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Jul 9, 2013 9:53 PM

Kastles Set New Pro Sports Record


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis have won their 34th consecutive match, putting them one ahead of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

Martina Hingis and the Kastles routed the Boston Lobsters 25-12 Tuesday night at their D.C. waterfront stadium.

The Kastles claim they now hold the longest winning streak "in major U.S. pro sports history." That's a matter of debate, considering that the WTT usually isn't considered a "major" sports league and that its top players appear only in selected matches.

The streak has nevertheless brought invaluable publicity to a league that packs its entire season into a three-week span in July.

The Kastles are 2-0 this season. They've won back-to-back WTT titles, going undefeated both years. Their last loss came July 22, 2010, also against the Lobsters.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

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