If you’ve never heard of the Washington Kastles, or World TeamTennis, we’ll forgive you. The unique format for a tennis match is certainly no Wimbledon or US Open, but it is nothing short of fantastic. And, as of late last night, the Kastles are DC’s winningest franchise over the last three years.
The Kastles took the league title last night and completed a 16-0 undefeated season, dispatching the St. Louis Aces in Overtime, 23-19. The undefeated season was the first in the league’s history, dating back to the 1970s. The King Trophy will rest in Washington for the second season in the last three. The Kastles do have a way to go before they reach Sacramento’s strong record of five titles in six years, but if they can continue their winning ways, they may well be the best sports team in DC, and they’ve certainly won more championships than any team in the last decade.
Congratulations, Coach Jenson, Mark Ein, and all the Kastles players!