Kastles host Eastern Conference Championship

Kastles host Eastern Conference Championship
July 23, 2014, 1:30 pm
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(Susan Mullane-USA TODAY)

BY ANDY AYARS

With a spot in the championship match on the line, the Washington Kastles will square off against the Philadelphia Freedoms for the World TeamTennis Eastern Conference Championship on Thursday, July 24 in Washington D.C. 

The Kastles clinched home court advantage Tuesday night with a 23-15 win over the Springfield Lasers and boast a league-best 10-3 record. The Philadelphia Freedoms stand at 8-5 on the season and lost two of three to Washington so far this year. 

For Head Coach Murphy Jensen, a win Thursday would give him the opportunity to compete for a fourth straight WTT Championship--and fifth King Trophy in six years. The recipient of three consecutive Mylan WTT Coach of the Year awards, Jensen has coached the Kastles for six years and in July 2013, he guided the team to pro sports record of 34 straight wins. 

Match play for the Kastles and Freedoms starts at 7 p.m. at Kastles Stadium at the Smith Center, with Martina Hingis, Anastasia Rodionova, Leander Paes and Bobby Reynolds competing for the Kastles. 

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