Nadia Petrova by Max Cook
Last night the Washington Kastles (6-7), with the help of their new teammate Nadia Petrova, made easy work of the New York Buzz (4-9). The relatively effortless 23-12 win put them one game closer to the Eastern Conference Finals which will be held here in DC on Friday if the Kastles make the cut. In order to make it to the conference finals they have to win their match tonight against the Springfield Lasers (12-1) or the Boston Lobsters have to lose their match against the New York Buzz. In other words, we’re in a tight spot.
Petrova, listed at 5’10”, must have grown a few inches since being measured. Currently ranked #10 in the world, the powerful Russian is easily six feet tall and posted an impressive 15-3 record during her three sets last night. Her addition to the Kastles roster may be just what they need in order to beat the one loss Lasers tonight. Win or lose, it should be another incredible night of DC tennis. Tickets to tonight’s match are still available.