The Washington Kastles, D.C.'s own World Team Tennis squad, have sold out Kastles Stadium at The Wharf Thursday night for their final match of the season against the Philadelphia Freedoms.
Why the high attendance, you ask? The Kastles, at 13-0, are bidding to become just the second team in the WTT's 36-year history to complete an undefeated regular season. The only other team to do so was the Newport Beach Dukes, who went 14-0 in 1994, only to lose in the playoffs. No team has ever stayed undefeated through both the regular and postseason.
The Kastles' opponents, the Freedoms, are 3-10 this year, but should be a frisky opponent nonetheless. They gave the Kastles a run for their money when the two squads played earlier this year, losing 19-18 to Washington.
If the Kastles indeed end up WTT champions, they will join D.C. United and the Mystics' attendance titles in the ever-growing list of D.C. championships. Hopefully a team from one of the four major sports will soon join them.