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Matchups Set For World Team Tennis Playoffs In Charleston

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The field for the WTT Finals presented by GEICO is set with three teams capturing the final playoff spots with victories on Friday evening.  The New York Sportimes, Orange County Breakers and Sacramento Capitals won their matches tonight to join the undefeated Washington Kastles for the WTT Finals Weekend, Sept. 14-16, in Charleston, S.C.

 

Sacramento clinched the final spot with a 23-21 Overtime win on their home court over the Philadelphia Freedoms.  The Capitals will face the Orange County Breakers in the Western Conference Finals on Friday, Sept. 14.  Washington and New York will battle for the East title on Saturday, Sept. 15.  The Conference champions advance to the WTT Finals on Sunday, Sept. 16.

 

The New York Sportimes advanced to the playoffs with their 22-16 victory over the Springfield Lasers earlier this evening in Springfield, Mo.

 

With their 21-13 victory over the Boston Lobsters, the Orange County Breakers advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and will be the top seed in the Western Conference Finals.

 

The Washington Kastles continued their march towards sports history tonight, winning their 29th consecutive match with a 22-17 victory over the Kansas City Explorers in Kansas City, Mo.  The Kastles, who won the 2011 World TeamTennis title with a 16-0 record, have not lost a WTT match since July 22, 2010.  Washington has won their first 13 matches of the 2012 WTT season and needs a victory on Saturday in Springfield for an unprecedented second consecutive undefeated regular season. The Kastles have the second longest pro sports win streak in history with 29 consecutive wins.  The longest pro sports team win streak is 33 games, held by the NBA's 1971-72 Lakers.  The Kastles are the overall top seed for the World TeamTennis Finals Weekend presented by GEICO

 

The regular season for the WTT Pro League presented by GEICO concludes on Saturday, July 28.

 

World TeamTennis Pro League presented by GEICO - Results for Friday, 7/27

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

New York Sportimes def. SPRINGFIELD LASERS 22-16

Men's Singles - Jesse Witten (Sportimes) def. Amir Weintraub (Lasers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Abigail Spears\Robert Kendrick (Sportimes) def. Maria Sanchez\Devin Britton (Lasers) 5-2

Men's Doubles - Devin Britton\Amir Weintraub (Lasers) def. Robert Kendrick\Jesse Witten (Sportimes) 5-2

Women's Singles - Ashley Harkleroad (Sportimes) def. Maria Sanchez (Lasers) 5-3

Women's Doubles - Ashley Harkleroad\Abigail Spears (Sportimes) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Maria Sanchez (Lasers) 5-4

 

Washington Kastles def. KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS 22-17

Men's Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Explorers) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Tetiana Luzhanska\Chanel Simmonds (Explorers) def. Edina Gallovits-Hall\Raquel Kops-Jones (Kastles) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Treat Huey\Raquel Kops-Jones (Kastles) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Tetiana Luzhanska (Explorers) 5-4

Women's Singles - Edina Gallovits-Hall (Kastles) def. Chanel Simmonds (Explorers) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Treat Huey\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi\Nick Monroe (Explorers) 5-4

 

ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS def. Boston Lobsters 21-13

Men's Singles - John-Patrick Smith (Breakers) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-3

Women's Singles - Jana Juricova (Breakers) def. Irina Falconi (Lobsters) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Carly Gullickson-Eagle\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. John-Patrick Smith\Lindsay Davenport (Breakers) 5-1

Women's Doubles - Jana Juricova\Lindsay Davenport (Breakers) def. Carly Gullickson-Eagle\Irina Falconi (Lobsters) 5-3

Men's Doubles - John-Patrick Smith\Travis Parrott (Breakers) def. Jan-Michael Gambill\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) 5-0

 

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Philadelphia Freedoms 23-21 (OT)

Mixed Doubles - Mark Knowles\Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) def. Jordan Kerr\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-4

Women's Doubles - Karolina Pliskova\Kristyna Pliskova (Freedoms) def. Asia Muhammad\Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) 5-4

Men's Singles - Kevin Anderson (Capitals) def. Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) 5-4

Women's Singles - Coco Vandeweghe (Capitals) def. Karolina Pliskova (Freedoms) 5-3

Men's Doubles - Jordan Kerr\Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) def. Kevin Anderson\Mark Knowles (Capitals) 5-3

Overtime - Men's Doubles - Kevin Anderson\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Jordan Kerr\Mark Philippoussis (Freedoms) 1-0

 

Standings

Eastern Conference              MP W L PCT MB

y - Washington Kastles            13  13  0 1.000  --

x - New York Sportimes         13  8  5 0.615  5

Boston Lobsters                      13  5  8 0.385  8

Philadelphia Freedoms            13  5  8 0.385  8

 

Western Conference             MP W L PCT MB

y - Orange County Breakers   13  7  6  0.538  --

x - Sacramento Capitals          13  6  7  0.462  1

Kansas City Explorers            13  4  9  0.308  3

Springfield Lasers                   13  4  9  0.308  3

y = Clinched #1 seed for Conference Championship

x = Clinched playoff spot

 

Next Matches: 7/28/2012

Philadelphia Freedoms @ ORANGE COUNTY BREAKERS, 7:00 PM (PDT)

Washington Kastles @ SPRINGFIELD LASERS, 7:05 PM (CDT)

New York Sportimes @ KANSAS CITY EXPLORERS, 7:35 PM (CDT)

Boston Lobsters @ SACRAMENTO CAPITALS, 7:35 PM (PDT)

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

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