prior to the Washington Kastles home opener Monday evening, the team was recognized for their 2012 World TeamTennis Championship season by President Obama. This is the first time in WTT history that the championship team has been invited to the White House. The Kastles, led by Finals MVP Venus Williams, won the 2012 WTT title with a narrow 20-19 victory over the Sacramento Capitals September 2012. The Kastles, after meeting the President in the afternoon, defeated the New York Sportimes tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers longest winning streak in U.S. major pro team sports history at 33 consecutive wins.
Then to top it off with a dab of sweet whipped cream, the Kastles expertly defeated the Boston Lobsters (25-12) on Tuesday evening, setting a record with 34 wins, passing the 1971-72 Lakers team which won 33 straight NBA games.
Representing the 2012 championship squad at the White House visit were Venus Williams, Male MVP Bobby Reynolds, Leander Paes, Anastasia Rodionova, 2012 Coach of the Year Murphy Jensen and Kastles owner Mark Ein. WTT co-founder Billie Jean King and CEO/Commissioner Ilana Kloss also accompanied the Kastles.
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