COVERAGE BEGINS JULY 8 WITH SEASON OPENER FEATURING VENUS WILLIAMS AS KASTLES ATTEMPT TO EQUAL HISTORIC WINNING STREAK
NETWORK’S WTT SCHEDULE ALSO INCLUDES 2 OTHER LEAGUE MATCHES, FINALS
Bethesda, Md. (July 2, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will present live coverage of three Washington Kastles matches during the 2013 WorldTeam Tennis (WTT) regular season as the team attempts to extend its historic 32-game winning streak and claim a third consecutive championship. The network will also televise two other WTT matches and the league finals this season as part of its six-match tennis schedule in July.
Comcast SportsNet’s schedule begins when Venus Williams and the Kastles host the New York Sportimes – and seek to tie the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers’ record 33-game winning streak for U.S. team sports – in the season opener at Kastles Stadium at the Wharf on July 8 at 7 p.m. The network will present a special pre-game show, Kastles Central, at 6:30 p.m. as part of its opening-night coverage, which will be hosted by Julie Donaldson.
Comcast SportsNet’s live Kastles coverage continues with matches against the Boston Lobsters on July 9 at 7 p.m., which will also include Williams, and against Andy Roddick and the Springfield Lasers on July 11 at 7 p.m. The July 8 and July 11 telecasts will be led by play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati and analysts John Feinstein and Rennae Stubbs.
Comcast SportsNet’s schedule of WTT coverage will also include the Springfield Lasers at Philadelphia Freedoms on July 10 at 7 p.m. and the Orange County Breakers at Texas Wild on July 20 (time TBD.) The WTT Finals on July 28 will also be televised by Comcast SportsNet (time TBD).
Comcast SportsNet’s 2013 WTT Schedule:
July 8 - Washington Kastles vs. New York Sportimes - 7 p.m.
July 9 - Washington Kastles vs. Boston Lobsters - 7 p.m.
July 10 - Philadelphia Freedoms vs. Springfield Lasers - 7 p.m.
July 11 - Washington Kastles vs. Springfield Lasers - 7 p.m.
July 20 - Texas Wild vs. Orange County Breakers - TBD*
July 28 - WTT Finals- TBD
* delayed presentation