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Washington Kastles tennis squad sets pro winning streak record

July 10, 2013 at 1:02 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- The Washington Kastles set a record for the longest win streak in U.S. professional sports Tuesday by beating the Boston Lobsters 25-12 in World Team Tennis.

The victory was the 34th consecutive triumph for the Kastles, who broke the previous mark set by the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA in 1971-72.

The Kastles have not lost since 2010, when they fell to the same Lobsters squad.

The accomplishment was saluted by the Lakers. Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss said in a written statement, "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."

Martina Hingis led the Kastles Tuesday by taking part in the winning women's and mixed doubles victories and then dispatching Jill Craybas in women's singles. Kevin Anderson won the men's singles and Washington's Bobby Reynolds and Leander Paes won in men's doubles.

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