When Kastles owner, Mark Ein, presented his squad with their championship rings in the home opener he likened the team to the Dolphins. In capturing the 2011 World TeamTennis title with a 16-0 record, the Kastles became the first major league sports team to have a perfect season since 1972; yes, that Dolphins squad.
The streak now stands at 24 consecutive wins and threatens to surpass the next professional league unbeaten record.
Just two more wins and the Kastles will be tied with consecutive MLB games won by the 1916 New York Giants. The Lakers present the next hurdle with the 33-game undefeated run by Los Angeles during the 1971-72 NBA season.
Prior to Friday night's 24-13 victory over the Breakers, tennis legend, Chris Evert, joked with Ein during a Q and A that she didn't want to be in Washington when the team lost. She feared she would be seen as a bad luck charm. Venus echoed the same sentiments of 'pressure' concerning the streak during her home debut. As for Ein?
"I'm not a superstitious person and superstition has nothing to do with this. This has to do with team culture, community and heart, that's what this is really about. It's the most extraordinary thing I've ever witnessed...any of us have. You know, to have the third longest winning streak in the history of professional sports in the United States and just to see how it happens because every night someone else steps up and they lift each other up and we're all so blessed to witness this first hand."
The Kastles look to extend their streak Saturday night in New York.