Kastles Lose Home Opener

Venus Williams by Max Cook

It was a beautiful night for tennis at Kastles Stadium, but despite a valiant effort in overtime, the Washington Kastles were handed a loss in front of a sold out crowd by Venus Williams and the Philadelphia Freedoms.  The match started out strong for Washington when Scott “Boom Boom” Oudsema took on Nathan Healey in men’s singles, but the final point went to Healey whose serve was too much for Oudsema to handle.  The Kastles struggled with basics like double faults and return serves throughout the rest of the match, ending with a 23-16 loss.

Those who went to the match to see Venus play weren’t disappointed as she showed off her powerful serve in women’s singles, mixed doubles, and women’s doubles.  It was amazing that Williams, along with Washington’s Rennae Stubbs and Leander Paes, could play at such a high level after competing in the Wimbledon Finals last weekend.

The Kastles get a chance to secure their first win tonight against the St Louis Aces and Anna Kournikova.  I’ll say that again in case you missed it.  Anna Kournikova.  Buy your tickets now!

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

6 thoughts on “Kastles Lose Home Opener

  1. Anna Kournikova won’t be playing due to wrist injury. She’ll just be there signing autographs.

  2. oh poor little anna she hurt her hand bs why is she there oh yes to collect her check if i were her i would be following her so called on again off again boyfriend around with his womanizing ways she should give back that ring and move on cause she will never be able to trust him anna move on

  3. doesnt anna look different i havnt seen her in a while and her face looks kinda puffy and horsey did she have surgery she looks like a different person and who knows how she plays tennis anymore we never see her shes only in the spotlight cause shes with enrique iglesias so sad