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WTT Finals Weekend in Charleston

The Sacramento Capitals are the final team to qualify for the 2011 WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO. The Capitals defeated the Springfield Lasers 21-17 on Thursday evening to qualify as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. Sacramento will face off against the St. Louis Aces on Saturday, July 23 at 5p.m. ET at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

Three of the four playoff spots were decided on the final night of the 2011 regular season. The St. Louis Aces posted a 23-15 win over the Kansas City Explorers to earn the top seed in the West. The Boston Lobsters overpowered the Newport Beach Breakers 22-14 to advance to Charleston, where they will take on the Washington Kastles for the Eastern Conference title.

Washington completed only the second undefeated regular season in WTT’s 36-year history with a 25-11 win over Philadelphia Freedoms on Thursday. The only other team to finish 14-0 during the regular season was the 1994 Newport Beach Dukes.

For more information on the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, visit www.WTT.com/Finals.

SCHEDULE: 2011 WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO July 22-24 - Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

Friday, July 22 - 7 p.m.: Eastern Conference Championship - #1 Washington Kastles (14-0) vs. #2 Boston Lobsters (7-7) — Live Video Streaming on http://video.wtt.com

Saturday, July 23 - 5 p.m.: Western Conference Championship — #1 St. Louis Aces (8-6) vs. #2 Sacramento Capitals (8-6)

Sunday, July 24 - 5 p.m.: WTT Finals - Eastern Conference Champion vs. Western Conference Champion — LIVE Broadcast on Tennis Channel // Live Video Streaming on http://video.wtt.com World TeamTennis Pro League presented by GEICO - Results for Thursday, 7/21

(Home teams in capital letters)

FINAL RESULTS - All matches complete:

WASHINGTON KASTLES def. Philadelphia Freedoms 25-11

Mixed Doubles - Leander Paes\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Nathan Healey (Freedoms) 5-2

Women’s Doubles - Arina Rodionova\Rennae Stubbs (Kastles) def. Liga Dekmeijere\Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) 5-1

Men’s Doubles - Leander Paes\Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Nathan Healey\Brendan Evans (Freedoms) 5-3

Women’s Singles - Arina Rodionova (Kastles) def. Beatrice Capra (Freedoms) 5-3

Men’s Singles - Bobby Reynolds (Kastles) def. Brendan Evans (Freedoms) 5-2

ST LOUIS ACES def. Kansas City Explorers 23-15

Men’s Singles - Mark Philippoussis (Aces) def. Alex Kuznetsov (Explorers) 5-2

Women’s Singles - Varvara Lepchenko (Aces) def. Jarmila Gajdosova (Explorers) 5-3

Men’s Doubles - Alex Kuznetsov\Ricardo Mello (Explorers) def. Mark Philippoussis\Jean-Julien Rojer (Aces) 5-3

Women’s Doubles - Liezel Huber\Varvara Lepchenko (Aces) def. Jarmila Gajdosova\Kveta Peschke (Explorers) 5-3

Mixed Doubles - Liezel Huber\Jean-Julien Rojer (Aces) def. Alex Kuznetsov\Jarmila Gajdosova (Explorers) 5-2

Boston Lobsters def. NEWPORT BEACH BREAKERS 22-14

Men’s Singles - Lester Cook (Breakers) def. Jan-Michael Gambill (Lobsters) 5-2

Men’s Doubles - Jan-Michael Gambill\Eric Butorac (Lobsters) def. Lester Cook\Travis Rettenmaier (Breakers) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Eric Butorac\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Travis Rettenmaier\Marie-Eve Pelletier (Breakers) 5-3

Women’s Doubles - Mashona Washington\Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Marie-Eve Pelletier\Anne Keothavong (Breakers) 5-1

Women’s Singles - Coco Vandeweghe (Lobsters) def. Anne Keothavong (Breakers) 5-3

SACRAMENTO CAPITALS def. Springfield Lasers 21-17

Men’s Singles - Dusan Vemic (Capitals) def. Greg A Jones (Lasers) 5-4

Women’s Doubles - Vania King\Yasmin Schnack (Capitals) def. Carly Gullickson\Lilia Osterloh (Lasers) 5-0

Men’s Doubles - Greg A Jones\Rik De Voest (Lasers) def. Mark Knowles\Dusan Vemic (Capitals) 5-4

Women’s Singles - Lilia Osterloh (Lasers) def. Vania King (Capitals) 5-2

Mixed Doubles - Vania King\Mark Knowles (Capitals) def. Carly Gullickson\Rik De Voest (Lasers) 5-3

Standings

Eastern Conference MP W L PCT MB

y - Washington Kastles 14 14 0 1.000 —

x - Boston Lobsters 14 7 7 0.500 7

New York Sportimes 14 7 7 0.500 7

Philadelphia Freedoms 14 3 11 0.214 11

Western Conference MP W L PCT MB

y - St Louis Aces 14 8 6 0.571 —

x - Sacramento Capitals 14 8 6 0.571 —

Kansas City Explorers 14 8 6 0.571 —

Newport Beach Breakers 14 4 10 0.286 4

Springfield Lasers 14 4 10 0.286 4

x = Clinched playoff spot

y = Clinched #1 seed for Conference Championship

Next Matches: 7/22/2011

Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Lobsters @ WASHINGTON KASTLES, 7:00 PM (EDT) at Family Circle Tennis Center in Charleston, S.C.

For live scoring and complete player / match statistics, please visit www.WTT.com

 

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