The Washington Kastles are now officially the winningest team among U.S. major pro sports teams.
With Tuesday night’s 25-12 victory over the Boston Lobsters in Washington, D.C., the Kastles extended their winning streak to 34 consecutive matches, breaking the previous record they shared with the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
The Kastles won the 2011 and 2012 Mylan World TeamTennis titles with two 16-0 seasons. The last time the Kastles lost a match was on July 22, 2010, when the Lobsters topped them, 24-15, in overtime in the final match of the 2010 regular season.
Jeanie Buss of the Lakers, who was involved with World TeamTennis in the 1970s as an executive for the Los Angeles Strings, issued a congratulations statement this evening after the Kastles' win.
"Winning 33 consecutive games was an amazing accomplishment by our 1971-72 Lakers team, as evidenced by the fact that no other team has come close to reaching it for over 40 years now," Buss said. "On behalf of the Buss family and the Lakers family, I want to congratulate the Washington Kastles, their players, and our good friends Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss on this milestone accomplishment of theirs."